Sacrament of Reconciliation

One of my classes this semester is a study and practicum of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It’s an extremely important class not only because we get to practice celebrating the sacrament, but also because we study the history of the sacrament. Without going into a detailed history, what I’ve noticed...

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A Very Exciting Week

This is a very exciting week for our Church and for our Country. We have the awesome privilege of having our Holy Father visit so many sites so close to our own homes. For me and for all of our seminarians, this is made even more exciting by having the...

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Hard to Believe

This Saturday, May 9, I will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Diaconate. It’s hard to believe that the day is actually here. When I entered St. Andrew’s College Seminary in August of 2007 I thought that this day was a million years away. Now, just days away from...

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Leading Up To Ordination

This past week I was on retreat at St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown. Once a year seminarians are required to make a retreat but for me this retreat was different. My retreat was what is known as a Canonical Retreat. This is a retreat required by Canon Law for those...

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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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