Each year, the new men at the seminary watch the movie Gettysburg (Trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arGg3Twqmi8) on a Friday night and then enjoy a remarkable tour of the nearby battlefield by a great friend of the seminary, Mr. George Wunderlich the next day. The movie was shown at 7 PM August 31st in O’Donnell Lecture Hall. Then the following morning, the group of new men boarded the bus at 12:45 PM for a tour which lasted approximately 4 hours. Mr. Wunderlich is a renowned Civil War historian who has appeared frequently on various television programs, and over the last few years he has been enrolled in the permanent deaconate formation program in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Given Mr. Wunderlich’s own Catholic background, the annual seminary tour, unlike the other tours offered at Gettysburg, emphasizes specific events of the battle pertaining to the Catholic Church. Additionally, a number of the returning men eagerly anticipate the annual Gettysburg tour, foremost of whom is Adam Cesarek (Peoria, 2015) who has attended the tour each of the four years he has attended the Mount.
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