|The Fr. Mike You've Never Known Till Now|
|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 04 December 2008 19:41|
For those of you who may have wondered how Fr. Mike discerned his call to priesthood, our local diocesan paper has published an interview with him about his journey into the Dominican order.
How a really nice would-be Stanford PhD and theoretical geophysicist got knocked off his horse on the way to Palo Alto.
My favorite bit:
"Because Mike was attracted to community life he began talking with the Franciscan vocations director. The director encouraged him to also consider the Dominicans. Later, he reluctantly visited the Dominican house of studies in Oakland, Calif. When walking down the street that led to the seminary he saw a Dominican in his white robes waiting for him and thought, "It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and this guy still has his bathrobe on," but then realized it was some kind of "religious get-up."
Just think: If he'd not gotten over it, we should not have known each other. . .
Sorry, Fr. MIke. Its too late to back out now!