Pray for Vocations
Father Clay’s Homily August 21, 2022
Jesus invites us to a personal relationship with him so we can enter to the light. No matter what type of vocation we are called in, we are all called to be fulfilled. Listen to Father Clay’s homily as he explain what vocation is al about.
March 24 2023
What is Seminary Life Like? A man who senses that God may be calling him to the priesthood is invited to consider experiencing seminary life. Often, however, misconceptions may prevent a man [...]
January 27 2023
A Vocation’s Reflection by Sister John Agnes, a Dominican Sister of Nashville (For more information, visit https://www.nashvilledominican.org/) When I gave Jesus my yes to his invitation, all the other “yeses” became easier. Will [...]
March 24 2023
What is Seminary Life Like?
A man who senses that God may be calling him to the priesthood is invited to consider experiencing seminary life. Often, however, misconceptions may prevent a man from applying at all.
First, some might think attending seminary is a definitive commitment to becoming a priest. Nothing could be further from the truth. The early years of seminary formation are a significant stage of one’s ongoing discernment.
Second, people might think that seminaries are like monasteries where people walk around in silence and have unwavering adherence to strict rules. This perception is neither a correct characterization of a monastery nor a seminary!
In reality, seminaries today are very much like universities but with a strong emphasis on forming the whole man. The aim of the seminary is the formation of body, mind, and spirit. To this end, seminarians take classes in Catholic theology, Sacred Scripture, Church history, pastoral counseling, and other subjects. There are also opportunities for sports and recreation.
Most importantly, the seminarian is a man who prays from the heart, both liturgically and privately. During his years in formation, he gradually and steadily learns how to accomplish his life’s work: to become like Jesus!