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Christopher R. Coffiey
St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
Heating, ventilation, refrigeration & air-conditioning work.
B.S. Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University. Minor in Classical Studies
Prophetic Literature. The Old Testament is full of so much drama and humor.
St. Jean Vianney
Fishing, boating, beach, listening to good music-I have a very eclectic taste,
fixing stuff, Knights of Columbus, playing concertina, cooking, good food and
drink, an occasional pipe.
I can fix pretty much anything, and if not, I will find a way.
The Perfect Storm
Preparation for Death by St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Murder in a Cathedral by T.S. Elliot
Sacra Pagina, Gospel of John by F. Maloney
The Cure of Ars by Milton Lomask
The Reform of the Papacy by John R. Quinn
Since I was a little boy as I was raised in a Catholic family and it was
encouraged. I always put the idea off and was more concerned with living a
lifestyle for myself and not God. I really thought about it when I was in high
school and as a junior I decided I wanted to give it a shot. After I graduated
from high school I entered seminary not knowing what to expect or where
God was going to lead me. I thought it would be best to enter now, and if
seminary was not right for me, I still had my whole life ahead of me to do what
I wanted. I have been in seminary now for six years and I don’t regret one day
of it. God truly was working in my life and was truly calling me to “Come and
Realizing that you have the ability to change people’s lives and to save them
from sin, so that they may live in the fullness of life in the Kingdom-acting In
Holy Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Breviary, Personal devotions. I especially like
visiting early in the morning or late at night the Blessed Sacrament. I find a
certain peace in the relationship with Jesus in a “quiet and calm darkness”.
You have nothing to lose only the whole world to gain. Spend time frequently
in front of the Blessed Sacrament. In my own personal discernment, I found
true comfort, assurance, and the answers I needed during trips to visit the
Blessed Sacrament. Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. We need
only to bring him our concerns and listen for He will do the rest.
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