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The archbishop urged the eight newly ordained priests to “plunge deep” into Christ’s love and to give him their love in return, immersing themselves in the truth of the Gospel and in self-less service to the poor, the sick, the forgotten, the stranger.
Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.
Tom and Lori McKenzie like to go to rock concerts and watch Minnesota Wild games, and they’re not sure they act much like the parents of a future priest.
Byron Hagan’s self-described 10-year “journey of intellectual discovery” led him not only to join the Catholic Church, but also to seek to serve it as a priest.
An accidental glance at a Bible atop a stack of cardboard moving boxes was the turning point in Jake Anderson’s spiritual life.
Deacon James Stiles’ journey to the priesthood nearly ended before it began.