Vocation

White pinpoint in the night days of life’s rough voyage – Long had i searched for that lonely glitter, that far off tip of a last hopefilled straw. But my …

I’ve often heard while discerning my vocation to the priesthood that a vocation is like a seed: you don’t know what it is until you water it and give it …

When asked how long our formation for the priesthood is, a dropped jaw is usually the response we get after saying “14 years.” “Why does it take so long? You …

I just got my 2017 day-planner the other day. Yes, it’s a three-dimensional, paper-and-cardboard entity that many would consider more than outdated. So what?  I’m still with one foot in …

I’d like to share with you a prayer I wrote, a window into what I think every seminarian carries in his heart.  So if you’d like to pray for all of …

The commandment that Christ leaves us today in the Gospel is to love one another as He has loved us. He loves us! Of this we can never doubt. This …

My god was my belly, my motive self-love, O Lord.  I made a rational choice to return when my stomach won out over my pride.  So I returned to you.  …

St Peter’s Basilica is a treasure trove of amazing things, but an interesting artifact tops many of the lists of must-sees: a 6 six foot wide circular slab of marble, …

An untidy reflection on Romans 12 Discernment is not like job searching. “What am I fit for?” or “What would I like to do with my life or in this …

The line is not moving at all, it is cold, and I hardly know what I am doing here. Finally I find a seat and try as best as I …

Falling down a mountain is scary. Falling off of a seven man crew that is carrying a tree trunk up that mountain, is downright terrifying. There I was, on a …

  I punch him in the arm. Hard, but not with all I’ve got. “You idiot,” I say, “don’t forget to look both ways before you cross the street.  Remember …

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