St. Mary’s Ryken Alums Highlighted for Priesthood Journey

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Two St. Mary’s Ryken alums, Fr. Alex Wyvill ’12 and Fr. Ryan Braam ’14 have been featured about their journey to priesthood and interconnected Southern Maryland Catholic roots in The Catholic Standard.

Two days after the three friends had been ordained among 10 new priests for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington in June, Father Alexander Wyvill, Father Ryan Braam and Father Kyle Vance stood together celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. John Francis Regis Church in Hollywood, Maryland. For all three young men who grew up in St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland, the Mass marked a special homecoming to a parish where their vocations had been shaped, including by their shared experiences as counselors at St. John’s Summer Program, where the teens and young adults serving there form a community of faith as they lead campers in activities and attend Masses and pray at Eucharistic Adoration together.

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