By Therese Ivers, JCL
The other day I was pondering on the vocation of secular institutes as they provide such a great path of holiness for people who are clerics or laypersons. A priestly member of a secular institute who immediately came to mind was a classmate of mine, Fr. Vincent Nguyen. We would talk about our vocations, and would travel once a week with a couple of other priests to our Latin class at the Beda College in Rome near St. Paul outside the walls. Fr. Vincent spoke about his secular institute, and how it helped cultivate prayerfulness, a sense of community, and fellowship for him and other diocesan priests. I was impressed with his love for his secular institute, and enjoyed hearing how it fit in his life, and actually wanted to get in touch with him to get more details on it. However, the news just broke out- the priest I saw day in and day out in the classroom at the Angelicum is to receive the fullness of holy orders. He will be ordained an auxiliary bishop in the near future in Toronto, Ontario. Congratulations, Fr. Vincent!