Joy as Seminarian ordained

Following on from the call to look towards the future with hope, as expressed within the centenary celebrations at the start of the week – today we celebrate with joy as Daniel Stanton, one of the seminarians of the Diocese, was ordained to the Diaconate this morning at St. Mary’s College, Oscott by the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham.

Originally form Maesteg, Daniel spent time as a student of Theology at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, before working as manager of a retreat centre in Roehampton.  Having applied to the Diocese for formation for priesthood, he spent a year at the English College in Valladolid before undertaking priestly formation at St. Mary’s College, Oscott.

Daniel was joined for the celebration by family and friends including Canon William Isaac and Fr. David Hayman of the Cardiff Archdiocese.  He is pictured below with the remaining seminarians of the Diocese.  Daniel will complete his diaconal year at St. Mary’s College, and pray God, will be ordained to the priesthood next year.  We wish him well in his future life of ministry.

Ad multos annos.


(Seminarians of the Archdiocese – L-R: Elliot Hanson, Robert James, Rev. Daniel Stanton, Nicholas Williams and Laurence Bryce).

If you would like to talk to someone regarding a possible Vocation to the priesthood or religious life within the Archdiocese of Cardiff why not contact Fr. Paul Millar – Vocations Director.

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