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Guiding Words from Our Seminarians

"The best advice he received while discerning was, 'Keep your eyes on Jesus.'  As a seminarian, Radley would advise anyone who is discerning to pray about it, talk about it, and get involved!"


Seminarians Offer Advice on the Discernment to Priesthood:

Michael Trail, 2nd Year Theology
The best advice he received while discerning was “Don’t be afraid. Just give the priesthood a chance.” As a seminarian, Michael would advise anyone who is discerning to be open to the spirit and trust that God will give you the strength to answer His call.

Julio grew up and received his Sacraments at the Cathedral of St. Rosendo, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He now considers St. Alphonsus Liguori his home parish. His current pastor is Fr. Michael O’Connell.

Julio Lam – Mundelein Seminarian – 3rd Year Theology
The best advice he received while discerning was, “Trust the Lord at all times.” As a seminarian, Julio would advise anyone who is discerning to take your time to think and pray about it, but don’t postpone it.


Radley Alcantara – Mundelein Seminarian – 1st Year Theology
Radley grew up and received his Sacraments at Nativity of Our Savior in Portage, IN. He now considers St. Clement in Lincoln Park his home parish. His current pastor is Fr. Ken Simpson.

The best advice he received while discerning was, “Keep your eyes on Jesus.” As a seminarian, Radley would advise anyone who is discerning to pray about it, talk about it, and get involved!

Adam Blatt – Mundelein Seminarian – 3rd Year Theology
Adam grew up and received his Sacraments at St. George Parish in Georgia. He now considers St. Christopher his home parish. His current pastor is Fr. Kris Paluch.

The best advice he received while discerning was, “Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.” As a seminarian, Adam would advise anyone who is discerning to trust in God. Learn to let go of your doubt and trust that you will always be happier doing that which God has asked you to do instead of the things you would want to do.

 

 

 


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