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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Prayer & Silence

Prayer is a necessary component of every Christian’s life. For men discerning or being formed to be priests, prayer is our pathway for growing closer to the Lord and discovering what God is asking us to do with our lives. There are many different types of prayer in which we...

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You Got to Have Faith

These words from the fourteenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel have been my cross and my inspiration during my years in seminary. During my four years of formation, I have encountered many “problems” that I really thought were beyond my fixing. In a way, they were. However, I was too proud...

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Being the miter bearer for Pope Francis

On Sunday, Oct. 12, I was able to serve a Mass of thanksgiving for the Equivalent Canonization of two Canadian saints celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica by Pope Francis. Both St. Marie of the Incarnation and St. Francois de Laval were missionaries from France to what was then known as...

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All in the Family

My name is Ed Kennedy and I am a seminarian for our diocese. I am currently on pastoral year, a sort of internship year, but I study at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. I received my call to the priesthood at one of our parishes, Our Lady of Sorrows, while...

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