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First Mass!

January 18, 2011


Fr. Ramos with two of his teachers from 7th and 8th grade, originally uploaded by Chez VH.

Fr. Joseph Ramos, L.C. was one of my students when I taught 7th and 8th grade Math and History in a small independent Catholic school when I was first married – about 18 years ago. He celebrated his First Mass in Milwaukee on Saturday at St. Josaphat Basilica and it was lovely! It really hit me, how God permits us to be parts of others’ lives (even small parts) even when we’re not at all aware of it. He connects us all together in amazing and mysterious ways.

Father kindly agreed to pose with two of his teachers from that era. My friend and fellow teacher Elizabeth G. was also a classmate of mine at Thomas Aquinas College. It was quite amazing for us that this small school hired four of us from the same class at TAC. In those days, the school was housed in an old, drafty two-room schoolhouse. Remarkably, the school has thrived since those days, was able to construct their own school building 5 or 6 years later and now boasts 140 students with plans for a high school in the near future. It’s really an honor to be part (albeit a small one!) of Father’s and the school’s “story”.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 7:52 am

    How very cool! Congrats and blessings to Fr. Ramos!

  2. January 20, 2011 5:51 am

    A baby priest! God love him.

    Yes, our lives (and their various intersections) are ever a mystery. One day they won’t be! Meanwhile, I’m glad that you’ve been a part of mine. 🙂

    (Awww…)

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