Lots of news today...
First of all, I'm back at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary for a week or so while we host the annual summer camp for youth and high-school aged men, Kenrick-Glennon Days. This year's event has been an awesome experience so far, and it looks to be running smoothly. I'm the 'tech guy,' and I've had a great time talking to high-schoolers, campers, and, of course, my fellow seminarians. I'll be sure to post more information about the camp as time passes.
Dana Christensen, formerly studying at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, has now been ordained to the holy priesthood for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. In addition to an article on the Argus Leader website, you can read his now-renamed blog, "White Around the Collar" (it used to be named "The Meandering Mind of a Seminarian" in his pre-ordination days). I will pray that Father Christensen is able to bring Christ to many people in his diocese (and beyond, through the powers of the Internet!).
Finally, the St. Louis Office of Vocations, which hosts Kenrick-Glennon Days and other vocations activities, has released a CD-ROM with video and interactive features on it promoting priestly vocations. I've seen preliminary versions of the CD and its videos (I was even lucky enough to help with making a DVD and VHS copies!), and it is very well done. The CD-ROM is specifically targeted at parents, because, suprisingly (to me, at least) approximately 80 percent of Catholic parents would not encourage priestly vocations! Click here to read an article in the St. Louis Review about the CD. Click here to find out more about the CD-ROM, or click here to order one.
A last note: please again say a prayer or two for my Mom, who has been in the hospital again... thanks!