Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Objection Series: Celibacy or “You mean, no sex? Ever?”

As part of the Objection Series, I did not think I would be writing specifically about celibacy, although it can be an objection for parents.  I referred to celibacy in … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

We must have done something right.

When I read blogs of parents encouraging vocations in their children, I can’t help but feel a little inadequate.  These blogs have many wonderful ideas I wish we had done … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cassock Day: A Rite of Passage

Early in my son’s discernment process, one of the biggest shocks was related to something very concrete, not spiritual. About 2 weeks after my son first told me he thought … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: “You should get out into the real world and live a little!”

Since you are reading this blog, you might be interested in following a blog where seminarians and faculty post regularly.  “Seminarian Casual” is the blog on the website for St … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Discern: For Young and Old Alike

Discernment can seem almost like a foreign word at first.  It is not a term you hear everyday.   As parents, you probably have heard this word thrown around quite … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

No, I do not hate your religion.

Good day folks, Sparky here. I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. Largely out of being easily distracted by school, work and other such things. But the start … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lenten Apostolate

A quick link to a post from one of Evan’s fellow novices. Like Evan, he’s out in the field experiencing parish life. Unlike Evan, he’s in Ohio. Enjoy! — Dad

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflection: Self-Sacrifice

Thoughts on images of sacrifice in cinema and their relationship to the Novitiate.

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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