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"Take time for silence so that you can recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit."

BR. JOSEPH VAN
HAVERMAET, OP

Joseph Van Havermaet

TAKE A MOMENT TO
MEET BR. JOSEPH!

What's your favorite thing you've read during your studies?

How We Love by Br. John Mark Falkenhain OSB. This is an excellent book on formation for a life of charity and celibacy.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

1. Pope Francis

2. Taylor Swift

3. St. Bernadette

4. Javier Baez

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

"Warning: This person may cause uncontrollable laughter."

Has anyone ever thrown a surprise party for you? (that was an actual surprise) -- what was it like?

Yes, on one of the last days of my pastoral year at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a group of students threw me a surprise party. It was so fun to see and hear the impact I had on the students that year.

TIPS FROM BR. JOSEPH:

What's a tip you have for young men discerning priesthood/religious life?

Take time for silence so that you can recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Any words of encouragement?

God is generous in his love, and He will make it obvious to you what your vocation is.

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