September 14, 2017

Seminarian Jaime Maldonado-Avilés was interviewed for a National Catholic Register story about seminarians pursuing holy orders after earning a Ph.D.

... Jaime Maldonado-Avilés had met with a vocation director and had often wondered how God was calling him to serve. But as a neuroscientist at Yale, a job offer highlighted his choice between his career or formally discerning priesthood. Now a second-year theology seminarian with the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, he told the Register, “I could not commit to a career while constantly feeling a given restlessness, feeling drawn to God in a particular way.” He explained, “I had to make a decision to either commit to the career or finally take a step forward and discern with the Church if I was being called to serve God as a priest.” ...

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