Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Lessons from the Seminary

A diocesan seminarian shares a few thoughts on his first year.

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Different Novice’s View

Reflections on seminary from a different point of view.

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Closing Doors, Opening Grace

Can making a choice and limiting your options ever make you happier?

March 12, 2014 · 3 Comments


Quick updates from the seminary experience…

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflection: Vocation and Discernment

This weekend, as Evan and his brother novice Paolo are representing the seminary at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, it seemed appropriate to share the prayer service he wrote for the discernment weekend last month.

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Question: Who Pays for Seminary?

Education — whether religious or secular — isn’t cheap. So…just how do you pay for seminary training?

November 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Baby’s Face

Every new mother loves taking photos of their baby. That new face inspires a fascination that never goes away, no matter how old they are. This week my baby’s face … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Question: What Does A Novice Do?

The life of a novice moves to a rhythm of prayer and sacrements and community. Here are a few of the details.

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s A Date!

The process is moving ahead and now we know when our son’s Novitiate will start.

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Text Message

Bing! I’ve been accepted to the Paulist 2013 novitiate class!!!!!!!!!! The text message from my son arrived mid-afternoon last Wednesday.  He’d just been called by his vocations director with the … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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