A seminarian is a young man studying, preparing, and praying, in preparation of (possibly) becoming a priest. The seminary is a place where the seminarians learn about God, but also to listen for His voice in their lives. Most young men who enter the seminary after years and study and prayer are ordained priests, but not all. Over the years they look to God to see if he is calling them to the Holy Priesthood.
While the priests have the grace of Holy Orders, the KGS Lions regularly practice and play as a team in the CYC adult mens soccer league. The seminary in St. Louis has a rich tradition of soccer excellence. A team from Kenrick seminary in the 1950's defeated the St. Louis University Team who were national champions at the time.
The Seminary in St. Louis is named after our two longest serving Archbishops, Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick (1843-1895) and Cardinal John J Glennon (1903-1946). Between them the lead the Archdiocese of St. Louis longer than the other 8 (Arch)bishops combined!
The team name comes from Archbishop Kenrick's motto, noli irritare Leonem, "Do not anger the lion." Archbishop Kenrick was a powerful pastor after the heart of Jesus, guiding the Church in St. Louis through a period of incredible termoil and growth. During his time in St. Louis the city grew to almost thrityfold.
After the Seminarians, having applied their youth, practiced as a team, and played together in real games, narrowly defeat the Clergy and Company they will want to praise God by singing this song, O God Beyond All Praising. This hymn is typically sung as the closing hymn for priestly ordinations in St. Louis.
|Joe Allen||8||Queen of All Saints|
|Charlie Archer||34||St. Margaret Mary Alacoque|
|Andy Beugelsdijk||Holy Cross, Hutchinson, KS|
|Jacob Brock||Assumption of Mattese|
|Michael Castor||26||St. Mary, St. Joseph, MO|
|Josh Deters||9||St. Joseph Cottleville|
|Bradley Distler||4||St. Martin|
|Jeff Dodds||38||St. John the 23rd|
|Joseph Esserman||21||Holy Infant|
|Paul Floersch||St. Robert Bellarmine, Omaha, NE|
|Eddie Godefroid||35||St. Catherine Laboure|
|Patrick Hannegan||23||St. Clement of Rome|
|Daniel Koko||St. Marie Tshumbe|
|Josh Lee||39||St. Joseph, Faith, SD|
|Joseph Lugalambi||25||Masaka-Diocese, Uganda|
|Hao ManhTran||90||Phatdiem, Diocese VN|
|Tim Markowski||84||St. Gerard Majella|
|Grant Monnig||22||St. Mary, Glasgow, MO|
|Ryan Quarnstrom||32||St. Joseph Cottleville|
|George Rhodes||St. John Paul II, Olathe, KS|
|Tony Ritter||33||St. Joseph Josephville|
|Paul Sappington||28||Our Lady of Lourdes, Harrisville|
|Sebastian Scholl||7||St. Pius X, Mission, KS|
|Jake Smith||29||St. Clare of Assisi|
|Padraic Stock||St. James|
|Ty Taylor||31||St. Michael the Archangel, Mulvane, KS|
|Dean Wheeler||St. Pius X, Mission, KS|