Vocation, Anyone?

The New York Times recently ran a feature article on Fr. Paul Arinze, a Nigerian-born priest who serves as vocation director for the Diocese of Madison. In his “spare time,” Fr. Paul serves is a tennis umpire who has worked at Wimbledon and, most recently, at the U.S. Open.

He doesn’t seem to be neglecting his “day job,” though. Madison projects that it will ordain 26 men between 2012 and 2019, and the diocese is welcoming a record ten seminarians for the 2011-12 academic year.

2 thoughts on “Vocation, Anyone?”

  1. Father, this your son and brother from imo state Nigeria. My name is Kamsy Enyimiri. Father, I have long so much to be a priest but the vocation boom in Nigeria has made too difficult for me. I studied philosophy as a lay student in Dominican Institute Ibadan, Nigeria, and have found difficult to enter any diocese. A priest friend of mine told me to try abroad and fortunately I saw your profile on this site. Father, please I need your fatherly. I want to fulfil my call in life to serve God’s people as a priest. Father, please help me!

    1. Dear Enyimiri, it is difficult from this distance to help you. We will pray that you find a spiritual director who can help you find God’s will for your life. Find some good religious sisters to be your intercessor before God to help you see your path to holiness.

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