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young adult retreat @ St Vincent DePaul Seminary

January 30, 2010 1 comment

First time ever, the seminarians at St Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary in Boyton Beach, FL led a retreat open for young adult of the Palm Beach Diocese.  I heard about it through my friends on FaceBook.  It was a Spirit-filled retreat … simple schedule … 3 seminarian testimonies … deep small group discussion … Benediction & Adoration … and lots of social time.

Even though I couldn’t stay for the whole retreat, I’m grateful to have been invited and grateful to see by brother seminarians at their finest at “home.”

Hopefully, with their great turnout, they can do more events to not only reach out to the community, but keep vocations on everyone’s minds and prayers!

See the Florida Catholic article that promoted the events.

Here’s some pictures I took of their beautiful chapel on campus:

Dominic & Dan in DR

August 16, 2009 1 comment

I saw an article today in the Florida Catholic with 2 of my seminarian brothers.  Dominic Buckley (Diocese of Orlando) and Dan Martin (Miami) had a picture of them with some kids in the Dominican Republic over this summer.  The article was mainly about Dominic’s experience.  St Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary usually sends seminarians after their first year as Theologians for a Spanish immersion program.  It’s nice to see more on vocations in the Florida Catholic.

my brothers @ St Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary

August 10, 2009 2 comments

Today is arrival day for new Theologian seminarians at St Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary in Boyton Beach, FL.  Since I discerned leaving seminary formation just recently, I didn’t need to go, but I wanted to tell my classmates and seminary brothers personally about my discernment.  Luck for me, one of my brothers needed a ride, so I offered to drive him and his stuff (including “piano”) up there.

sonic-drive-inIt was great to see each other after the summer break, but sad having to say I wouldn’t be in formation with them this year.  Everyone was very supportive and understanding, but I didn’t want my leaving to effect their own vocational journey.  I know from experience that guys that left did remind me of my own discernment in subtle ways that, left ignored, may add to doubt, but when faced, could help grow in confidence in my vocational journey.

I still hope to keep in touch with most of them, through phone, Facebook and food (Sonic is right across the street).

God bless you guys and stay holy!

Deacon ordination @ SVdP

2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FLToday, we drove up to St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary in Boyton Beach, FL (about an hour+) for the ordination of several Transitional Deacons (Priests next year, God willing) in a beautiful Mass with Orlando Bishop Wenski.  They also hosted us for lunch and fellowship.

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