Tag Archive | seminary

Last Month of the Third Year of Theology

Last Month of the Third Year of Theology

Their is a month left for the Spring Semester to end and it is a time that can be stressful and also filled with joy and anticipation.  During this last month I have a few papers to write and then prepare for final exams before the end of the semester.  This year has been a […]

Mis primeras vacaciones como seminarista

Mis primeras vacaciones como seminarista

Después de que entre al Seminario San Charles Borromeo, de la Diócesis de El Paso Tx. Pase 4 meses en los cuales no había ido a mi casa, la cual se encuentra en Saucillo, Chihuahua. Mi ciudad queda de 7 a 8 horas de distancia del  El Paso haciendo el viaje en camión. Cuando iba de camino a […]

You’ve Got to Have Heart!

You’ve Got to Have Heart!

I was born with a heart condition and needed complicated surgery, unfortunately I was too small for the trauma of open heart surgery and was forced to wait under the care at the hospital for six months. The day came and the surgery went on successfully. My mother always reminded me that God healed me […]

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 […]

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) […]

Transition Back To Seminary

Transition Back To Seminary

I have returned to for my third year of theology here at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, TX.  I have two more years left if I am to be ordained priest.  The transition for Pastoral Year to the seminary was somewhat easy.  I know that seminary is only temporal and the two years will be […]

New School Year

New School Year

Something that characterizes the beginning of the new school year is the list of books that are necessary for classes. The books weigh heavy and can be very intimidating (many seminarians will even post photos of their school books to social media sites in exaggeration.) But I ask myself, “What is it that keeps me […]

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 […]

My summer at Van Horn, TX

My summer at Van Horn, TX

As I live my years in seminary, God allows me to experience the richness and beauty of Our Mother Church. This summer I was assigned to help in Our Lady of Fatima Parish, at Van Horn. Even though it is a rural community and I am a “city-boy”, I have fallen in love with it. […]

Back after the first semester

Back after the first semester

Last Sunday, my fellow seminarians and I arrived to Conception, Missouri for another academic semester, after being at home for about three weeks. I had a great time in El Paso. I visited my parents, my grandparents, brother seminarians, some priests, and some friends. I also went to Chihuahua for a week, and I saw […]