Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

What Would You Say?

In a recent episode of the Busted Halo Radio Show, Fr. Dave answers a question about discernment and models a great way to have a potentially difficult situation.

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April 30, 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

A Call to Return to Mission

Recently I was privileged to participate in a week long retreat/seminar at Loyola University on the topic of Parish Health and Wellness. It was an intense time with forty of … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: Celibacy or “He’ll never have his own children!”

Letting  Go When you look back, parenting feels like a long series of letting go of your child.  The first day of school is a day of pride and tears for … 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

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

Welcoming a New Contributor

A quick introduction to our new contributer.

April 18, 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

Closing Doors, Opening Grace

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

March 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Coffee, Catechism and a Black Apron

What do those black aprons at Starbucks really mean and how does that relate to catechesis?

February 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Question: Can You Talk To Evan?

This past Wednesday we took Evan to the Salt Lake airport at an early hour. (Did you know there’s a five in the morning now?)  As I’ve been talking with … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment
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