Apr 18, 2013 / 03:13 am
Catholic men studying to be priests have expressed their "deepest appreciation" for words and prayers of encouragement from grade school students participating in a New Jersey letter-writing campaign.
"Please convey my deepest appreciation to the children and tell them to continue their prayers for us here," one seminarian wrote. "God does indeed hear the prayers of little children."
In a project sponsored by the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic grade school students are able to send words of encouragement to men studying to be priests in the United States and Rome.
John Tirado, the Seminarian Letter Project chairman, said he was inspired to begin the project by his childhood admiration of priests and their sacrifice for the Church.