“The seminary… more than a place, a material place, should be a spiritual place, a way of life, an atmosphere that fosters and ensures a process of formation so that the person who is called to the priesthood by God may become, with the sacrament of orders, a living image of Jesus Christ,” — Pope Saint John Paul II,
Jesus gathered disciples and shared his love with them. He formed them as a community of prayer and service. At St. John’s, seminarians experience such community, so that they can go on to foster community in their parishes. Like Jesus’ first disciples, we are diverse, steeped in a common tradition, and oriented to service and self-giving.