We had the chance to go visit our friend (and Maggie's Godfather), Fr. Dave, who is currently teaching at St. John's Seminary in Boston. It is beautiful up there, especially on a crisp New England day, and I thought you all might enjoy a peek inside a seminary. Because Lord knows when you'll get the chance otherwise!
The kids fell in love with the huge
coloring wall dry-erase board:
Fr. Dave asks the kids some deeply theological questions.
"What is the name of our Pope?"
"Oh yes, you, Eamon!"
"What did that crazy four-year-old just say?"
Back to more questions...
John-Paul is the resident class clown, and Maggie is the resident Know-it-All...sounds about right!
Future priests like to exercise!
Future Priests like movies too! Who knew? They're almost human!
Maggie shows off her
cuteness fitness routine:
Seminarians can even play pool and Foosball :)
I was taking a picture of the massive hallway, when this cute nun popped out of her office. "I thought I heard the pitter-patter of little feet", she cooed:
I can understand why the Church spends money on beautiful altars and art.
It truly lifts your soul, and brings you closer to God.
It makes you look to the Heavens instead of bringing you back to Earth.
And you may be surprised to learn that these young men also love to eat.
Oh, not surprised?
What's also not surprising is that all their food is prepared for them by others.
Priestly life and Married life are eerily similar that way ;)
Whatever Maggie wants, Maggie gets.
(At least from her Godfather!)
Ain't this the truth?:
A hike up to see Jesus:
The lion may be bigger, but I bet Maggie can out-stare him:
Rolling, rolling, rolling...