Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

An Invitation

The arrival of the invitation moves the ordination more solidly into the realm of “this is going to happen.”

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April 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

Discernment — It May Not Be What You Think

Is it really discernment or just wasting time?

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Diaconate Ordination

It’s been a wonderful Christmas for us … and I hope for you as well. Both boys were able to come home. It’s been good to be together again as … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Paulist Promises Mass — In Six Minutes!

The good folks who provide media for the Paulist Fathers have put together a short video to give you a little taste of the Promises Mass. If you have the … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Brother the Deacon

An ordination and a promise/bet recalled…from a brother’s POV.

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eventful Weekend – Promises, Ordination, Blessings and Masses

This past weekend was filled with important milestones.

September 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

Next Steps – Final Promises and Deaconate Ordination

As we’ve noted elsewhere, one of the challenges involved in blogging about the seminary experience is that there’s a lot to write about at the beginning, not much in the … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 1 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

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

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

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

Oh The Places You’ll Go — As A Missionary

Being a seminarian involves more than just sitting in classrooms or spending days in prayer. There’s a very active component as well.

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Call to Return to Mission

Recently I was privileged to participate in a week long retreat/seminar at Loyola University on the topic of Parish Health and Wellness. It was an intense time with forty of … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment
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