Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Still cleaning out

I am still cleaning out my room at my parent's house. I have cleaned out most of the drawers and have either thrown away, donated, or set aside things to have around the house for my niece when my brother and sister-in-law visit. My next task is the books that I own. I have a couple of bookshelves at the seminary that are plum full of books that I have used for class and will most likely use in the coming years of study.

What do I do with some of the fiction books that I read in high school? I am in the midst of cataloguing them in my computer and like any data entry stuff it can get boring very fast. There are some that I forgot I had like an old Latin book or The Gospel According to the Simpsons. There are several I still need to read.

I hope to get some posts up later on today about our trip to Venezuela as well as some pictures from our time down there.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I am a pack rat

This past week I have been cleaning out some things that I have been collecting or holding on to for quite some time. I still have an olive-colored suit coat and pants that I wore during high school and since I have been out of high school for close to six years I think that it is time to find someone who will be able to use it. I have discovered other items that I have kept for no apparent reason and really have no use for any more.

I come from a family of pack rats. My mother is a quilter and she saves pieces of fabric for all sorts of stuff. My dad collects newspapers with some major events (9-11, sports events, elections, etc.) and others I have no idea why there are around the house. I have stuff that has some sentimental value (mainly items from deceased relatives) and others are gifts that were at one time useful and no longer hold a special place in my heart.

There are still more piles of stuff to sort through and get rid of. I am in the midst of cleaning my closet out and it is taking a while to think back to the last time I wore a particular shirt. A trip to Goodwill is in need this coming week once I have boxed things up and say goodbye to that suit that I will probably never wear.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back in the USA

We got back around five o'clock last night and got a shower in and some American food. Some luggage didn't make it with us because we almost missed our flight from Houston to St. Paul. I'm up in St. Paul still because my parents came up to see the place and go to a Twins game. Hopefully it's a little more competitive than last night 11-0 shutout in favor of the Twins. I will post pictures when I get back to Sioux Falls for a couple of weeks off.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heading out tomorrow

Tomorrow we leave for Caracas where we will stay for a night. Friday we leave bright and early (and hopefully a little cooler) for Houston and then St. Paul. A nice cheeseburger will be in order once we reach the states. Pray that things go well, especially in Houston because we have a very short amount of time to go through customs and get to our gate for the flight from Houston to the Cities.

Monday, August 10, 2009

So far so good

We have been in Venezuala for almost a week and things are going well. We have visited several barrios (neighborhoods) and other sites. I can't update too much right now, but I will once we get back to St. Paul. We are still going strong in the intense heat. St. Paul, pray for us.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

In the Houston airport

We are sitting in the Houston airport and we fly out at midnight. So far so good.

Off we go

In 45 minutes the men of Theology III will be heading to the airport to fly to Venezuela. We stop in Houston for a few hours and then head to Caracas. Please pray that we don't get lost, separated, sick, etc. I will try to update but may have some difficulty and I will update the blog with pictures and descriptions of what we did. Until next time, adios.