A reader struggles with lay life after seminary…

…over at the Register.  Some clueless fat guy with no experience of seminary but lots of experience of lay life takes a shot at trying to help.

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  • Stu

    Not “fat.”

    Jolly.

  • Old man

    I have to agree with one of the comments at the Register. He needs to move closer to work or find a job closer to where he lives. I love train travel, but not so much for so long if you are working and trying to have a life.

  • Obpoet

    All I can say is………stunning advice. Just stunning.

  • Mark R

    Heck, he is already doing way better than I after seminary!

  • Marthe Lépine

    Sometimes I am tempted to think that my life has been wasted, that I never had an opportunity to develop the talents I was given because of a life-long struggle with depression and just trying to keep my head above water as far as my work is concerned. For this reason, I found the last paragraphs of Mark’s reply to this ex-seminarian and his quotes from Blessed JH Newman very helpful.