Something that characterizes the beginning of the new school year is the list of books that are necessary for classes. The books weigh heavy and can be very intimidating (many seminarians will even post photos of their school books to social media sites in exaggeration.) But I ask myself, “What is it that keeps me […]
Que pronto se pasa el tiempo. Otro semestre en Concepción ya casi se termina. Siempre me pregunto, “¿Aún sigo haciendo lo que Dios quiere?” y mi repuesta siempre viene siendo sí y no. Sí, porque aún estoy feliz en lo que hago y en el lugar donde yo estoy. No, porque yo estoy consciente de […]
On February 15, 2015, I received and was installed into the Ministry of Lector for the Catholic Church by Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory Bishop of Beaumont. This is the first step to get ready for priestly ordination. In this ministry, I have been given the responsibility to proclaim the Word of God in the […]
Blake Brooks is a seminarian for the Diocese of Puria. He is studying at Mundelein seminarian and he is part of the 2018 graduation class in which God willing he will become a priest. In Spring 2015 Blake leaded an interesting visit to Madison Wisconsin university and here are the questions I asked him about […]
Please join us in praying for vocations for the Diocese of El Paso.
Por favor únete en oración por vocaciones para la Diócesis de El Paso.
Después de que entre al Seminario San Charles Borromeo, de la Diócesis de El Paso Tx. Pase 4 meses en los cuales no había ido a mi casa, la cual se encuentra en Saucillo, Chihuahua. Mi ciudad queda de 7 a 8 horas de distancia del El Paso haciendo el viaje en camión. Cuando iba de camino a […]
Yo soy Wilbert Colas de Haití, por la gracia y la bendición de Dios nací el 04/01/1981 en un pueblo muy humilde y muy católico, dónde la gente tiene mucha fe en Dios nuestro Creador. Este lugar se llama JEAN-RABEL, está en la provincia de Noroeste de Haití donde aprendí como seguir a Dios en […]
This school year is almost over, but it feels like it has been barely three months! Time has gone by so fast. It has been such a great year. I have grown so much since arriving here. Being away in the middle of “nowhere” has really helped out my spirituality. I am able to keep […]
Their is a month left for the Spring Semester to end and it is a time that can be stressful and also filled with joy and anticipation. During this last month I have a few papers to write and then prepare for final exams before the end of the semester. This year has been a […]
I was born with a heart condition and needed complicated surgery, unfortunately I was too small for the trauma of open heart surgery and was forced to wait under the care at the hospital for six months. The day came and the surgery went on successfully. My mother always reminded me that God healed me […]
Ash Wednesday was last week – February 18, 2015. At 2:30PM that day, I departed from my intern parish to a Detention Center facility. After 30 minutes driving on Interstate 10, I arrived at the Detention Center at 3:00PM. Due to the schedule at the Detention Center, I could not have Liturgy of Word with […]
It has been three months since I started my pastoral internship year. The three months are full of blessings and surprises which help me grow personally, spiritually and professionally. It is a great blessing for me to be assigned to my intern parish where I am now. It is a parish in a small town […]
Nuestro Señor Jesucristo es un Dios muy compasivo, muy misericordioso y muy amoroso. Muchas veces oímos que nos vamos a ganar el infierno si no paramos de pecar. Eso es muy cierto pero existe algo muy grande, algo que todos podemos obtener y algo que Dios lo dejo para todos nosotros. Eso mis hermanos y […]
The seminaries of Assumption and St. Mary’s meet every year in either San Antonio or Houston for a fraternal gathering and to play sport in volleyball, basketball, flag football, and soccer called the Archbishop’s Cup.
When I discerned to resume my priestly formation after being “on hiatus” for several years, I looked forward to many things that I missed from my previous time in formation. But I was surprised to find that what I missed most was spiritual direction. For those unsure what spiritual direction is, it’s a time set […]
Este mes celebramos la memoria de todos los santos, y no puedo evitar recordar con alegría las palabras que mencionó S.S. Juan Pablo II en el discurso de la XV Jornada mundial de la juventud: «Jóvenes de todos los continentes ¡no tengáis miedo de ser los santos del nuevo milenio! Sed contemplativos y amantes de […]
New air I am breathing; a new environment and definitely new challenges. My first semester here in Conception Seminary College has been great so far. One thing to highlight would be the brotherhood that there is here in the seminary. It is so easy to walk into each other’s rooms and get help or just hang […]