Rite of spring - Catholic Courier
Residents kneel as Father Coffas celebrates Mass in the chapel at Becket Hall. Residents kneel as Father Coffas celebrates Mass in the chapel at Becket Hall.

Rite of spring

Okay, so it’s not officially spring, but each March I find myself back at Becket Hall, the diocesan residence for men discerning a call to the priesthood. I go there to meet the residents and to take their photos for upcoming vocations coverage as well as for posters that promote vocations awareness.

And so I was there again yesterday, shooting head shots and portraits and candid photos and getting a brief glimpse into the prayer lives and everyday lives of men who hope to one day be priests.

I also photographed and joked with the director of Becket Hall, Father Williams Coffas, whose priestly ordination I photographed many years ago. He’s always very welcoming and puts everyone at ease, it makes my job easy. We talked about the warming weather and getting some much-needed vitamin-D. It finally felt like spring.

(Clockwise from bottom left) Joseph Maurici, Steven Lewis, Stephen Naum and Father William Coffas.

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