Thursday, April 12, 2007

A different kind of twinning

The Manchester Union Leader has a nice article about two sets of twin brothers serving in the Diocese of Manchester. One of them just so happens to be (drum roll...) our new pastor (he's the one on the left). Fr. Paul has been wonderful even, as he says in the article, following in the footsteps of a legend. As I told him after the Easter Vigil, I'm not easily impressed in liturgy, and his liturgies were very impressive - precisely because they weren't about him, but about Him. We consider ourselves very lucky, very blessed, and very unworthy to have him as our pastor.

This does say something, does it not, about the family having a decided influence on the willingness of young men to accept the possibility of having a vocation to the priesthood. I think the reference in the article to being sent "two by two" is rather insightful. God never asks us to do anything alone.