Seminarian summer activities are a continued witness to Christ

The structure of priestly formation in the seminary is often governed by the academic coursework needed to be completed each semester. That said, the daily schedule is always configured based on the times of prayer, especially the Holy Mass. Once the spiritual schedule is determined, the other parts of the day — classes, ministry, exercise, homework, chores — are slotted into their appropriate times. 

Make them true shepherds of souls

Men who are seeking to serve the Church in the priesthood are formed in the four pillars: human, intellectual, spiritual, pastoral.  “The whole formation imparted to candidates for the priesthood aims at preparing them to enter into communion with the charity of Christ the good shepherd” (John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, 57). 

God’s Mercy and the Culture of Vocations

My dad is a golfer. When my brother and I were young, my dad enjoyed taking us to the course and teaching us to play. First to the driving range, then a little time to practice putting, and, eventually, nine holes of golf