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Land purchased for possible Southern regional seminary

Catholic World News - March 19, 2012

Boiling Springs, North Carolina--a town of 4,700 that is home to a Southern Baptist university--will soon be the site of a Poor Clare monastery and may one day be the location of a Southern regional seminary.

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration and the Te Deum Foundation have announced the purchase of 484 acres in a rural area south of the town. 333 of the acres will provide a permanent home for the cloistered nuns, whose temporary home is at a parish in Charlotte.

The Te Deum Foundation, a lay foundation whose work has won the praise of Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte, purchased the other acres in order to help prepare the way for the potential establishment of a Southern regional seminary. There is no diocesan seminary in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

“The faith is growing, there is conversion among the Protestants, and there is a need for evangelization here,” said foundation executive director Billie Mobley.

“Seminarians for Southern dioceses would be blessed if they could stay in their own area and receive not just the necessary academics and formation for the priesthood, but also learn how to face the everyday challenges of living in the Bible Belt: learn about apologetics, learn how to open parishes, and learn how to build churches.”

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