Seminarian Chris Collins Talks Vocations with Students

By: Thomas Owen

BILOXI, Miss.- St. Patrick students received a lesson in vocations during Theology this week. Father Braxton Necaise and St. Patrick alumnus Chris Collins ’19 gave a presentation on vocations to St. Patrick juniors and seniors.

Father Necaise described the three senses of vocations: the universal call to holiness, the primary relationship of our lives (marriage, consecrated single, religious, and priest), and the immediate tasks God calls us to everyday. Fr. Necaise stressed the importance of the students’ trusting in God and following His plan for their sainthood. 

Collins described his experience as a seminarian at St. Joseph Seminary College. He emphasized the community formed by the seminarians and talked about the different sports teams and annual flag football bonfire. All male students were invited to St. Joseph’s semiannual “Come and See.” There, high school juniors and seniors and college students can experience seminarian life for a weekend and discern if God is calling them to religious life. Female students were informed of other experiences available to them regarding vocations and womanhood.