St. Anthony’s Seminary in El Paso is the house of theological studies for the Franciscan Province of Sts. Peter and St. Paul of Michoacán, México. Franciscans are preparing to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of the Franciscan movement in Mexico in 2024.
St. Anthony's Seminary was founded in 1936 by Fray Buenaventura Nava during a time when religious schools were being persecuted in Mexico. Nava was living in Tularosa, New Mexico and moved to El Paso to open a seminary for young men from Mexico who wanted to study to become Franciscan priests. Started in 1963 as a way to raise money to pay the utilities for the seminary and to support the theological studies of Franciscan friars, the annual St. Anthony’s Seminary Bazaar has become a family tradition and must-attend affair, famous for its music, gorditas, enchiladas and fun. When you give to this fund, you create more opportunities for men to become Franciscan friars and serve the Church.
September 23, 2021
Some are ready to gather in large groups, some are not. We are going VIRTUAL in 2021 so that we can bring everyone together safely and joyfully. We're also offering an IN-PERSON VIP experience at The Manor at Ten Eleven, our Happy Hour Co-Hosts. We're coming together with keynote speaker Mark Hart, special guest Eduardo Verástegui, and musical guest Sarah Hart. Get ready to IGNITE YOUR HEARTS!View Details
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