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Song about celibacy and priesthood

September 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is a song about celibacy and priesthood, performed by a brother seminarian currently at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

A great performance by Michael Hartley, challenged by his summer at the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF).

my brothers @ St Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary

August 10, 2009 2 comments

Today is arrival day for new Theologian seminarians at St Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary in Boyton Beach, FL.  Since I discerned leaving seminary formation just recently, I didn’t need to go, but I wanted to tell my classmates and seminary brothers personally about my discernment.  Luck for me, one of my brothers needed a ride, so I offered to drive him and his stuff (including “piano”) up there.

sonic-drive-inIt was great to see each other after the summer break, but sad having to say I wouldn’t be in formation with them this year.  Everyone was very supportive and understanding, but I didn’t want my leaving to effect their own vocational journey.  I know from experience that guys that left did remind me of my own discernment in subtle ways that, left ignored, may add to doubt, but when faced, could help grow in confidence in my vocational journey.

I still hope to keep in touch with most of them, through phone, Facebook and food (Sonic is right across the street).

God bless you guys and stay holy!

David Tracy + spirituality + philosophy + theology

January 31, 2008 2 comments

St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boyton Beach, FLDavid TracyGUEST SPEAKER — this afternoon, we drove 1+ hour north to St Vincent de Paul Regional Major Seminary in Boyton Beach, Florida for a conference on “Philosophy, Theology and Spirituality” by guest speaker David Tracy.  Despite being one of the most respected theologians from the United States, his 2 talks and Q&A sessions were very understandable.  The first was on “Philosophy & Spirituality” and the other on “Theology & Spirituality.”  I found some more weblinks about him HERE.

 David Tracy & Fr Vallee @ St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boyton Beach, FLI also jotted down some personal notes, but only in a way that I would recognize:  Stoics’ exercises of attentiveness … music, writing a paper, learning a language becomes a spiritual experience … we’re challenged by going out of ourselves … all religions say the “ego” is not the solution (probably the problem) … how what I’m thinking affects the way I live … spirituality without philosophy is dead   

Major Minor Day + sick

January 17, 2008 Leave a comment

I was still pretty sick today (missed Mass & morning class), but by the afternoon, I felt better and wanted to get involved in the special event today.  Today, we host Major Minor Day, where the seminarians from St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (major) join us here at St John Vianney College Seminary (minor) for fellowship, soccer, food and prayer.
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We started with a tour of the new Pre-Theology houses (off campus) to rub in what they didn’t have (and still don’t) when they were here.  Then we played an awesome game of Minor vs Major soccer where we destroyed them with a final score of 6-1Solomn evening prayer @ 5pm followed by wine & cheese and ending in a great dinner feast with fellowship.  — A tradition I hope they continue