Sunday, May 8, 2011

Still no Internet, but Good News

Seminary Faculty Recognizes Outstanding Students

Thanks to generous endowments on the part of its benefactors, each year St. Mary's Seminary recognizes the excellence of two of its seminarians by granting them a burse of studies to further aid and foster their education.

In recognition of his general excellence in studies; general excellence in spiritual and community leadership; potential for ministry; and pastoral sensitivity to ecumenical and interfaith issues, the faculty has named Daniel Quinn as the Cardinal Keeler Scholar for 2011-2012. Daniel, 27, is a seminarian of the Diocese of Albany. He will be ordained a transitional deacon in his diocese on May 28, and return next year to St. Mary's to complete his priestly formation.

In recognition of his general excellence in studies; general excellence in spiritual and community leadership; and potential for ministry, the faculty has named Andrew Nelson as the Cardinal Shehan Scholar for 2011-2012. Andrew, 32, is a seminarian of the Diocese of Manchester. After a summer assignment in his diocese, he will return next year to St. Mary's to continue his priestly formation.

Each year the Scripture faculty of St. Mary's Seminary recognizes the excellence of a seminarian in Biblical Studies. This year the faculty recognized Eric Ayers, 42, a seminarian of the Diocese of Richmond, who will graduate this May and be ordained a priest in his diocese on June 18.

3 comments:

Patty D from NC said...

Wow. That is an outstanding honor. Congratulations!

Colin said...

CONGRATULATIONS. You are an amazing person. Our diocese is lucky to have you.

Kate Althoff said...

Congratulations, Andrew! I didn't know what a 'burse' was, so I looked it up. Great! I'm sure it is nice to receive some reassurance that all of your hard work is doing something. Happy Easter to you!

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