February 9, 2020 – Summer Seminarian Update

Summer Seminarian Update: We received an email from our summer seminarian last week and wanted to share it with all of you.

Good Morning Family and Friends,

Happy Tuesday! I hope this message finds you all well. I am emailing with an update from seminary and an announcement of what I hope to be an interesting read on our seminary’s blog.

Seminary this semester was off to a beautiful start with a week-long silent retreat together in the wilderness of Malvern, PA. It was a wonderful time to recollect and prepare for all that is to come this semester and year. Shortly after we arrived back at the seminary from the retreat to begin the new semester, I received the news that the Archbishop of Washington would like to send me to the North American College in Rome, Italy for my major seminary assignment! I will be moving to Rome in mid-August to continue the last four-five years of my studies and preparations for the priesthood. I am extremely excited and looking forward to the grand adventure and for all that the Lord will do in these next years. What a blessing to spend such time in the Eternal City!

In another news, our seminary’s blog entitled Semantics (a play on the words semantics and seminarian!) publishes blog posts every Tuesday during the academic year. Today’s post is by me called “The Power of the Voice.” Below is a link to my post as well as two other posts written by my brother seminarians, one of whom was a former writer for The Wall Street Journal. Feel free to share the links with anyone interested and to explore the rest of the blog. (For a full list of all the previous posts, be sure to click the “Archives” tab in the blog homepage). This house is full of talented and gifted writers.

“The Power of the Voice” by Dylan Prentice: https://dcpriest.org/news/the-power-of-the-voice

“There Is Joy Here Too” by Isaiah Jilek: https://dcpriest.org/news/there-is-joy-here-too

“Is It Possible To Live This Way?” by Gerard Gayou: https://dcpriest.org/news/is-it-possible-to-live-this-way

Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers! You are all so important as I grow and develop into the priest that our Lord desires me to be for Him, His Kingdom, and His Church here on earth made up of you! Please continue to pray for me and my brothers as we continue on our journey. Know of my constant prayers for all of you.

On his memorial today, St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!

God bless,


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