Here we have a brief but beautiful glimpse at a service this morning at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York —the facility that forms priests for three dioceses: the Archdiocese of New York, Brooklyn, and Rockville Centre.
While the rest of us were practicing with altar servers, rehearsing RCIA rites, sweeping the floor of the sanctuary, figuring out the seating arrangements for the Easter Vigil, finding the right baptismal garments for the right people and straining to master the Exsultet just once more time…somewhere, in a quiet and prayerful corner of New York, they were doing this.
I envy them. I hope the seminarians enjoy this kind of Holy Saturday while they can. After ordination, forget about it