May 5, 2010 // Local

Seminarians admitted to candidacy

Provided by Pontifical College Josephinum Seminarians from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend admitted to candidacy at the Josephinum on Saturday, April 24, include Jacob Meyer and Benjamin Muhlenkamp. In the photo, from left, are Jacob Meyer, Father James Wehner, rector, Bishop Emeritus John M. D’Arcy and Benjamin Muhlenkamp.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The liturgy of Evening Prayer marked a defining moment in the priestly formation of 15 seminarians at the Pontifical College Josephinum on April 24 when the Most Bishop-Emeritus John M. D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, admitted them to Candidacy for Holy Orders in the seminary’s St. Turibius Chapel.

The Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders is celebrated when a seminarian has reached a maturity of purpose in his formation and has demonstrated the necessary qualifications for ordination. In the presence of the bishop, he publicly expresses his intention to complete his preparation for Holy Orders and his resolve to fully invest himself to that end, so that he will serve Christ and the Church faithfully.

The Fort Wayne-South Bend diocesan seminarians admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders this year were Jacob Meyer and Benjamin Muhlenkamp. 

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