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Saint Joseph College Seminary Blog

For news, current events, reflections, and activities, the Saint Joseph College Seminary blog will provide a fun and behind the scenes look at what college seminary is like.

A Heart Like Saint Joseph is Something Worth Imitating

It was no accident that Saint Joseph was led into the desert and told to bring with him his adoptive son. Joseph was led into the desert by the Holy Spirit. Much in the same way how Jesus was led into the desert by the Holy Spirit at the start of Lent. Jesus would again feel a desert as he was dying on the cross, feeling abandoned by nearly everybody in his life. The desert is not incidental to the life of Saint Joseph and to Jesus, in fact in the life of the Church. Rather it is a place where we can go to encounter God.

Spiritual Spring Break in Taizé

Going into the Taize community, I was a bit unsure what the experience would be. I knew it was a place of prayer, but that was about it. Praying in song, three times a day as part of a large group, made a deep impact on me.

Dominic Lazzaroni
Saved by Grace Through Faith

As Catholics, we must first have faith in the Lord to be saved, even if at times it seems that he is chipping away the very essence of who we are. We must trust in Him and His teachings, although we may not have an understanding of why he takes such seemingly vital things away.

Prayer, RetreatDominic Lazzaroni
St. Nicholas White Elephant Gift Exchange

Last night, Saint Joseph College Seminary had the honor of St. Nicholas visiting the seminary for the annual white elephant gift exchange.  There was much laughter and joy during the white elephant gift exchange.  From the most random gifts to few shocking steals, there was plenty of great presents go around.

Just Pray for Faith

"A nobleman went off to a distant country...He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins. (Luke 19: 11-28)"   Bishop Goedert pointed out that when the nobleman returned, only 3 came forward to give an account to the nobleman.  "What happened to the other seven?"

Vocation Awareness Week 2016

This week is National Vocation Awareness Weekan annual week-long celebration in the U.S. Catholic Church for promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.  Through prayer and education, Catholics are asked to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering a religious vocation. 

Fr. Mike Scherschel
Loyola University Chicago's 2016-17 President Medallion Recipient: Michael Malucha

Malucha, who is majoring in philosophy, goes out of his way to serve those in need—and to serve God as well. But he’s more than just a seminarian. He’s an excellent student who carries a 3.65 GPA while also working as a research fellow for the Joan & Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.