The 2019 Spring Leaven features the seminarian pilgrimage to Rome on the cover and inside. Seminarians met Bishop Robert Barron at a stop during the trip. Dr. Philip Jenkins, author of more than 25 books, will speak at the Seminary on October 29, while Dr. Frak Yamada, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, is the May 10 commencement speaker. New Board members Mr. John C. Marous III and Dr. Gene Leonard are pictured with Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector. Updates on past and present Seminary summer conferences are given as part of the new Institute for Ministry Formation endeavor. Features are given on seminarians’ formation program training in hospice care and a local Catholic school; the arts; Saint Benedict’s day; regular seminary events; faculty news and alumni news. The annual report for 2018 is included in this issue.