Seminarians’ Blog

2016.02.07 Seminar with Fr. Tim (2/7/2016) - Entry by Leland Thorpe…Last weekend, we had the privilege of hosting Fr. Tim Gallagher here at St. Clement’s. After many years in the Boston community, he was assigned to Denver last Fall. Naturally, we’re happy for his current assignment and work, but miss his presence here. It was a great joy to see him again! […]
2016.01,30 Joels blog pic small Oceans (1/31/2016) - Entry by Joel Ament…Well I’m back in Boston. “Nunc Coepi” they all keep saying around here. This spring semester is a particularly special one because it ties up postulancy for good. Philosophy is wonderful, but like everything in life, we must move on, and quite frankly, I couldn’t be happier about that. This past year […]
March March for Life (1/28/2016) - Entry by Jeremy Lee…This year, due to the anticipated snow storm we decided it may be better to cancel the trip to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. But on Thursday morning, Brother Joe, one of our permanent brothers, and I decided that it would be important enough and worth […]
RISEUP15 OMV team Winter Conferences (1/16/2016) - Entry by Br. Paul Nguyen, OMV, with the collaboration of other seminarians…A break from studies means availability to travel for vocations! Last winter (January 2015), a crew of two professed brothers, the vocations director, and the novice master, traveled to Nashville, TN to attend the SEEK conference of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). This […]
2015.12.07 Seminarians Blog Leading us Deeper into the Mysteries (12/7/2015) - Entry by Leland Thorpe…”Blessed be the Birth by which, lo! The world resounds— with anthems of praise. “For this is the night that joined, the Watchers on high with the vigil-keepers.— The Watcher came to make watchers in the midst of creation.— Lo! The vigil-keepers are made comrades with the Watchers:— the singers of praise […]
Seminarians Colin Powell (left) and Jeremy Lee (right) during the visit to New York City. New York City (12/6/2015) - Entry by Jeremy Lee…We’ve been pretty swamped with papers and reading assignments over the past couple weeks and our Thanksgiving weekend trip to New York City was gladly welcomed. We stayed with the Redemptorist Fathers in south Bronx and it was so inspiring to see the work they do in the community. The neighborhood is […]
P1000410 smaller Preparations (11/26/2015) - Entry by Colin Powell…As I sit down to write this blog entry, I have before me everything that I must do. It is the morning of Thanksgiving, and with the smell of turkey in the oven, there is an expectation of a good and delicious meal that is to come. With the sight of my […]
2015.11.16 Rosary Praying for others (11/16/2015) - Entry by Jonas Verdeflor…Amid the academics, I usually find time to pray, usually with the Oblate community and sometimes by myself. Prayer has kept me sane during the hectic semester. My prayer intentions have been for personal needs and for groups and other people I had met over the years. But recently, I have thought: […]
2015.11.09 Holy Family What We Study (11/9/2015) - Entry by Leland Thorpe…”The love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 25 Given that the current semester is already more than […]
OMVSeminarians030 smallet Apostleship (11/8/2015) - Entry by Joel Ament…The life of a seminarian pursuing religious life is something really special. It brings the life of the Apostles into the 21st century. It gives the religious seminarian a chance to have a particularly intimate understanding of the life of Christ in the Gospels through reflection on the lives of the Apostles […]


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