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33-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph

Our seminarians and Mundelein Seminary community completed the Consecration to Saint Joseph on March 19, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, using the book titled, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Father Donald Calloway, MIC.

In the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception our seminarians gathered together to consecrate themselves to Saint Joseph, and were given a bracelet with a medal of Saint Joseph to remember this day. Cardinal Cupich (Archdiocese of Chicago) presented an evening reflection titled, “Saint Joseph: An Obedient Father,” during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

May Saint Joseph continue to intercede on behalf of our seminarians and community, as well as the Catholic Church during this special year dedicated to our spiritual father.

“God demands much from you, but he will favor you generously on this earth, and will exalt you, if you will but imitate St. Joseph in his virtues.”
– St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar


Q&A Interviews with Seminarians

Throughout the 33-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph we have interviewed several seminarians who are participating in the consecration to hear more about their own paths to the priesthood, as well as some key insights they have learned in preparing for their consecration to Saint Joseph

Watch the videos below with Matt Paolelli, senior director of marketing and communications, along with Deacon Andy Matijevic, Archdiocese of Chicago, Deacon Joby Joseph, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, AJ Sales, Diocese of Las Vegas, and Jeremy Leganski, Diocese of Joliet.

Joseph teaches us that faith in God includes believing that he can work even through our fears, our frailties and our weaknesses. He also teaches us that amid the tempests of life, we must never be afraid to let the Lord steer our course.

Pope Francis, Patris Corde