Brother Emmanuel Padilla Contreras, CSJ completed his Master of Divinity degree in May 2018 and was ordained priest on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Mexico. Congratulations, Father Emmanuel! (Photo: Newly ordained Father Emmanuel and Brother Ivan Hernandez Perez)
On August 15, 2018, the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament received the First Profession of vows of Sister Kathryne Lopez and Sister Yvelyne Bernard. Both Sisters are in the Master of Arts program. The Most Reverend Nelson Perez presided at the Mass of Religious Profession
On September 24, 2018 Bishop Roger Gries presided at Morning Prayer during which two Mercedarian Postulants received the religious habit and formally began their Novitiate. Sister Raquel Gutierrez (l) and Sister Tonia Borsellino (r) with Bishop Gries. In addition to their religious formation, these two sisters continue their studies in the graduate program.
Saint Mary Seminary rejoices in these young men and women as they continue their journey as vowed religious.