Cultivation of virtues for the priesthood


#1

How can an aspiring candidate for the seminary cultivate human virtues, chastity, meekness, perseverance, spiritual growth, genuine intellectual curiosity, diligence in study as well as a profound understanding of Vocation? Although I am a weak sinner, I really wish to be formed by God. I really wish to learn about sharing from seminarians and priests as well as observations of laymen.

What makes a good priest and how can I become one? I really wish to start changing myself and strive for perfection - I can’t tolerate my lukewarmness anymore. All I can do is humbly admit my weakness, go to Confession as soon as possible after committing every mortal sin, keep praying, rely on God’s mercy and keep going.

Thank you.


#2

Going to Adoration frequently and having a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary will help tremendously. Reading the writings of the saints, especially priests, will be a good guideline and will offer good advice.


#3

Frequent Adoration, UNceasing prayer, He > I He must increase I must decrease, do some community service and learn to serve.


#4

Like OsculeturMeOsculo said a tender devotion to Blessed Mother Mary


#5

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