Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Giglio family vocations

I pray that the Lord will call my sons to the priesthood. Every once in a while, I'll mention it to my older son. The last time, the exchange went like this:

Scene: Living room. Mom and Dad and 2 boys , 4 and a half and 21 months are playing with trains. Mom and Dad were just talking about mom's prayers for her sons. The Younger Boy is named for a pretty famous priest. She has just (half-jokingly) said that with a name like that, he doesn't have much of a choice but to go into the seminary.

Elder boy: I think (Younger Boy) is automagically going to be a priest when he grows up.
Me: Yeah, you think so?
EB: Yeah....
M: What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you think you'd like to be a priest like Fr. Joseph or Monsignor or Fr. Luke?
EB: No.
M: Well, What would you like to do?
EB: I'd like to drive a truck!

I'll keep praying for them, but I think I'm going to let the conversation go for a while...


Maureen Martin said...

I think it is great you are open to your kids becoming priests. Moms are usually a good judge. It seems I saw a biography about JPII and he had said his mother said she wanted one of her sons to be a doctor, and the other to be a priest, and that is what happened.


mamagiglio said...

Thanks Maureen. I believe that Gods gives us children LIke the rich man in the parable of the talents. He says:"here, take care of this for Me." They're His after all, we just get to try to raise them right so that they can go on and glorify Him. I don't think I could possibly be prouder of anything than to have priests for sons.

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