Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Thoughts on Obedience

Guest blogger Megan Dahle shares a few thoughts on the topic of obedience.

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May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paulist Ordination

The Paulists have an ordination planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Learn more about the men who are preparing for the priesthood.

May 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mother’s Day is give and take

Being the mother of a priest includes an unexpected gift.

May 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

What Would You Say?

In a recent episode of the Busted Halo Radio Show, Fr. Dave answers a question about discernment and models a great way to have a potentially difficult situation.

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Know Yourself – Know Your Vocation

Pop culture insights — finding yourself may be the key to finding your vocation.

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Decisions, Decisions

To quote Ursula the sea witch, “Life’s full of tough choices, innit?” A few thoughts for the discerner and those supporting them.

April 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Eye of the Storm

We’re experiencing a moment of quiet….

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Facing Your Parental Fears

Parenting can keep you up at night worrying about your children’s future. A couple of examples — both real and fictional — can help parents better understand and grapple with their fears.

February 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Discerning Out: What It Is & Is Not

Every year, young men in seminary formation  come to the realization that priesthood is not their vocation.  If you don’t have a clear understanding of the discernment process or the … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Objection Series Part 2: But, I just want him to be happy!

How do you measure happiness? This post should appeal to those who are interested in hard data from reliable sources.  If your objection  arises from a belief that your son … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Insights from a Sister’s Father

Matt Wenke has a couple of great posts over at Aleteia sharing his experience of having a daughter enter a religious order.

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: But I just want him to be happy!

If you have been following this series, you have seen  that the objections have been very specific. At first, I had many of these objections described in this series. When … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Feeling Discouraged

It’s well documented that parents discourage their children from entering religious life, but how should we respond?

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Patron Saint of Seminarian Moms

Saint Hannah has become very special to me since my son entered formation.

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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