Vocation, Formation Programs Strong and Growing
With three new students arriving this fall, Glenmary will have a total of 11 men in formation. "The three new men are very serious about their commitment, and we're happy to welcome them," says vocation director Brother David Henley. "The eight men currently in the program are outstanding students who are dedicated to becoming home missioners."
He also points out that all these men are already missioners in some important ways. "The men now in formation have had the experience of mission assignments during the summer and at other times. And the three new students have been serving in their own parishes in various ministries that have helped them prepare for and discern their call to Glenmary. They all have many gifts."
The three new students are as follows:
- Patrick Kirimi Muriithi of Embu, Kenya, who will study for the priesthood at St. Meinrad (Ind.) School of Theology.
- Paul Mogeni Nyabuto of Nyamira, Kenya, who will also attend St. Meinrad for priesthood studies.
- William Omondi Obiero of Kisumu, Kenya, who will likewise study for the priesthood at St. Meinrad.
"We see great hope for the future," says Brother David, "because of the number of men contacting us daily and the number discerning with us. These include both young adults and high-school-aged men, many of whom have attended our Come & See Retreats.
"During these retreats, the participants get to experience the reality of life in the missions and often meet some of our current students, who share their vocation stories with them."