"We as priests will always stand on the shoulders of past 'giants' in the ministry."
During these days of retreat, Fr. Dunavan, our retreat leader, to begin each conference would share the story of a priest who spent his life serving the people of his Diocese of Lincoln. So many amazing priests who gave their lives to the people! I was so struck to reflect on my own diocese that I will serve and how many priests have come before and given their whole lives to serve the people.
Deacon Paul Strommer, Diocese of Duluth, Ordination Friday June 3, 2016. Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and day traditionally dedicated to praying for the sanctification of the clergy.