During the month of July, we are praying for our Seminarians.
What is a Seminarian?
A seminarian is a man who is discerning the Lord’s call to the Roman Catholic priesthood. The seminarian hears the Lord speaking to him and calling him to a fuller participation in the priesthood by becoming a priest of Jesus Christ. While the priesthood has many elements that make it like a job, it is primarily a vocation: a calling from the Lord. The seminarian then needs to be open to hearing the Lord’s call in his life and be eager to respond to it. The years spent in seminary can be challenging in many ways and it is very important that we support seminarians with our prayers. During the month of July, we are joining together in prayer for all seminarians but especially for those who have been raised in our midst. We think especially of Thomas and Albert Lawes who are currently studying at St John’s, Wonersh and English College, Rome respectively and all from Salisbury who are currently discerning a call to the priesthood.
Lord Jesus, you called chosen men to be with you; to preach the good news of salvation and to have authority over the powers of darkness. Send your Holy Spirit upon the men you have chosen for the priestly ministry. May they answer your call and follow you with generous hearts.