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You Know You Are A Future Priest... (or Brother)

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PhuturePriest    6,559
PhuturePriest
You know you are a future Priest/Brother when:

- Your greatest joy in life currently is speaking with a Priest or Brother
- You stare at a Priest/Brother in excitement and try to gather the nerves to talk to him
- You constantly imagine yourself saying the Mass or living in community
- You can't wait to hear confessions
- Priests and Religious ask you frequently if you are thinking about it

This is all I can think of for now. Thank you for making this thread! I was thinking of doing it for a long time but I never did. Edited by FuturePriest387

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Safia    36
Safia
[quote name='Lisa' timestamp='1340130466' post='2446363']
Yay! We need male counterparts to the nun-threads! May God bless you as you discern his will!
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Ditto!

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1340130668' post='2446364']

- Priests and Religious ask you frequently if you are thinking about it

[/quote]
They don't ask me, they just assume :proud: It's like the nuns, priests and brothers also have "the look".

- when you serve Mass on sundays... twice
- when you already have a cassock of your own (to serve Mass on other locations, but hey, might be also usefull later on :clapping: )

- when you make your own surplice, because you want one with some nice lace.

- when people ask you how many years of seminary you still have to do.

-when people are very surprised you're even not a seminarian (yet :whistle: )

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Strictlyinkblot    889
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I saw a documentary on TV about seminarians. One used to be a roadie for a band. He often boasts to people that he still has loads of beautiful women on his wall as a joke. Only the beautiful women are now saints.

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='BG45' timestamp='1340137524' post='2446414']
-You're at the bar giving pep talks peppered with Scripture while inebriated. (A friend who now is a Brother used to do this on rare occasions. He became an amazing firebrand while intoxicated and could recall Scripture better than when he was sober.).
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Sounds very familiar in a way. I once met a few guys in the toilets of a bar asking me to pray. They were slightly "inebriated" :drunk: (and I was most certainly not). It was just plain awkward. They were standing in a circle, and as I recited the Our Father and the Hail Mary, they just repeated every line. And they thanked me afterwards! (but probably didn't remember it the next day). True story!

-when you rather write a letter to a nun in stead of study for an upcoming exam.
-when you are busy filling the entire you're a future topic on your own, and keep finding reasons why (come on, where are the other future priests?)
-when you start smiling when you enter a chapel and see the most Holy Sacrament in the monstrance. Edited by NonNovi

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PhuturePriest    6,559
PhuturePriest
You know you are a future Priest when

- There is a rumor around town that you are preparing for Seminary. That one really made my day yesterday. :dance:

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NonNovi    359
NonNovi
[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1340240754' post='2446895']
- There is a rumor around town that you are preparing for Seminary. That one really made my day yesterday. :dance:
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:hehe2:

-when people spread a rumour you illegaly wear a Roman collar to get you in discredit.
-when parish people complain if you put the altarcandles where they belong (not on the place where they "are used to put them"
-when you think every guy with a black shirt is a priest (and are dissapointed when you notice there is no collar)
-when you think you see some nuns, and are very dissapointed when they turn out to be muslimwomen
-when people call you Reverend, and you don't even correct them immediately :blush:

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filius_angelorum    151
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-when you need an hour to get ready in the morning...because you have to squeeze in the Office of Readings and Lauds!
-when you mentally "collect bishops" whom you've met or spoken with.
-when you REALLY want to stop having to buy new shirts/pantaloons.

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NonNovi    359
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-when you're ideal vacation is in a parish of priests you know very well or a week in their motherhouse :dance2:
-when these were the only sort of vacations you had the last years.
-when you happily volunteer to model some chasubles for inventory, just to know how they look on you.
-when people always come to you for liturgical advise.
-when you have friends who keep repeating you look so great in cassock.
-when your grandmother is cleaning up her appartment and gives you a lot of statues and images.
-when people are impressed by your way of praying.
-when you miss your stop in the subway because you were too concentrated on your rosary.

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BigJon16    1,278
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You know you are a future priest when:

- When the old ladies at your parish are already calling you "Father"..
- When you sneak a moment to look through the Roman Missal and "practice the words"...
- When you feel amesome whenever Cappie likes one of your Phatmass posts.
- You usually stay away from Vocation Station because it's mostly women talking about discerning religious life..
- When you explore the sacristy and it's attics looking for old Chasubles/Cassocks/Other priestly stuff.
- When your nickname amongst your friends is Padre Dude. (It's a long story)
- When your dad proudly announces the fact to every person he introduces to you. (to your own embarrassment.)
-When you really really enjoyed reading through this thread, and cant wait for more... Edited by BigJon16

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PhuturePriest    6,559
PhuturePriest
[quote name='BigJon16' timestamp='1340409939' post='2447656']
You know you are a future priest when:

- When the old ladies at your parish are already calling you "Father"..
- When you sneak a moment to look through the Roman Missal and "practice the words"...
- When you feel amesome whenever Cappie likes one of your Phatmass posts.
- You usually stay away from Vocation Station because it's mostly women talking about discerning religious life..
- When you explore the sacristy and it's attics looking for old Chasubles/Cassocks/Other priestly stuff.
- When your nickname amongst your friends is Padre Dude. (It's a long story)
- [b]When your dad proudly announces the fact to every person he introduces to you. (to your own embarrassment.)[/b]
-When you really really enjoyed reading through this thread, and cant wait for more...
[/quote]

Oh yes. I experience this one quite a bit. Every time we see a Priest he tells him about it, and I'm always thinking "[i]Dad..."[/i] I'm pretty sure he is the reason there is a rumor going around that I am preparing for Seminary. Well, it's technically true, so I'm not complaining.

You know you are a future Priest/Brother when:

- You can't wait to talk to your spiritual director.
- You bless things like Priests do for fun.
- You imagine yourself walking around in a Cathedral Cassock.
- You dress up as a Franciscan Friar at the Renaissance Fair.
- Your heroes are Saint John Vianney and all the like. Edited by FuturePriest387

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emmaberry    781
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[quote name='NonNovi' timestamp='1340310579' post='2447170']


-when you think you see some nuns, and are very dissapointed when they turn out to be muslimwomen
[/quote]
:hehe2:

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PhuturePriest    6,559
PhuturePriest
I have a new one. You know you are a future Priest/Brother when:

- You have your own personal kneeler in your room. I got it as a gift from my friend and it is so beautiful. I have always wanted one and for some reason it has helped me greatly with my prayer life. I find myself praying more than I usually do, and I even kneel on it when I'm reading the Bible. I'm going to have a back of steel by the time I'm eighteen.

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filius_angelorum    151
filius_angelorum
-when you know every order's habits and the symbolism behind them.
-when you give up acquiring anything because it's just going to be something else to get rid of later.

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PhuturePriest    6,559
PhuturePriest
You know you are a future Priest/Brother when:

- You want to clean out your room and make it bare. My spiritual director said yesterday this is actually because I'm lazy and don't want to clean it. rotfl We had a good laugh about it Edited by FuturePriest387

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