July 22, 2016

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from four weeks ago:

In appreciation for Father Robeson and Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary

Twelve years ago, amid the activity and excitement of a coed Catholic university, Father Robert “Bob” Robeson began the formation of a seminary for young men.

His work began on one floor of a residence hall at Marian University in Indianapolis with a handful of boys who wanted to discern a call to serve God. He began to instill in them their love for God, and help them discover their own abilities and talents. They left Marian as men, well founded in those abilities and understanding of God’s love.

Over time, the seminary grew and took over the property vacated by the sisters at the Carmelite Monastery, just a few blocks south of the Marian campus. It now serves the college seminary formation needs of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, as well as several surrounding dioceses. There will be nearly 50 students living there in formation this fall.

Indianapolis is now recognized for the entrepreneurial talents of individuals starting new technology companies that employ hundreds of well-trained individuals. Less understood are those individuals that use that same entrepreneurial spirit to create environments where individuals can discern their relationship with their Creator and their vocation in life. Father Bob can stand tall in the founding and nurturing of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary.

As an archdiocese, we are truly blessed to have the Catholic formation programs offered by Marian University and Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary. As parishes, we have the opportunity to utilize these resources.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Father Bob for the love and care he has given in establishing our college seminary.

- Art Berkemeier | Serra Club of Indianapolis

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