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“MY SON FEELS CALLED TO THE PRIESTHOOD. HE’LL BE SO LONELY…?”

16 Aug

“Parents’ Myth #2

‘He’ll be so lonely.’

This is an easy myth to dispel. Priests are surrounded by people! After all, their job is to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus.

They are continually working with parish staff, young adults, and a myriad of people who come to them for spiritual advice. Seminaries today are very deliberate in teaching men how to form good, healthy relationships with the people of their parish and the priests of their dioceses. Sure, there can be lonely moments – but the same is true in any vocation, marriage included.

Most priests have healthy friendships with brother priests, lay people, and family that keep them grounded and connected.”

– This item was published in the leaflet “Vocations” by the Archdiocese of Southwark. For further information please visit http://www.southwarkvocations.com (external link)

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