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cemetary_crossThe Archdiocese of Baltimore Division of Clergy Personnel is saddened by the sudden death of Michael Fallon, son of Deacon and Mrs. William Fallon, on October 8, 2011. Michael was a first theology seminarian at Theological College, the Sulpician seminary at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He died on Saturday at the age of forty as the result of a heart attack while exercising in the seminary gym. The St. Patrick's Seminary & University prayerfully extends condolances to Michael's family in Ellicott City, Maryland and prays for the repose of his soul.

Father James L. McKearney, S.S.

President/Rector

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Burns, adjunct professor at SPSU, permanent deacon in the Diocese of Oakland, as well as archivist and director of the Chancery Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, recently was the     recipient of the Benemerenti Award. Through the efforts of Archbishop George Niederhauer, the honor was granted to Dr. Burns by Pope Benedict XVI for his exemplary service to the Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Dr. Burns is an eminent scholar of the history of Catholicism in California and the United States. SPSU is blessed to have the Archives housed at the seminary and, therefore, the community regularly enjoys Dr. Burns' cordial presence, as well as his experience and effectiveness with the seminarians in the classroom. St. Patrick's wishes a hearty congratulations to Dr. Burns for this prestigious papal acknowledgement.

A Night to Remember.....

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On Saturday, September 17th, St. Patrick's Seminary & University hosted the Fourth Annual Four Pillars Gala; and what a wonderful evening it was!  Three hundred and seventy-five guests attended this warm and celebratory evening.  Vespers began at 5:00 pm with the President/Rector, Reverend James L. McKearney, S.S.  as the Presider.

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