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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.

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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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.

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