New seminary to be named for Blessed John Paul

It will be in Washington, DC, according to CNS:

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington has announced that the new archdiocesan seminary opening for the fall semester will be named for Blessed Pope John Paul II. The seminary, which will be located in Northeast Washington will serve as a college-level pre-theology house of formation, with seminarians attending classes at The Catholic University of America nearby. Cardinal Wuerl said the seminary will be blessed on Oct. 22, the feast day of Blessed John Paul and the anniversary of his installation as pope in 1978. Plans for the seminary were announced in October 2010, and the permits necessary to complete the renovation of the structure that will house the seminary were recently finalized. Seminarians for the archdiocese will begin their formation through the new seminary in August, and renovation of the building is scheduled to be completed in October. Currently, 67 men are studying for the priesthood of the Archdiocese of Washington, including 29 in college and pre-theology studies. Renovation work is under way at the new seminary, which formerly housed archdiocesan offices for Carroll Publishing and the Office of Youth Ministry, which are now in downtown Silver Spring, Md.

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