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Updates from the Richmond Catholic Diocese

I Do, With the Help of God

“Do you resolve to conform your way of life always to the example of Christ, of whose Body and Blood you are a minister at the altar?” This was one […]

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I do, with the help of God.

“I do, with the help of God.” (Rite of Ordination #15) Days away from ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ, it’s proving difficult to wrap my head around what […]

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The Priest as a Man of Communion

In his apostolic letter on the formation of priests in the circumstances of the present day, Pastores Dabo Vobis, St. John Paul II boldly claims that every priest is called […]

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Calling All Weaklings

Before heading off to seminary, I remember having one last sit-down with my pastor. We spoke about my expectations, hopes, goals, and anxieties as I anticipated the new formation environment […]

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On the Holy Name of Mary, 12 September 2020

Around the turn of 20th century a man named Henry Adam wrote about his travels abroad. Being the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great grandson of John Adams afforded […]

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Into the Deep

One of the great privileges of seminary formation is the opportunity to study different languages such as Spanish, Greek, Latin, or maybe even Hebrew. While the pastoral applicability of learning […]

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St. Clare of Assisi and Being Poor in Spirit

Today’s saint of the day is St. Clare of Assisi.  At a young age, St. Clare decided to follow St. Francis’ simple way of life.  When her father discovered that […]

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