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Friday, July 31, 2009

Teaching about Christ

Cardinal John Foley, the grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, is featured in Zenit today, reflecting on his 47 years in the priesthood.

In the interview, Cardinal Foley recalled a heartwarming moment that occurred after he graduated from college, when he was doing volunteer work and teaching the catechism to mentally challenged youngsters. It occurred when he was mulling entering the diocesan seminary.

"I had six children in this school to whom I was teaching catechism, and the Sister Superior came in and said, 'Well, children, do you like Mr. Foley?'" he told Zenit.

"One boy answered, 'No! No! We love Mr. Foley!'

"I thought that was a marvelous distinction for a mentally handicapped boy to make.

"She said, 'Why do you love Mr. Foley?'

"He said, 'We love Mr. Foley because he teaches us about Jesus.' And I thought, 'there is nothing more important in life than teaching people about Jesus and bringing Jesus to them.'

"That solidified my vocation for the priesthood."

Click HERE to read the entire Zenit interview.

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