Friday, December 08, 2006
Talking with Seminarians
Yesterday (Thursday) I was at Wonersh to give a couple of classes to the top year students (all of whom, please God, will be deacons by the end of the year). There are four students in that year: Leslie, Con, Andy & Eddie. For me talks like these are very good occasions to learn from the people I meet. Each of the four students had spent quite a long time in secular careers and this was reflected in their perception of why some men hold back from applying for the priesthood. They made a number of points I hadn't considered but whichwould certainly be factors for what are sometimes called 'late vocations'. I was grateful for the experience, and also for the chance to work in the library during the day in order to produce a draft of the next edition of Vocations News which is long overdue!