Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fr. Stan

Perhaps you are aware of the phenomenon of Fr. Stan Fortuna, the rapping priest. I admit that I had heard his name in the past, but had always assumed that he was kind of lame. I mean, I just don't go in for the hokey sort of youth speakers that seem so popular. Well, my preconceptions were shattered a couple of weeks ago. He was invited to speak at our annual diocesan high school youth rally. He was brilliant. The message was simple: Lean into Christ. Sacrifice yourselves for him. And he was funny. He spoke directly to the hearts of our teens. It takes some talent to impress a teenager. He managed to accomplish that task. I found his talk to be stirring as well. And the music wasn't too bad either . . .