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Staying close to the fire: Prayer considerations for seminarians

I hope to provide vocation directors with some ways to help their seminarians stay rooted in prayer during the summer. Some topics include: what to do with an hour of prayer, emotional maturity, openness to God, images of God, Fatherhood, Silence, Conversion.

On July 1, 2020 Fr. Welter will move to Omaha to begin his work as Executive Director of IPF. He has been on faculty at Mundelein Seminary from 2013 until July 1, 2020, currently serving as Vice-Rector. Fr. Welter started life in Chicago, baptized at St. Margaret Mary parish in Chicago across the street from where his family lived. Fr. Welter and his younger brother went to public schools where he played soccer, and ran track and cross country in high school. Fr. Welter went to Bradley University and studied Manufacturing Technology. After graduation he entered the construction field. He worked for 6 years, framing houses, after college. During this time Fr. Welter returned to his Catholic faith. He became more involved in his parish, joined a young adult group and began to lector on Sundays. He felt a call to be a priest during his working years. He talked to his pastor and entered a discernment program. Fr. Welter entered seminary in Fall of 2000. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2005. His first assignment was St. Elizabeth Seton parish in Orland Hills, IL. from 2005-2010 He served as Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Chicago from 2010-2013.


Rev. Brian Welter, Executive Director for the Institute for Priestly Formation, hopes to provide vocation directors with some ways to assist their seminarians stay rooted in prayer during the summer.

Some topics include:
*What to do with an hour of prayer?
*Emotional maturity.
*Openness to God.
*Images of God.
*Fatherhood, Silence, Conversion.

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