In adversity, we know our friends.

“In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends” ― G.K. Chesterton

During my six years of studying in Rome, occasionally I would get a little sick and have to miss a few days of classes. Seminarians would stop by to bring me breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed (along with a pot of hot tea and a bottle of honey) and there was one seminarian who would stop by to slip a stack of photo copied notes under my door from the classes that I missed. Later, he would ask if there was anything that I did not understand and patiently help me to grasp the concepts. These little acts of kindness meant a lot, and I very grateful even today for all those acts of service.

 

 

About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.
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