Author: Jessie Henderson

Clarity And Writing

Clarity And Writing

A thing about clarity many times clarity doesn’t have to do with grammar it has to do with the mind set many times students you are stressed out right you have bills you have other classes right I believe that if you get yourself and I in an ideal state when you’re writing your essays…

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Using Unknown Words in Essay

Using Unknown Words in Essay

If you have a word that you don’t think you know it it’s great there or it’s a word you did not really sure meaning how many really make sure you use the right word place brackets around sections that require clarification eyebrows stars next to any parts that are great you know if you…

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To All Parents of Religious

To All Parents of Religious

So, your child has a vocation.  Congratulations!  He or she has told you about their desire to enter a seminary, cloister, order, or monastery.  This is wonderful news.  You thank God for this gift to the Church; you make telephone calls to family and friends to announce the news.  You find yourself busy with all…

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Recommended Books

Recommended Books

Books on Discernment: To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood by Fr. Brett Brennan Vianney Vocations, 2010 “Fr. Brannen has given a tool that so many young men have prayed for in their discernment.  When considering if whether or not God is calling you to the priesthood many…

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All You Need to Know About Seminarian Traits

All You Need to Know About Seminarian Traits

Seminarian traits Candidates for admission…should have attained, at least in some measure, growth in those areas represented by the four pillars or in the integrated dimensions of formation identified in Pastores dabo vobis: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. For Example:Human Formation: not only an absence of serious pathology but also a proven capacity to function…

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Virtues

Virtues

Discernment means “to come to know.” In order to come to know the Lord, you’ve got to prepare a proper foundation for your soul to hear what God has to say. The goal is to make Jesus the compelling and motivating force in your life. It takes work to develop virtues. The word “virtue” calls…

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I’m Not a Saint, So Can I Be a GoodPriest?

I’m Not a Saint, So Can I Be a GoodPriest?

Offer yourself up to God’s will as Christ did. Remember, prior to spreading the Gospel, St. Peter denied Christ, St. Paul persecuted the Church, St. Augustine fooled around with women and Alphonse Ratisbonne was an atheist who vigorously hated all things Catholic. These are just a few examples of wonderful priests who did not start out as…

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Practical Suggestions

Practical Suggestions

Discernment is an art and it is learned by doing, not just by reading about it. It is a function of an individual’s personal relationship with the Lord. When we desire to do God’s will, are willing to be open to God and have a solid knowledge of God, then discernment is possible. Therefore, prayer…

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Who is the Church looking for?

Who is the Church looking for?

Among other things, men differ in personality, background, and habits. God has called men of just about every personality to be priests, from fiery spirits like St. Peter and St. Paul to quiet men like St. John and St. Francis of Assisi. He has called fishermen, scholars, farmers, writers, noblemen, commoners, doctors, lawyers, slaves, soldiers,…

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