Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary rejoices on the occasion of 20 men being ordained to the Minor Orders of Porter, Lector, Exorcist, and Acolyte by His Excellency Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln on November 23rd. 12 men were ordained to the Minor Orders of Porter and Lector and 8 to the Minor orders of Exorcist and Acolyte. These Minor Orders mark the first steps which the seminarians take towards the priesthood, in which they are given specific duties in service of the Church. More importantly however, they are also called to become the friends of Christ in a more profound way, as the words of the Bishop’s admonition repeatedly emphasize. One passage from the admonition to the men about to be ordained Lectors beautifully sums up this call to a deeper spiritual life:
Quod autem ore legitis, corde credatis, atque opere compleatis
“What you read with your lips, believe in your hearts and fulfill by your works”
Please continue to keep these men in your prayers as they continue their studies in preparation for the Sacred Priesthood.