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14 January 20, 2017 THE U.P. CATHOLIC VOCATIONS www.upcatholic.org Martin Thompson From your parish families at CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION AND ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Marty, We are keeping you in our prayers as you continue on this journey of the Diaconate Ministry. DUSTIN LARSON THEOLOGY III COMMUNITY: St. Albert the Great, Houghton SEMINARY: Sacred Heart, Detroit PARENTS: Daniel & Sarah Larson BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "Trustful Surrender to Divine Prov- idence." It lays out simple acts of faith, hope, love, and submission to providence. It's helpful for recalling and stirring up my love for God. Meet the diocesan seminarians MATTHEW HILL THEOLOGY III COMMUNITY: St. Anne, Escanaba SEMINARY: Sacred Heart, Hales Corners, Wis. PARENTS: Chester & Helen Hill (nee Jedlinski) BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "True Devotion to Mary" by St. Louis de Montfort. It has deeply shaped my relationship to Jesus Christ as I put myself into the hands of Mary. MICHAEL KOWALEWSKI PASTORAL YEAR COMMUNITY: Sacred Heart, L'Anse PARENTS: Tony & Sheryl Kow- alewski BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "The Splendor of the Church" by Henri De Lubac. This book in- creased my love for the mystery of the Church, the Bride of the Lamb and radiant mother. BROTHER ROMEO CAPPELLA THEOLOGY II COMMUNITY: Companions of Christ the Lamb, Paradise SEMINARY: Sacred Heart, Detroit PARENTS: Romeo & Heather Cappella BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: I really enjoy anything by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. MATTHEW CHARTIER Be assured of our prayerful support as you continue to discern the Priesthood. - From Father Tim, Staff and Parishioners of St. Mary, Norway & St. Barbara, Vulcan THOMAS MERKEL THEOLOGY I COMMUNITY: St. Mary/St. Joseph, Iron Mountain SEMINARY: Sacred Heart, Detroit PARENTS: Mitch & Marchell Merkel BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "The Way of the Pilgrim." It is very simple and very deep. BENJAMIN RIVARD COLLEGE IV COMMUNITY: Holy Family, Gladstone SEMINARY: Sacred Heart, Detroit PARENTS: Jim & Michelle Rivard BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "Story of a Soul," St. Therese of Li- seux's autobiography. Her childlike trust and abandonment to the Lord has inspired me to imitate her. CHRISTIAN FLAGSTADT COLLEGE III COMMUNITY: Holy Family, Gladstone SEMINARY: Scared Heart, Detroit PARENTS: Harold & Cathy Flagstadt BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU: "I Believe in Love" by Father Jean C. J. D'Elbee, has deeply inspired my confidence in God's love for me and his love for every human soul. CHRISTIAN FLAGSTADT CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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