New rector for Boston’s seminary

New rector for Boston’s seminary

St. John’s Seminary in Boston has a new rector. Fr. Arthur L. Kennedy is a priest ordained in Boston in 1966. who’s been out doing various jobs in other places for some years. Most recently he was chair of the theology department at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spiritual director at St. Paul Seminary. He’s also worked at the USCCB.

The current rector, Fr. Farren, is returning to the Dominican Province for a new assignment. I gather it was intended from the beginning that he would be here for a limited time. He is credited with doing a lot of good for the seminary, brining in needed reforms and revitalizing its orthodoxy.

Kennedy is expected to build on that foundation, helping to bring in seminarians from outside the archdiocese to complement the growing number of vocations from within.

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Domenico Bettinelli