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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 […]

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 […]

Ash Wednesday In The Parish

Ash Wednesday In The Parish

We have entered the season of Lent 2014 and Ash Wednesday was a very busy day here in the parish of Blessed Sacrament where I am doing my pastoral internship for seminary.  It took us a few months to plan the services and masses that day, also who will help and what is going to […]

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.

Interview with Ross Epping

Interview with Ross Epping

This is the first a new series that will focus on people activities at the seminary that I attend. I know the power of the witness of the life of others. We are inspired by their actions and commitment and great love that make us want to be people of faith commitment and love. I hope […]

Life On The Road

Life On The Road

Since I joined seminary three years ago, life has been one of constant moving to new places to follow my call towards priesthood.  I began my seminary journey in El Paso at St. Charles Seminary for a semester in the fall of 2010.  Then Assumption Seminary in San Antonio to begin Theological Studies for a […]

Getting ready for Final Exams

Getting ready for Final Exams

During this time of the year at St. Mary’s Seminary, we get busy because of our different assignments in class such as final papers, readings and final exams. This is a little exciting because with God’s help I have completed another year of formation and the discernment of my vocation.

Does God speak to us today?

Does God speak to us today?

I would like to share with you a story that shows us how God is speaking to us today. The story says: One night a young guy was studying religious education with a group engaged in Bible study. He thought how he would like for God to talk to him. When the Bible study was […]

Holy Week

Holy Week

I experienced Holy Week in El Paso this year because we were given the week off as break.  I helped in the liturgical services at my home parish, Our Lady of the Light, on Delta in central El Paso.  I helped in the liturgies for the whole week.  Preparing myself spiritualy was a little difficult […]

Lectorate Installation

Lectorate Installation

This semester I had mixed emotions, the contradiction of great joy and sadness. I am happy because nine other seminarians from Assumption Seminary and I were installed as lectors. When I was about to be installed, I felt great joy in my heart, for I would be an official reader of the Mother Church. But, […]