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Seminarian Austin Faur Presented for Candidacy


On Saturday, June 20, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge presented seminarian Austin James Faur as an official candidate for Holy Orders in our Diocese. Austin declared publicly in front of his parents, friends, fellow seminarians, and parishioners from St. Joseph Parish in Raleigh, his free desire and willingness to begin theological studies this fall in preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood in four years. Trusting in God’s Providence, mercy and love, Austin is asked to continue his formation program with the clear intention and purpose to shape his heart so as to imitate Jesus the Good Shepherd.  He will begin his theological formation this fall at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, joining our two Deacons there, Michael Schuetz and Tim Ahn.