Discernment / Discernimiento

Vocational Journey / Jornada Vocacional

Vocational Journey / Jornada Vocacional

  God is calling you!  All youth are invited to a Vocational Journey that will take place at Saint Charles Seminary on June 25th in English and July 9th in Spanish from 2PM to 8PM.  We will hear the fascinating stories of how ordinary people become priests, religious sisters, married people and dedicated single people in […]

La Vida En El Seminario

La Vida En El Seminario

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 […]

National Vocation Awareness Week 2015 / Semana Nacional de Concientización Sobre Vocaciones

National Vocation Awareness Week 2015 / Semana Nacional de Concientización Sobre Vocaciones

God has called you to belong to him and to the community in a specific way! November 1st thru 8th is Vocation Awareness Week. Here is a list of events that we will have during that week. We invite you to participate in them. November 3rd at 7PM: Night of Discernment at Saint Charles Seminary. […]

Holy Week Experience

Holy Week Experience

Toward the end of my second year of Philosophy I have had wonderful experiences in which I have learned a great deal, and one of them has been to live and serve during Holy Week. Here at Conception Seminary we had a delightful three day silent retreat as we approached the Easter Vigil. During this […]

Canonical Retreat

Canonical Retreat

In January I went on my canonical retreat here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston because of ordination to the diaconate this year 2015.  This was at a retreat house here in Houston.  We went over the Ordination Rite for Deacon and it was a very spiritual and emotional retreat because I had the chance to reflect […]

Reflexión del fin de semestre

Reflexión del fin de semestre

Mi primer semestre de teología en St. Mary’s Seminary en Houston estuvo lleno de muchos desafíos en el cual fue necesario la dedicación de tiempo a estudiar, orar, y hacer deporte.

Father of the community

Father of the community

Deacon James Keating once said in a presentation, all priests must think like married men, not as bachelor. When I heard those words, I was scandalized. How can it be? A priest must see himself as a responsible husband to be a good leader of his community. He said a priest should be proud of […]

The Semester Is Winding Down

The Semester Is Winding Down

It is now the last month in the semester here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston and it is getting a little colder outside and the leave are changing colors and falling of the trees.  But, it is also the time of final exams and term papers.  This semester I had a total of 6 papers (short and long paper) […]

Seeking Catholicism

Seeking Catholicism

Many of us have been Catholic all our lives. We don’t question our faith. But we also may not be able to articulate why we are Catholic. I wondered about why others choose to become Catholic, what do they see and appreciate that perhaps we miss. And so I asked a fellow seminarian, Michael Goodwin, […]

My new step in formation

My new step in formation

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 […]