David Howell is a seminarian from the Archdiocese of Southwark currently studying at the Venerable English College in Rome. His link to our parish here in Pembury comes by chance. He being the seminarian we were asked to support in prayer by Fr. Stephen Langridge who cares for vocations in the diocese. This week I received a letter from him thanking us for those prayers:
Dear Father Ed,
Thank you so much for having your parish pray for me during my seminary formation. It is a great encouragement and help for me and I will pray for you all too. I am due to be ordained a deacon on 12th July just outside Rome and then am due to be ordained priest the following July.
The enclosed postcard is the “Martyrs Picture” from our chapel, which was seen by many of the 44 martyrs of the seminary.
Please continue to pray for David. I shall be writing to thank him for his letter and inviting him to visit us next time that he is home.