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The Initial Steps to Discovering Your Vocation as a Priest

Discerning your vocation is a long process of introspection and consultation with God. It is not an order or a command, but rather an invitation from God to discover His path for you. In order to properly discern your vocation, you must be humble, honest, prayerful, patient and courageous -- instant gratification is not part of the process.

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The Impact of Catholic Charities

Recently, we were blessed to have Rev. Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President & CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago as a guest speaker. He spoke strongly and passionately to our seminarians, sharing with them life lessons about the importance of community and how to create stronger ties through God and Catholic Charities.

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Top Misconceptions of Seminary

When a young man tells his family and friends that he’s considering seminary, he may find that they don’t fully appreciate what that means. There are many misunderstandings about what seminary is and what it entails. We would like to address a few of the common ones.

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Why Come to St. Joseph College Seminary?

If you feel God’s path for you is leading you to priesthood and seminary, it’s of utmost importance to choose the institution that can best help you discern His call. At St. Joseph College Seminary we provide the community and environment you need to accomplish this, and more. We asked some of our seminarians why they came to St. Joseph.

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A Brief History of St. Joseph College Seminary

Since 1994, we have been part of the Loyola University of Chicago community, nurturing the God-given talents of young men who wish to become priests and community leaders in the Catholic Church. We are blessed to be where we are now, and have had a long, ever-changing journey. Here is a brief history of our seminary.

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Seminary Appeal Weekend 2016 | Andy Matijevic

As I began my preparation for my First Holy Communion in 2003, I would find myself playing Mass in my room, with red kool-aid and ritz crackers. On the day of my First Holy Communion, I sat in prayer after receiving the Eucharist and I heard the voice of Jesus say to me: “Andy, I want you to be a priest, come and follow me.”

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I Came to Saint Joseph because...

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. 

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