When one thinks about seminary life one often conjures up images of a mysterious place far away from home. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The seminary is a vibrant community of men discerning their call to the priesthood. Imagine one hundred seminarians all seeking God’s will, praying in common, celebrating the Eucharist together every day, sharing many of the same joys and struggles, and each of them seeking the priesthood. This is the vital reality of seminary life.
Learn more about seminary life from Rev. Matt Niggemeyer:
Listen to three young priests share their journeys from seminary to priesthood.
College Seminaries and Major Seminaries
Are you seriously discerning a vocation to the priesthood? Is God asking you to consider the seminary to test your vocation?
If so, give us a call, we will gladly take the time to talk with you and discuss your feelings and thoughts concerning the seminary and priesthood. We will offer you an opportunity to seek out more information about diocesan priesthood and explain the procedure for applying as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha.
May God bless you as you seek out his will in your life. As you do so remember the words of our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II:
“Be generous in giving your life to the Lord. Do not be afraid! You have nothing to fear, because God is the Lord of history and of the universe. Let grow in you the desire for great and noble projects. Nourish a sense of solidarity: these are the sign of the divine action in your hearts. Place at the use of your communities the talents which Providence has lavished on you. The more ready you are to give yourselves to God and to others, the more you will discover the authentic meaning of life. God expects much of you!”
Message of the Holy Father for the 23rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 28, 1996
2017-2018 Archdiocese of Omaha Seminarians
The seminarians of the Archdiocese of Omaha exhibit a wide variety of interests, hobbies and talents and range in age from 18 to 42 years old. They represent a diverse group of high school graduates, college transfers, college graduates, and occupational and professional workers.