A wise deacon once told me, "We are blessed when we are chosen to live with those among whom Jesus chooses to be found."
The Lord has set an example that just as he himself has done, you also should do.
Remember that our Founder, and those who have walked this path before you, "did not trudge; they strode. For they had the hope."
Thank you for your commitment and thank you for saying Yes today before all of us
What shall I do for God in return for all He has done for me? I wish to make Him solemn promises, and pay Him my vows before all the world.
During my time in formation, I have seen a few Final Vows weekends come and go. Yet I feel this year, my experience will be a little different.
The priesthood is a beautiful life and living as a Holy Cross religious is a wonderful vocation. I have found what I was seeking.
How often have we wanted God to break through the veil so that we may see His glory, if only for an instant?
Thanks be to God that I am always under construction. Thanks be to God that His grace is always at work in me, drawing and inviting me into ever greater union with Him.
I had much to learn from this beautiful people, more than I had ever imagined.