Discernment to be a priest

Takeaways from a farewell dinner with a dear friend who is completing his Ph.D. and embarking on priesthood: (1) the importance of a Marian devotion as a way to Jesus; (2) when you ask God for direction, He’ll give you clear signals but you must exercise fortitude to follow His will; (3) fast when discerning…

How can I become holy?

I have been randomly surfing YouTube to unwind and was prompted to watch this hidden gem — a video by Father Mike Schmitz of Ascension Presents on Padre Pio’s Secret to Holiness. This caught my eye as I first knew of Padre Pio after reading his autobiography as a teenager. He could fly! Bilocate! Had…