Father Laurence T. Murphy, who taught at Seton Hall and briefly served as University President, helped forge a historic link between Seton Hall and China, starting in 1979.
Category: SHU History
Named an Inventor of the Year in 2015 by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, Walter Alina ’56 transformed entire manufacturing processes with his visionary concepts
To commemorate Immaculate Conception Seminary’s 150th anniversary, Monsignor Wister, an associate professor of Church history, embarked on a quest to write the definitive history of the institution. Over six years, he reviewed original correspondence between rectors and bishops, read journals, textbooks and newspapers, and pored over hundreds of photographs, consulting sources that had never before been used for scholarly purposes.
In September, he published Stewards of the Mysteries of God, which in its 496 pages tells a story filled with colorful personalities and realistic details about what daily life was like even for the earliest seminarians.
Portions of Monsignor Wister’s book are excerpted here.
These contributors talked about how Monsignor Sheeran had touched their lives, how he made a difference — often with a small gesture, or a smile — that ultimately had a profound effect.
Award-winning journalist Anthony DePalma ’75 reflects on his return to the University after a long absence.