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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! 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

Jul 3, 2024

Michael takes some fraternity time out side of his summer assignment to talk with Mark Rocco, a seminarian from Colorado Springs who studies at the Mount St. Mary's seminary in Maryland and happens to be assigned nearby. They discuss the similarities and diferences between seminaries and then dive into Mark's vocational calling right out of high school.

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

Do you want to get monthly updates about seminary life at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary? Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Also, check us out and see our events on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sjvseminaries/

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May 31, 2024

Five years after the release of Part 1, Fr. Micah Flores joins Michael Salemi and John Cooney to continue the discussion on the Church Fathers. From the Lord Jesus to St. John, from St. John to St. Polycarp, and from St. Polycarp to St. Irenaeus, the life of Faith has been passed down through discipleship to us today.

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

Do you want to get monthly updates about seminary life at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary? Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Also, check us out and see our events on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sjvseminaries/

Apr 30, 2024

Michael Sparks and James Joseph invite a guest to share his testimony of God working throughout his life to bring him to seminary. Jeff Pooley shares some stories about those who've inspired him and his life as an airplane pilot, but most especially how beuaty and human relationship all point to our desire for relationship with God. 

Reference mentioned for those looking to go into religous life or priesthood, but  have lots of debt. https://rescuevocations.org/ 

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

Do you want monthly updates about life at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary? Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Apr 16, 2024

(0:00) Revelation 6:1-17; (3:21) First Apology of St. Justin Martyr 66-67; (6:08) Luke 24:1-12; (8:04) Homily by Cardinal Francis Stafford

Mar 26, 2024

Michael Salemi, James and Dave explore the meaning of leisure especially in the context of seminary life. They take a philosophical look at leisure and then examine the interior life of being rejuvenated especially as seminarians. They include a little discussion about Irish step dancing.

Book mentioned, "Leisure: The Basis of Culture" By Josef Pieper

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

Do you want to get monthly updates about seminary life at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary? Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Also, check us out and see our events on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sjvseminaries/

Mar 22, 2024

(0:00) Hebrews 1:1-2:4; (2:30) St. Athanasius Epistle 14, 1-2; (5:42) John 8:1-11; (7:42) Homily by Dcn. Blaise Buches.

Feb 11, 2024

John, Michael, and Dave discuss their experiences at a conference hosted by Encounter School of Minsitry about the gift of prophecy.

Learn more about Encounter: https://encounterschool.org/ 

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 our monthly newsletter: https://sjvdenver.edu/ 

Feb 1, 2024

Michael Sparks is joined by two new voices: Dave Napierkowski and James Joseph! The two make their Sons of Ars debut speaking with Michael about their experience traveling to the annual SEEK conference in St. Louis, MO.

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.

Check out all the talks from SEEK24 here: https://seekreplay.com/

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/ 

Jan 26, 2024

(0:00) Deuteronomy 18:1-22; (4:25) Sacrosanctum Concilium nn. 7-8, 106; (8:45) Luke 24:1-12; (10:55) Homily by Fr. John Ignatius from the Servants of Christ Jesus. 

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. 

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