Celibacy: A Sacrifice of Love

Once I returned for my second year of formation at St. Andrew’s College Seminary, I was reflecting on a few questions. I prayed about the question of celibacy and the “lonely life” that comes with it, or so society emphasizes on us. I prayed over the questions; What would I...

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Being Faithful Despite the Suffering

As the academic year comes to a close, many of us will be getting ready for our summer activities. For many of us, this includes the beach, the pool, the boardwalk, baseball games, and just relaxing with some good friends. The seminarians of the Diocese of Camden will have to...

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The Ups and Downs of the First Semester

I can’t believe my first semester of college is done. It feels like only a month ago, my classmates and I moved into St. Andrew’s College Seminary. It’s hard to believe it was six months ago. Within those six month, I can truly say that I believe I’m where God...

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Trying to Discern God’s Call

My Name is Tom Piro and I’m a seminarian for the Diocese of Camden. I was born in 1998 in Cape May Court House to Anthony and Debra Piro, and I am the youngest of four. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, and as my pastor would say, “I...

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