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Lent/Cuaresma

Lent/Cuaresma

Lent is a time in which many offer up things for God in order to grow in a certain area in their life. What have you offered up? How many times do we complain about school, work, family and/or live in general? Why do we complain? Does someone or something drive us crazy, angry or […]

Ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s Seminary

Ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s Seminary

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 […]

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, […]

Una nueva experiencia

Una nueva experiencia

Hola, mi nombre es Alfonso Coronado. Soy originario de Saucillo, Chih., que se encuentra al sureste del estado de Chihuahua. Por ahora me encuentro estudiando inglés en UTEP en el programa ELI (English Language Institute). Es mi segundo mes en la Universidad. Siendo un tiempo arduo y de mucho trabajo para poder aprender el inglés rápido para poder servir […]

Español: inmersión total en Guadalajara

Español: inmersión total en Guadalajara

Yo soy afortunado por tener la oportunidad de estudiar español en Mexico, particularmente  en la famosa ciudad de Guadalajara. Before I  left  El  Paso, many of my friends were asking me how I feel and what are my  expectations. I simply replied,  “I always enjoy what I am doing. Its  going to be  an adventure and […]

Summer 2014 – A New and Wonderful Experience!

Summer 2014 – A New and Wonderful Experience!

It is summer time!!! How do you enjoy your summer so far? Wish you an enjoyable, fruitful, and blessed summer. I would like to share with you how my summer looks like so far. For this summer, I am doing my Clinical Pastoral Education in Austin, Texas as a chaplain. I have been going from […]

El Verano en la Parroquia St. Joseph

El Verano en la Parroquia St. Joseph

Ha sido muy bonito regresar a St. Joseph, ya que había tenido la oportunidad de estar acá hace tres años en el asignamiento de verano. Ver de nuevo a las personas de la parroquia de St. Joseph trae bonitos recuerdos, pero también es necesario ver cuanto he crecido en mi vocación. Una de las preguntas […]

Everything Happens For a Reason

Everything Happens For a Reason

How many people out there have problems? You could barely have any problems or you might be filled with many. Some of the problems might be small while others are big. Some might affect you more than others. The truth is that we allow our problems to influence us in our decision-making. There are many […]

Wonderful Experience at the Easter Vigil Mass with the RCIA group…

Wonderful Experience at the Easter Vigil Mass with the RCIA group…

In my second year of theology, I was with the RCIA group of a parish in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Easter Vigil Mass with them was a wonderful, delightful, and magnificent experience for me!!! My Holy Saturday began early. We had rehearsal for the elect and the candidate in the morning. They all […]

Cultural Diversity at the Seminary

Cultural Diversity at the Seminary

One of the recent exciting events at Mundelein Seminary was the Hispanic community’s first annual cookout. At this seminary, the Hispanic community is well organized and ready to engage the community at large. The Hispanic ministry organizes various events throughout the year in which we are able to demonstrate and share the best of our […]