Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

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

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

The Miracle of Priesthood

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

April 17, 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

Come and See!

Many seminaries offer “Come and See” weekend retreats for discerners. If you think God is calling you, answer the call by getting involved.

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Life Like in the Seminary

A couple of weeks back Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble linked to this video on her blog.  It’s a nice peek into life in the seminary and well worth your eight … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evan’s Vocation Story

Now it’s Evan’s turn to share his story…and how avoiding work is part of his vocation story…

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fr. Martin’s Confession

Noted Jesuit Fr. James Martin published a piece on CNN.COM this week called “Confessions of a Catholic Priest.”  In it, he makes a couple of interesting points. First of all, … Continue reading

November 15, 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

God’s Dreams

Our goal is (or should be) to live as God would have us live…but how do you find out exactly what God has in mind for you?

December 7, 2013 · 1 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

Following Francis’ Lead

A funny thing happened on the way on the way to our usual lives…Pope Francis inspired us.

November 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Question: What is a Vocation?

“Vocation” is just a fancy word for job, right? Or is it something deeper?

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Question: What is a Vocations Director

So…what exaclty does a Vocations Director do and why would you want one?

July 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

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