More gentlemen of the millenial generation are answering God's call to be priests. Find out why in the NPR story, "At U.S. Seminarians, A Rise in Millennials Answering God's Call", by clicking here, or read about seminarians Nathan Dail and Nelson Cintra, studying to be priests in Idaho, below.
Nathan J. Dail
"We are made for only to love and to be loved and everything we do always has those two dynamics within them. And it's funny because because when we're younger we search for that love in our father and then a lot of us come from broken homes so then we look for that affirmation in our friends and we're going from group to group trying to be accepted trying to be a part of the crowd. And then we get a little older and we look for that affirmation and that love in a woman. You know and life just kind of goes on from there. But the priesthood is essentially about being called to a higher love. And that's exactly why I'm in the seminary now. For no other reason but to take this love that I've received ... only so that I can communicate that message that there is a higher love out there waiting for us. And that's why I invite you to come here too. To get a taste of that because there is no greater life than what we live."
Nelson is studying pre-theology II at Mundelein seminary in Chicago, previously led by Fr. Robert Barron, the rector.
|Check out Nelson Cintra's, "Loving God in the Potato State," blog. ⇒||LOVING GOD IN THE POTATO STATE|
Vocations Don't Just Happen.
Father Vogel is the vocations director for the Diocese of Boise. Contact him if you have a question regarding your vocation.
Everyone has a vocation. To know yours:
- Fulfill your daily duties
- Be in the state of grace (go to confession)
- Go to Mass and adoration frequently
- Find a mentor
An excellent website on properly discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life:
"The saints did not all begin well, but they all ended well."
-St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests.