The seminary community held its annual Spring Workshops on Friday January 24 and Saturday January 25. Each year during the spring semester different presenters are invited to conduct a two day informational seminar on a ministry related topic which is typically not covered in detail in the seminary’s formation program.

This year, we welcomed two speakers from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to help expand the horizons of the seminarians’ understanding of ministry in the modern world. First, Fr. David Garcia of the Archdiocese of San Antonio conducted three hour-long sessions on Friday afternoon and one further session on Saturday morning on the topic of Hispanic Ministry. Following Fr. Garcia, Joan Rosenhauer, the Executive Vice President of US Operations for CRS, spoke for two sessions on Catholic Social Doctrine in the life of the Church.

Both Fr. Garcia and Ms. Rosenhauer brought with them extensive knowledge and experience in their respective fields and were gracious in sharing their insight with the Mount community.