About

I’m a Catholic guy who began this blog during by seminary formation (2007-09) as I was discerning a call to the priesthood.  Years later, I want to blog my discernment as a married man as I grow to better understand God’s will for me.

I’ve grown up with Kermit the Frog (like most have), but I especially remember elementary school when Fr. Jerry (a ventriloquist) would do sermons with Kermit, Miss Piggy & Animal at children’s Masses. Fr. Jerry is one of many priests who modeled an attractive priesthood.

I use “Kermit” as a model for the priesthood for several reasons:Kermit nod

  • He wears a collar (visible)
  • He’s very reflective (prayerful)
  • He gives good advice (verbal)
  • He leads by example (does the right thing)
  • and he’s an overall great guy!

So as I blog, I want to ask W.W.K.D.? (what would Kermit do)

Kermit, in a nutshell, will be like my “online” spiritual director as I discern the priesthood and God’s will for me.

As I write, hopefully some readers would speak for Kermit with some kibitz instead of “ribbits.” )

Kermit?  What do you think?  Anybody?

Email: Chris (at) CatholicKermit (dot) com

  1. Julie
    July 27, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Hey Chris,
    Spoke to Rob today and he gave me the great news. I am so excited about your journey to the priesthood. I’ll be the first in line to read your book on how you got to this place. Meanwhile I’ll keep you and your family in prayer. Say HI to Sr. O, Frances and the gang in Miami. I enjoyed looking at the photos. Its great to know great programs are still going on. Hope to hear from you from time to time.
    In Christ’s love,
    Julie

  2. Jen
    September 15, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Hey,
    I’ve never met you, but I’m 100% sure that you know my brother. He just began at St. John’s, and I only know because I hear about all these events that you are talking about. His name’s Bryan. I’m sure I will be meeting you soon. I am praying for each and every single one of you in there.
    Sincerely in Christ,
    Jen

  3. Armando de Leon, PE
    October 27, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Hey!

    I went through Pre-The at SJV back in 1981 — yeah, I’m old! I was a student at the same time as Fr. Vallee. Great blog. Do you have any pictures of the mural behind the main altar? I now live in Virginia, far far away and would like to have one.

    Blessings,

    Armando J. de Leon, PE

  4. Paul
    November 20, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    WWKD…. I love it !!!

  5. December 11, 2007 at 10:25 am

    I’ve stumbled upon your blog and wanted to send along my encouragement and prayers for your ongoing formation and discernment of the priesthood. What a wondrously courageous adventure!

    I was also wondering if you might link to http://www.weCatholic.org and the videos I’ve begun producing. Thanks!

    Blessings in Jesus our Christ,
    Deacon Patrick

    It’s all good (but, is it the Best Good?)
    http://www.weCatholic.com
    http://www.BrainInjuryChaplain.com

  6. December 15, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Kermit ! love that .

  7. Lisa
    February 17, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Dear Chris,
    I happened across your blog when searching for Saint Bernadette Church. I knew it had to be you. I heard you finally decided to become a priest. Congratulations! If not you; who? It seems obvious to me that G_d called you. I am so happy for you and for all those whose lives you will touch in your new role. “Henani”, you say.
    By the way, the Diocese of Venice (Marco, Naples, Immokalee, Fort Myers, Sarasota) is looking for an overall Youth Director. I am not sure whether that is the actual title. I thought of you. I do not know whether it is something you can do while on your path. Maybe you know someone else good for the job.
    Hope all is well. Hope Elizabeth is well, too. Fell free to email me.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Gelman (formerly Torres)

  8. March 4, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Dear Chris,
    Congrats for a great BLOG !

    Please count on my prayers. I was at St. John Vianney College Seminary for 4 years and always have fond memories of the place. I hope to have you working with us very soon…

    Thanks for including RADIO PEACE in your LINKS.

    Peace,
    Father Albert

    http://www.padrealberto.com

  9. Alexandra
    April 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Dear Brother In Christ,

    I congratulate on the wonderful journey you will be emarking. I remember you from many years ago when we used to go to St Bernadette. I thank God you answered His calling. I will keep you and all the seminarians in my prayers, you are a blessing to all of us. May the Precious Blood of Jesus protect you always. Alexandra & family

  10. buddingrose4u
    April 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God! Just wanted to pass that little anagram along to you – it seemed to go along nicely with your blog theme.

  11. dadcooks
    May 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Chris — Thank you for the e-card. Although I couldn’t open it via the web.. I knew it was from you. Thanks. Hope you had a successful scholarly year. Best wishes on your continued discernment.

    Paul

  12. Ruth
    August 2, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I stumbled onto this blog. I am a candidate for Holy Orders in an Old Catholic Church and would love to follow your adventures. I know you may consider the teachings of the Old Catholic Church as non orthodox, but please consider yourself prayed for.

  13. August 6, 2008 at 8:37 am

    I stumbled across your website recently. I also wanted to point you to this billboard/poster from “For Better Life” … I thought it would go along well with the theme of your site: http://www.forbetterlife.org/billboards/live-your-dreams

  14. Liz Lantigua
    August 21, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I stumbled upon your website…congrats on sharing your spiritual journey with us! We – as in my family and our parish- are always praying for vocations so I am sure that some of those prayers are allocated for you! The more you talk to God the more He will help you in your discernment whatever that may be. If you can’t understand Him. He will just lead you by the hand. If you get lost, try His mother Mary. She will always lead you back to Him.
    All our best!

  15. November 27, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Dear Chris,

    I was a seminarian back in 2000 and 2001. Some of the best memories of my life i have there while in the seminary. I’ll be praying for you and the rest of the guys discerning. Excellent blog!

    Your brother in Christ,

    Rodrigo

  16. rodolfo canales
    December 3, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Hi Chris, my name is Rodolfo, my English is too bad, I found this blog when I was looking for another information, but I want to go to the seminary, I know you, I went to the Vocation awarenes weekend,am learning English for go to the Seminary, this blog is is really wonderfull, God put this blog on my road, thanks Chris, God bless you.

  17. April 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Good day sir i love the fact that you use kermit in your sermons if you ever record any of these i would love to see them i am a kermit collector and i think having such a video for my collection would be so great so if you are willling to shre a kermie sermon on tape im sure i and my son would both enjoy it ( my son is 5 turning 6 ) and he like all of us growing up loves kermit the frog.

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