Seeing Christ Face to Face

During my 3rd year of college seminary, I have to take a class called Philosophy of Person. In this class, we discuss questions regarding the soul, the relation of body and soul, and personhood. What interested me the most was a class in which we discussed a person having a...

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3 Ways to Continually Hear God’s Call

Someone said to me today that there are three main things that sustain a priest in being able to continually hear God’s call – spiritual direction, confession, and prayer. Then he added that those are also the three main things that allow a man to hear God’s call in the...

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Three Important Steps

Being newly installed as a lector is a very exciting part of my formation. Sometimes it’s easy to be lulled into the routine of seminary (just like life!), but as a seminarian enters theology, before they are ordained a transitional deacon at the end of 3rd theology, they go through...

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That We May Imitate What They Contain

The month of October is designated by the Church as the month of the Most Holy Rosary. During this month, Catholics are called to delve deeper into the mysteries of our redemption that are contained in this ancient prayer and, by meditating on each mystery, we are called to imitate...

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Share the Journey

This past June, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Texas-Mexico border on one of our diocese’s “Share the Journey” pilgrimages. Over the course of my time in seminary, the Lord has placed the desire on my heart to serve people of Hispanic descent in a particular way....

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”: You can be poor in spirit even when you have power. I am a big fan of superhero movies and stories. I recently watched the movie X-men: Dark Phoenix. People panned the movie, and I see why,...

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Keep Your Eye on the Harbor

It is a new year at the seminary. This sounds quite promising because it involves new classes, teachers, papers, schedule and many things to do. Yet, this definitely doesn’t sound very different from the reality of new beginnings for every human being. We all have responsibilities in our daily life...

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