Spring 2005 continued...

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   As items were being gathered for this issue of our newsletter, I looked again at the inspiring photo of Fr. Leonard celebrating his 68th anniversary of ordination and the photo of Bro. Robert who is in the beginning years of preparation for ordination.  I reflected on what the priesthood has brought to Fr. Leonard and what it holds in store for Bro. Robert.  Certainly there are wonderful moments of knowing that you lead others to deepen their faith, but also moments when words will fail to comfort profound suffering.  There is no magic secret to living it all…..there is only the sustenance of personal prayer and the reminder of the promise made to live humbly, following God’s will in complete service to His family on earth.  There is always of course the strength that comes from the gracious prayers of dear friends like you, so valued and needed.  I hope you join me in praying that God will bless Fr. Leonard who continues to live his priesthood faithfully and Bro Robert as he moves toward priesthood

May the peace and love of Christ fill your hearts,  
 Father Bob McDade, M.SS.CC. 


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