2017-05_LT-Seminarian

On the Journey: Pursuing my Vocation

“You will be the priest, or the groom at my daughter’s wedding.” My friend’s mother told me moments before jumping behind the wheel of the car and moving 400 miles away.

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How Being the Notre Dame Leprechaun Prepared Me for Priesthood

Whether you’re a leprechaun or a priest, you don’t get to hide when the heat is on against Christ and His Church.

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The Dilemma of Dating While Discerning

With a religious vocation so heavy on your heart and mind, how could you give either discernment the attention it needs or deserves?

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What I Learned From Discerning My Vocation

The first time I remember wanting to be a mother was when I was 8 years old. It was shortly after my mom had given birth to my little brother. After holding this tiny little baby, this miracle, I knew that I wanted to be a mom. For years I […]

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5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong

Perhaps there was a time in your life where a little old lady looked up at you and told you that would make a great nun or priest. Your face might have looked like this:   And if you’re anything like me, you probably had billions of reasons why you […]

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Calling the Chosen: A Q&A with a Vocations Director

They are not signing their life away, and ultimately, my interest is their eternal joy and salvation, and if it is not as a priest, or a priest for my diocese, I want them to figure that out.

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Discernment Confusion: Misconceptions and Clarity about My Vocation

To be honest, I felt lost. Some days I would think that being a priest was my calling, others that having a giant family (thirteen kids to be exact) was. In my life I would see signals everywhere — a bible verse that told me to be a priest and a baby that told me to be a dad. It distressed me; I was frustrated a lot of the time, and it began to wear on me. I was asking God why he didn’t just tell me what was up.

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Heaven is Enough for Me: The Truth About Priestly Celibacy

When I was in high school, we had the greatest thing ever: open lunch. If your school hasn’t blessed you with this gift, open lunch means that all of the students who wanted to could leave the campus for lunch. We could head to the local mall food court, run home to grab homework we […]

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Happy Fr.’s Day

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day.

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Why Do Catholic Priests Have to be Celibate?

Just as in Marriage spouses give themselves fully to each other ‘Ìâ‰âÂÌâ‰Ûù spirit and body ‘Ìâ‰âÂÌâ‰Ûù so a priest gives himself to the service of Christ for the Church. Imagine trying to give yourself fully to an entire parish and have a family to take care of! You'd have to make sure your family has food on the table and a roof over their heads and are spiritually and emotionally taken care of.

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