Archbishop Broglio accepted St. Patrick Seminary’s Patrician Award on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the seminary’s 11th annual gala in Menlo Park, CA. Archbishop Broglio accepted the award—a statuette of St. Patrick—on behalf of the archdiocese.
Father George E. Schultze, S.J., the seminary’s President-Rector, noted that “[f]or at least the past ten years, St. Patrick’s has hosted an AMS retreat… The retreat normally has 30 to 40 men who are enlisted, academy cadets, or seminarians interested in the military chaplaincy, who spend three days at St. Patrick’s listening to the experiences of military chaplains from each branch of the armed services… St. Patrick’s is the only seminary on the West Coast that has a military discernment retreat,” he added.
The discernment retreat, held each spring at St. Patrick’s, is one of two that the AMS holds annually in the United States, one on either side of the country. Collectively, over the past ten years, those retreats have yielded an abundant harvest of young men answering God’s call to become priests and military chaplains through the “Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program,” a vocations partnership between the AMS and cooperating U.S. dioceses and religious communities.