Saturday, October 23, 2010

Letter to Seminarians

The Holy Father has written a letter to HIS seminarians -- i.e. those men who are studying for the priesthood throughout the world.  It is right and proper that we refer to the seminarians in the possessive sense of 'his'.  He is our Father, our Shepherd and under HIS guidance and pastoral leadership, we may arrive in heaven.  It is a remarkable intimate and paternal letter.  He does not address it to Bishops, Patriarchs, People of God.... No, it is, "Dear Seminarians...." And, furthermore, be begins with an experience of his OWN time in the seminary.....

Let us pray and offer a small sacrifice for one seminarian -- that he might receive and respond to the grace of perseverance.

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