Saturday, July 29, 2006

I've been in GA for about a week now. My military course starts on Monday. I am anxious to start so that I can see how interesting it is. More importantly I am still trying to decide of course if this is my vocation. That decision though will probably have to wait until I get to first duty assignment.
I'll write more once class starts.


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Moving to the South

In another week I will move down to Georgia.
The parish at my new post is St Michael's. How cool is that for a parish full of soldiers!
I like Army life, but at the same time I often wish that I was still in the seminary working towards becoming a priest. There are definitely some days when I wonder if leaving was the most bonehead thing that I could have done.
The debate however is academic for the time being since I am locked into my officer training and I am thinking that I would like to join an order. Unfortunately, the Army would only allow me to return for school, I doubt if I convince them to allow me the novitiate also.
On the other hand its nice to have some time to think it over.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


This is my first post in a good while and it will probably be a while before the next one. I am in training right now and its almost impossible to get the time to blog. I will post as often as I am able and after a few months I'll be a regular again.
Someone wanted to know how or why I made the change from the seminary to the Army. I had actually joined the Army before I went to the seminary. I commissioned in May and went to the sem in August. I went to the sem with a co-sponsorship between the Archdiocese for the Military Services and Boise. I was a soldier the whole time I was there. This created some internal conflict however, since I always seemed to be sorting out with myself whether I was a soldier who happened to be in the seminary or a seminarian who happened to be in the Army.
Of course there were many, many, many other reasons why things didn't work out (for instance, my doubts about whether I could be celibate), but when after a year I left I was still obliged to four years of active duty and so I went to the Army. Now I have a couple Army schools to do for the next few months.