Two ACE Grads Ordained
Andrew Nelson, ACE 7, was ordained to the priesthood of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire on June 1. As a teacher with ACE Teaching Fellows (STT), Andrew lived in Biloxi, MS, and taught middle school and high school social studies at Mercy Cross HS. Describing his call to the religious life, Fr. Andrew says, "It was not one definitive moment or a shout from God, but rather a whisper in my heart. It was in the ordinary that God spoke to me, in prayer, the Sacraments, through coworkers, students, friends and the world around me." Read more about him here. To see a 5 minute video highlighting what happens during an ordination to the priesthood, click here.
Also ordained this spring: Luke Marquard, ACE 12, who joined the priesthood of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 25. As an educator in ACE STT, Luke lived in Denver and taught middle school at Guardian Angels. Speaking of what most helped him take the step into seminary, Fr. Luke says, "Making daily Mass and regular confession a part of my life, which both disposed me to better hearing God's call and gave me the confidence to respond to it." Read more about Luke here.