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Vocation Office Blog

How to Talk to the Vocation Director

If you wanted to be a journalist, it would make sense to talk to someone who works at a newspaper. If you wanted to be a chef, it would make sense to talk to someone who works at a restaurant. Just so, if you feel an attraction to the priesthood, sooner or later you...

Seminary 101

Many people, even many Catholics, have a vision of seminary as a very strict monastery. They imagine men walking around in hooded robes with folded hands, observing strict silence, and never smiling or laughing. But that is not even true of a monastery, much less a...

The Art of Self-Knowledge

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” Socrates famously said. He really meant it, too, as he also said that a man must “interrogate his own nature” and “work precisely” or else he will “miss what is good and become involved in what is bad.” Every Christian man...

Seminarians Excited to Return In-Person to Seminary

Where will you be this new school year, and how will things be different due to the coronavirus? Jacob Butz: I will be returning to sunny South Florida to finish my Pre-Theology studies. This year I was planning on helping young children with their homework as part of...

Seminarians Reflect on a Summer with COVID-19

What did you do this summer, and how was it? Anthony Carosone: For the past two months I have been assigned to the small, yet wonderful community of St. Francis of Assisi in Cartersville. Being in a small country parish and due to many limitations regarding social...

Introducing Atlanta’s Newest Seminarians

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Chris Larkins: I grew up in Dacula, GA, northeast of Atlanta, and I attended Dacula Elementary, Middle, and High School. My home parish is St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, GA, where I also have received all of my...

How to Leave Seminary (Before You’ve Even Entered)

God calls some men to seminary whom He does not call to become priests. Yep, you read that right. God leads us one step at a time, and it’s impossible to see around corners. And sometimes He wants us to know for sure where He's not calling us. You may know,...

Forming Seminarian Brotherhood during Summer

How do seminarians deepen their relationship and foster fraternity this summer? Jared Kleinwaechter: On Thursday nights, groups of seminarians get together throughout the Archdiocese to pray together, have dinner together, and grow in our brotherhood. Good food...

Summer Spiritual Tips

Slowing Down & Silence. We are definitely living in a very unusual time riddled with plenty of suffering and inconveniences. I have tried to discern how God is still actively working among it all. One particular way that I have noticed this is the extra time and...

Thoughts before Diaconate Ordination

How will diaconate ordination be different this year due to the virus? Robbie Cotta: Unfortunately it’s gonna be a small crowd at ordination. Only a handful of family members, friends, priests, deacons and seminarians will be able to attend the ordination. It’s a...

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