Keys to the Past

Glossary

Seminary

A place where Roman Catholics train to become priests. There were not allowed when Roman Catholics were persecuted following the Reformation in Britain. In these times English Roman Catholics were served by priests from, or who secretly trained, abroad. They have only been allowed recently to be built. They often imitate Medieval styles of building - often with stained glass by William Wailes. An example is Ushaw College, County Durham.

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