New seminarians entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary moved in to the campus in Wynnewood on Tuesday, Aug. 23, with the help of parents and siblings before the start of the academic year. Enrollment is up significantly at the archdiocesan seminary for the second year in a row — read our coverage about this trend and more on move-in day at the seminary here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Robert Bollinger from St. Agnes Parish in Sellersville moves in to St. Charles Seminary with help from his mom Karen (left) and sister Katherine.
Aaron Scheidel (center rear) from St. Benedict Parish in Mohnton, Allentown Diocese, arrives at the seminary with his family.
Nicholas Bruno from Holy Savior Parish in Norristown arrives at the seminary with his family.
Bishop Timothy Senior welcomes new seminarian Ben Speranza from St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Warminster, along with his parents Christa and Mike as they arrive at the seminary.
Mike Speranza helps carry the bags of his son Ben (left) as other seminarians move in to the seminary as well.
Father Joseph Shenosky (right), vice rector of the St. Charles’ College Division, chats with new men arriving at the seminary.
New seminarians confirmed their arrival with current seminarians manning a check-in table.
Joined by parents and their families, new seminarians moved in their gear and confirmed their arrival Aug. 23 with current seminarians manning a check-in table at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Photo by Sarah Webb)
Aaron Scheidel, a new seminarian from the Allentown Diocese, gets one last hug from his little brother Eli as he begins his studies at the seminary.
Robert Bollinger gets help from his sister Katherine and mom Karen as he moves into his room at St. Charles Seminary.
Greg Miller, a new seminarian from Sacred Heart Parish in Royersford, has all his gear unpacked and ready for the coming school year, which he will begin in Second College.
Keaton Eidle from St. Ignatius Parish in Sinking Springs in the Allentown Diocese had help from his whole family — including his parents and nine siblings — as he entered the seminary.