"God offers us options. Sometimes, if we're choosing between goods, God simply wants us to choose."
BR. EPHREM UPART, OP
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MEET BR. EPHREM!
What's your favorite prayer?
The Memorare: "Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen."
What's your favorite thing you've read during your studies?
Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism, edited by Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry
If you could join any past or current music group which would you pick?
The acapella vocal ensemble "Voces8"
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
TIPS FROM BR. EPHREM:
What's a tip you have for young men discerning priesthood/religious life?
You will not lose anything by trying out religious life. Sometimes, you won't know if you're called (or not) until you "cast" yourself "out into the deep" and try it out.
What's something you wish you knew earlier about discernment?
God offers us options. Sometimes, if we're choosing between goods, God simply wants us to choose. Once we have committed, and are frequenting the sacraments, God will give us the grace necessary to be Saints!