Do you desire thoughts on the matter? Questions? Hm? My Great-Great Uncle was/is a priest of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Ordained in 1907. I have his letter of 1905, speaking of the beauty of The Holy Eucharist, letter directed to his nephew, who was to receive this most Beautiful gift/powers to save us from the clutches of the Devil. He said to my nephew, my grandfather, be sure to pray for your vow, for when I received my First Eucharist, I had a strong inclination to study for the priesthood.
Wow! the letter was found in 2001, and it was hiding in memorabilia folded over and over and half torn. My mother found it and the date on the letter was my mom's birthday of May 28. What a find, and what a favor, of my Great-Great- Uncle Fr. Rudolph Stoltz. For my mom went new order, and I asked if we could visit his grave at St. Charles Seminary in Carthegenia, Ohio. We did in 2000. The place used to have as many as 100-150 students seminarians back then.
Sad thing is the seminary is no longer. Just a place for retired religious. We toured the chapel and grounds. I tried to help my mom see the destruction of what was before and now! The altar, no longer, the side altars, in the basement! That is where the priest (so-called) still say mass, in the basement!!
I could not convince my mom of the destruction. She said to me, I just want to know, why, my great uncle wanted to be a priest. I said, well, we will pray for answer. And a year later my mom found that letter folded in a little square. I saw it in 2001, on my moms birthday. Wow! It did not change her mind. nor the rest of my brothers and sisters, who just see it as memorabilia. Fr. Rudolph Stoltz died 1944, and this event took place 57 years later. And there just happened to be a nun who knew him that we spoke with! How did she know him, in 2001 and he died in 1944? She was a novice who gave him blood when he was dying.
Why did I tell you this? I just wanted to share that God works in great ways! My Great-Great Uncle wants to continue his mission on this earth speaking of the beauty and powers of the Most Precious Blood!