San Antonio, Texas, Jan 5, 2005 / 22:00 pm
While some seminaries across the country are closing their doors, Assumption Seminary in the Archdiocese of San Antonio is expanding.
Enrolment has steadily increased at the bilingual seminary throughout the 1990s and especially in the last four years, said Fr. Larry Christian.
“In the late 1970s, there were 25 students. We’re double where we were 20 years ago,” the rector told CNA. He expects enrolment will continue to increase.
Maximum accommodation at the seminary is currently 55, but the new expansion will allow for 100. The seminary will decommission one of its old buildings and the new facility will offer housing for 80 students, four faculty suites a chapel and a common space.