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.
On Mary’s Mountain
The Daily Life of The Seminary Community