Holy Ghost Seminary
Holy Ghost Seminary was a Roman Catholic Christian seminary in Ypsilanti, Michigan run by the Holy Ghost Fathers. The seminary was opened because the closest Holy Ghost location, in Philadelphia, had a waiting list of potential students. Since Detroit had a large Catholic population, the holy order chose Ypsilanti as the site for their new seminary: "Rather than send students to Philadelphia, we decided to build a school in Michigan," recalls Father Egbert Figaro, former assistant principal of the Holy Ghost seminary.
- "What is the Difference Between a Roman Catholic Exorcism and a Christian Exorcism?". Logos Christian Fellowship. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
Pastor Chris Ward, Doctorate of Ministry, grew up a Roman Catholic. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Wayne Michigan, received Holy Communion and Confirmation, was a member of the Columbian Squires, an Altar Boy for 8 years, still knows the Mass in Latin, and attended Holy Ghost Seminary in Ypsilanti Michigan to investigate the priesthood.
- "God and Man on Washtenaw Ave. -- The Holy Ghost Fathers Mission Seminary". Pittsfield Township Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
The Holy Ghost order originated in France in 1703 and established its first seminary in the United States in 1874. The idea of opening a junior seminary in the Midwest was first raised in the late 1940s. Junior seminaries -- residential religious high schools that prepared students for formal training in the priesthood -- were experiencing rapid enrollment growth. The closest Holy Ghost location, in Philadelphia, had a waiting list of potential students. Detroit, with its many Catholic parishes, was an obvious place for a new seminary. "Rather than send students to Philadelphia, we decided to build a school in Michigan," recalls Father Egbert Figaro, former assistant principal of the Holy Ghost seminary.