“I Came to Carmel to Save Souls and to Pray for Priests.” (via Carmelite Sisters’s Blog)

I posted this some time ago, but the Holy Spirit gives it the breath of eternity and Pentecost.

These words from St. Therese really do encapsulate what is at the heart of every Carmelite. Our Holy Mother, St. Teresa of Jesus (from Avila) wanted her daughters to be at the spiritual service of those who are at the front lines: priests. I am reminded of this daily in many ways. It was, in fact, the most attractive aspect of Carmel for me when I was looking into religious life and now it is my greatest joy to pray and sacrifice for priests. A f … Read More

via Carmelite Sisters’s Blog

Ordination 2009 New York

H/T  nypriest.com and Grassroots Films:

Ordination Ceremony – Prostration & Litany of the Saints

Ordination _ Kiss of Peace

More – O Happy Day – Ordination Video

Update: O HappyDay:


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Procession of the Cross


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The Candidate for the Sacred Priesthood –  Jeffrey Neil Steenson


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Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan

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Calling and Presentation of the Candidate for the Priesthood  Jeffrey Neill Steenson


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Prostration and Litany of the Saints

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Ordained and Invested


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Kiss of Peace


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Greeting by Rev. Fr. Scott Mansield

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Presentation of the Gifts by the Steenson Family


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Eucharist


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A Few Words

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Recessional  – Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Neill Steenson


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Recessional and Blessing by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan

Thanks Be To God!


Oh Happy Day!

THE ORDINATION OF JEFFREY NEILL STEENSON TO THE SACRED PRIESTHOOD

SATURDAY,THE TWENTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY,TWO THOUSAND AND NINE

At SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO


entrance-processional

Procession of the Cross


procession-steenson-follow-book

The Candidate for the Sacred Priesthood –  Jeffrey Neill Steenson


entrance

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan

approach1

Calling and Presentation of the Candidate for the Priesthood  Jeffrey Neill Steenson


prostration

Prostration and Litany of the Saints

ordination1

Ordained and Invested


greeting-brother-priests

Kiss of Peace


brotherly-greeting-fr-scott

Greeting by Rev. Fr. Scott Mansield

family-presenting-gifts

Presentation of the Gifts by the Steenson Family


eucharist

Eucharist


a-few-words

A Few Words

recessional-frjeff

Recessional  – Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Neill Steenson


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Recessional and Blessing by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan

Thanks Be To God!