Showing posts with label priesthood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label priesthood. Show all posts

Friday, June 01, 2012

Haiku My Heart

Lonely waterlily
So beautiful and fragile
Hope for the future

Tomorrow two young men will be ordained here in the diocese of Evansville.  Much like this poor waterlily in a pond that needs tending, these young men will be entering into a life of servitude where tending the garden of souls may be fragile, but oh what hope there is in the future.   They must never relinquish that hope.  Pray with me for them and all those how have answered the call to serve in the order of  Melchizedek.

Thanks be to God!!!


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Say Something Nice About a Priest

Abbey at Abbey's Road tagged me for this MEME. It is not hard for me to say something nice about a priest. The most difficult part for me is to decide which one to tell you about. There are so many Men of God that have touched my life that I just don't know where to begin.

Perhaps, I will tell you about Father Gene. When we first moved to Indiana we were new to St. Philip Neri Church. We had only lived here a year when a newly ordained deacon was assigned to our parish. Deacon Gene was a vibrant and enthusiastic young man. We invited him for dinner on a number of occasions and we developed a wonderful friendship. He was ordained to the priesthood the following April and we were all invited to his ordination. It was our first (but not the last) and it made a glorious impression on me.

We have had the opportunity to share many happy hours with Fr. Gene since then. He is a wonderful friend and he has been my Spiritual Adviser for a number of years. He's a member of the family. I remember how wonderful it was when he surprised us by arriving at Laura and Roy's wedding and con celebrated with Father Ken, another family friend.

My life has been full of the presence of God through his ministers. For the most part they are men of integrity, compassion, humor, and love of their church and vocation. There job is not an easy one. Their life is full of many challenges.

My hope is that after reading this you will call your pastor and invite him to your home for dinner. You will thoroughly enjoy his company and you will find a true gratitude for your kindness. I have not met a more appreciative guest.

Now I will tag:




My best to all and Thank your priest today!

Thanks be to God!