Celibacy: Gift of Joy

With the hope of being called by Bishop Sullivan to be ordained a priest this coming June, I decided to write about the gift of celibacy (the promise made at my diaconate ordination) and the joyful relationships it brings. Also, I want to mention this post comes at the suggestion...

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Last Year in the Seminary

Wow, it has come: my last year in the seminary. I am now a deacon and soon will no longer be considered “a seminarian forever.” Those discerning a vocation to the priesthood may wonder, “what is the last year seminary like for a newly ordained transitional deacon?” Depending on the...

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Honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary

How lucky are we as a Church to venerate the greatest of all saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary? Every year, on these special days and during the month of May, I practice certain devotions to help me show thanks to Mary for her presence and intercession in my vocation. I...

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Tradition!

With the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day fast approaching, many may begin or have begun their Christmas holiday traditions. Some of these traditions may be or include baking Christmas cookies (yummy!), visiting Santa Clause for a picture, family/friends sing-alongs at someone’s house, and/or driving around to see the...

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