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Preparing Priests to Serve the Church Since 1888

Photos Oath (2).JPGThe Pontifical College Josephinum was established more than 125 years ago to help prepare men for the priesthood. As a pontifical institution, the Josephinum serves dioceses and religious communities in the United States and the Church abroad. Although it has direct ties with the Holy See, the Josephinum is self-supporting and receives no financial support from Rome, nor is it dependent on any one diocese or religious community. The seminary is largely sustained by the generosity and prayerful support of loyal alumni and friends.

Since its founding in 1888, more than 1,900 Catholic priests have received their training at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Ordained alumni serve the People of God in 48 States and more than 20 foreign countries.

The Permanent Diaconate

Utilizing the advances of technology, the Josephinum's Distance Learning Program for the Diaconate offers continuing education opportunities to permanent deacons throughout North America and the world. Locally, the Josephinum offers courses to Deacon Inquirers, to assist them in fulfilling the prerequisites a candidate to the diocesan diaconate program must complete before he begins the aspirancy year.

Father Becket Soule, OP, is translator of Peter Lombard's "The Sentences: Book 1"

Soule2.jpgThe Sentences, a collection of teachings of the Church Fathers and opinions of medieval masters arranged as a systematic treatise, marked the culmination of a long tradition of theological pedagogy, and until the 16th century it was the official textbook in the universities. Hundreds of scholars wrote commentaries on it, including the celebrated philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas. Book I of Sentences, translated by Father Becket Soule, OP, Bishop Griffin Professor of Canon Law at the Josephinum, discusses God, the Trinity, divine guidance, evil, predestination. More
 
Upcoming Presentation by Father Soule
Father Soule will present "Missal of the Book of Divine Worship & Anglican Use of the Mass" on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Saint Andrew Church, Upper Arlington, OH. More