The Hour of Love

Archbishop Fulton Sheen continually preached the importance of praying an hour with Our Lord every day in the Presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Sheen said, “The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but...

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He Leadeth Me

For my first book for spiritual reading this semester, I decided to read a classic called He Leadeth Me. It’s a short book, only about 200 pages, and it details the life of a Jesuit priest who decided to go to the Soviet Union in the 1940’s to minister to...

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A Light Shining in the Darkness

Going into my pastoral year, I never would have imagined that the Church in the United States would be going through the crisis that it has been enduring over the past few months. The actions of few in leadership have re-opened the wounds that seemed to have been healing and...

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Communion and Liberation

During my first semester here at St. Joseph’s Seminary, I have found myself busier than I could have imagined. Between classes, community prayer, training for a marathon, formation conferences, writing papers, and trying to have some semblance of a social life, there is not much down time. Because I am...

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Discerning with my pastor

Hello, my name is George Creel and I am a seminarian for the diocese of Camden. I was born in Voorhees NJ and grew up in Williamstown NJ. I am the son of George and Karen Creel and brother to Kaitlyn and Sarah Creel. I am currently in my third...

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Sacrifice, Presence, and Fulfillment

This week is National Vocations Week. I would like to reflect on that briefly, and about sacrifice, presence, and fulfillment. As a seminarian, each of is assigned a different pastoral assignment. I am lucky this year, I get to be assigned to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Here, working...

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Awareness

 My name is Peter Gallagher and I’m a seminarian for the Diocese of Camden. I was born in 1994 in Voorhees, NJ to Kevin and Ann Gallagher. I have two sisters, Aileen my older sister and Claire my younger sister. My home parish is Christ the King where my...

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Camden Fraternity

One of the highlights of this year far for me was the time spent with my fellow Camden seminarians. Usually, every semester, all of us seminarians try to get together for a fraternal night. This semester was no different. Yet, this time felt extremely different from the rest of the...

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Fatherhood

It was about this time eight years ago, I was asked to be a guardian of my friends’ children in case something happened. It got my attention on many levels. The biggest one was, “could I be a dad?” I called my dad for advice. I remember one thing he...

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Preparing Ourselves for this Semester of Formation

It is hard to believe that another academic year is here, and we are back to sitting in the classroom. One of the highlights of this formation year is the fact that I am no longer the only Camden Seminarian studying at Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie). This past August, I...

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