The Life of a Young Seminarian.


Basically, I am a young man from Ireland in my mid twenties. I’m studying for the Catholic priesthood, something which brings me great joy but which is also very challenging at times. I’d been discerning for several years and the feeling of being called by God just wouldn’t leave me, so now I’m a seminarian in Rome.

I have a lot of interests, including sport, music and languages. I play football, guitar and can get by in both Italian and Spanish.

In terms of writing here, anything I post at the moment tends to be of a religious, spiritual or philosophical nature. The articles here are often reflections of what I learn in university. I try to break down complicated subjects (like the Holy Trinity, watch this space!) to make them accessible to someone who is interested in learning what Catholics say about God but with no background in Catholic favoured philosophy or theology.

I write for myself but I would be lying if I said that was the only reason. I write for you too, in the hope that I offer something to you. I always endeavour to write in an engaging and interesting way, so that you will find yourself content here! I hope I achieve my aim and you have fun reading.  Below are four of my favourite posts. Thanks for your time, may God bless you and all those you know and love. (Reflection on Year One of my new path) (What is so funny about Catholicism?) (The ‘why?’ of existence) (The Camino de Santiago)


11 Comments Add yours

  1. TBM says:

    I love to travel as well and yet I do enjoy my quiet time at home and my routine. It’s odd to think about. Very nice meeting you!

    1. Yes, it’s quite a paradox, really! Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you too. 🙂

  2. Sue C. says:

    You have inspired me. My pen is itching to write about my visit to the Holy Land. Coming soon if the Lord allows my pen to start writing.

    1. I’m glad I could be of some help, Sue. I look forward to reading your post 🙂 Have you heard of the Camino the Santiago? I wrote an article on it a few weeks back called ‘The Way.’ It may interest you.

  3. Sue C. says:

    No I haven’t but I’ll try to get to your article about it. I was so inspired I was up until midnight writing, “Slow down pen!” Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  4. dilip says:

    Lovely blog and insightful articles. I glad to meet you AJ and draw inspiration from your thoughts.
    Cheers 🙂

    1. Thanks very much Dilip, that’s very kind of you 🙂 Your own blog is a wealth of wisdom 🙂

  5. GP Cox says:

    It is a pleasure to meet you.

    1. Thank you, you too! Looking forward to more of your history. Tony.

      1. GP Cox says:

        Thank you. I’m certain I’ll enjoy your site as well.

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