I was a student at LSU about eight years ago for about two years before I entered the seminary. I don’t know if you still have it but free speech alley where they would allow groups to set up displays and the like. I think about once a week Christ the King would set up a table to … Continue reading The Spirit’s Role in Our Mission
I posted this three part article in the bulletin here it is in one post! My Journey to the Priesthood (Part 1) With my ordination a short two weeks away! I want to share with you how I came to discover God’s call to the priesthood in my own life. I’ve shared some of … Continue reading My Vocation Story
Do any of you remember the first time you tried to ride a bike, or maybe the first time you went swimming? We likely don’t remember what we were doing, and we needed some help. I don’t have much memory of my bike lessons as a kid but I know I was successful with them … Continue reading God Gives us Aid to Proclaim the Gospel
As you probably know this coming weekend, I will finish my journey that started about eight years ago when I entered the seminary. A part of the ordination I will lie prostrate on the floor, or I will lie flat on the floor face down. During this action, the Church will be praying the litany … Continue reading They will know us by our Love
How many of you have dogs? As I’m sure, you know dogs are usually good about responding to their given name. Especially a well-trained dog will respond to many commands. I had a golden retriever as a kid named Lucy, and we taught her to get our paper in the morning. She would go out … Continue reading Listen to the Shepherd’s Voice
As a part of my preparation for the priesthood I am doing the 33 days to morning glory. In the third week the author, Fr. Michael Gaitley, quoted a letter St. Therese of Calcutta, or Mother Theresa, wrote to her sisters after being inspired by St. John Paul II. She focused on the words from … Continue reading I thirst
When I was in my 3rdyear of seminary formation, I attended a retreat in Grand Coteauthe Jesuit spirituality center. The priest who I met with gave me a scripture passage to pray with every prayer period. I was given this passage from St. John and in my prayer, I felt the Lord asking me to put … Continue reading Do You Love Me?