This drawing was done by commission for two friends who were this past weekend ordained to the Priesthood. These two friends of mine I came to know as a seminarian, when the three of us began our formal discernment of the Vocation which they have now fully embraced, with the help of God and the prayers of His people. I know them both, and each of them have great strengths that will suit them well to the life of a Pastor, and both of them have a great love for God and His People.
Father Michael Spurr is depicted proclaiming the Gospel, and Father Romen Acero is portrayed assisting Bishop Michael Burbidge at Mass. Many thanks to Mr. Frank Morock of the Diocese of Raleigh Media office, who took the photos I worked from. Separate images of their portraits are shown with appropriate scripture verses. Father Acero is Colombian, so his passage is shown in Spanish. May God give many blessed years to their ministry!