Last weekend I read the book, "A Priest Forever: The Life of Father Eugene Hamilton." It is a wonderful book written by Fr. Benedict Groeschel that tells the story of one young man's struggle against cancer, and also his lifelong call to the priesthood at the same time. Fr. Hamilton died of cancer only three hours after becoming a priest; a call that he had worked at all his life.
It is a very beautiful story, one that is both faith affirming and shows what the priesthood is really about.
Hey! I am a 17 year old high school student (which isn't saying much), and am a traditionally minded Roman Catholic. I am still discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and I pray my blog will be an outlet for all of my thoughts to be heard and discussed; And also to bring you and others closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His One True Church, The Catholic Church.
God, our Father, we ask You to look with mercy and love on Your servant, Benedict, whom You have chosen to govern Your Church and shepherd Your people. May he, through word and through example, direct, sustain and encourage the people in his care so that with them he may share everlasting life in Your kingdom. Amen.