Fr. Ron Smith

Spiritual Director/Assistant Dorm Supervisor


Spiritual Direction/Supervisory

With St. Lawrence Since

2006 (1966-1977 as well)


(920) 753-7520

My Long-term Vision for St. Lawrence Seminary is...

"That St. Lawrence continue the tradition and spirit of the Capuchin Friars who began SLS in 1860. It's a tradition of a Franciscan community spirit within the Catholic Church. My vision of St. Lawrence is hopefully inspired by the Holy Spirit, open to changing times and needs in a growing world, while at the same time clinging to all that is good and holy from the past. I envision staff, students and families, all as disciples of Jesus Christ within His Church, humbly serving God and others, especially those most in need."

Educational Background

B.A. Philosophy, 1960, Capuchin Seminary of St. Mary, Crown Point, Indiana
Graduate Studies in Theology, 1964, Capuchin Seminary of St. Anthony, Marathon, Wisconsin
M.A. English, 1972, Marquette University