Seminarians at Saint Meinrad can learn about Hispanic cultures, language and ways of living their Catholic faith through this program.
In a context of increasing globalism, fostering the ability to empathize, understand and communicate with people of diverse cultural backgrounds without prejudice is a critical aspect of human formation.
At Saint Meinrad, seminarians live in community with a diverse population of students from around the world. Sharing every aspect of daily life with people whose cultural traditions, opinions, preferences, and practices differ from one’s own can be challenging, and at the same time very enriching.
Throughout the year, there are a number of occasions for these seminarians to share the riches of their native cultures through prayers, songs, cuisine or cultural celebrations.
A welcoming, open community provides an ideal environment for learning the important skills of respecting and appreciating cultural differences.
A few facts about Saint Meinrad's student body:
About 30 percent of Saint Meinrad seminarians have international backgrounds.
Students come from 24 dioceses and 8 religious communities.
Urban, rural and suburban dioceses are all represented.