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  • Centenary Reunion for Dominguez Seminary Announced

    It is an honor to be leading alumni efforts to celebrate the founding of Dominguez Seminary 100 years ago. In 1924, the Dominguez Family gave, in trust, the family’s historic adobe home and 17 acres of land to the Claretians, a Catholic order of priests and brothers. The Spanish land grant ranch once covered the…

  • “Reviving the Original Spirit”: Announcement Letter on the 175th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Congregation

    Rome, Italy. The Superior General of the Claretian Missionaries recently released an announcement letter on May 31, 2023, on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation. The letter expresses gratitude to God for the gift of their charism and encourages members to revive the original spirit of their Founder, St. Anthony…

  • Election of New Provincial Government During Second USA-Canada Province Chapter

    The Claretian Missionaries USA-CANADA Province held its second provincial chapter from June 5-9, 2023 on the campus of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois (northwest of the city of Chicago). The Chapter theme was: “Let us dream! Forging a Mission on the Margins”. Father General, Mathew Vattamattam, CMF served…

  • Reunion of St. Jude Seminary Alumni

    They came from near: Shorewood, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, and Manteno; and far: Fort Collins, Las Vegas, San Jose, Indianapolis, and Wauwatosa. They had been apart for weeks, months, years, many for decades. At noon on Saturday, June 24, 2023, former St. Jude Seminary students, family members and friends began arriving at Our Lady of Guadalupe…

  • 2023 St. Jude Seminary Reunion

    Plans are underway for a St. Jude Seminary all-alumni reunion on June 24th and 25th , 2023.  Activities will be split between two venues, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (OLG) in South Chicago, coinciding with the 100th anniversary year of its founding; and Good Shepherd Manor (formerly St. Jude Seminary) Momence, IL.

  • 2023 Spring Alumni Profile

    Life at Dominguez, 41st Reunion Brings Alumni Back In-Person, Alumni Gather on Zoom for Virtual Reunion, Alumni Provide Great Support for Centenary Campaign, Alumni Council Looks at Mission and Tasks, Father Robert Bishop