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Mitch’s Third Year at Seminary

Mitch’s Third Year at Seminary

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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Mitchell Paul Doerneman is my third child and he just entered his third year at Conception Seminary College.

I dropped him off like.it.was.no.big.deal. YEAH!

He is doing well. I wanted to know more of the ins and outs of his daily life so we carved out an hour of time and he gave me the low down on Life as an UpperClassman.

First and foremost, much has changed in regards to the Wichita Diocese for minor seminary. We are not sending young men just to Conception Seminary; several are in Texas and Wichita just opened its own Formation House.

What that means for Mitch: less Wichita guys at Conception, which is a bummer but also interesting. He can tell they are going to form an even tighter brotherhood this year simply because there’re only five of them.

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Knock if You Want to Stop Gossip

Knock if You Want to Stop Gossip

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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Okay, truth time.

Do you talk badly about other people?

I must admit that, even as a somewhat mature Christian, there are times when I talk about other people. But only the ones that annoy me.

Surely there is a clause in the Bible about gossip being acceptable if it is about annoying people.

I have tried to improve this fault of mine with varying success.

Then two kids of mine came home from college for the summer and I noticed something. They don’t talk poorly of others.

I can tell when they want to.

But they don’t.

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Why the Wichita Diocese has so Many Priests

Why the Wichita Diocese has so Many Priests

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Bishop Carl A. Kemme of the Wichita Diocese ordained ten men to the transitional diaconate. God willing, those men, next May, will be ordained priests.

Just one week later, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, Bishop Kemme ordained ten men to the priesthood.

TWENTY.PRIESTS.IN.TWO.YEARS.

Twenty men have decided to follow Jesus no matter where He leads.

Which kind of begs the question,

what the heck is going on in the Wichita Diocese?

Why have so many men made this decision?

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I Thought I was Okay with the Second Year of Seminary

I Thought I was Okay with the Second Year of Seminary

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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My daughter Rachel left for her junior year of college last week. I sent her on her way with breakfast cookies, protein balls and a “Make good choices, honey.”

It felt like a normal mother/daughter thing; she was more than ready to go. She has a life filled with amazing people in Oklahoma City and she has Things She Must Do. I was happy for her.

My four grade schoolers went back to Holy Spirit Catholic School yesterday. It was a good summer and it was also time to start school. I thought I was okay with the second year of seminaryMy son Matthew starts high school today as a junior. Yes, the driving to school and having to cross Kellogg (a highway near our home) makes me a little wonky, but I keep repeating, God is big enough for my Matthew.

Mitchell, 19, leaves today.

I thought I was okay with The Second Year of Seminary.

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Mitchell’s First Year at Seminary

Mitchell’s First Year at Seminary

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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Mitchell, our third child, just got back home from his first year at Conception Seminary in Conception, Missouri. I took him out to lunch this week and interviewed him about his experience.

I learned lots.

He went to Conception with an open mind. He decided to disregard any good or bad reports that others had told him and just experience it all with an open heart.

(I wrote about the mama trauma in this post: Taking My Child to Seminary. The emotions I felt when dropping him off at seminary were WAAAAY bigger than expected.)

Mitchell's First Year at Seminary

He loved going to college because he was with all of his best friends. Yes, seven other young men from his graduating class at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School went to seminary with him.

I asked why we have such fabulous priests and such strong seminarians from our diocese.

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Make me into a Hannah

Make me into a Hannah

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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Old Testament Hannah was an infertile woman. She prayed in the temple, beseeching God to grant her a son. He heard her plea and granted her request. Hannah gave birth to a son, Samuel, spent several years nursing him and then she went to the temple and gave her only beloved son to the priests. Today’s reading from 1 Samuel 1:28 ends with these words,

“She left him there.”

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Why Would a Young Man WANT to be a PRIEST?

Why Would a Young Man WANT to be a PRIEST?

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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Our family spent the weekend at Conception Seminary, visiting our son, Mitchell. For those of you that don’t know, that is a four-year college for young men discerning the priesthood. So, why would a young man want to be a priest?

I must admit that Mitchell’s current path is a little bit mysterious to me and I keep wondering why a man would willingly choose celibacy. I mean, I know why. I know it is done well by many men. I love my priest friends. I love them. I love the priesthood. LOVE IT. But we are talking about my kid here. So the feelings are a little more DEMANDING.

The first thing I noticed about my man-child: he was wearing Birkenstocks.

I grabbed him and asked him, “HOW ARE YOU????”

He smiled and calmly said, “Good, good.”

“No, really, how are you doing?” I noticed I asked this same question about ten times.

He always replied in the same way: “Mom, I am doing what I am supposed to do. I am focused on my school work and learning to adjust to college life. That is my primary work this first year.”

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Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
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For the past two weeks our son, Mitch, has been telling us that he cannot wait to come home for the weekend from his first semester at Conception Seminary and sit on the deck and drink coffee.

I totally get that. Every night around 7 p.m. I get excited to go to bed so I can get up and drink coffee. It’s that good.

We start with Columbian Supremo Whole Beans from Sam’s Club. Then we figured out the best way to grind them was to NOT grind them. My husband watched how Starbucks crushed their beans and as a result, bought me this Mr. Coffee Automatic Coffee Grinder. That is love.

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My friend Connie told me how heavy whipping cream and coffee is like the best marriage on earth. I tried it and am now happily addicted.

Coffee is a thing around here.

So, yes, Mitchell was looking forward to some java. Personally, I was looking forward to sitting down with my baby and hearing all about his first month of college.

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Taking my Child to Seminary

Taking my Child to Seminary

Lori Doerneman

Lori Doerneman

I love my marriage consummated and my Jesus consecrated. I also love seeing the eternal in the ordinary tasks of every day life. That's why I write.
Lori Doerneman

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I actually wrote this post earlier this week. I entitled it, “Six Ways to Survive Dropping Your Child off at College.”

It was nice. It said what we all know. We grew these baby birds so they could fly. That is the goal. And we accomplished it. They are not in our basement playing video games. Leaving The Home is Something to Celebrate.

Then yesterday happened. My husband and I took our third child to college. Here is the surprising thing. It hurt/hurts like hell.

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