Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Priests/Monks, Nuns/Sisters – What’s the Difference?

Not everyone in a wimple is a nun and not every man in a habit is a priest. Can you tell the difference?

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July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spiritual Direction

Fr. Dave gives some insight into the role and responsibilities of a spiritual director.

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Advice from a Seminarian

What three things should you know before you enter the seminary?

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Holy Acolytes!

It’s worth remembering the important milestones that mark a man’s progress toward ordination.

June 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Miracle of Priesthood

A brief reflection on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Giving Up For Lent

Lent is a time of sacrifice, but do we have the right intent?

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis on Formation

Pope Francis recently shared a few of his thoughts on the priesthood and priestly formation.

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Advice for Discerners — And A Thought for Parents

A brief reflection sparked by one of my favorite blogs.

November 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Welcome to National Vocations Awareness Week!

This week the USCCB is asking us to focus our attention on increasing vocations. Here are a few useful links for you.

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Priestly Formation: Basic Supervised Ministry

Not everything in a seminarian’s training is academic. A big part of formation is learning the ministerial aspect of the priesthood as well.

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Proper Reason?

Is it true that people turn to the church because they can’t make it in the “real world”?

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Come and See!

Many seminaries offer “Come and See” weekend retreats for discerners. If you think God is calling you, answer the call by getting involved.

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dinner with a Side of Answers

Every ordained priest has been through the seminary experience. Spend a little time with one and you’ll learn a lot about what your child is going through.

June 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

E-mail and a Note about Discernment

This week a lovely note landed in the Seminarian Parents inbox.  It came from the Mum of a seminarian who…well, since she graciously offered permission to share her letter, I’ll … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment
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