The co-patron for the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, St. John Vianney, described the Catholic priest as “the love of the heart of Jesus.”
When I was still a student at DeVry Institute of Technology, I visited the seminary with deep desire to know God’s will in my life.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9)
When asked about religious vocations, I often find myself thinking in terms of homecoming.
I can still remember when the Angelus bells would ring during recess at St. Paul’s Elementary.
A Salvatorian reflects on over a half century of religious life
When I was a non-practicing Catholic, I was searching for happiness.
That Jesus be known and loved is the passion of my life. I believe in Him, and I want others to believe in Him.
All credit for my vocation goes to my parents and seven siblings, who influenced me with their Catholic faith.
The journey of how I ended up as a Benedictine monk and priest at St. Bernard Abbey was a winding road.
I was overwhelmed by the sense that I had come home.
The priest is called to witness to mystery, to proclaim the Word, and to celebrate Eucharist.
On the third anniversary of his ordination, Fr. Jonathan reflects on the gift of priesthood.