Introducing Atlanta’s Newest Seminarians

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...
Forming Seminarian Brotherhood during Summer

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

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

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...
What Seminarians Do During Summer

What Seminarians Do During Summer

What is your summer assignment? Simon Nguyen: My summer assignment is at St. Peter Chanel in Roswell. This is actually my second summer assignment. My last assignment was at Holy Vietnamese Martyrs in Norcross. These two parishes are completely different, but they...
Discernment During the Pandemic

Discernment During the Pandemic

If you’re discerning the priesthood, you have a choice during the pandemic lockdown. You can either bemoan your isolation and put your discernment in “lazy limbo” or you can treat this challenge as an opportunity to dive deep. Since you’re a man striving to be a...
The Heart of a Priest

The Heart of a Priest

Today’s news is filled with fear and uncertainty. As we socially distance and continue receiving daily updates about infections and death from the coronavirus, fear is a natural response. We must look to Our Lord in these trying times. We must turn from fear to...