May 26, 2006

Vincent is going to Rome.

He is a candidate for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas.

This coming Fall, Vincent will begin living at the North American College on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, and will be studying theology at the Gregorian University.

He is the oldest son of one of my first-degree cousins (of which I have more than forty just on my mother's side of the family).

Vincent blogs at

From the right: Vincent, his mother and one of her sisters.


Anonymous Bob Farrell said...


I have heard the North American College referred to as "the West Point of seminaries." Any idea as to why that might be?

I have been extremely impressed with the devotion I have seen from NAC graduates, and as a West Pointer, I am honored to hear that analogy.

Oh yeah, wasn't that analogy in one of the articles you linked to about the new crop of hard core priests?

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Fr. stephanos,
i've been really enjoying your blogs esp. when it's something about nuns. i remember you had an article about the Mother Abbess of the St. Walburga. I was just wondering if you can blog more about Benedictine sisters and how they are similar or different from the monks and how the whole stability vow really works? i just think it would be helpful for those who are discerning if they are called to the Benedictine way of life or another. thank you very much for your time.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Anonymous, I'll write something along those lines.

For starters, have you already read my description of Benedictine life? It's at:

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no i haven't i will go check it out thank you

6:06 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Congratulations to Vincent! It's always good to hear of having priests in families. We need to pray more for vocations within the family.

So Fr., would that make you his cousin twice removed? I can never figure those things out.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

In the tradition of Filipino families, Vincent would simply address me as "Uncle".

10:35 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Ah yes Fr., that tradition sounds familiar.

2:09 PM  

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