Today, three members of our community were blessed with the opportunity to participate in the Holy Father’s Apostolic Visit. After rising very early, Fr. Nicholas was off to New York to celebrate Mass with the Pope at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Brs. Giovannie and Noly joined more than 25,000 young men and women to see the Holy Father at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie. May this occasion of seeing the Successor of St. Peter, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, be a time of grace for our community and our Nation!

“I urge you to deepen your friendship with Jesus the Good Shepherd. Talk heart to heart with him. Reject any temptation to ostentation, careerism, or conceit. Strive for a pattern of life truly marked by charity, chastity and humility, in imitation of Christ, the Eternal High Priest, of whom you are to become living icons (cf. Pastores Dabo Vobis, 33). Dear seminarians, I pray for you daily. Remember that what counts before the Lord is to dwell in his love and to make his love shine forth for others.” -Pope Benedict XVI, (Address to Seminarians and Young People, St. Joseph’s Seminary, NY)