Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Archbishop welcomes labourer into Lord's vineyard

Father Nicholas Meisl ordained at Holy Rosary Cathedral; individually blesses hundreds after Mass
Deacon Nicholas Meisl sings a hymn before his ordination Dec. 7. "Over the past few months, people have been asking me 5, 10 times a day, 'Are you getting excited yet?'" he joked to laughter from parishioners in Holy Rosary Cathedral. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
In the presence of 50 priests from the Archdiocese of Vancouver and an overflowing crowd of eager parishioners, Deacon Nicholas Meisl was ordained a priest Dec. 7. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms
Women walk in a street in a residential area in Borno State, Nigeria, May 19. One Nigerian woman had such an influence on her husband that in a life-threatening situation he prayed the psalm she had mentioned to him. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters.
After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days in an air pocket in his ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife had mentioned to him during their last conversation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ordinariates must be a bridge to Christian unity, ordinary says
Four former Anglican clergy lie prostrate for the Litany of the Saints. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Ordinariates for former Anglicans must be a bridge to Christian unity and a force for true ecumenism says the head of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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