Mrs Michele Kirkbride
Recently, several classes have been visited by a man called Henry. Henry is a seminarian (a priest in training) and he visited Year 6 KW on Thursday. He explained the detailed story of how he was influenced to this vocation. He told us he had not been Catholic all his life, and the class where surprised when he said this. However he says that in the holidays (after studying at university) a constant thought occurred; the class was intrigued when he told us that this thought was of a church.
He says that he tried to ignore this image, but it was relentless. The class listened as he said that he looked for the specific church on the internet. He came across it on his route home from shopping. From then on, Henry would look at it on his way home and after that it became an obsession. He did not tell anyone though, because his family and friends were all atheist, however he went to church and all of a sudden he was Catholic and baptised; his family were told and his friends too. They were surprised, but soon understood.
He then told us of his time in the seminary and answered many questions we had. Y6 really appreciated his honesty as he answered our questions. It was great of him to visit us and tell us his story.
Written by William in Y6KW