Submitted by seminarian Jason Keas:
What a great sight to see — Pope Benedict blessing over 10, 000 priests in St. Peters Square in an open car after the Mass closing the Year for Priests!
It was a great privilege to be part of this historic year for priests. The seminarians were seated to the left of all the priests. We got to the section first and had excellent seats. How powerful it was seeing priests file to their seats — which took hours — before the Mass began. They came from all parts of the world, speaking many different languages, and their coming together to celebrate with the Pope was a witness of the unity and family of the Catholic Church. We didn’t get a translation of his homily until a few days later, so when we did, it was good to reflect again about the event of which we were a part.