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Glenn Michael Evers
Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange, NJ
B.S. Computer Science, University of Delaware
Johannine Literature because the Gospel of John offers to me a tremendously
challenging and deep encounter with Christ.
St. John the Baptist for his austerity, zeal and fortitude in preparing the way
for our Lord. St. Peter for his fidelity to our Lord. St. Pio of Pietrelcina and
St. Jean Marie Vianney because of their love for the Holy Eucharist and the
Exercise: weight lifting, swimming and running; Play sports: disc golf;
Outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing
A jack of all trades and a master of none.
Passion of the Christ
The Spiritual Life by Adolphe Tanquerey
Socratic Logic by Dr. Peter Kreeft
The New Testament, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Three Ages
of the Interior Life by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, The Cure D'Ars: St. Jean-
Marie-Baptiste Vianney by Abbe Francois Trochu. The Autobiography of St.
Teresa of Avila by St. Teresa of Avila and Mother Teresa's Secret Fire by
Bringing Christ to people.
Contemplative before the Blessed Sacrament
I would first emphasize that it is Christ's calling, in that “You did not choose
me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and
that your fruit should abide...” (RSV, Jn 15:16a).
Furthermore, that this is a high calling that demands much of a man, “You,
therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5:48).
If God has called you to the priesthood, then you have found the pearl of
great price in your life and need to deny yourself, your attachments and all
you have, pick up your Cross and follow wherever Christ leads you. Then with
the grace of perseverance run the race such that you will obtain the good
things God has set in store for you and His people.
And best of all, if you are faithful to God and cooperate with His grace in your
calling, one day you can count on your Master saying, “Well done, good and
faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much;
enter into the joy of your master” (Mt 25:23).
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