For me, the deacon ordination symbolizes the start of spring and
the beginning of the end of the semester. It's the first of many
events that lead up to graduation and time seems to speed up until
the students finish their studies and leave in May.
The weather is also beginning to warm up and everything outside
is starting to bud and turn green. It almost seems appropriate that
there's a change in season as the seminarians are approaching this
milestone in their ministry.
This year, Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin ordained three
seminarians in the Archabbey Church: Joseph Lee and Joseph Park of
the Diocese of Busan, South Korea, and Br. David N'Djam, OSB, of
Monastère de lꞌIncarnation in Togo, West Africa.
The ordination is one of my favorite events to photograph
because it is such a happy occasion. It's hard not to capture
excitement, smiling faces, even some nervousness.
I pulled together a couple of my favorite pictures from this
year's event. To view more, visit the ordination