To all seminarians heading back to school or already there (in the case of those at the North American College) I would like to wish my best regards and to let you know I will be praying for you and hopefully soon offering a mass for you.
I know seminary is difficult and at times it can seem like it will never end. I tell you what was told to me. Every single time of struggle and pain is worth it. Your best day as a seminarian pales in comparison with your worst day as a priest.
I had a hard time believing that but I trusted the word of what was told to me and sure enough my trust was well placed. Hang in there and have a great year.
To my non seminarian readers I would ask that you say a prayer for priests and seminarians today.