Trying to Define Formation

While here at seminary, we have one buzzword that goes around often, and it is formation. Formation is extremely important. It is important for all of us, battling the spiritual battles, but is even more important for the priests, leading people toward Jesus. The prophet Isaiah says, “But now, Oh...

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From Omaha, Nebraska

This summer, seminarians Steven Bertonazzi, John March, Christopher Myers and Carlo Santa Teresa are in Omaha, Nebraska, attending the Institute for Priestly Formation. Chris Myers offers the following reflection on their experience thus far: As we four reach our fourth week here in Nebraska, I have had a great chance...

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Why?

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” – John 15:16 I think one could make an...

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The Call of Saint Matthew

One of my favorite Gospel passages is commonly known as the “Call of Saint Matthew.” Many people call it this for many reasons, but mostly because of the painting done by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio-and the piece is considered a masterpiece. The corresponding passage appears in all three Synoptic Gospels,...

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The Joy of Suffering

Second Reading from Saint Paul to the Romans 5:1-5 the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity “Brothers and sisters: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which...

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