St. Mary’s Seminary & University welcomed twelve new seminarians and two resident priest students to its seminary community for the 2016-2017 academic year. Student leadership and seminarian volunteers helped the new students move in and feel welcomed during its 2016 Introduction to Seminary Life Program, August 18-20th. The new arrivals come from the following (arch)dioceses: Altoona-Johnstown, Baltimore, Erie, Richmond, Scranton, Wilmington, Worcester, San Antonio and Chipata, Zambia. The Introduction to the Seminary Life Program includes introductory conferences on Sulpician formational community, the four pillars of formation, the Liturgy of the Hours, the Sulpician method of meditation, and the philosophical and theological course of studies. It also includes the testing of basic academic skills, a tour of Sulpician and Catholic Baltimore heritage, and concludes by joining the returning community for retreat. St. Mary’s new President Rector, Fr. Phillip Brown, P.S.S. directed the retreat which concluded with the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit. Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Chair of the Board and Chancellor of the University, was the celebrant. (Pictured above) St. Mary’s Seminary & University’s new President Rector, Fr. Phillip Brown, P.S.S. enters with Vice Rector, Fr. Ed Griswold for the Liturgy.