Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Baseball player goes to seminary

Grant Desme, a minor league baseball player who was on the edge of joining the Big Leagues, has quit his successful stint on the field in order to become a priest. The Most Valuable Player of last year's Arizona Fall League, with numerous home runs and stolen bases, now wants to bat for the Church. He said that he could no longer fight the sense that God was calling him to a different life: "I felt that while baseball is a good thing, I thought it was selfish of me to be doing that when I really felt that God was calling me more." Though he enjoys the sport, as a lifelong Catholic with a strong faith his only desire is to do what God asks of him. "I love the game, but I aspire to higher things," he said. "I know I have no regrets."
What I found even more amazing was that this was reported on the BBC!