Seminary News

Opening Retreat: August 27-September 1, 2017

Seminarians traveled back to the seminary at the end of August to attend their annual week-long retreat before beginning the academic year. They welcomed the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. John Berg, as their retreat master. Fr. Berg's conferences included reflections on the spirituality of the Fraternity and the particular virtues that FSSP priests need in their various apostolic works. Priests and seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary thank him for his time in giving the retreat.

Classes for returning seminarians begin Sept. 5, the same day that 22 men arrive at the seminary for their first year of studies. After a day of orientation, Fr. James Buckley, FSSP will travel out to Nebraska to lead a five-day Ignatian retreat for them before they begin their Year of Spirtuality. Their arrival makes the seminary the fullest it has ever been with 92 men studying for the priesthood. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their academic year, that under the patronage of St. Peter and Our Lady, they may obtain the graces needed to know their vocations and follow them generously.

Nigeria Priestly Ordination: August 15, 2017

On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, Deacon Charles Ike, FSSP was ordained a priest in Nigeria by his Excellency Gregory Ochiagha, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria. We give great thanks to God for the joyous occasion and we ask for your prayers for Fr. Charles Ike as he begins his priesthood in the Nigeria FSSP Apostolate.

England Priestly Ordinations: June 17, 2017

Three weeks after the priestly ordinations in Lincoln, Rev. Mr. Alex Stewart and Rev. Mr. Krzysztof Sanetra were ordained to the holy priesthood by His Excellency, Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool. The ceremony was held in the FSSP's Apostolate in Warrington, England, and was the first Extraordinary form ordination in England held in many years. We give thanks to His Excellency for celebrating the ordination, and to all who put much effort into making this event possible. Please pray for Fr. Stewart and Fr. Sanetra as the begin their priestly life and ministry.

To view photos from this ordination, please visit the Catholic Herald Website.

Lincoln, NE Priestly Ordinations: May 26, 2017

Photos of the priestly ordinations held at North American Martyrs Church in Lincoln, Nebraska by His Excellency, Terrence Pendergrast, Archbishop of Ottowa.

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