Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
On Wednesday, September 9, host Gene Wilhelm spoke with Fr. Timothy Vaverek about his journey and discernment to the priesthood. Fr. Timothy is the pastor at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in West, Texas. In the first part of the show, Gene talked about saints of the day, Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit from Barcelona who ministered on slave ships in Cartagena, Columbia, and blessed Frédéric Ozanam, an equal rights advocate who founded the Conference of Charity, later known as the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. In the second part of the show, Fr. Timothy shared his journey through discernment to the priesthood. Fr. Timothy got his undergrad in physics from Texas State in San Marcos, then pursued his graduate degree in theology. The Bishop asked him to complete his degree in theology in Rome, where he specialized in Dogmatics – the study of Church teaching. You’ll enjoy the way that Fr. Timothy takes very high theological concepts and connects them to the daily demands of living the Christian life. And remember, when choosing between the values of heaven and the values of earth, always round up!