As many of you know, in conjunction with last year's Centennial Celebration of The Saint Paul Seminary, we introduced the first annual Distinguished Alumni Award. In the last one hundred years over 3600 seminary students and over 400 pastoral studies students have passed through the doors of The Saint Paul Seminary. Many of these alumni have contributed back to the seminary in many extraordinary ways.
We would like to congratulate Msgr. Francis Fleming who was selected as the 1995 inaugural recipient of this award for "bringing the church into a vitality and life and presence in downtown Minneapolis that has touched the lives of so many thousands of people at St. Olaf Church".