Thirty years ago, Father John D’Arcy was spiritual director and professor of spiritual theology here at Saint John’s Seminary. During the past year Bishop D’Arcy has been an invaluable advisor to me as I have sought to become a good rector. Several months ago, Bishop D’Arcy sent me a whole packet of publications on seminary formation, each of which have been very helpful. His love for Saint John’s Seminary and for each of our seminarians is tangible.
Now Bishop D’Arcy needs our prayers. Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote to the people of the Church in South Bend yesterday: