I will quickly be approaching the final 40 days of my time here at Mount Angel Seminary. It is hard to believe that four years have gone by. I will definitely miss the “hill top,” but I am so excited to be moving on to the final half of formation to the Priesthood. So what’s the point?
Well, after a quick visit with my very good friend JR Jaldon (Seminarian for the Archdiocese of San Francisco) last week, we were reflecting on life, our vocations, and the memories made at Mount Angel. JR suggested something to me. He suggested that as I approach my leaving of Mount Angel, to make these 40 days man something to the heart. As, most of you know, the number 40 is very significant to our faith (40 days in the desert, 40 days between Easter and Ascension, 40 days of Lent etc.) I’ve decided that rather making these 40 days like a Lenten practice of “little lent” (Lord knows, my final time descending the hill will be kind of like Easter Sunday), I will make it 40 days of inspiration.
In these days of transition, emotion, detachment, I am going to share with you 40 people(s) of whom have inspired my vocation, assisted in my vocation, and made a difference in my life. Mind you, there will be no particular order and of course there is more than 40 people who have been with me on this journey. I hope you enjoy these bloggings and that you share in my joy and bittersweetness of these next few days.