July Tales from the Brute Castle
In this email we bring you our continuing monthly series of blogs written by our seminarians. We hope you find their writings spiritually uplifting and educational.
Using Our Talents to Glorify God
Every year at Brute, each returning seminarian is assigned a house job. The jobs range from head sacristan, to kitchen manager, to athletic director. I served as guest master during my sophomore year where I was in charge of preparing rooms for visiting guests and ensuring that they were ready again for future guests. Additionally, I was asked to be a part of the Marketing Committee (MarCom), whose members take responsibility for promoting the seminary through the website and social media. Since then, I have been taking photos for the seminary events. For my Junior year, I was assigned to be the website manager and to lead the MarCom team, while continuing to take photos for the seminary. I also had the opportunity to make a discernment video about the seminary (featured below) with the goal of encouraging young men to the priesthood. For my final year at Brute, I have again been appointed to be the website manager and the MarCom team lead.
My interest in photography, which started out as a hobby, turned into a more responsible job at the seminary. This meant that as the photographer, my work needed to be more serious, professional, and of higher quality. In a broader view, seminary formation pushed me out of my comfort zone to explore my potential rather than merely settling for less, and has helped me to confidently use my talents. This is what the seminary formation aims to help us with, so that through the four pillars of formation: pastoral, spiritual, human, and intellectual, we may one day effectively carry out the service of God and His people through the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
On the last page of the
Marketing Communications Guardian Roles and Responsibilities
which provides guidelines to the MarCom members for their roles, it states “It is absolutely essential to remember, all of the efforts of this position are for the Greater Glory of God and the salvation of souls. Even the most menial tasks should be done with this in mind.” And so, with every task we do for ourselves and for others, we are reminded to carry it out for the greater glory of God. And I am very grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to glorify Him by promoting the many beautiful things that happen daily at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary. I am looking forward to continuing this work of promoting the seminary and seeing what other roles God has in store for me to fulfill.
is a Bruté seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and a member of the Class of 2022.
Learn more about Khaing
What's it like to discern a vocation at Bruté?
Check out this new video,
he Heart of Discernment
, that was created by Brute Seminarian Khaing Thu, Class of 2022.
New Additions to the Bruté Staff
Please welcome Mary Nguyen to the Bishop Simon Bruté staff. Mary is the new Administrative Coordinator, filling the role formerly held by Sr. Sharon Kuhn, OSB. Mary started working at the seminary in early June.
Prior to joining the seminary, Mary worked in the Office of Stewardship and Development at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
We would also like to welcome Fr. Daniel Bedel from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as our new Director of Spiritual Formation beginning July 7.
Prior to joining Bruté, Fr. Bedel served as the Dean of the Terre Haute Deanery and pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish and St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute. We look forward to his presence at the seminary helping the seminarians with spiritual formation.
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