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The gang of four in the little room ...
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... which could be dubbed the "Anticipation Room."
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The last words of advice and the last laughs.
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Showtime.
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The final moments before the procession in.
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Bishop David M. O'Connell beams as he leads the new Ordinands.
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Br. Nicholas Dolan's three brothers sit in anticipation.
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Their brother, Br. Nicholas, makes his vow of obedience.
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An emotional moment for the gang of four.
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Br. Nicholas ...
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James ...
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Michael ...
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... and Christopher.
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Bishop O'Connell lays his hands on Br. Nicholas.
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Father Al, who is part of the St. Philip Neri Oratory, with (now) Fr. Nicholas.
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The manutergium (Latin for hand towel) is wrapped around Fr. Nicholas' hands after they are anointed with Chrism.
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After all their hands are anointed, the new priests cleanse their hands in a room behind the altar.
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Fr. Nicholas concelebrating his first Liturgy of the Eucharist ...
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... with his brothers in Christ.
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The parents of the new priests present the gifts to Bishop O'Connell.
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Bishop O'Connell welcomes the new priests ......
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... his new partners ...
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... in sanctifying the people.
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Friends and family filled the cathedral.
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The first Mass for the new priests.
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Fr. Nicholas' brothers applaud for their brother!
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The conclusion of the Mass.
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(L-R) Fr. James Smith, Fr.Michael DeSaye, Bishop David M. O'Connell, Fr. Christopher Dayton and Fr. Nicholas Dolan.
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Fr. Nicholas descends from the altar...
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Waiting are his proud parents ...
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... whom he blesses first.
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The prayers of a mother.
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The example of a father.
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The prayers of a mother ...
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... were heard ...
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... and answered ...
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... and a son's Yes ...
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... gave the world ...
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... a new priest.
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Fr. Nicholas blesses his brothers ...
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one ...
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by one ...
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... by one.
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And let the blessings begin!
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Friends ...
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... families ...
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... children ...
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... and future priests ...
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... welcome to all the new priests.
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