Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
Alleluia Christ is risen! I should first start this LONG overdue update with an apology. In my last update (back in Sept) I told you that I hope to give an update often. Well, it looks like you will only have two updates this school year.
I am now in the final weeks of the school year here at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. And this year has been full of ups and downs. One of the greatest things about being in seminary is being able to live just a few hundred yards from Christ in the chapel. Another great thing is all of the friendships I have made. I shouldn’t really say friendships, I should say family. These men have become my brothers, and it is amazing the effect we have on each other.
There have been and still are many great things about seminary, but there have been some down times too. I have really struggled this year with academics, and have had very little free time (one reason why there has not been an update in awhile). The academics are tough, but they are slowly improving.
It is amazing to see how much one can learn about oneself if they spend just one year in formation (seminary or convent). I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be here and study for the priesthood! And I can see a lot of growth happening.
Things are going well, and I ask for your prayers for the men who are preparing for Ordination to the Deaconate and the Priesthood. I also ask of your prayers for a strong finish to the end of this school year. And I appreciate all of your support and prayers, and rest assured that you are in my prayers every day!
Happy Easter Season,
PS: I just found out on Monday that I will be living at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Cincinnati for the summer!
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