Holy Vocations

Can I be completely honest with you for a second? I am far from perfect. Yet so often in our lives, unrealistic expectations of perfection are placed upon us. They might be my own expectations for myself or expectations that others have placed upon me. My mom wrote a moving...

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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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