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Fred Lynch

St. Vincent's College typists

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 12:00 AM

Nov. 14, 1960 Southeast Missourian

Included in the curriculum of the junior seminary of St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau is a course in typing. Here a group of students are shown in class. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

St. Vincent's College to Observe 50th Anniversary as Junior Seminary

This coming Wednesday, Nov. 16, the golden anniversary of St. Vincent's College as the junior seminary of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission will be observed.

Plans are being completed for a special celebration that day to commemorate the transfer of the Apostolic School to the college from Perryville in 1910....

As the Apostolic School or junior seminary, the college is operated much as any other high school with the exception that the students must be studying for the priesthood in the Congregation of the Mission.

There are four classes as in other high schools. At present there are 94 students representing seven states--10 seniors to graduate in the Spring, 20 juniors, 25 sophomores and 39 freshmen. Following graduation, the students go to the Novitiate and Major Seminary at St. Mary's Seminary in Perryville for an additional nine years of study.

The curriculum is that of a regular high school with probably no greater emphasis placed on theology than in the parochial high schools. Latin is heavily stressed in preparation for subsequent studies.


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  • Wow! I googled up SVC and there in typing class I see my classmates at SVC in 57-58 and 58-59 school years. I went to St Vincent's Sem in Montebello CA 59-60 (my last year in the seminary) because my dad had a job transfer to that area. We lived in Ventura CA and for my senior year I went to and graduated from Villanoa Prep in Ojai CA at the end of the 60-61 school year. Then went to the Univ of Dallas- actually in Irving TX- from 1961 to 1965. Going back to grade school, I graduated from Holy Trinity School in Dallas TX in 1957, as did "Tommy" Glaser who I believe is the last one in the row along the wall. His real name is Ralph Thomas and at some point he started using the first name. I recognize all of them except the guy in the middle of the front row. Tommy and I were from a group of at least 5 from the HTS class of 57 to go to Cape. We were "recruited" by Father Jerome Calcagno CM. I found out thru GOOGLE he passed away in Aug 2005. I thought of him later in life as the Italian Stallion of seminarian recruiting! He was a real saint of a man and priest. If any of you Capers out there see this, I'm on Facebook under Larry Burt, nee Lawrence Michael Burt!

    -- Posted by lburtHTS57 on Sat, Oct 25, 2014, at 5:04 PM