Have you ever felt a calling to the Priesthood?

Before I was married, I once wanted to be a monk because I felt soooo disillusioned with the world, and felt the only way I could effect any goodness was through constant prayer. I was rather a pessimist during that portion of my life, and it was admittedly a tough time.

Long talks with my spiritual Father helped me overcome my pessimism and I eventually saw more goodness in the world, simultaneously realizing that my motive for becoming a monk was not entirely realistic.


Not if you’re an only son like myself. We’re also a culture where the dad wants the son to carry the family name to the next generation. This wasn’t a problem in the past when bigger families were the norm. Had my brother not die of leukemia, who knows, maybe I would have become an RC priest.

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