[quote="PeterJohn, post:3, topic:291337"]
May God bless your journey! :thumbsup:
PeterJohn, thank you!
[quote="andreashofer, post:4, topic:291337"]
Praise the Lord! We need holy priests, ultimate sacrifice for the reparation of sins, eternal happiness, ultimate instruments of Love and Mercy.
Please answer His calling generously!
May our dear Lady, Mama Mary, guide and protect you. You are a man of prayer.
You are unworthy, which qualifies you for being even more Jesus Christ, rather than yourself.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forever. Amen
In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, may your Guardian Angel watch over you, not letting the devil ever win you for his culture of death. (I make the sign of the cross)
andreashofer, thank you for your blessing and lovely prayer. They both brought a beaming smile to my face.
[quote="SecretGarden, post:5, topic:291337"]
I was in seminary but not the Catholic kind. Feelings of unworthiness are normal but it's important to have courage to take those steps, ask your questions and see where it leads. If the doors don't open 100%, remember it is ok. Sometimes we aren't meant to finish the plan we think God has. For example, I started seminary, but I was only able to complete one course before God opened a different door called Catholicism. Being a woman, obviously meant, I had to close those doors, but God opened others instead. Go after your dreams and please feel free to use this forum to ask whatever questions you have. We are a diverse bunch who love God and who are also asking questions as we talk along our own journeys.
SecretGarden, I used to make 200 cold calls a day to angry business owners to sell small business loans. Calling my local diocese to simply inquire about becoming a priest was a test of willpower and fearlessness I never anticipated. More than anything, it shows me just how deep my love for God and my desire to be closer to him is.
I have lived a full life up to this point having travelled and lived abroad, worked to support myself after college, and having been in a long term relationship. While that life was certainly fun and I regret none of it, there is a much deeper calling that I feel and hear that a wife and children cannot fulfill. I spoke to a very good friend of mine today and expressed to him my desire to be a father to millions as opposed to just 2 or 3.
Thank you for relating your experience and I'm glad that you found God in a different capacity than what you originally anticipated.