Seminarian Q & A — Van Tran

What is the most surprising thing about being a seminarian?

It is a prayer life.

What do you like most about being a seminarian?

I love the atmosphere of the seminary — time for praying, studying philosophy and theology, telling funny stories and playing sports each other.

What would you say to a young man trying to figure out his calling in life?

  • Pray to God.
  • Ask some persons who have wisdom and morality.
  • Listen to the movement through his heart.
  • Come to see.
  • Retreat to a place to practice “Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.”
  • Decide.

How is your vocation different from any other?

The entire time is for serving God and others.

Is there any person or saint whom you credit with interceding on your behalf to God for your vocational discernment?

Mother Mary and all souls who have passed away.

Are there specific life changes that you have had to make to be successful at seminary formation?

Adhering to seminary’s rule. Reading more books, especially spiritual books. Developing brotherhood among seminarians. Developing a good relationship with everyone.

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