Christmas Greetings from Father John Kartje and Mundelein Seminary

Posted on December 17, 2019

Dear friend,

The seminarians have completed their final exams and returned to their home dioceses to spend Christmas with their loved ones.

As you gather with family and friends in the coming days to celebrate the promise of Advent and the birth of our Savior, please know that our seminary community is grateful for all the ways you have supported us throughout the year–whether through prayer, financial support, visiting the seminary, or simply staying updated on the formation of your future parish priests.

I pray that the celebration of Christ’s birth will warm your heart with a renewed joy that you will spread to those around you. Merry Christmas!

Yours in Christ,



Father John Kartje
Rector, Mundelein Seminary