So I am scheduled to enter the seminary for my diocese in the fall. This comes after about 2+ years of discerning and I have been out of college 4 years now. It hasn’t been an easy decision at all for me. At first I was really eager to enter (about 2 years ago). However, this eagerness has waned for a few reasons.
First, I was laid off from a job I had, and now I am just eager to get another job and finished what I started. Second, our diocese sends our seminarians to one of two diocese. They have decided to send me to the one I did not prefer over the other, and I really don’t like this seminary because everything is in the same building and I have felt trapped when I visited.
I still have a strong desire to get married, but I believe God wants me to go into seminary and be a priest. To some extent, I feel like I am being pulled away from what I want.
I have decided I have to go to seminary this year come hell or high water. However, I don’t think I can make it a full 7 years in this seminary. If I was at the other seminary, I think I might be able to, but not this one. Is it right to go to seminary with the intention of staying the whole time? Do you think they’d let me transfer to the other seminary after a semester or a year?
I have a lot of questions. I thank you for helping.