Fr. Ben Kosnac is the pastor at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. On this episode, Fr. Kosnac talked about his life growing up in communist Eastern Europe, the former Czechoslovakia. He talked about attending an “underground” catechesis to avert government oppression.

He had an interest in the priesthood at an early age, and knowing that many priests were first altar boys, he became an altar server at age 5. His path to the priesthood involved continually asking Jesus what he wanted from him. Fr. Ben attributes his vocation to the “spiritual unity of the family”, praying together, which he says provides the bedrock for being more sensitive to the voice of God. He encouraged parents to get their children involved in youth groups and to allow them to be involved in youth retreats.

Fr. Kosnac says in his time at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, eight men have entered the seminary.

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI