Father Eric Gilhooly, LC has written To a Younger Brother as a very practical and encouraging book for seminarians. The book uses contemporary book, movie, and song examples to offer insightful and realistic advice for those studying for the priesthood.
Eric Gilhooly was born on August 12, 1986, in Syracuse, New York. He entered the minor seminary in 1999. His major seminary formation took him to Ireland, Connecticut, and Rome. He studied in the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, where he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy as well as his bachelor’s degree in theology. He was ordained to the diaconate in Syracuse on May 19, 2018, and was sent to Bogotá, Colombia to begin his ministry. He was ordained a priest on May 4, 2019.
“I am happy to endorse Eric Gilhooly’s book To a Younger Brother. In an easy-to-read style, it offers practical wisdom to men in the earlier years of formation. Born of his own spiritual journey and with the love of a wise older brother, Eric shares real-life insights to encourage others as they seek to know the Lord’s will and prepare for ordination. This book would also be an excellent resource for someone considering the priesthood or religious life.”
Most Reverend Robert J. Fisher
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan
“Even challenging journeys can be found enjoyable when there is a good companion to guide you—someone who knows the struggles and the pitfalls along the way—and the journey of seminary formation is no exception. Through sharing his own reflections on his years in formation, Father Gilhooly is this welcome companion. A helpful ‘older brother’ to any seminarian, he provides insights in this book that are both wise and relatable.”
Deacon Paul Gardner, Fourth-Year Seminarian
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri