I was wondering if seminary students were allowed to participate on college teams if it did not interfere with the seminarians studies.
Dear Fr Anthony,
Hi. My name is Wellington and I am applying to enter into my diocesan college seminary next August. I am an avid runner and incorporate God into all of my races and training. I was wondering if seminary students were allowed to participate on college teams if it did not interfere with the seminarians studies.
Dear Wellington ,
Congratulations on your decision to join the seminary next year! Be faithful to it, and prepare yourself by continuing to develop a good spiritual life and good choices as regards friends and pastimes.
As for your question, the person to ask will be your diocesan vocation director. Each diocese may have its own concrete policies in this regard, and studies are not the only factor that you have to keep in mind when judging the compatibility of your running with life in the seminary. The answer will vary depending on how much common life and prayer there are in your seminary, the way your school days and weekends are set up, the apostolic work you will be expected to do, and the free time that leaves you available to train and compete. On top of this, the formators at the seminary are going to be careful to ask themselves (and you should honestly ask the same question) if this is going to help or hinder you in your vocation.
So go ahead and speak to them about it and accept whatever answer they give you.