Friday, August 17, 2012

Cybertronian Seminarian (Its Official!)

Yup,..I can't keep the smile off my face!  By the Grace of God,. I am now a candidate for priesthood within the Archdiocese of Montreal.  I got the call on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption.  What does that mean?   Well, since by Her Assumption into Heaven, Mary prefigures our own glorified reality,.. I am completely Hers! I also received a T-shirt from the auxiliary Bishop of Montreal,.. Optimus Prime vs Megatron, a pro wrestling style card,..that was the shirt!!! How cool is that??

I got an email from Fr Bertrand Monpetit, an awesome priest, holy and faithful,.. who kind of has a 'Chuck Norris look,' worked as a missionary in South America, and can do a perfect pull- up and chin-up full extension with both supanation and pronation grips!  More to come as I will be releasing a video.  I do however want to thank Jesus, for entrusting me to officially discern as well as my parents, family and friends.  Please continue to pray for me.  I am one of you,..a sinner who is clinging to Jesus.  I find myself within the Gospel as the 'Rich Young Man,' as both sons in the parable of the 'Prodigal Son,' as Zaccheus climbing the sycamore tree, and as Peter who pussyied out when it came time to step up for Jesus,.. We have all denied Christ at one time or another and I'm no different.  I will always 'keep it real' and should the day come, whereby I don't?  Well I train with enough guys to kick my ass back into reality.  The world is in need of Faith, hope and love, if Jesus is indeed calling me,..(and believe I ran for years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) then maybe its so that I will be able to sit in a confessional, never judge anyone, and say 'welcome home my brother/sister!' 

This coming August 24th, I will enter the seminary, and hopefully 'Confessions' can be a vehicle for what life is like as I journey toward, (God willing) priesthood!  There will be 'guest bloggers' from time to time, but Optimusmastro will always live on,.......  So will the Confessions of a Thirty Something Cybertronian!

St Augustine of Hippo,......................................... Ora Pro Nobis!


Kerri said...

Congratulations and prayers for a great seminary experience. Good luck to you as you continue to listen to God and follow His will for your life.

Mike said...

Congratulations! :-) I'll be praying for you!

Unknown said...

Welcome to real God's Marines training camp. I'll keep an eye on you in prayer and at the altar, Marco. And, God willing, hope to live to the day of your ordination and your first Mass in your home parish. Praying to be there with you, fratello.

Left-footer said...

Great news Marco, for you and for the Church. Congratulations, and prayers of course.

God bless!

TH2 said...

Congratulations, sir. Prayers for you there will be.