Monday, December 29, 2008
The pearl of great price
"We haven't given them wealth. We haven't built up a family empire. What we have given them is their faith... There's nothing of greater value we could have given them." Those were the words of the late Deacon Thomas Knestout, a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, about his nine children, all of whom practice the faith and two of whom became priests, one of those, Barry, is being ordained a bishop today in Washington's Cathedral of St. Matthew. Bishop-elect Knestout's principal consecrator is the man he will assist as an auxiliary, His Excellency, Archbishop Donald Wuerl, shepherd-in-chief of our nation's capital.