• The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”

    1 Samuel 3:8
  • And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

    Matthew 4:19
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

    John 3:16
  • He said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

    Luke 2:49
  • Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

    Matthew 9:37-38
  • Indeed, in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

    1 Corinthians 4:15
  • For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.  No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

    John 10:17-18
  • Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

    John 20:21
  • Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.

    John 13:20
  • Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

    John 8:12
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Meet Our Seminarians:

James O'Reilly Pastoral Year, St. Mary's Seminary

My name’s James O’Reilly and I was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina to Thomas and Teresa O’Reilly.  I grew up in a military family and I have lived in North Carolina, England, Alabama, and Virginia.

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