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Sons of Ars

This is a lighthearted podcast where two seminarians sit down to discuss their life in seminary, topics and issues Christians face in the modern world, and the spiritual life. We hope to invite others into this journey that we are on and that countless other men are on across the world. We hope you enjoy! God bless! Find out more about us at www.sjvdenver.edu and follow us on the Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary facebook page.
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This is a lighthearted podcast where two seminarians sit down to discuss their life in seminary, topics and issues Christians face in the modern world, and the spiritual life. We hope to invite others into this journey that we are on and that countless other men are on across the world. We hope you enjoy! God bless!

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Find out more about us at www.sjvdenver.edu

Dec 21, 2022

Michael and John talk with Daniel Rivas from Denver about his discernment. Given a heavy cross early in life, Daniel recounts how his time of trial helped him grow closer to God and discern his vocation of priesthood.

Nov 25, 2022

Michael and John are joined by Brother Charbel from the Capuchin Friars. Brother Charbel talks about his conversion to Catholicism and his time of religious life. (Editor's note: while Michael and John were diligent in recording early in the month, the editor... not so much.)

Nov 24, 2022

His Emminence Cardinal Stafford preaches on the nature of a vigil and meeting Christ in an unexpected place.

Oct 25, 2022

This month, Michael and John chat with Connor Ryan from the Diocese of Pueblo. From the western slope of Colorado to the small mining towns of Arizona and Alaska, Connor tells the story of his physical and spiritual journeys that led him to seminary and a deeper life with Christ.

Oct 21, 2022

Fr Adam Bradshaw preaches on Faith and Prayer

Sep 22, 2022

Fr. Brady's Homily from Vigil Praise for 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Readings: Ez 24: 15-27; St. Augustine on Pastors; Mt 28: 1-10, 16-20.

Sep 17, 2022

After finishing his first year of priesthood in Uganda, Fr Julius Lule comes back to visit the seminary. Michael and John take this opportunity to ask him about his first assignment and how his time in seminary helped him prepare.

Aug 31, 2022

They are all back from summer break! Michael Sparks, John Cooney and Michael Salemi sit down and discuss what adventures they had during the summer. Their discussion covers what it's like being a seminarian on break and then how to return with a balanced approach of recollecting with the help of Christ.

Jul 26, 2022

In Flagstaff Michael interviews one of the founders of The Sons of Ars. One year after his ordination Fr. Ian Wintering shares his first year as a priest and explains what it means to have joy in the priesthood through the gift of fatherhood and fraternity.

Jul 4, 2022

The conversation continues. Cardinal Stafford tells the story of the beginnings of Saint John Vianney Seminary and his inspirations from the works of Rouault.

Jun 15, 2022

Michael and John sit down with Cardinal Stafford, the former archbishop of Denver, and discuss the joy of the priesthood as a result of Trinitarian love.

May 20, 2022

Deacon Anthony Dang, soon to be Father shares his preperation for the priesthood and enlightens us about his story to seminary right out of high school. What does a transitionary deaon do? Michael and John dive in.

Apr 13, 2022
Before retiring from the seminary after over 10 years as a spiritual director and over 50 years of priesthood, Msgr Ken Leone shares his stories and imparts wisdom to Michael and John about the joy of the priesthood and attentiveness to the Holy Spirit.
Mar 21, 2022
Michael and John interview Aaron about his ministerial journey from Canada to California, then from conversion to candidate for priesthood.
Mar 7, 2022
John and Michael interupt the month long wait between episodes to share some spur of the moment Lenten reflections. 
Feb 26, 2022

Michael and John discuss the ways Catholics can approach of one of the most influential and popular commentators of the bible today, Jordan Peterson. Then story time, John finally shares his story of how he converted to Catholicism and his journey to the seminary.

Jan 31, 2022

Jacob Machado comes back to share some wisdom and experience in going forward with the Sons of Ars and hands off his reigns. John Cooney is introduced as new co-host. Jacob, Michael and John contemplate amongst friends the ways we can most prudently record and listen to podcasts in a relational way.

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