Seminary News

Minor Ordinations: November 25, 2017

Please pray for the men who will receive minor ordinations at Our Lady of Guadlupe Seminary at 10:00am on Saturday, Nov 25. His Excellency, Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln, will come to the seminary to perform the ceremony.

Fr. Charles Ike's First Mass at OLGS: October 22, 2017

Fr. Charles Ike, FSSP, who was ordained a priest in Nigeria this past summer on the Feast of the Assumption, traveled back to the United States to offer Masses in various locations. The day after Tonsure, he was able to offer Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary for seminarians and visitors. Fr. Ike will travel back to Nigeria at the end of October to serve the Fraternity's Nigerian Apostolate.

Conferral of First Clerical Tonsure: October 21, 2017

We give thanks to God for the twelve men who received their first clerical tonsure on Saturday, October 21. His Excellency Robert Finn, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph came to celebrate the ceremony with a Solemn Pontifical Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Please pray for those who were tonsured that they may continue to discern their vocation generously as they progress through the various stages to the priesthood.

Permanent Incorporation of Msgr. John Fritz: October 18, 2017

Msgr. John Fritz, who has been a temporarily incorporated priest with the Fraternity of St. Peter for the past several years, traveled out to the seminary to make his permanent incorporation on the Feast of St. Luke, the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the Fraternity. Before the beginning of Solemn Vespers, he came forward to make a public profession of faith and to promise fidelity to the FSSP's Constitutions. We give thanks to God for a new permanently incorporated priest in the Fraternity, and we ask for your prayers for him as he continues his priestly ministry in FSSP apostolates.

Seminary Outing to Indian Cave State Park, NE: September 29, 2017

Every fall, priests and seminarians of OLGS travel somewhere as a group to foster community spirit. This year, on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, they traveled to Indian Cave State Park, Nebraska, right on the Missouri River to go hiking and have lunch in the park. These seminary outings are good oppportunities for the seminarians to take a break from the classroom and enjoy each other's company outdoors.

Fr. Anthony Uy's Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium: September 16, 2017

At the beginning of the academic year, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary welcomed Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP as the newest member of the seminary teaching faculty. As is required of all new professors at the seminary, Fr. Uy made his oath of fidelity to the Church's Magisterium after Vespers on Saturday, Sept 16. Fr. Uy's oath was followed by facutly/staff dinner in the seminary refectory during which all members of staff and facutly were introduced to the new first year class.

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.