Hello everyone, I have drafted an email to my mother, and I was hoping you all could review it…
I have trying to think of a good way to tell you this, and I can’t think of one, so here goes…
Remember when I wanted to be an IT Tech?, this is not the case anymore.
I know what I need to do now, and before you laugh, just continue on with an open mind.
We were praying in life teen in the form of adoration of the blessed sacrament, and I was kneeling down front. I saw something move. I look up, and the crucifix is turned towards me,and begins to speak. “Sam, be a priest, be a priest in my Name to spread my word to the people of Earth, be a priest. I prayed every night about it, and I received no response. However, the next time we did adoration, the same thing happened, same exact message, and everything, and furthermore, this time I was the last to rise to my feet. I heard at the end, " Time to go Now!” “Come back soon!”
I have prayed about it, and discerned what God wants me to do.
Read on. This would be a good fit, with only 16 people.
How should I react if my son or daughter talks to me about becoming a priest, nun, or brother?
If this hasn’t happened yet, maybe you ought to ask yourself how you or your spouse might react. Would it be shock? Concern? Skepticism? Would this be a dream come true for you or your worst nightmare? Knowing and understanding your own feelings and your reasons for them is an important step in knowing how to respond to your son or daughter. The vast majority of teens (even me) today feel that if they told their parents they were even “just thinking” about priesthood or religious life, their parents would be completely opposed to the idea, laugh at them, or in some other way not take them seriously.
I just found out my son or daughter is well along in the decision to enter seminary or a religious community. Why didn’t he or she talk with me?
Try not to be offended or hurt that your son or daughter didn’t confide in you until now. When considering a calling, men and women often wish to keep things confidential from the people closest to them until they are ready to talk about it. Rest assured your son or daughter both needs and desires your support and encouragement. In fact, your support as a parent is most likely valued more than that of any other figure in your son’s or daughter’s life. (Yep!!)
Here is info In the Blessed Jose Sanchez Del Rio Seminary.
Q. What do I need to do in order to apply?
A. High school age boys who wish to join must follow a two step process
- They must fill out and submit a completed application packet.
- Most importantly, the prospective seminarian will need to have an interview with the Rector or someone designated by him. Admission to the seminary is contingent on this interview.
Q. What are the graduation requirements at the Blessed Jose Sanchez Del Rio Seminary?
A. Mother of Divine Grace School offers a standard academic diploma and transcript. As an established, respected, and accredited private school our transcript is accepted by colleges throughout the United States. Graduation from Mother of Divine Grace School requires completion of 22.5 credits (225 units).
Q. Is there a tuition cost that the seminarians need to pay?
A. Yes, there is a minimal tuition that we ask the parents to contribute. This tuition helps with the cost of formation and the daily living expenses. If for some reason, however, a family is unable to pay the prospective seminarian will not be turned away. We believe that there is nothing more precious than a priestly vocation, and we want to do everything possible to help young men called to the priesthood to discern their vocation and to preserve it.
High School Seminary
512 E. Mulberry St.
Mankato, MN 56001