From Pro soccer player to the Priesthood ⚽️🙏🏼
Chase Hilgenbrinck was a successful pro soccer player who spent four seasons in Chile before returning to the U.S. He played for the New England Revolution before experiencing a call to the priesthood and leaving behind his soccer career to enter seminary. In 2014, he was ordained a priest in the diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where he currently serves.
“Everything I learned in sports – such as the sacrifice of training hard, solidarity, working as a team – are things I also have to do in the Christian life. What I experienced in soccer helped me a lot to have all the virtues to lead a good Christian life.”—Father Chase
To watch Fr. Chase’s inspiring convention story please Click the Link on my bio page or swipe up on my storyline. 🙏🏼⚽️🕊✝️🙏🏼 Article by Catholic News Agency @catholicnewsagency // @catholic_truth
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Congratulations to our great friend @fathercapo for being appointed by our Holy Father. Please keep Father Capo, the Missionaries of Mercy, and our Holy Father in your prayers.
“There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted-it increases. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I myself take care of it.” -St. Faustina’s Diary
Message from @fathercapo:
It is with great joy and gratitude to His Holiness Pope Francis that I received his appointment as a Missionary of Mercy. As all Missionaries of Mercy have been summoned by the Holy Father to meet with him this coming week in Rome for days of reflection, I thank the Lord for this commissioning to share the joy of the Gospel and the message of mercy through my apostolate in the Church of Southeast USA and the priestly ministry of confession. I will appreciate your prayers during the coming days, as we gather with Pope Francis before being sent out again to share the message of Divine Mercy.
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“Do you wish to know if the people of any place are righteous? Look what sort of a pastor they have. If you find him pious, just, sound, believe the people will be the same, for they are seasoned with the salt of his wisdom.” –St. John Chrysostom
Via @frmichaelsliney 🕊
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“Having the faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them knowing that we are not alone.” – Pope Francis
Fr. Michael Sliney is a spiritual director for many souls in Manhattan. Not only does he give solid advice but he accompanies his directees in the mission.
Last week, he and two businessmen invited two homeless men for a lunch at KFC. Afterwards, one of the businessmen told father later that his heart had melted hearing the faith-filled stories of these men.
How could you put your faith into action today?
God bless you!
Via @frsimondevereux 🕊
PS. Please pray for the recovery of the mother of @frmichaelsliney
who suffered a stroke yesterday.
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Let us pray and wish a blessed #happybirthday to Father Baba Padre Saimon who turned 106 years young this week with 80 years of #priesthood. He is the oldest #priest in the Catholic church in #Tanzania. He is now living in the Mpanda Diocese in Tanzania resting and still doing some #ministry work from a #retirement home for the #religious and #priests.
80 years of faithful ministry in #Africa. A true faithful servant of Christ!
Via @catholic_imagery 🕊🇻🇦
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You are Loved!
“My director, Jesus, does not teach me to count my acts, but to do everything for love, to refuse Him nothing, to be pleased when He gives me a chance to prove to Him that I love Him – but all this in peace – in abandonment.” —St. Therese of Lisieux in a letter to Celine
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HELP US celebrate our GREAT friends BIRTHDAY @frgoyo!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🙌🙏🕊💥🎊🎉🎁 Did you know? Father Goyo has been on the Advisory Board of Catholic Connect and has helped guide us in all our projects. Thank you for everything you have done for all of us Fr. Goyo! God bless you and your Priesthood! 💒🕊🇻🇦
“A priest is one who makes Christ visible. The people see Christ in the saintly priests and they seek even to touch his robes as they did the robes of Christ. Children come to him without fear; non-Catholics give to them a reverence which they rarely give to others. The sure measure by which a priest draws souls to Christ is also the means by which he can drive souls from Christ.” —Those Mysterious Priests
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