Diocese of Providence Seminarian Patrick Ryan was one of 23 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome ordained to the transitional diaconate on Sept. 29. The Most Rev. Austin Vetter, Bishop of Helena, Montana, was the ordaining prelate at the Ordination Mass, which was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican.
Bishop Vetter had served on the formation faculty of the College as Director of Spiritual Formation from 2012-2018. In his homily, Bishop Vetter highlighted how the day’s liturgical feast of the Archangels should encourage the men to be messengers of God.
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