From a seminarian:
Thank you kindly for the biretta program you set up. Because of this program, another seminarian and I (both attending the same seminary) received our birettas. Please pass on my thanks to our beloved benefactors and our dear supplier.
I also ask for a prayer request. The reception of this biretta comes at a time in formation and life when I dearly needed a reminder that there are indeed good, decent people in the world who want and need seminarians and priests willing to be authentically Catholic. Living authentically Catholic is incredibly hard today. (It seems even harder in seminary.) I ask you, please pray for my brother seminarians and myself to persevere through the difficulties of formation directors and even our own personal stubbornness and to be open to the workings of God in our lives.
I see the work you do, and the work of many holy and faithful priests and I am inspired and filled with hope for what tomorrow holds. So, once again, thank you for your ministry. Thank you for your love of all things Catholic. Thank you also for the constant reminders to go to confession.
For you newcomers, what’s this all about?