Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians

Author:  Fr. Michael J. Najim
Publisher:  The Institute For Priestly Formation
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We live in a culture of distraction, making it very difficult to hear God's voice and respond with courage. Father Michael Najim's book, Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, will assist vocation directors and seminary formators in helping seminarians recognize the true voice of God and rightfully discern their vocation. Seminary formation must be interiorly appropriated; in other words, formation will be fruitful only if the seminarian allows Christ to transform his heart.

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We live in a culture of distraction, making it very difficult to hear God's voice and respond with courage. Father Michael Najim's book, Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, will assist vocation directors and seminary formators in helping seminarians recognize the true voice of God and rightfully discern their vocation. Seminary formation must be interiorly appropriated; in other words, formation will be fruitful only if the seminarian allows Christ to transform his heart.

Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians is a unique resource for all interested in the spiritual and human formation of the next generation of priests. Every vocation director will want to give Radical Surrender to the men under his care, and every seminarian will want to have a copy with him while praying in chapel or in the quiet of his room. Radical Surrender will also be of great assistance to the seminarian's experience of ongoing spiritual direction.

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Publisher The Institute For Priestly Formation
Author Fr. Michael J. Najim
Product Type Paperback
Width (inches) 5.5
Height (inches) 8.5
ISBN/UPC 9780980045581
Number of Pages 146

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"Father Najim has written a very fine collection of letters in the tradition of lectio divina. Seminarians who take the time to prayerfully consider his words will move far along the path of discerning a priestly vocation."

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap.
Archdiocese of Boston

"In this superb collection of meditative letters, Father Najim provides invaluable spiritual lessons to seminarians, and exemplifies the fatherly attributes a vocation director must possess to guide young men towards the gift of priesthood."

Monsignor Robert Panke, STL
Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

"Radical Surrender speaks straight to the heart of any seminarian. I only wish I had received such letters when I was in the seminary! It is a must read for all seminarians and for vocation directors. Clearly the fruit of prayer, this book provides encouragement through the ups and downs of seminary life, and an invitation to give all to the Lord."

Father Len Plazewski
President, National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors

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Father Michael Najim is a Roman Catholic priest joyfully serving the Diocese of Providence, RI. Receiving a bachelor's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a master of divinity degree from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, MA, he was ordained on June 23, 2001 and served as parochial vicar at St. Philip’s Church in Greenville, RI for three years.

Currently, Father Najim is the Vocation Director of the Diocese of Providence, director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and chaplain at La Salle Academy (a Catholic high school). He blogs at www.liveholiness.com, where his goal is to help people grow in their friendship with the Lord and inspire them to live their ultimate calling: holiness.