Repeat Performance

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Wimmer Wednesday. A young Boniface Wimmer (then known as Sebastian) had learned from his lack of effort.

“Once Sebastian Wimmer had entered the seminary of the Georgianum, it became evident that over summer vacation all the knowledge he had acquired in the few weeks before exams had evaporated like smoke. As a result, he was forced to repeat the same studies that year. Therefore, he applied himself with great zeal to the study of all the pertinent subjects in theology, while at the same time, the grace of his call to the priesthood exerted an ever stronger influence on him from day to day. After two years he had to proceed to the diocesan seminary in Regensburg.”

—From Boniface Wimmer, Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania, translated by Dr. Maria Von Mickwitz and Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., editor.