Summer Pastoral Assignment

This past summer I was blessed to have a summer pastoral assignment at Notre Dame de la Mer in Wildwood, NJ. It was great to be out of the classroom at the seminary and put into real life situations at the parish. During the summer I was blessed to lead...

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Lenten Discernment

Well, I don’t know about you but it is hard for me to believe that we are already half way through the season of Lent. Lent is the forty days that the Church journeys through together, partaking in the three famous attributes of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Each year we...

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Major Seminary

As many of you know, two months ago, I began my studies at Saint Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. Just within these two months I have learned many new things including that there are squirrels with black fur; the CBS television show Madam Secretary filmed a few scenes in...

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Prodigal Son

This past Sunday we heard a very powerful Gospel, which will especially hit home during this Year of Mercy. The Gospel readings came from Saint Luke where we heard the Parable of the Prodigal Son. I find this scripture passage very powerful and meaningful as a seminarian studying for the...

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Peace of Heart

Currently I am reading a book written by Father Jaceques Philippe titled Searching for and Maintaining Peace “A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart.” Father Philippe is a great spiritual writer who wrote a book titled Time for God which I would recommend to anyone beginning or struggling with their...

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Love Or Nothing

I was blessed to have to opportunity to take a mission trip / retreat out in Colorado with Seton Hall students just last week. During out trip we did service with Christ in the City, which is an organization in Denver that works with the homeless, and we also volunteered...

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The Rock

Over Spring break this year I was blessed to have the opportunity to take a pilgrimage with my class over to the “Eternal City.” This was my first time to Rome and I was completely blown away. After our arrival we were given an hour to get ourselves together before...

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Fraternity

When many hear the word “seminary” mistakenly the first thing that comes to their mind is monastery. I know that many of my friends when I told them that I was going to seminary they thought I was going to be locked up in a monastery for the rest of...

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My Best Decision

My name is Henry Laigaie and I am in my second year of formation at the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall University. I am also a parishioner from Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Gibbsboro. Before attending Saint Andrew’s, I started my religious journey at Holy...

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