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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 […]

On the Feast of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs November 24, 2015

On the Feast of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs November 24, 2015

It is November 24, 2015! For a Vietnamese Catholic like me, it is a very special day- the solemnity of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs.  This year it is even more special! Last weekend, I got a chance to come back to the diocese for a short visit in which I helped with the bilingual Mass (English/Vietnamese). […]

Going back to the roots

Going back to the roots

One day, I was alone watching the beautiful horizon of the place where I grew-up. Its beauty, simplicity, and green nature was a paradise. Recalling those simple days of my life living with no internet, no cellphones and even the limited stations on TV. Indeed, life on the farm is very simple yet joyful. As […]

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. […]

Interviews at Mundelein

Interviews at Mundelein

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 […]

A Year

A Year

This year went by so fast. Every time I think about it makes me feel amazed. It feels that I was barely told I was going to Conception yesterday but it has been a year. This entire year has been filled with many blessings. I have been able to grow so much due to all […]

Interview with Steven

Interview with Steven

Steven Lilly is a good friend of mine. He is studying for the archdiocese of Chicago and he is in my group, in first year theology. Something that I appreciate and admire about Steven is his strong desire to work for others, not only in missionary work, but also with the “Peace and Justice Gospel of Life” that is a group […]

A Life of Service – Una vida de servicio

A Life of Service – Una vida de servicio

A few weeks ago I attended a dinner at St. Raphael Parish, it was a fundraising dinner for retired priests in charge of “The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso”. It was a great vocational experience for me. First, I had the opportunity to share experiences with many young and retired priests, as well as […]

Experiencia de Dios

Experiencia de Dios

El pasado mes de marzo del tuve mi retiro ACTS, una experiencia que fue diferente a las demás retiros de evangelización que he tomado y en las cuales he ayudado dentro de este proceso de formación en el Seminario. Al principio me encontraba lleno de preocupaciones por la escuela, al saber que regresando después del retiro me encontraría […]

Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd

When I was in college in Vietnam, I used to have an image of Jesus the Good Shepherd on my desk at all times! It was a very peaceful, trustful, and joyful feeling whenever I looked at the image. The image reminded me that I was always taken care, watched over and protected by Jesus […]