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St. Pat's Chat Podcast
35 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Episode 7 - Why Make Such A Big Deal About Advent?
In preparation for Christmas, which should always be on our hearts even if it isn't in our minds, here is a short fun discussion about Advent. Host Joshua Lesan (Pre-Theology II; Diocese of Stockton) joins guests Aidan Cameron-Smith(Theology I; Diocese of Oakland) and Jimmy Velasco(Theology I; Archdiocese of San Francisco)share their favorite memories of Advent and Christmastime, as well as how even doing dishes and eating treats can draw us closer to the Incarnation of Christ! We appreciate you listener, especially because have persevered in reading this far! Please share, subscribe, and pray for young men in your lives who may be discerning their vocation (to priesthood, marriage, consecrated single life).
57 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Episode 6 - Why Do Seminarians Study Philosophy?
Is philosophy compatible with faith? Do such abstract ideas have any practical uses? How does philosophy prepare a man for the study of theology and for his future priesthood? Host Patrick Germann (Pre-Theology II; Diocese of Stockton) discusses these questions and more about the subject of philosophy in the seminary with Francis E. Feingold, PhD Associate Professor of Philosophy/Chair of the Pre-Theology Program and Associate Professor of Philosophy John Macias, PhD. We appreciate you listener, especially because you have persevered in reading this far! Please share, subscribe, and pray for young men in your lives who may be discerning their vocation (to priesthood, marriage, consecrated single life).
58 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Episode 5 - Questions and Answers about Our Lady at Medjugorje
What happened at the apparitions at Medjugorje? What effect can a pilgrimage have on our life of faith? How does an encounter with the Virgin Mary lead us closer to Jesus? What role does Marian devotion play in the life of a seminarian? Host Patrick Germann (Pre-Theology II; Diocese of Stockton) is joined by fellow seminarian Scott Borba (Theology I; Diocese of Fresno) and Dr. Nina Heereman, Associate Professor of Sacred Scriptures/Chair of Sacred Scriptures at St. Patrick's Seminary to discuss these questions and more on this episode of St. Pat's Chat. Sources/Media recommended in this episode: My Heart Will Triumph by Mirijana Soldo Medjugorje: The Message by Wayne Weible Official website of Medjugorje: medjugorje.org
26 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Episode 4 - Interview with Br. Scott Whittaker, Benedictines of Hawaii
Do you pray all day at the seminary? How do you balance a prayerful life with all the other demands of life? Brother Scott Whittaker of the Benedictines of Hawaii (Pre-Theology I; Diocese of Honolulu) and Executive Producer Patrick Germann (Pre-Theology I; Diocese of Stockton) discuss these questions and more about prayer on this episode of St. Pat's Chat. We would like to thank Eric Patrick (Theology III; Diocese of Sacramento) for editing this episode of St. Pat's Chat, and as always thank you to our listeners!
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