To begin, I am (finally!) coming into the Church this Easter after three years of study, contemplation, and prayer. It's been a very long journey, and, needless to say, I am extremely excited to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist in just a few weeks. Over the last few months though, I have experienced a persistent nagging on my soul- a nagging which has scared me to the core at times, made me absolutely elated at others, and has really thrown me a curve ball as to what my collegiate studies should center upon. And, as is quite obvious from this thread's title, that nagging is the Priesthood.
I will graduate from a local community college with my Associates of Arts in Spanish at the end of the summer. After that, I am transferring to a near-by state school to finish my Bachelors of Arts in Spanish. My question is as follows: if I were to apply to my Diocese after undergrad, and I were accepted, would the Seminary prefer I have a minor in Philosophy, a minor in Religious Studies, both, or neither? :confused:
A concern of mine is, were I to minor in either of the above two at the state school, that the classes would be secular or anti-Christian/Catholic in nature. Would it be better for me to pursue learning another or more languages, e.g. Latin, Italian, German, Portuguese?
Being a new convert, I definitely feel that I should spend at least two more years discerning the Priestly vocation before doing anything officially. I have always believed that if something is meant to be today, it will still be meant to be tomorrow... that's been my guiding philosophy for the past three years!
Keep me in your prayers, and I look forward to your thoughts!
In Christ and His Mother