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The new seminarians arrived and are slowly getting accustom to campus.  As the new freshmen chaplain, I have the privilege of living on the residence floor with 26 freshmen.  Yes, it is good news…numbers are up, with total enrollment at 108.  This news is a great cause for hope in the Church.

The freshmen seem to have a variety of interests, but I was surprised how many of them play the guitar.  I haven’t counted the precise number of guitars, but it’s probably close to 10.

Almost all of the seminarians on the 4th floor of St. Michael’s Hall have one roommate, and they already seem to enjoy spending time with one another. 

Seminary Community Council President, Kevin Lenius, leads the group of 50 new students in an ice breaker during the social Thursday evening.

Below:  Fr. Macario and the seminarians are playing a game of Jenga.

Below:  Other seminarians are playing giant Jenga.

Below:  Fr. Xavier, Director of Spiritual Formation, offers some words of wisdom with a conference on the seminary spiritual practices and schedule.