It’s done

@sol_cee (19683)
Fiji
July 11, 2019 8:08am CST
I met him when we were in college. We had the same course and we were classmates in most of our major subjects. He was an ROTC officer and a student government official as well. After college, he joined the army. He is tall, handsome, kind, generous and he is my best friend. He is also the godfather of my daughter. And officially today, he is a priest. His Rite of Ordination was held and attended by close friends and family. I couldn’t be there but my heart swells with pride for what he has become. It’s his calling, his vocation. I just can’t imagine him as a priest. Maybe I won’t be joking around him so much more than before? Photo is of him and his brothers in Christ.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jul
I always see him becoming a Priest someday when he wrote me that poem. I’m happy for him. And yes it is his calling.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
I cried a little. Lol
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
@sol_cee I still have his photo wearing a SaKristan and he does look like a priest there.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
@JustBhem really? You’re a good keeper Bhem.
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@acelawrites (16619)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Congratulations to him; you can still make such fine jokes; he's still human!
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
Lol yeah not an alien
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
What a wonderful thing your friend has accomplished. Yes, you might have to be quite proper now when you converse with him.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
I don’t like proper. Lol
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
12 Jul
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
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@DaddyEvil (27485)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Jul
Interesting... I'm having trouble seeing you NOT teasing and joking with anyone!
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
Interesting because?
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@DaddyEvil (27485)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Jul
@sol_cee *sigh* Because it's difficult for me to reconcile the sol_cee I talk with with someone who has a priest for a friend. *shrug*
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
@DaddyEvil my husband’s aunt is a nun. She is in Italy now. She used to convince my husband to become a priest. Haha
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Jul
It is wonderful that your friend achieved this honor. Which one is him?
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
He’s the one with the military crew cut.
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Jul
@sol_cee I believe I found him.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Priests still like to joke and have one. We attended an ordination in Rome at the Vatican once. It was very impressive.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
Oh yeah! There was this parish priest who would use jokes in his sermons. He was my favorite. Much better than a preaching priest. Hehe
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
@sol_cee The priests here often start off their sermons with a little joke.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
@JudyEv I was on a mass before where the priest was scolding the people. He was really upset about something and the mass wasn’t as holy as it should have been.
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
where is he in the photo?
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
He’s the one in the the center.
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
12 Jul
@sol_cee still can see him hehe
@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
@sophie09 yehey!
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@LadyDuck (230437)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
I suppose a Catholic Priest as per the photo of the celebration.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
11 Jul
Interesting. I never thought about priests from other denominations. Or am I right with the term?
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@LadyDuck (230437)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
@sol_cee Orthodox religion also have Priests, it is the same domination as Catholic Church, and they also cannot marry. In Protestant Christianity they are Ministers or Pastors, they can have a family.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
@LadyDuck Was counting on you to tell me that Anna-san. Thanks.
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@Moon24 (6385)
• Novi Sad, Serbia
12 Jul
He can not marry if is Catholic priest. Did you knew what is his calling when you met him?
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
I thought he would just be a normal person- get a job, get married, have a family.
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@Moon24 (6385)
• Novi Sad, Serbia
13 Jul
@sol_cee Maybe this is his path.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
@Moon24 It definitely is.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
12 Jul
Congratulations to your friend. I hope he will be a good priest.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
I’m wondering what a bad priest is.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
13 Jul
@sol_cee priests who are abusing kids. I am sure you have heard about those kinds of priests in the news.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
14 Jul
@thelme55 that’s disgusting.
@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Which one's he?
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
I was about to say the one wearing white but everyone was wearing white.
@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
12 Jul
haha figured he's the one kissing the hand..
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
@MGjhaud kissing the hand. I remember GoT’s ‘bend the knee’. lol
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@moonandstars (19184)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
Everyone of us has our own path, this was his and, it's good you're supporting him
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@Moon24 (6385)
• Novi Sad, Serbia
13 Jul
Well said.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jul
@Moon24 Thank you, Moon
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@ilocosboy (42808)
• Philippines
12 Jul
He's a blessed one.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
I tease him and call him ‘father’.
@ilocosboy (42808)
• Philippines
13 Jul
And yes, its the right way to address him.
• United States
11 Jul
a most humblin' honor 'ndeed. saddened ya couldn't be there, but 't least y'ave photos 'f such. 'tis a blessin' to've known 'im fer so long. he'd most likely be a bit put off if'n ya changed yer jokin' with 'im. i know some priests who're quite the corkers 'n love tellin'/hearin' jokes. some're e'en a tad mischievous!
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
11 Jul
Everyone said he’s kind and kind and kind. They never knew about his naughty persona. Lol
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• United States
12 Jul
@sol_cee perhaps he jest shared that side with yerself, someone he trusted :)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11 Jul
Oh this is wonderful. Congratulations to your very very good friend. Yes you will have to have nice jokes only now
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
My jokes are never really nice, Tiara-san. Lol
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Jul
• Philippines
14 Jul
Did you ever had feelings for him? yeah kinda reminds me of my cousin who came here to visit who happens to be a catechist nun.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
14 Jul
Ours was a platonic relationship. People say that it’s impossible for a man and woman to become friends. I disagree.
@Ecoy41 (379)
12 Jul
Congratulations to your friend. They are also humans like us so I don't think there is a need for you to adjust on anything. He is your friend and I guess he doesn't want to be treated different. But, to show him respect maybe. I am just saying.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
13 Jul
I call him 'father' and he complains. lol
• Hangzhou, China
11 Jul
God will bless his believer,Good luck for him
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
12 Jul
Thank you Shizuka-san.
@porwest (15961)
• United States
19 Jul
When I was doing pest control I of course did quite a few Catholic churches, and of course dealt with more than a few Catholic priests. I remember one that had a pretty foul mouth, and I remember asking the secretary, "Geez, I wonder what the priest thinks of that guy?" To which she just smiled and said, "He IS the priest."
@ShifaLk (15973)
• India
16 Jul
Wow... What an achievement.. I Pray he keep serving GOD like this. Well, 1 of my childhood friend has become priest too and now I have to talk to him formally haha... Not like childhood. We were only 9-10 years old that time and now we are 31