Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

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 · Leave a comment

Mother’s Day is give and take

Being the mother of a priest includes an unexpected gift.

May 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Eye of the Storm

We’re experiencing a moment of quiet….

March 31, 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

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

Bless Me, Father — A Review of Sorts

Some parents object when their son declares an interest in a vocation. There are lots of reasons given, but I suspect that the root of the problem is lack of … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 · Leave a comment

The Miracle of Priesthood

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

April 17, 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

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

Objection Series: “He will be so lonely!” or The difference between being alone and lonely

Priests are surrounded by people all the time.  Their entire role is to interact with people.  A priest can be so busy with people that it may difficult to carve … Continue reading

October 4, 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

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