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Today we have something special,  for it has been more than century since our seminary was established here in Maribor.

(A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is an institution of higher education for educating students (sometimes called seminarians) in theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy or for other ministry. The English word is taken from the Latin seminarium, translated as seed-bed, an image taken from the Council of Trent document Cum adolescentium aetas which called for the first modern seminaries. As such, in the West the term usually refers to Roman Catholic educational institutes.)

It all began in 1859 when the seat of the Lavant diocese was moved from Sankt Andrä (Austria) into Maribor(Slovenia) by Anton Martin Slomšek (1800 – 1862).

Lavant (in Latin: Lavantina) was a prince-bishopric, suffragan of the Prince-archbishop of Salzburg, then in the southern part of imperial Austria's Styria. Later the area was re-assigned to presentday Slovenia. It became the Slovenian bishopric of Maribor, a suffragan of the Archbishop of Ljubljana on March 5, 1962.
On April 7, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI. elevated the diocese to an archdiocese with the new suffragan dioceses of Celje and Murska Sobota.

    Diocese of Lavant

        Latin Name: Lavantinus
        Erected: 10 May 1228
        Immediately Subject to the Holy See
        Country: Slovenia

    Diocese of Maribor

        Latin Name: Mariborensis
        Name Changed: 5 March 1962
        Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Ljubljana
        Country: Slovenia

By the time Slomšek moved the diocese, there was also the need for the education of seminarists, and so they choose the former Jesuit college as
the perfect place for the new Catholic educational institute.
On October 10 the first seminarist arrived to attend a 4 day spiritual exercise which ended with a mass that was lead by Slomšek.
On October 14,  1859 the seminary was officialy declared open. During the opening speach Slomšek described his hopes and expectations.
He spoke obout discipline, spiritual growth and the desire to learn.

And that's how it all began.
In 1940 it was formally given the status of a high school and was an important milestone in the development of theological thought in Maribor. Those were the first steps towards the establishment of the University of Maribor, although for a short time after the War, everything was moved to Ljubljna because there just weren't enough students.

In the year 1968 the number of candidates started to rise again and they finaly got back to Maribor.

In 1996, Slomšek was described as a "Venerable Servant of God" by Pope John Paul II. On 19 September 1999, John Paul II announced Slomšek's beatification in Maribor, instead of Rome, as is the usual custom.


Formaly we still belong to Ljublana, and it seems like we will have to return there (Not that we want to...)
There's just to few of us. Currently 13 wiht a strong esprit de corps. Less than 10 and we can start packing...

But still, we hope for the best. And pray for those who will hear the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"

and reply: "Here am I. Send me!"


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Maribor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maribor
Slomšek en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slom%C5%…

There are also some pictures of our chapel in my gallery and more pictures here  bogoslovje.nadskofija-maribor.…
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Questions, comments:
  • Listening to: Anathema - Fragile Dreams (Alternative 4)
  • Drinking: Water
I got tagged, by :iconkiborg-graph: so here goes...

RULES:

1. You must post these rules (Very Important indeed).
2. Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.

4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged him/her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately (AKA, really, truly, with all honesty) have to tag 11 people.
- - - -


Obout me:
1- I speak 4 languages fluently.

2- Being a loner, I don't mind solitude. I even search for it realy.

3- I am a quiet and calm person, so people have a hard time knowing what I feel, think or want. :iconfacepokerplz:  
Which is the reason why:

4- Some of my friends were actually afraid of me, before they got to know me.

5- I am a realist and a good friend to those who deserve it.

6- I've always been sort of militant and religious, hence my nickname: Crusader

7- I value friendship, honour, fidelity and try to act without passion or hatred.

8- Since 2007 I have been diagnosed for Diabettes.

9- I like to help others, even sacrafice myself if needs be...

10- I am Catholic

11- Now I am attending a seminary in Maribor. bogoslovje.nadskofija-maribor.…

Questions by :iconkiborg-graph:

1. Your opinion on a blackout in your home?
2. Which time of the year you like the most, and why?
3. What do you do when you're feeling sad?
4. What is your favourite animal, and why?
5. What is the first thing for which you look for, when choosing a friend - outer appearance, or the person within?
6. What is the most exotic food you've tried?
7. If you found a bag full of cash, what would you do with it?
8. What is the furthest point from your home where you have been?
9. City or countryside - in which one of these would you rather live, and why?
10. Would you be willing to travel half of the world to find one thing that you want the most? (for example, if you would live in Alaska, would you travel to Africa to find an unique magical pencil, that makes everything you draw real? Just an example, it can be any object, anywhere)
11. What was the most amazing sight in your life?


1- Uh, ok. Now where did I put those candles?
2- Autumn, because its seems so peacefull.
3- I meditate
4- I like dogs...
5- I always try to see behind the mask that people tend to wear. Only then can you find a true friend... or enemy.
6- I ate Bear once...
7- Well, you never know who might be watching, so I would probably just go to the Police. (Law abiding citizen)
8- I've been to Switzerland a few times, in May we've been to Poland...
9- Countryside because of the calmer lifestyle.
10- I would walk on water if I had to.
11- This one perhaps www.zupan-bled.com/slike/bled_…


So here are the questions:
1- What is your favourite free time activity?
2- Are you religious?
3- What are you most affraid of?
4- How do you deal with problems?
5- What kind of music do you like?
6- What countries have you been to?
7- What would you do, if we would meet somewhere?
8- If you could choose the way you would die ... what would it be?
9- What is the best (or worst) thing that happened to you?
10- If you would have one wish, what would it be?
11- Am I annoying you?


So that's it. Now comes the part where i would have to tag a few people...

but I'm gonna break the rules this time.

Why? You may ask.
And I can tell you: most of the people I know have already made this one and there is no point for them to do this twice.
Some of them have even established a personal policy of not participating in such things and I respect that.
So I'm going to cheat a litle by this one so :icondealwithtrollplz:
Do it or leave it.
  • Listening to: Dragonforce- Through The Fire And Flames
  • Drinking: Water
Rules:
1 - Put your iTunes on shuffle (Or Mp3 Player, or whatever you use)
2 - When you get your song title, add "in my pants" after the song. YOU MUST WRITE IT NO MATTER HOW FUNNY IT SOUNDS.
3 - Do this 12 times.
4 - Tag at least 5 friends who might enjoy doing the game.

1 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat OST - Outro Theme  in my pants (This hasn't got a lick of sense) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XZfD1…

2 Heart of Steel in my pants (Cry of the brave) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6HJc…

3 No Sacrifice, No Victory in my pants (Makes sence...) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPtu16…

4 At the end of the rainbow in my pants (What the F...) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvG3ZV…

5 Crimson Thunder in my pants (Wait, what?) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMkMp0…

6 Last Man Standing in my pants (Hey! Give them back!!) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmMZB…

7 Reign of the Hammer in my pants (It's true :iconyeehawplz:) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=75445_…

8 Starchaser in my pants (This is FUBAR!) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhOrxR…

9 Light in the black in my pants (Seriuosly?) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIenz9…

10 Primo Victoria in my pants (Don't even ask... ) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZm4zs…

11 The price of a mile in my pants (I have EUROs in my wallet) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-b7mD…

12 Ohne Dich  in my pants (:iconforeveraloneplz:) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pkLDE…


I tag
:iconhellsing-order: :iconfireheart1001: :iconrobertfiddler: :iconprobablyimpossible: :iconpanzerfire:

EDIT:
Here is another. (No tag with this one, do it or leave it)
YOU JUST WOKE UP NAKED IN BED NEXT TO ME..... using only 3 words, what would you say to me?

Why does God punish me so?