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ST. MEINRAD – Fourteen seminarians studying at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology were accepted as candidates for the priesthood Nov. 6 by the Rev. Timothy Doherty, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette.
The seminarians, all in their third year of theology graduate studies, are Nicholas J. Brown, Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky.; Scott Carroll and Christopher Mileski, Diocese of Toledo, Ohio; Alan Carter, Diocese of Lexington, Ky.; David Curtin, Diocese of Springfield, Ill.; Christopher Droste, Diocese of Evansville; Oswald Ferguson, Archdiocese of Nassau; Michael Judkins and Jeffrey Nance, Diocese of Tulsa, Okla.; John Kamwendo and Oscar Vasquez, Archdiocese of Indianapolis; Anthony Mullek, Archdiocese of Mobile, Ala.; Brother Victor Schinstock OSB, Conception Abbey and Hilton Tran, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Candidacy is a rite that takes place during Roman Catholic seminary formation, by which the church recognizes the seminarian as worthy ordination to the priesthood. The seminarians attend Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, which offers formation for priests, permanent deacons and lay ministers.