“From the Seminary” Articles

These articles are written by our seminarians and published in the Northwest Indiana Catholic.

Sister satisfies yearning for adventure by serving and loving people of God

By Sister Mary Bosco Davis Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel founded the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Olpe, Germany, in 1863. From the very day the community was founded, she established perpetual adoration in the local convent chapel. This has been our cherished charism ever since. At our motherhouse in Mishawaka, our sisters…

Vow of poverty is a tenet of religious life

By Sister Kathleen Quinn, PHJC When I entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ 73 years ago, I was 17 and knew little, if anything, about the vow of poverty. Yes, I did have a job as a waitress at a small restaurant in East Chicago, and when I received my paycheck and tips, I…

Religious sister finds a saint that ignited her vocation

By Sister Connie Bach, PHJC I had the wonderful experience of a lifetime on Oct. 14, 2018, when I attended the canonization celebration of our Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ foundress, St. Katharina Kasper, at St. Peter’s in Rome. It set me on fire! I am still speechless when I am asked what it feels…

Time in seminary is never wasted

By David E. Martinez It seems to me that the notion of “vocation” that many of us have been taught since our early days of catechism is a source of preoccupation for some, especially young people. We want God to descend from a cloud and give us a multi-step plan titled, “My Will, Please Do…

God’s plan for us is better than any we could imagine

By Nathan Herr Growing up, the thought of joining the priesthood was there as far back as I can recall. I remember times when I was younger when I would take my children’s Bible and, lifting the book above my head, process the Gospel down the long hallway outside of my bedroom. Being at St.…

Seminarians travel the road to discernment, not priesthood

By Nicholas Emsing       From as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a priest. My mother loves to tell the stories of me drawing pictures of the crucifixion of Jesus, angels and churches (all of which were based on the images I would see at Sunday Mass). Nicholas Emsing,…