While many seminarians often travel far and wide during the breaks from school, during each break a number of seminarians choose to stay behind at the seminary during the time off. With about 25 seminarians staying at the seminary, this most recent Spring break (2/27-3/2) was no exception. With most of the seminarians traveling back to their dioceses, perhaps going on a pilgrimage to Rome, or traveling to visit family or friends, the usual busy seminary building is left quiet and peaceful, if only for a short while. During the break, a certain amount of money is offered for those remaining in Emmitsburg, and each night a different seminarian is in charge of providing a home made dinner for the whole group. The family-like environment allows the seminarians to spend more time with each other and develop fraternal bonds which are harder to achieve during the recurrent busyness of the academic year.