Feb 01 2009


My Ordination with my ATR

Posted at 3:52 pm under cast

Of all the times I ever thought about my ordination I never once thought I would be using a wheelchair and crutches. I guess it just goes to prove that you never know what is in store for us. This past Saturday January 24th was the end and the beginning of a long road for me. I have been in the seminary studying and praying to be a Catholic priest for over nine years. I am writing about it on this blog because my ATR made things a bit more interesting. There are several moments during the ordination where I needed to kneel, stand, and prostrate myself on the floor. At some moments I was being wheeled around on my wheelchair and other moments the chair was taken away and crutches were given to me so I could get up stairs. Throughout it all I had to altar servers standing next to me to give me support when I need to stand or kneel. It was an incredible day and one that my ATR was not able to diminish! I have added a picture of me blessing people from my wheelchair.

Fr. Sean Blessing People

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2 Responses to “My Ordination with my ATR”

  1. kmcnabbon 03 Feb 2009 at 7:34 am 1

    Way to not let your injury slow you down!

    Good luck with the recovery.

  2. anniehon 04 Feb 2009 at 2:04 pm 2

    Congratulations Bostonbrother on your ordination. I hope you had a very special day to remember.

    A couple of years ago we went to a funeral of an Aunt she was The Mother Superior of a Convent here in England, we were a little upset on the way there but had the most fantastic day celebrating her life, lots of food, stories and laughter, it was just like a wedding!! (without the fighting) …Then just before we were invited into a room to look through her personal things where we found a Papel Medal given to her by Pope John Paul 11, what a proud moment, and I am sure your family were just as proud of you at your Ordination.

    I hope you continue to heal quickly.


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