The seminarians and I went to dinner in nearby (by southern Indiana standards) Mariah Hill (the fried chicken at The Chateau was excellent, but I hear that their specialty is the catfish). The normal first day jitters were apparent, but so was a great sense of fraternity among our guys and a confidence that they are where God has called them to be, at least for now.
It is always encouraging to me be with our seminarians. Their humor, generosity, faithfulness, and humility are inspiring. Please pray for our guys at St. Meinrad, St. Mary's, Theological College, and Bishop Brute. May they be formed in Christ as servants to the people of God.