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Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary (formerly Blessed John XXIII National Seminary) is a
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Roman Catholic
seminary A seminary, school of theology, theological seminary, or divinity school is an educational institution for educating students (sometimes called ''seminarians'') in scripture Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or ...
in
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. It offers a graduate-level program designed for priesthood candidates aged 30 and above, often called "second-career vocations" or "delayed vocations".''Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac 2005 Edition'', ed. Matthew Bunson. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2004. p. 542. Founded by Boston Archbishop Richard Cardinal Cushing in 1964, the seminary was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1972 and became accredited by the
Association of Theological Schools The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is an organization of seminary, seminaries and other graduate schools of theology. ATS has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has more than 270 member inst ...
in 1983. It awards graduates the
M. Div. In the academic study of theology, the Master of Divinity (MDiv, ''magister divinitatis'' in Latin) is the first professional degree of the pastoral profession in North America. It is the most common academic degree in seminary, seminaries and divi ...
degree.


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on a vocational discernment retreat in solitary afternoon
prayer Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. In the narrow sense, the term refers to an act of supplication or intercession directed towards a deity or a deified an ...

prayer
before the
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altar
in the
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chapel
BJ23-items.jpg, Collection of items in the
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sacristy
including white
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papal
, a
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from the 15th century, rare
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s, and 1st degree
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relic
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Roman Catholic
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saint
s BJ23-library.jpg, A reading area in the
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library
of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary BJ23-reliquary.jpg,
Reliquary A reliquary (also referred to as a ''shrine'', by the French term ''châsse'', and historically including ''wikt:phylactery, phylacteries'') is a container for relics. A portable reliquary may be called a ''fereter'', and a chapel in which it is ...

Reliquary
with
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relic
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,
St. Stephen Stephen ( grc-gre, Στέφανος ''Stéphanos'', meaning "wreath, crown" and by extension "reward, honor, renown, fame", often given as a title rather than as a name; he, סטפנוס הקדוש, ''Stephanos HaQadosh''; c. 5 – c. 34 AD), ...
and other
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* Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Catholic seminaries in the United States Universities and colleges in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational institutions established in 1964 Weston, Massachusetts 1964 establishments in Massachusetts {{seminary-stub