Priests, classmates and teachers thought Riley Durkin might make a good priest long before he seriously considered the idea himself.
Comments he received starting in grade school played a role in the college freshman’s recent decision to apply to the seminary. Participating in a discernment group this year at North Dakota State University has made him more sure.
“It put me at ease with my decision,” said Durkin, who will study this fall at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit for the Fargo, N.D., Diocese if his application is accepted.
Each week, Durkin and up to 10 fellow students meet with the diocese’s vocation director to read a book and discuss a range of issues and questions...READ MORE