Tag Archive | DISCERNMENT

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. […]

Seminary Life

Seminary Life

Hello, my name is Noe Mendiola. I am the baby of the seminarians at St. Charles Seminary.  I arrived a short two and a half months ago and I am the only first-year seminarian this year.  Don’t be fooled by the word baby. You see, unlike your average seminarian I am 45 years old, but […]

Getting pointed in the right direction

Getting pointed in the right direction

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 […]

Walking into the Unknown

Walking into the Unknown

Where am I? What is this place? Why was I sent here? Is this a punishment? These are all the questions I ask myself when I was sent into Conception Seminary College. When I first arrived at the Seminary I was surprised when I saw it in the “middle of nowhere.” I questioned everything about […]

Discipleship: A Journey in Faith

Discipleship: A Journey in Faith

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you ask this burning question: Which way, Lord? I guess all of us have gone through a lot of experiences, wherein we have to make major decisions in life. Some of these major decisions might be painful, but they help us to be who we […]

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

After three weeks of vacation in El Paso and Laredo, I had a good beginning of the semester with a five day silent retreat at the Christian Renewal Center in Dickinson for the seminary.

Pastoral Year Mid Semester 2013

Pastoral Year Mid Semester 2013

My experience here at Blessed Sacrament has been one of joy and continued discernment towards priesthood.  I am learning more about my identity as priest and how do I fit within that role of “bring Christ to others.”  I have finally settled into my pastoral year by understanding the routine and life of the parish.  […]

Vocational History

Vocational History

My name is Allan Alaka, I am 29 years old. I come from a family of four siblings and I am the first-born of the four children. I started admiring priesthood life when I was seven years old. My grandparents made it a tradition to invite a priest to celebrate mass at our rural home […]