Do we have a young Church or an old Church? That’s a question we pastors ask a lot. The answer here in Lebanon is a young, vibrant Church, with old, deep roots in a tradition that goes back to Jesus and His apostles. We love the past, we love the present, and we’re oriented towards the future as well, when Jesus will come again and, God willing, we will enjoy eternal life with Him in Heaven.
I’m here at the Pontifical North American College, the American seminary in Rome. I spent four happy years here as a seminarian and then seven more as Rector, so I love the place! You’d be inspired by the students, who take their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church very seriously.