IMG 2846On September 15, 2012 St. Patrick's Seminary & University celebrated our 5th Annual Four Pillars Gala; and what a wonderful evening it was!

410 guests were in attendance that night, all to celebrate the three honorees for the evening: His Eminence William J. Cardinal Levada,  Most Reverend George H. Niederauer and  Most Reverend John R. Quinn. 

Thank you to all that attended, and supported the Seminary throughout this Gala.  We are forever grateful for those who share their time and their gifts toward the support of St. Patrick's Seminary & University's mission.

We hope to see all of you on September 14, 2013 as we celebrate our 6th Annual Four Pillars Gala!



Gene Konkel


After a short illness, Father Gene Konkel died September 14, 2012, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at his home at Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University at approximately 1PM.  He was 81 years of age.  


The Very Reverend Father Robert Barron is the new Rector and President of Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Father Barron is by now known to most as one on the forefront of the new evangelization. Below is his recent presentation on the new evangelization and the culture given recently in Toronto. Apologetics and the upcoming Year of Faith is a particular concern for priests, religious, seminarians and all of the baptized in today's world wherein there is much spiritual hunger. Below is the Toronto lecture and other links on pertinent, even urgent, topics of grave importance for a formational and faith-filled community today. Father Barron has been referrred to as the new Fulton J. Sheen and for good reason!

Be sure to check out these and other interesting presentations by Fr. Barron as well.

Fr. McKearney