Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Miguel Angel Lopez Ruiz

Very good news today from Miguel Angel who writes to say that he will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday. The ordination will take place in the Cathedral in Granada and will be followed by some light refreshments. In the days that follow he will celebrate a number of 'first' Masses in various parishes associated with his vocational journey.
Many of you will remember Miguel Angel from the summers he spent in England. For more years than I care to remember Spanish seminarians have come to the parish ostensibly to learn English. The presence of ordinary young men in and around the parish who are thinking of priesthood is a great example to English lads and has proved a wonderful vocations 'catalyst'. I am not sure how well they learnt English, but it has certainly helped me pick up Spanish. Not only that, it also means there are presbyteries all over Spain where this particular English priest is assured of a welcome.
Let's pray for Miguel Angel this weekend that he will make a good and holy priest to serve the people of Granada.

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