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Scivias: Know the Ways of the Lord

Scivias: Know the Ways of the Lord is a one-of-a-kind video series that serves as a vocational discernment guide for men considering the priesthood. The series is narrated by and features Fr. Michael Zimmerman from the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Boston. Accessible via the Vocations Boston YouTube Channel and Facebook page beginning April 13, 2021, Scivias aims to help young men recognize how pursuing God's plan for their lives will fulfill their greatest desires.


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1. Tell us what the Scivias video series is and what makes it unique.

2. Where does the name “Scivias” come from, and what inspired you to create this program?

3. Will this only benefit men discerning the priesthood, or is there something for everyone?

4. What types of topics are covered in the series, and how are they organized?

5. What was the filming process like for this?  Do you have a blooper reel or any fun stories to share from that experience?

6. Where can people go to access these videos?  How will they be distributed?





Fr. Michael Zimmerman was ordained to the priesthood in 2017 and currently serves as assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston and adjunct Scripture Professor at St. John’s Seminary. With the heart of a teacher, Fr. Michael was inspired to create a systematic discernment program for young men drawing from the wisdom that he received as part of his own formation. During the pandemic lockdown in May 2020, Fr. Michael scripted 27 episodes which are now part of a video series called Scivias. Filmed in a way that captures many of Fr. Michael’s own interests such as rock climbing, track and field, art, drawing, and of course the city of Boston (!), Fr. Michael hopes others can identify with his journey and recognize how pursuing God’s plan for their lives will fulfill their greatest desires.



Fr. Eric Cadin is the Director of the Office of Vocations and Director of the Office of University Missions for the Archdiocese of Boston. An avid surfer with an overall passion for adventure sports, Fr. Eric recognizes God’s capacity to unveil Himself in places and thrilling moments of awe and beauty. Ordained to the priesthood in 2012, he is equally passionate about the opportunity he has to mentor and guide men along their own pursuits of holiness. Fr. Eric is proud to be involved in the campaign to promote Scivias, a video series he hopes will engage, inform, and inspire a new generation of men to discern a vocation to the priesthood.



Contact Carrie Kline at to schedule an interview with Fr. Michael Zimmerman or Fr. Eric Cadin.



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