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Offline epiphany

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Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2022, 11:01:23 AM »
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  • If someone stayed away from others such as a monk or hermit, I think they could be a good priest without being all that smart. Joseph of Copertino.
    Spiritual maturity and intelligence are two different things.
    Do much research on vocations and discerning them. You don't have to be a priest to serve our Lord, but it is definitely worth seeking, but not to be rushed into. You might find a priory of the SSPX or similar traditional group to live at to assist them all you can while you study the faith and consider vocations.
    Exactly.

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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #16 on: May 06, 2022, 11:51:59 AM »
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  • God bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord. My name is Matthew B. This is my first post. I love this awesome site! Thanks to the Mod Matthew.

    I have a question. I have an overwhelming desire to become a Priest. I am 25 years old. I have a very long testimony (inside crazy Pentecostal/Protestant groups, 2 years at a Calvinist/Baptist Bible college & all kinds of other heretical experiences) but I was baptized a Catholic, and God has opened my eyes to the One True Faith. I have always wanted to be a man of God and serve in full time ministry... But now I strongly feel a vocation to sharing in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. I spend countless hours everyday studying the Faith and praying to the Lord to use me in His service. I understand the major crisis in the Church, and I cannot subject myself to ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ/heretical/blasphemous/COVID/Pachamama and whatever else. God removed me from the Bible College I was attending right before Covid, praise to the Holy Ghost, and I am completely opposed to all the evil going on.

    I live in Canada and can't travel anywhere because I won't poison myself with abortion-tainted wickedness. I feel so burdened for souls everyday and for the Lord's love and glory. I really want to lay my life down for Him and for His sheep. I just don't know how yet. So I'm reaching out to you experts to help me! What must I do? Can I be a priest with the SSPX Resistance? I love Bp. Williamson and listen to his sermons all the time. I have experience in ministry and a lot of theological education already but I'm still learning and growing in everything Catholic.

    Would love your help, thanks so much. I look forward to communicating with you all! In Christ our King, Matthew B.
    I don't want to extinguish your zeal, ECC, but it seems in sore need of being tempered.
       Experience teaches that one ought to be very wary of people who have a strong thirst to be the leader; many want the glory but very few can be trusted with the responsibility. Is there a graver responsibility than being charged with the care of souls? Having bounced around several protestant sects then become Catholic and immediately seeking to be a Priest tells me that you have plenty of maturing to do. Do not stride carelessly where Angels fear to tread.
     
    My advice is to seek out a good trad Priest that can get to know you, provide valid Sacraments, give you advice on books and devotions, and help you to truly discern what God's will for you is.

      I'm very glad that you are Catholic, ECC, it is the true Faith. What I have written above is not meant to impugn your motives or to discourage you, but rather to give you a needed reality-check. At some point the "honeymoon" will be over and you don't want to then find out that there is something lacking to your foundation.


    Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not.
    -Geoffrey Chaucer


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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #17 on: May 06, 2022, 12:26:44 PM »
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  • Ok, I understand the arguments here. However, what of the men who were ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs and were ordained to the priesthood? It is against the very sacrament, nature, and the virtue of purity. There is no way it was His Will these men reach ordination. I was talking to someone about this issue in the Church recently, I asked “How do these men get into the seminaries?” The reply was, “Perhaps they go in looking good.”
    “The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of Love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity.” 
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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #18 on: May 06, 2022, 12:30:33 PM »
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  • Ok, I understand the arguments here. However, what of the men who were ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs and were ordained to the priesthood? It is against the very sacrament, nature, and the virtue of purity. There is no way it was His Will these men reach ordination. I was talking to someone about this issue in the Church recently, I asked “How do these men get into the seminaries?” The reply was, “Perhaps they go in looking good.”

    Our Lord called Judas too ... personally.  God calls, and we don't know what His reasons are.

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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #19 on: May 06, 2022, 01:22:45 PM »
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  • Ok, I understand the arguments here. However, what of the men who were ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs and were ordained to the priesthood? It is against the very sacrament, nature, and the virtue of purity. There is no way it was His Will these men reach ordination. I was talking to someone about this issue in the Church recently, I asked “How do these men get into the seminaries?” The reply was, “Perhaps they go in looking good.”
    No, they were recruited and brought in by modernists and communists who ran those "seminaries".


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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #20 on: May 07, 2022, 11:23:35 AM »
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  • Ok, I understand the arguments here. However, what of the men who were ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs and were ordained to the priesthood? It is against the very sacrament, nature, and the virtue of purity. There is no way it was His Will these men reach ordination. I was talking to someone about this issue in the Church recently, I asked “How do these men get into the seminaries?” The reply was, “Perhaps they go in looking good.”
    The devil is good at deceit.

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    Re: How Do I Become a Priest?
    « Reply #21 on: May 08, 2022, 09:27:53 PM »
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  • If you want to offer your sacrifices better then come here to the Philippines seminary run by Fr.Chazal .. you will experience the hardships of living as a poor seminarian, and the big mission that awaits you if you become a priest.  We need a priest here for our mission centers that our Priest cannot afford to go to every Sunday.
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