State Council News
Tradition Continues as Council Members Visit Seminary
Posted Jun 15, 2012
On Sunday evening, May 20, members of the Lumen Christi extended family were treated to a special evening at the Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in south Dallas.
In what is now a Lumen Christi Council tradition, we spend time interacting with these young men from around the world who are studying Philosophy and Theology while discerning God’s will for them. This event usually sparks keen interest from the members of our council and more than forty members have made the short road trip to Cockrell Hill over the years.
The group assembled in the chapel for Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, a part of the Liturgy of the Hours. Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God. The Very Reverend Fernando Carranza, Rector of Redemptoris Mater Seminary, presided over the service and blessed all in attendance.
We then adjourned to the family-style dining room to enjoy dinner and fellowship. At the conclusion of the meal, Fr. Fernando thanked the Council and its members for their continued support of the group – financially, spiritually and through their interaction with the seminarians during these Council sponsored dinners. Currently three seminarians from Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, and four seminarians from Holy Trinity Seminary, are members of Lumen Christi, Council 13520.