This sounds like a good thing, it is an American initiative, giving students from American seminaries a two month experience of studying in the Eternal City.
It would be a good thing to introduce with our English seminarians.
I notice that all these seminarians are wearing proper clerical dress. I fear a group of English seminarians would look a bit out of place.
Too bad they don't get a full academic semester! But good that they are getting it at all. They used to send *only* the highest fliers from each seminary class. Maybe one guy got to go to Rome and another to Louvain. It's good that all of them get some perspective.
Oh, and EP...I thought the English seminarians were now expected to wear clericals in Rome. Am I mistaken? It seems this topic came up a while back either on this blog or Fr. Tim's?
Each year there is an opportunity for two ordinands from Anglican theological colleges in England to spend four months studying at the English College in Rome. A friend of mine was one of the two who went three years ago and he valued the experience greatly. It is good of the English College to offer this facility.
With the closure of Scotus College, in future Scottish seminarians will study in either Salamanca (Real Colegio de Escoceses) or Rome (Pontificio Collegio Scozzese).
I went to seminary with a couple of the seminarians in that video...cool post!
I went on the trip.We had a great time. The groupp of seminarians was actually a little more diverse than the video suggests. There were seminarians from Missouri,Flordia,Michigan, and Illinois also on the trip. 18 in all.
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