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

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

Spiritual Direction

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

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: “But people are so critical of priests!” Super Human or A Human of Faith?

It must be hard to live your life and do your job while under a microscope. When every human failing is on display for others to comment and judge, you … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Series of Objections

I will be posting a series on common objections parents have surrounding a son’s interest in discerning a vocation to priesthood or religious life. I will take one objection and … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another Vision of the Future

What if you could look into the future and see what your son’s life could be like in 6 years, 16 years or  26 years?  This ‘Vision of the Future’ series … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Everyone has 3 Vocations

With all the talk on this blog about vocations and discernment, you may enjoy a video by Fr Mike Schmitz who provides a little different explanation of the 3 (yes, … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Visiting the King in Memphis

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

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

God In All Things

It’s been a rough couple of weeks at our house.  Cathy already hit the highlights of when things started to go south.  There’s more to the story, though, and I … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Book Report

A quick review of a wonderful new autobiography of faith

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Path to the Priesthood

Congratulations to Rev. Jimmy Hsu, on the occasion of his ordination!

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Priesthood as Exemplary Masculinity

An inspirational article from Word on Fire suggests a new/old view of the priesthood.

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are You Listening?

In case you missed it, the Pope said we all need to be better listeners.

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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