The Win/Win of Entering Seminary/Religious Life

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

Holy Hours

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

Public Person

Before I entered the seminary, I was a Broadcast Journalism major at a public university. It was the only thing I ever wanted to be when I was growing up. I remember flipping through my old 3rd grade journal during my senior year of high school and reading my old dreams and aspirations. For the … More Public Person

Dear Seminarians

Recently, Pope Francis released a document about seminary formation and the value of a vocation. I don’t see any new ground being broken, but it’s a good “bird’s eye view” of the vision of seminaries in the eyes of Rome. The Gift of the Priestly Vocation Peace. About the author