The Dallas Morning News ran a story on the growth of the seminary in Dallas. We have several Aggies studying there and one of our Aggie Catholic seminarians (and a former Campus Ministry Intern here) was quoted in the article. A snip is below:
Chris Smith, 26, of College Station, considered the priesthood a few years after college. A pre-theology student at Holy Trinity, he earned a marketing degree from Texas A&M University and then went to work for NET Ministries. He visited lots of churches and met many priests.We have a number of Aggie Catholic vocations. In fact we have about 150 ordained clergy / professed religious + about another 50 in formation / seminary. We should have precise numbers soon.
“I decided I wanted to be the vessel for sharing the sacraments,” Smith said. “After lots of prayer and feeling it in my heart, I knew it was right.”
Smith said he thinks the number of priests will keep increasing.
“There’s a new generation of guys wanting to become priests,” Smith said. “They see a need for it with our culture being more chaotic and all the unrest in the world.” CONTINUE READING.