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Saint Paul Seminary Message from the Rector

Message from the RectorMonsignor Aloysius R. Callaghan, Rector and Vice-President, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Monsignor Aloysius R. Callaghan
Rector-Vice President
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity


The Seminary which is in a certain sense the heart of the life of the local Church prepares and forms men to see and to be the light of Christ for the people of God.  The seminary is necessary for priestly formation since it provides for training and development of the shepherds of souls after the model of Jesus Christ who was Teacher, Priest, and Shepherd.

The Saint Paul Seminary prepares men for priesthood by instilling in them an abiding priestly identity and an ardent desire for priestly ministry while forming in them the true heart of a shepherd.
I invite and welcome those men who have heard and answered God’s call to priesthood to The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity to become a light of Christ – a shepherd after His own Heart.