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YouTube Videos, Chapter 7: The Gift of the Priesthood


The Gift of the Priesthood


Film Focus: In this video, several priests who teach at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary share what life is like in the seminary. They discuss the four dimensions which they use to form the seminarians as well as what life is like for the men there. The video concludes with a beautiful discussion of how becoming a priest has brought them true happiness.


Text Focus: Pages 273-278


Discussion Questions:

  1. What are the four dimensions of formation which are the focus of the seminary education? List and explain.
  2. What is the main purpose of seminary education? Do you have to be ready to be ordained immediately when entering the seminary? Explain.
  3. What qualities is the Church looking for in men who desire to become priests?
  4. What three patterns or rhythms of life are focused upon in the seminary?
  5. The men in this video who have chosen priesthood are incredibly happy. Why are these men so happy?

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