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“[It] was the best year of my life ... I was welcomed as I was and yet was supported and encouraged to high standards of community living and charity and to grow spiritually and intellectually through prayer and study. That year set up for me the opportunity to really grow as a human being and to respond more and more to God’s will in my life by allowing myself to be loved as a beloved son of God. All of the students became like brothers and sisters to me … My year at St. Therese gave me a big head start the following year when I entered [seminary] ... As I ready myself to become a deacon for the Church and next year by the grace of God become one of His priests, I hope to give what I myself received.” - Deacon Serge Buissé of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface in Manitoba, Canada, 2013-2014

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