Our Lady of Providence Seminary marked the opening of its new academic year on Sept. 6 with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, followed by a dinner with the seminarians studying there.
The bishop, in his opening remarks in the chapel, said that he is always happy to visit the seminary, especially at the opening of a new academic year.
“We come to pray this evening in a very particular way for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit will help us have the faith and the wisdom and the courage of the Apostles who Jesus called,” Bishop Tobin said.
According to Father Christopher Murphy, rector of the seminary, there are a total of 13 seminarians currently enrolled at Our Lady of Providence Seminary. Of the 13, three are beginning their priestly formation this year and six are studying from the Diocese of Providence. The other seminarians come from the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire; the Archdiocese of Hartford; and the Archdiocese of Boston.
Read on in The Rhode Island Catholic.