Three young men from Brisbane started their first year in Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary 'wide-eyed with hopes and aspirations last Sunday,' reports The Catholic Leader.
Former lawyer Sebastian Condon, 24, international business manager Jack Ho, 29, and passionate youth worker Michael Tanuvasa Kelemete, 23, entered their first year as seminarians for the Brisbane archdiocese this year.
The diverse background of the three young men continued to astound the seminary’s rector, Monsignor Tony Randazzo, who said in any normal circumstance, you would not find a group so diverse.
'It makes you wonder, what is it God sees in all of us? What is our common ground?' Monsignor Randazzo said. 'The common thread is Jesus Christ, and it is only Jesus Christ who can call this group of men with amazingly different backgrounds together for the service of His Church.'
In his homily at the Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary Commencement Mass on February 9, Msgr Randazzo reflected on the notion of being salt and light in the world. 'Salt and light are used to develop and illuminate what already exists,' he said. 'Salt enhances flavour and light makes clear obscure paths while revealing hidden riches.'
FULL STORY Three new seminarians offers fresh hope (The Catholic Leader)