Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson, NJ visited the seminary this past weekend to serve as the retreat-master for the annual Lenten Day of Renewal. Bishop Serratelli, a native of Newark, NJ, is an accomplished Scripture scholar, having studied at the Biblicum in Rome. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Patterson in 2004 after serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Newark for the previous four years. He opened the Day of Renewal with a conference after Vespers on Friday night. The next morning, another conference was held in the morning followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Serratelli. Finally, the Day of Renewal was concluded with the final afternoon conference. During all of the conferences, Bishop Serratelli’s deep knowledge and love of the Scriptures was apparent as he adroitly brought out the wonder of the Bible, connecting it to the call to holiness necessary in the lives of priests and seminarians. The annual Day of Renewal offers the seminarians an opportunity to step back from the regular seminary schedule and set aside a little extra time for prayer and spiritual advancement prior to Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum.
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