The Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire: in the spirit of renewal • Courses in theology and ministry available to the general public • A section dedicated exclusively to the Fondation du Grand Séminaire.
The Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire (GSAM) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: https://gsam-montreal.org/
Established about a year ago in the popular neighbourhood of Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie in the parish of Saint-Arsène, the Grand Séminaire developed its new website as a communication tool to reflect its values of renewal, openness and accessibility.
"The Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire is vital to the life of our Christian community. It trains the missionary disciples who go out into the field and engage with today’s challenges, who listen to their parishioners and re-open the dialogue with them," says Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal.
"Housed in a building with a familial character, this home base enables our priests-in-training to become closer to the people who live in the area, and to take part in the varied activities of daily life. It helps to ground their training in a human dimension, in addition to the spiritual, pastoral and intellectual aspects. Our website is a good reflection of these several dimensions and of our new environms," says the Rector of the Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire, Father Guy Guindon, PSS.
The launch was attended by the Archbishop of Montreal Christian Lépine and the Rector of the Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal, Father Guy Guindon, PSS.
About the Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal (GSAM)
Since 1840, the primary mission of the Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal has been the training of priests with a deep connection to Jesus Christ. The year 2020 was characterized by a sense of renewal in the story of the Grand Séminaire, which now offers updated theoretical and practical training adapted to the challenges of today's realities. The training program has also been enhanced through a collaborative agreement with Université Laval’s Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences.
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New: theology and pastoral courses offered to the general public
The Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal is breaking new ground by offering certificate and bachelor's degree courses in theology to the general public.
Through its partnership with Université Laval’s Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, the GSAM is opening up registration in these study programs to religious, laypersons and future permanent deacons of the Archdiocese of Montreal and other interested dioceses. The courses are given by associate professors of the Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal as well as professors of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at Université Laval, in-person, remote or in hybrid mode, as the case may be.
Also offered by the GSAM is the Certificate in Pastoral Care program offered by the GSAM. Also designed for future priests and permanent deacons, it will also be offered to religious and lay persons. The Certificate in Pastoral Care is offered as a face-to-face, remote or hybrid mode program, as the case may be.
One click to find out all about the Fondation du Grand Séminaire de Montréal
Since 2020, the Fondation du Grand Séminaire de Montréal has become the principal supporter of the Grand Séminaire de l'Archidiocèse de Montréal. In 2020, the Fondation launched its first major campaign to raise $8.5 M over five years to support the GSAM's mission and to ensure its sustainability.
"My role is to raise awareness about the Fondation and expand the network of donors in both the religious and business communities," says Sébastien Froidevaux, Executive Director of the Fondation du Grand Séminaire de Montréal. "In launching the Grand Séminaire's website, we are helping improve the public’s understanding of the transformations under way in this great institution, and the major support that the Fondation contributes to accomplishing its mission and guaranteeing its continuity," he adds.
One section of the new website is dedicated to the Fondation du Grand Séminaire de Montréal and its first major campaign to raise $8.5 M over five years (Fondation | GRAND SÉMINAIRE (gsam-montreal.org)
About the Fondation du Grand Séminaire de Montréal
Founded in 1984 by the Grand Séminaire’s Association des Anciens and a group of laypersons, the Fondation supports all the objectives of the Grand Séminaire of the Archdiocese of Montreal to ensure up-to-date and quality training for future priests of our Christian communities.
With these first major fundraising campaign and benefit activities, the Fondation is providing concrete support for the development of a new generation of priests who are increasingly committed, close to the people and open and authentic.
The Fondation is a non-profit organization recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (registration number: 11892 2616 RR001).
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