Shawn Tunink had been on the fence regarding his future: priesthood or married life? But by the time he graduated from the University of Kansas, he was 99 percent sure.
"The first couple of days were strange.”
It was a hard decision, but the Ursuline Sisters of Paola believe it was the right one.
The passing of more than half a century has not diminished the power of the images Gordon Parks captured of the simple life of the monks at St. Benedict’s Abbey here.
Internet opens up world of religious orders to seekers
Remembering Msgr. Helidore Mejak, who at 98 was the oldest active priest in the archdiocese — and maybe the country
Two monks made monastic vows and three men entered the novitiate at St. Benedict’s Abbey here on Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
It’s not every day you have a chance to meet the founder of a religious order —especially one that has given 150 years of service to the archdiocese already.
The St. Lawrence Campus Catholic Center here was filled with family for the ordination of Deacon Shawn Tunink, 31, on Nov. 17.
There’s no tape on her glasses or protector in her pocket.