Saturday, January 21, 2012

Message to Our Seminarians

Note: First photo on top left is Anthony Raposo. He was ordained into the priesthood on December 30, 2011.

To our local seminarians,

You may not know it, but be reassured that your perseverance inspires us. Continue with your studies, embracing and allowing the formation to mold you into the priesthood or vocation God is calling you to. God always shower upon you blessings to keep your journey joyful and bearing good fruits!

The spiritual mothers of the Diocese of Honolulu

Here's just an example of how you are appreciated:

Fr. Michael Sliney LC
Thy Kingdom Come!
Dear Friends in Christ,

"Do what you are supposed to do..
when you are supposed to do it....
in the way you are supposed to do it....
then... You will become a saint... (St. Therese of the Little Flower)

I have had the privilege of working closely with seminarians during their internship here in DC for many years now. Just recently, I was observing their fervor in the chapel for morning prayers, their kindness and spirit of service in cooking meals, later noticing one who was on his way to bank to make some deposits, another who was setting the table for lunch with attention to detail, another preparing a talk for an upcoming retreat. Their afternoons are filled with meetings in Parishes, working with our youth programs…day in, day out, getting it done for Christ. Simple, ordinary activities, but done with a joyful and generous spirit, and I must say, very edifying and inspiring to me!

God bless,
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC