Throwback Reflection – Fr. Tracey, 1974

In September, 1974, the Miraculous Medal Magazine (now The Message) published a reflection by a young Vincentian on the cusp of his ordination to the priesthood. What Fr. Bernard Tracey, CM, penned in 1974 about the challenges of the world and the Church remain true today, and his joy in answering Christ’s call to the priesthood is forever poignant. Today, Fr. Tracey is the Executive Vice President for Mission at St. John’s University, in Queens, NY. Reprinted here with his permission.


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