Parents of the Called: latest “Gift of the Priesthood” Video
Parents of the Called: latest “Gift of the Priesthood” Video
June 3rd, 2014 by vocations
 

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our latest installment in the Gift of the Priesthood video series. “Parents of the Called” hits an entirely new population and explores a different viewpoint than the previous videos. In fact, we feel it is a viewpoint that you may not be able to find anywhere else!

This latest video opens with Fr. Kyle Schnippel describing just why this particular video was important for us to make. “Before any man is a priest, he is a son, a son in a family, a family into which God places him for a distinct reason,” says Fr. Schnippel.

“[Experiences in this original family life begin] teaching him the lessons of sacrifice, of love, and of compassion long before seminary life and the priesthood form him in these things.”  He goes on to say that some parents “can become nervous about what the future holds for [their son]” and so we offer the wisdom of parents who have seen the Gift of the Priesthood in their own lives.

We interviewed the parents of two priests and one of our seminarians asking them to discuss what it means to them to have a son being called to the priesthood. What was their reaction when their son told them that he was thinking about entering the seminary? What effect has it had on their son’s life? What advice can they give to parents of sons who are discerning this vocation? All of these questions and more are answered beautifully by these three couples in a 7 minute video that you will wish won’t end.

 

Many thanks to Tom and Sharon Schnippel, Tim and Teresa Geiger and Jim and Mary Beth Bedel (pictured above from left to right) for their willingness to share their wisdom and great love they have for their sons.  Additionally, we would like to thank Archbishop Schnurr for his continued support of this project and US Digital Partners for producing yet another stunning video.

For the rest of the series, start here.

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