New Seminary in the United States

This doesn’t happen all that often, so it is newsworthy. The archdiocese of Washington, D.C. formally established a new seminary named Blessed John Paul II Seminary located near The Catholic University of America (CUA). Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington announced this on May 1st.

The seminary will be blessed on October 22, 2011 the feast day of Blessed John Paul II and the anniversary of his installation as pope in 1978. Formation of seminarians will begin there this August.

It will have space for 30 men who will take classes at CUA. It is a college level seminary, so the men will also take an additional four years of theology studies at various universities throughout the United States or in Rome.

You may read the announcement at:

It is encouraging to know that the numbers of seminarians seem to be on the rise a bit.

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