“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” – G.K. Chesterton When one arrives at a seminary for the first time, or even considers seminary life, they may be inclined to think of pious young men, stoic looks of reverence on their phenomenally pious faces, choirs chanting in the backgrounds as conversations of morality, […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Relax and have fun!"
Life as a seminarian of Conception Seminary College is unique in so many incredible ways. From the fast-paced daily routine to its peaceful remote location in the Missouri countryside, to the high quality of formation which young men are given, Conception offers many blessings which are hard to find, even at other college seminaries. Perhaps […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Seminarian fraternity"
They say that a shepherd who deals with a sheep who consistently runs away will get the sheep and break its leg. The shepherd will nurture it and in the process, teach it to depend on him and build trust. I too ran from the shepherd. I ran from his call, from his guidance, and […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Rough transitions"
A sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Wichita Kansas always told her class that “God writes straight with crooked lines.” Little did I know how true it is. For me, this simple saying is the crutch with which I limp through life. Three years ago I was a freshman, who looked up to […]Read more "Inside Scoop: God writes straight with crooked lines"
Below are some thoughts I would give to a younger me: The four pillars of formation will challenge you to be more fully human. The many years of formation also prepare us to become an alter Christus for the benefit of the Church and the world. Spiritual Formation purifies our desires so that we choose […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Challenges in formation"
“Are you sure you’re going to be a priest?” I often get asked this question by friends and family members. My answer is always the same: “I hope so, but I don’t know yet.” Because the truth is, I don’t know. When I first started feeling the pull towards seminary, I also felt feelings of […]Read more "Inside Scoop: You don’t have to have it all figured out"
This obstacle is typically tough for most seminarians to overcome. In some ways, it is nearly impossible to let go of the idea of a Plan B entirely altogether, but there are things a seminarian can do to not let this temptation hinder growth within the formation process. We all come to seminary from different […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Letting go of “Plan B”"