A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage

Walking.  Praying.  Beholding. Thousands of words could be written that would give a detailed account of the week-long pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day.  Instead, I want to offer some brief vignettes under the thematic words I have provided above.  My reflections will relate to how I experienced World Youth Day from the … Continue reading A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage

Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica

1 Language to learn.  2 Months.  3 learning sites and micro-climates.  12 hours of day and night.  Over a dozen Churches where we received and adored Jesus.  About 70 cups of local coffee. Hundreds of miles flown, driven and walked.  Thousands of experiences and memories with the Catholic Christians of Costa Rica. More than our … Continue reading Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica

“What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.

  The first year of seminary is complete.  The first of two years of study in Philosophy.  The first of six years overall to prepare to become a priest of Jesus Christ.  What can be said of this experience?  What happened?  What changed in my life?  What was seminary life like?  A lot of these … Continue reading “What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.