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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 28, 2023

Michael and Michael are joined by Mario Enzler. Formerly a Swiss Guard for St. John Paul II, Mario learned first-hand what it means to live a life of holiness. 

Nov 28, 2023

Michael and John are joined by Jose Delgado from the Archdiocese of Denver. Jose shares his story of how he was led to the seminary by his parents finding the charismatic renewal.

Support Saint John Vianney Seminary: archden.org/futurepriests

Nov 10, 2023

Michael and John are joined by Riley Helgoe from the august diocese of Helena, Montana. Riley shares his story of coming back to Catholicism and finding his call to the priesthood.

Support Saint John Vianney Seminary: archden.org/futurepriests

Nov 3, 2023

Timestamps: (0:00) Wisdom 1:1-15; (2:42) From a letter to the Corinthians by St Clement; (4:52) John 20:1-18; (8:56) Homily from Archbishop Samuel Aquila.

Oct 4, 2023

Timestamps: (0:00) Philippians 1:1-11, (1:35) A Letter to the Philippians by St Polycarp, (4:25) Mark 16:1-20, (8:09) Homily from Fr. Rocco Porter.

Oct 1, 2023

September 2023 Episode

Host, Michael Sparks, spontaneously invites brother seminarian Daniel Carlisi to help host this unprompted episode. They invited a brother of our brother to share his journey from worldliness to hearing God's plan for his life. While he attends a different great seminary, his story is inspiring and helps us understand the freedom of following God's plan and the peace that flows in that choice.

The mission of the podcast continues to be recording the experiences of seminarians to inspire those discerning and to update friends of the seminary about life at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.

Email with any questions or comments: sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Also check out what's going on at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary where you can sign up for monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Sep 1, 2023

All the hosts, John Cooney, Michael Salemi, and Michael Sparks, sit down to discuss their latest summer as seminarians. They discuss a variety of topics and lots of travel. A whirlwind of experiences thrown into one episode, so hold onto your hats. 

The mission of the podcast continues to be recording the experiences of seminarians to inspire those discerning and to update friends of the seminary about life at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.

Email with any questions or comments: sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Also check out what's going on at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary where you can sign up for monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Jul 31, 2023

July 2023 Episode

Host and editor Michael Salemi in the midst of his summer asignment brings to listeners a summer episode with a special guest who is an Alumni of St. John Vianney and has been a priest for a few years. Fr. Kevin is a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix, he shares his journey out of seminary and what it's like to maintain joy in the priesthood. Even emidst sudden transition in his life, he gives great thanks to God and shares some lighthearted stories from his priesthood. His wisdom to stay rooted in Christ rings true to the Christian journey for all who desire relationship with God.

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Email with any questions about seminary life you'd like answered at: sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Also check out what's going on at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary at new updated website and you can sign up for monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

May 18, 2023

Now at the end of the academic year, Michael and John look back on their time walking the streets of Denver and encountering the homeless with Christ in the City.

May 1, 2023

April 2023 Episode

Hosts John Cooney and Michael Sparks invite Deacon Gabe for his second time on the Sons of Ars. Since last time on the podcast he became a deacon and finally shares his story into the seminary with priestly ordination only a few months away. His wisdom to unvail one's heart is expressed through his experience of asking for graces from God and then being able to recognize the abundant ways God bestows grace at all times times.

References:

Email with any questions about seminary life you'd like answered at: sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Also check out what's going on at Saint John Vianney Theo. Seminary at new updated website and you can sign up for monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Last time Deacon Gabe was on the podcast was Season 1 Episode 4

Deacon Gabe mentions this incredable Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men, (well worth the read) Into the Breach - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix (dphx.org)

Apr 23, 2023

Fr Kevin Penkalski from the Diocese of Phoenix preaches on understanding the paschal joy of Easter.

Mar 29, 2023

Dcn Gabirel Sabado preaches on the love of the Father revealed through the Son and the necessity to remember the truth of His love.

Mar 25, 2023

Hosts Michael Salemi and Michael Sparks invite fellow classmate Brother Andrew Brebeuf from the Servants of Christ Jesus to share his love of Jesus. He shares his experience after his re-conversion of bringing Jesus to others which lead him to deeper trust in God and then to religious life. They discuss the life changing power of trusting in God.

 

References:

Email us with comments or questions at: sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Also check out what's going on at Saint John Vianney Theo. Seminary at the updated website and where you can sign up for the monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Servants of Christ Jesus: http://www.scjesus.org/

Mar 12, 2023

John and Michael come together at the beginning of lent to talk about the literature club John started at the seminary. They discuss the ways that good literature can help form everyone, and how literature points towards the depth of humanity which ultimately relates to the spiritual life oriented to God.

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sonsofarspodcast@gmail.com

Feb 28, 2023

Fr. Luke Barder preaches on the importance of knowing God rather than to know about Him.

Feb 26, 2023

Michael and John spend time with Mary Machado, mother of former host Jacob Machado. Mary addresses the experience of being a mother of a seminarian. 

Jan 30, 2023

Dcn Kyle Tannehill preaches on the virtue of hope and how we can use it to see the Lord more clearly.

Jan 26, 2023

Michael and John are joined by Connor Companik from the Diocese of Phoenix. After explaining his claim as the podcast's "Biggest Fan™", Connor explains his journey to seminary and how his devotion for sacred music has grown over the years.

The audio clip used in this podcast is from the Corpus Christi Sunday Mass (May 29, 2016) at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance antiphon is from the Graduale Romanum for the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Credit for this clip goes to the SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral schola.

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