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Thursday, July 21, 2011

SOLT Seminarians Headed for Detroit

SOLT Sems in Rome this past Christmas
SOLT has decided to send their men in priestly formation to a seminary in the United States.  The main reason is to increase their pastoral zeal in the gift that American formation has to offer.  For the past 11 years, SOLT has sent its American Region Seminarians to Rome to the Angelicum.

After looking into a few possibilities, SOLT will send their men in priestly formation for both philosophical studies and sacred theology to Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  They will live in a religious house of studies at a local parish and commute to the seminary.  Undoubtedly, SOLT will continue to send particular priests to Rome for further studies, but the seminarians will go to Detroit.

One of the attractions certainly was the emphasis given to the new evangelization in the curriculum, and the attention given to faithfully proclaim the teachings of Jesus Christ promulgated by the Sacred Magisterium to today's audience.  Another reason was the generous hospitality afforded by His Excellency, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, for which the SOLT community is very grateful.

The house of studies will be staffed by SOLT formators:

-Fr Brady Williams, SOLT, who is the current rector of the SOLT seminary, has a liscentiate in sacred liturgy from the Anselmiano in Rome.

-Fr Peter Marsalek, SOLT, who has a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Angelicum in Rome and has worked as the president of John Paul II and Bishop Gariga Middle School, and as the diocesan director of religious education and catechesis for the diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas.