On 6th November, Glen Galao MGL was ordained deacon by Bishop Anthony Ireland at St Benedict's Church Burwood. It was a beautiful celebration even though numbers were limited due to COVID restrictions. In his homily, the Bishop reminded us of the English martyrs, who were trained to become priests in France and Spain, and then sent immediately across the channel to what was usually certain martyrdom. He inspired us by letting us know the motto of the Seminary, engraved in the chapel wall, was Jesus' words, "I have come to bring fire to the earth". That is the fundamental text of the MGL. Maybe a sign of martyrs to come!! We really pray that the MGL may be an instrument of the fire of God's love coming to the hearts of many of our contemporaries.
Deacon Glen left a couple of weeks later for the Philippines where he will spend his diaconate and hopefully be ordained priest their next year. Keep him in your prayers.