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Monday, August 17, 2009

Higher calling in the mile-high city

For 35 years, Ron Cattany of Denver has worked in state government, protecting Colorado's land, water and natural resources. Now, the state's director of Colorado's Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety is retiring and taking on a new challenging — shepherding souls as a Catholic priest.

Cattany, 55, will begin seminary later this month, according to a Denver Post story. Here's what he told the Post about his calling:


"I had a really strong sense the Lord was drawing me to him," Cattany said.

Last December he began a formal discernment process, wherein a spiritual adviser helps a potential seminarian consider his calling to the priesthood. It involved months of study, contemplation and prayer.

Cattany said his advisers were so maddeningly neutral about his decision that he nicknamed them the "Mount Rushmores."

"The thing that's startling is that there is no booming voice," Cattany said. "There are many small, subtle things that are profound, that touch your heart and give you consolation. At the end of the day, it's between you and God."

Click HERE to read the entire story.

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