I've just got off the phone... 40 minutes, international, via Skype. I hate to imagine how much that would have cost otherwise!
Two friends of mine from my time in Western Australia have just arrived at the North American College, where they will continue their studies toward the sacred priesthood: they both sound in excellent spirits - and no wonder, considering their new place of study and prayer, the Eternal City. Apparently the North American students are returning later to-day, Roman time. It's a great thing the N.A.C. offers places for the dozen or so Aussies there.
I look forward to paying these guys a visit while in Rome in September...
Please pray for all seminarians, that they may fulfil their promise and find their fulfilling vocation as holy priests.