It’s time’s like these that I thank God I’m in seminary!

Tonight was our senior night festivities at the Seminary. We had the meal planned out, the chefs ready to cook, and the night went off basically without a hitch. It was an absolutely beautiful celebration of our seniors, their impact on us and the seminary community and just the real fraternal and brotherly spirit atContinue reading “It’s time’s like these that I thank God I’m in seminary!”

Divine Mercy Sunday, Two Saints, and Homosexuality… Three gifts to the church!

  Today on the Feast of Divine Mercy, we have received many gifts in the church. The first being a reminder of Christ’s love and mercy, the second being two new saints: John Paul II and John XXIII, and the third, coincidentally titled similarly is The Third Way. Fr. John Hollowell, a priest from the Archdiocese ofContinue reading “Divine Mercy Sunday, Two Saints, and Homosexuality… Three gifts to the church!”

John Paul II and his encouragement of Altar Servers

As we near the canonization of John Paul II on Sunday, I recollect on how he influenced my life. When I first started serving was under his pontificate, and I remember always being amazed at the ways in which he celebrated the Mass and the seminarians, servers, and priests who served his Masses. It wasContinue reading “John Paul II and his encouragement of Altar Servers”

“We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”

The video below is of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s homily on the Liturgy, which he offered on Quinquegesima Sunday at the Brigittine Monastery of Our Lady of Consolation. Wow! Wonderful homily. One of my favorite quotes from it is: “We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”Continue reading ““We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.””

Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…”

“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begunContinue reading “Quote of the day: “Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim…””

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio On Saturday, I was interviewed by VocationBoom! Radio, a national radio show on over 230 radio affiliates. It is an hour long program and consists of my “shortened” vocation story (covering my life in Quincy, Beatrice, and Kentucky), answering questions from call-ins as well as talking about lifeContinue reading “Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio”

Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer!

Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer! As is my custom, I want to wish a warm welcome to the world of Catholic blogging to Chris Trummer, a first year seminarian from Springfield, IL! Chris and his brother Michael are both seminarians at Bishop Bruté and they joined us this Spring. Chris servesContinue reading “Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer!”

Ite Ad Joseph! The Solemnity of Joseph, Spouse of Mary.

“…And Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ. 18 This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. 20 He hadContinue reading “Ite Ad Joseph! The Solemnity of Joseph, Spouse of Mary.”

My Solemn Vow – Marriage, a beautiful vocation!

Tonight at dinner, a few of the men and I were discussing marriage. More specifically the great love that couples have for one another. We were discussing about friends and family members who after dying, their spouse dies a short time later. Marriage is a great and beautiful vocation. As we near our Spring BreakContinue reading “My Solemn Vow – Marriage, a beautiful vocation!”

Listen to me on Vocation Boom Radio!

                                I will be talking vocations, nationwide on over 230 EWTN radio affiliates, Sat. 3/29/14 at 4 pm CT with Jerry Usher on the Vocation Boom! radio program. Please feel free to share the above photo!