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Ordained to listen

After a journey spanning five years and two continents, former credit analyst James Thomson was ordained to the priesthood in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on May 27.

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Year of learning for new priests

The Archdiocese of Adelaide will welcome its newest priest with the ordination of Deacon James Thomson on Saturday May 27. In the lead up to this joyous occasion, Frs Anthony Beltrame and Olek Stirrat shared their reflections on their first 12 months in the priesthood with LINDY McNAMARA.

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Pathway to priesthood not always clear

Observing that Christians tend to be “happier people”, newly ordained Dominican priest Father William Loh OP admitted it took him many years of soul searching and discernment before he was completely happy and at peace with his decision to become a priest.


Discovering God’s will

I suspect that most Catholics at some point in their lives have had a thought cross their minds: ‘what if I’m called to be a priest or a nun’. I’m guessing it’s probably happened during a boring homily alongside the thought, ‘I bet I could do better than this’.