“I heard a voice saying, ‘I wanted him to show you how to be a father, because I want you to be a Father, a priest.'”

This is a lovely witness — and a moving reminder of how deacons are having an influence in the world. (A grateful diaconal bow to Deacon Roger Heidt for sending this my way!)

It comes from the website of St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Harrisburg, South Dakota.

The seminarian is Sterling Hillmer. Take a look. And please: keep him and all those discerning a vocation in your prayers!