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The Diocese of Portsmouth is training 11 young men for the priesthood. Young men like Ambrose, James, Paul, Edward and Anthony who share a little of their story here.
Ambrose Chou, “My time in seminary has really helped me to grow and deepen my faith and love for God; seminary isn’t just about academic achievements like university, we work on our pastoral skills and are guided in our spiritual and personal lives too - we are truly formed for future ministry! I’m so grateful for the opportunities and experiences, for being able to encounter God through all the people I meet, growing in love and in my relationship with God and growing with God’s people.”
James Lewis, “Invest in people. Invest in the future of the Church. Giving one’s life completely to the Lord in any religious vocation takes time to deepen and grow for the ultimate ‘yes’ of a person to be rooted in truth and love. I now understand more fully why seminary formation is normally 6 or 7 years.”
Paul Nwune, “It is amazing to be in seminary where we are formed to be like Jesus, and to bring good news to the people of God. Within the time I have been in formation, I have found life in the seminary has been awesome and enriching for me. Although it has its own challenges, it is always a joy to be in the mist of seminarians. Living with my brothers has been amazing and inspiring. I have learnt a lot from them. They are always ready and willing to assist and support me. I get along with every one of them.”
Edward Hauschild, “Studying in Rome offers a huge array of opportunities. I’ve been blessed to have met the Holy Father, been the M.C. for Bishop Robert Barron’s Mass at the Angelicum, attended conferences organised by Voice of the Family, sung in some of Rome’s most historic and beautiful churches, served for the patronal feast of the Knights of Malta, witnessed at first-hand the canonisations of St John Henry Newman and Pope St Paul VI, and met students from all over the world.
Above all it is a blessing to be studying in the cradle of the Christian church; where so many martyrs shed their blood for the Faith, witnessing to the resurrection of Jesus Christ! It is a special privilege to be so close to the Holy Father, the successor of Peter.”
Anthony Fyk, "Thank you very much for your continuous support. It is gratefully appreciated. I look forward serving the People of God in the Diocese of Portsmouth."
Thank you for your prayers and support.
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