Q & A
Where do most of the clergy study? Is there a seminary or a school? David Peters
David, thanks so much for your question. There is a seminary and we actually got to visit there today. The interim Dean is an amazing priest and professor. He was so kind to us and Kellaura and I both just feel in love with him.
The students study for 5 years versus 3 and they have about 25 students enrolled currently. They stay in the same classroom and the professor comes to them. 5 of their 7 professors are priest. The other two professors are nuns. They have Morning and Evening Prayer everyday and Communion 3 times a week. The students participate in field placements and are mostly male. I meet one female student today and a female deacon is working and living at the Church we are staying, she is a recent graduate of the seminary.
All of the classes are in the afternoon so that the students can work in the morning. Many of the students live at the seminary, just like we do.
Some of the students have been able to further their studies at Virginia Theological Seminary and General Seminary. It would be a dream come true to have some of the seminarians from Haiti to study at the Seminary of the Southwest.
I have added lots of pictures to my Haiti 2013 album on facebook so you can see what their seminary looks like. It is attached to an Episcopal high school that has over 500 students. Many of the buildings collapsed during the earthquake and they are working hard to rebuild. They recently received a new basketball court, which is exciting because they have few extra curricular activities for the students to participate in.
Thanks so much for your question. Keep them coming!