Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Objection  Series:  “How could this happen in our family?  We aren’t the model Catholic family!”

The first Sunday after Christmas celebrates the feast of the Holy Family. This is one of my favorite feasts of the church because it always gives me hope that our … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

The Pope Frances Effect and Hope for the Future of Religious Vocations

As the US welcomes Pope Frances, I can’t help but wonder what the effect will be on those discerning or even thinking about discerning a religious vocation. I have read … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: “He Will Have to Give Up So Much!” or Giving vs. Getting

Alright, can we just agree that every vocation has its difficult moments, challenges and rewards?   You can’t compare one to another and say one is more difficult than the other. … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do You Remember the Day You Became a Vocation Director?

Our parish does infant baptism on the first Sunday of the month.  So today after the noon mass there were 6 babies and a large number of friends and relatives … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Summer Visit to the Seminary

This time of year, you and your son may be thinking about making a visit to a seminary.  He may be accepted for the fall term or still thinking about … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

This is just a phase… or… I don’t want another trumpet in the attic.

As a parent, how do you know if your son’s  interest in discerning a vocation is the real thing or is it just a phase?  When he is  young, it … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Welcoming a New Contributor

A quick introduction to our new contributer.

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Agnostics Pray

Right, so this isn’t really all that directly linked to my brother’s current work but it seemed the right place to post it. You’ve heard the saying “There are no … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mom: A New Contributing Author

I am very happy to find this blog as a place for parents and other family members to discuss the discernment and formation process. I have been looking for a … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evan’s Vocation Story

Now it’s Evan’s turn to share his story…and how avoiding work is part of his vocation story…

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Journey to Bethlehem; A Christmas Prayer

My Christmas wish for all of you.

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Visiting the King in Memphis

A trip to Memphis reminded me of the universality of the Catholic faith.

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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