The story that brought me here is not extraordinary. I would consider myself as a normal 19 year-old that is just as human as you are who is pursuing my vocation. Having a vocation is not just for holy men and women who have a devout, prayerful life. We all have a vocation. We are all called to holiness and are created to respond to the call God has for us. Yet It is up to us to willingly discover what that call may be. We can be called to holy marriage, holy orders, religious life, generous single life in Christ, or to be a diocesan priest. Understanding a vocation is anything but easy, yet it is rewarding.Read More
We invite you to take a look at why our seminarians chose Saint Joseph and what they're discovering about the experience. You'll see there are different reasons that draw them here. But the main reason is that Jesus Christ has invited them to discern their vocation, to see if God is calling them to serve the Church one day as Catholic priests.Read More
In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, we read how Andrew and John are literally walking behind Jesus. They just heard from John the Baptist that he’s the Lamb of God and it propels them to encounter him.
When Jesus turns around, he asks them a question (one that he asks us, too): “What are you looking for?”Read More
Four days into the new academic year, Archbishop Cupich stopped by Saint Joseph College Seminary to celebrate mass, have dinner, but most importantly, spent time with our seminarians.Read More
The fall retreat at the seminary focuses on building upon the friendship & brotherly bond that the upper classmen have, while introducing and uniting the freshmen to each other. As the seminarians learn quickly, you cannot be in the seminary alone; you have your brothers who will help you pray, grow and discern.Read More
Vocations are born within the Church. From the moment a vocation begins to become evident, it is necessary to have an adequate “sense” of the Church. No one is called exclusively for a particular region, or for a group or for an ecclesial movement, but rather for the Church and for the world.Read More