|Bishop McMahon with (L - R) Henry, Neil, Craig and Linh, |
after their admission to Candidacy
It was a very beautiful occasion, and unexpectedly emotional (for me at least...but that doesn't take much!). Candidature, or, in American, Candidacy, as we call it at Oscott, is the last step before the Sacrament of Order. The Church has recognised that these four young men are now regarded as appropriate candidates to become priests. Now their formation is oriented entirely towards that end.
May God, who has begun this good work in you, bring it to fulfillment!