You Give Freedom To My Heart

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the youth and young adult world about American Sniper, the new movie starring Bradley Cooper, which is currently out in theaters. As a disclaimer, it should be known that the Church obviously never promotes violence in and of itself, and our...

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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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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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