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Father Mitchel Zimmerman, director and chaplain of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at the University of Kansas, leads seminarians on a tour of the center grounds. He explained the programs and services offered by the center as well as the challenges of evangelizing at KU. LEAVEN PHOTOS BY JAY SOLDNER

This year’s annual seminarian pilgrimage kept the 21 participating seminarians close to home, thanks to COVID-19 restrictions.

Seminarian Aaron Waldeck prays during a Holy Hour at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center chapel.

But the five days of activities included some workshops, a trip to the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a trip into the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, to evangelize with the Community of the Lamb.

Seminarian Brian Jacobson and Little Sisters Pauline, left, and Oliviana try to keep a social distance as they visit with Charles and Regina McBee on their porch in Kansas City, Kansas, instead of inside as they once would have.
From left, seminarians Brian Jacobson, Will Carey, Abraham Khadivi and Alex Rickert work on a Gospel reading meditation and focus exercises with Little Sister Amaya, left, and Little Sister Marie-Jeanne of the Community of the Lamb.
Deacon Keith Chadwick sets the Book of Gospels on the altar at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center as he prepares for Mass.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann preaches a homily at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center during a Mass he celebrates with the seminarians.

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