Tag Archives: Seminary

Vocation Story: Daniel Shine


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March 27, 2013 · 9:29 AM

Brotherhood Among Seminarians

A Good one of several guys - Daily, Baxter, Neterer, Bower, HelleCHRISTINA CAPECCHI

You will not hear the young men at Saint John Vianney College Seminary refer to each other as classmates or fellow seminarians; they call each other “brothers.” And the term is apt, they say. Continue reading

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March 13, 2013 · 3:16 PM

Seminarian Daniel Shine (2015)

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God calls men to the seminary from all sorts of backgrounds and occupations. I happened to be studying history at Purdue University when I came to believe that He was asking me to seriously consider the priesthood and enter seminary formation. Continue reading

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February 4, 2013 · 4:11 PM

Reflecting on Seminary Formation

rsz_meinrad_praying_mcgauley_in_backgroundThe Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the seminary as “an environment in which something originates and from which it is propagated.” Indeed, seminary is only the beginning Continue reading

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February 2, 2013 · 3:58 PM

Seminarian Class Presidents


In the life of a seminary, much is purposefully regimented and scheduled, including prayer, liturgies, classes and seminars. This life of “routine” is intended to form the seminarian in the essential elements of priestly life, to incorporate these activities into one’s daily rhythm of existence and activity. Continue reading

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January 17, 2013 · 3:02 PM

Life Experiences: Pete Logsdon

I have been blessed to fly under the radar these past five years, meaning that no one has really asked me to write about myself. Now, I have been asked to describe some of my experiences that have led me to this point in discernment and some unique things about me that I will be bringing to the priesthood. Continue reading

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January 17, 2013 · 2:46 PM

Fr. Travis Stephens (2012)

DcnWhat sort of Struggles or Brick Walls have you encountered? One of the hardest parts about being a seminarian is that people who are close to you do not always understand what you are doing. I think it is especially difficult for friends and family who are not catholic to understand why you are becoming a priest. Continue reading

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January 17, 2013 · 1:08 PM