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Hi  everyone:

Trust you are experiencing some free time and  some rest  during these less hurried days of summer.

Last week we celebrated the ordination of five men to be Transitional Deacons with Priesthood coming  in December. This is a monumental day for Olancho with the largest class ever for this diocese  which as Bishop Muldoon, the former bishop,  once described as larger than Massachusetts.   I get via e’mail some reports on the collaborative planning taking place in Boston and this first phase puts great emphasis   on religious vocations and parish involvement in the process.   I remember , some 50 years ago, not telling anyone that I was about to enter the seminary in 1960 or 61  because I figured I would be back home in 2 or at max 3 weeks. Wrong again!  Apparently others saw more in my potential than I did. Not the first time! Good thing that  only Divine Providence can read the future.  Here meet  the candidates of Olancho with my hope that they will be servants of Jesus and not  princes ! These are not my words but belong to the Man from Argentina  at the installation of new Archbishops in Rome last week.

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The day before the ordinations we celebrated the first graduation of the bi’lingual high school with gratitude to many in the USA, our own Olancho Aid Foundation.org , many USA parishes and churches, both Catholic and  non Roman communities and to a mighty Holy Spirit that would not allow us to doubt our ability to offer  quality education for Olancho. I have many fotos and will have more next week.

Institute Santa Clara.

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We were blessed to have with us a group of Students from Father Ryan High School  in Tennessee  doing construction on a house this week. Accompanies byt  Father Gervan Menezes their chaplain and theology teacher Jonathan McGee .  Blessed are those who let the Beatitudes take rood in their hearts and hands. No cement trucks here jut muscle from Disciples of Jesus .

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Pack your coolers and get to the beach. I will be in the States the end of August for about ten days.  Preaching at Saint John the Baptist  Westport and after that a check up with my PCP and then…. well that is in the hands of Dr. Solomon. I have a return ticket for the first  days of September and hopefully my 2014- 15 ¨ medical sabbatical¨ will  have been just some preparation  for a gym membership somewhere!!!.   How is the corn this year?  Take care until next time. Will have some Louisiana folks with me tomorrow for Mass in Jutiquile. God Bless……………….

 

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