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Msgr. Dennis Lyle ’91 | Rector, 2006-2012

Growing up I do not recall being tempted to write my name or a slogan for posterity onto the property…

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Bishop Gerald Kicanas ’67 | Rector, 1984-1995

I have lived 17 of my 80 years at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, seven years as a student and 10 as rector of the seminary. Those were blest years that had a profound effect on my life and ministry.

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Kim Mantych

“We knew the only place to have our wedding photos taken out was out on the pier at Saint Mary of the Lake because from the start of our relationship it had been, and continues to be such a special place in both of our hearts and lives.”

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Theodore Rosean

What memories would you like to share about Mundelein Seminary? Although I had lived at Mundelein for over two years…

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Bishop Edward K. Braxton ’70

“At the deepest level, the goal of a seminary is to prepare students for authentic Christian living whether they become priests or not.”

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Jim Elder

Jim Elder shares his experience of the seminary campus and thanks his pastor Father Mike Scherschel.

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Patrick Moorhead

Memories of growing up around the seminary campus from the son of Cardinal Mundelein’s personal physician.

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Dr. Eileen Knight

“We need to promote the goodness and deep faith of what happens at Mundelein Seminary in the hearts and minds of all the people of God.”

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Monsignor John Canary ’69 | Rector, 1995-2006

“I first set foot on the grounds of Mundelein in 1963 as a seminarian. I had never been to Mundelein in spite of the fact I had been a seminarian for six years. I knew immediately I was in a special place.”

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Seminarian John Washington, Diocese of Yakima

Seminarian John Washington describes the experience of discovering Mundelein Seminary’s past as he reviewed materials for the centennial celebration.

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