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Making the decision to enroll in a private, Catholic high school is an exciting one, but it also comes with its questions and challenges. Light on The Hill is designed to keep prospective and current students — and their parents — up-to-date on news, thoughts, and events relevant to the mission and values at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 

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Why Seminary Schools Build Men of Faith

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Attending a seminary school is a unique experience over other schooling options. At a seminary school, students are exposed to core theological disciplines in a supportive, structured environment that encourages personal growth and exploration. This helps shape men of faith and deepen students’ understanding of Catholicism.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Academics

What are the Benefits of a Catholic Seminary School?

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Historically, Catholic seminary schools prepared students for ordination to serve in ministry. Today, they prepare students for a wide array of future careers inside and outside the Church. A Catholic seminary school education provides many advantages over a traditional high school experience that aid students throughout their entire lives.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

5 Reasons to Choose a Catholic Seminary School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Choosing a school for your son involves many considerations and questions. If faith is as important to you and your son as it is to us, a Catholic seminary school is the right choice. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose a Catholic seminary school for high school.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values

10 Tips for Lent

Posted by Rick Voell on Mar 11, 2019 12:18:01 PM

“Happy Lent!” “Have a good Lent!” These greetings sound like an oxymoron. In the midst of spiritual and physical discipline, introspection and ardor, ‘happy’ is probably the last word on my list during my Lenten journey. Yet, here we are entering our Lenten desert once again. What happens when we take time to step out of our daily, routine and possibly mundane lives for this experience in the desert? Let me break open a few spiritual disciplines that are deepened during our Lenten experience.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

How St. Lawrence Prepares Students for Spiritual Success

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 4, 2018 11:40:51 AM

 

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Topics: Faith & Formation

How SLS Integrates Faith Inside and Outside the Classroom

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Aug 7, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Faith is a key part of our curriculum here at St. Lawrence Seminary. We strongly believe that boys need a strong foundation of Catholic faith to help guide them in life and develop them into mature, well-rounded adults. We foster a relationship with Jesus that directs a lifetime, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values

Life Lessons Learned on the Field - An Integration of Faith & Sports

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Feb 12, 2018 3:45:00 PM


Athleticism and the life of faith have always been integrated in the lives of Christian disciples. Think about classic verses of encouragement from the New Testament. In many of St. Paul’s letters to the early church, he uses athletic metaphors to help new Christians understand the task of faithful life that lies before them:

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

How SLS Helps Young Men Grow in Virtue

Posted by Katie Daane on Feb 1, 2018 2:55:00 PM

When you ask what makes St. Lawrence Seminary special, you are likely to get a range of answers, depending on who you’ve asked. But nearly every answer will lead you back to SLS’s Mission and Values. These core beliefs are at the heart of every rationale, decision, and aspect of our program. Over the course of two, three, or four years, boys who are daring enough to embrace our program grow into impressive young men of faith. We ask a lot of our students, but we work to instill in them the tools they need to live these core values of St. Lawrence Seminary.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values, College & Life Preparation

St. Lawrence Seminary Students Attend the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 22, 2017 3:30:00 PM

On Saturday, November 18, Catholics from across the country and the world traveled to Detroit, MI, to witness the beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey, a Capuchin friar with ties to Wisconsin. Those pilgrims included the entire student body and many staff members from St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

How St. Lawrence Seminary High School Helped Two Students Pursue Friarhood

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 26, 2017 1:40:00 PM

On April 30th, Fr. Tien Dinh and Fr. Tom Nguyen returned to Saint Lawrence Seminary High School chapel in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, to be ordained to the priesthood before the community of students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and Capuchin Friars.  This milestone for these two “Sons of Calvary” was especially meaningful as it occurred in the very place where their spiritual journeys began.

Fr. Tien Dinh was born in Vietnam, but raised in Marrero near New Orleans, Louisiana. The second youngest in a family of four brothers and four sisters, he first arrived on campus as a freshman at the age of 14. “My decision to attend St. Lawrence Seminary was a life-changing experience. It was at St. Lawrence, where I met all the people that helped shape me into the person I am today. Everyone played a major role in my growth not only as a person, but also as a Catholic.”

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Topics: Faith & Formation