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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