Three seminarians joined the Diocese of Little Rock this summer to begin their discernment as priests.
With five priesthood ordinations in May, the total number of seminarians has decreased. The diocese nowhas 23 seminarians; at the peak in 2014 the diocese had 46 seminarians.
The new seminarians are:
All three are living at the House of Formation in Little Rock and studying at the University of Arkansas Little Rock and taking some courses online through Newman University in Wichita, Kan.
Returning seminarians are:
Wendel and Nieto are scheduled to be ordained priests May 28, 2022, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Ashburn and Hartnedy are scheduled to be ordained deacons in May 2022 in their home parishes.
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