Joseph Heschmeyer is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. He is studying at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and is in his second year of pre-theology (a program of philosophy studies for men who have a degree, but who lack the requisite philosophical foundation to advance to study the Church’s theology). He shares his unique story of having to leave “The Firm” (he is a lawyer) and find a graceful way to exit a relationship that appeared headed toward marriage. You can follow him online at his blog.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis