This post is a day late by the civil calendar, but according to the calendar of the Church it’s still technically Easter Sunday because we’re in the octave! If you went to the Easter Vigil Mass, you may have heard the following reading from Isaiah 55: “Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; … More You shall call nations that you know not.
The beautiful thing about discerning is that it’s a process. You are constantly praying and walking with your formator/superior and spiritual director to determine what God is calling you to. Because of that, entering seminary or religious formation isn’t signing on the dotted line saying you’re committing forever. There’s no small print. If at any … More The Win/Win of Entering Seminary/Religious Life
No, the title isn’t a plug for Catholic Beard Balm, though they are awesome over there. Rather, it’s quote from Psalm 133, used to describe… well, I’ll just let you read it. Psalm 133 (RSVCE) 1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon … More Oil Running Down the Beard
No, I’m not talking about once a week or once a month. I’m talking about once a day. Many seminaries require a daily holy hour of their seminarians, whether in common with the rest of the house or on your own. This was incredibly daunting to me as I entered seminary; I occasionally did daily … More Holy Hours
Take a few moments and think to yourself about the question “What is my primary vocation?” If you’re on this site, you’re probably discerning a vocation to priesthood, brotherhood, sisterhood, or marriage. But before one does that, they first have to acknowledge their primary vocation in life: to be a saint. The word vocation and the name … More Your Primary Vocation