MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - On Saturday morning, five new priests were ordained for the Archdiocese of Miami, including veteran firefighter with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Father Elkin Sierra.
"Prior to seminary, I spent 21 years as a firefighter paramedic with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. It was a beautiful career I couldn't think of anything better or that made me happier than to save some of these lives," Sierra said.
Sierra now plans to "save lives," except in a holier capacity. He explains that his seminar experience was not ordinary.
"My seminary experience was interesting, it wasn't your most common one. Because I'm one of the older seminarians. A lot of my classmates, I could be their father, but I adapted," Sierra said.
HAPPENING NOW- Archbishop Thomas Wenski will ordain five new priests for the Archdiocese of Miami #ordinandi #catholic #priests #ordain pic.twitter.com/DTYIk2vfgw — Saira Anwer (@SairaWPLG) May 11, 2019
The five new priests were ordained by Archbishop Thomas Wenski at St. Mary's Cathedral, including Father Munoz, Father Lopez, Father Londono, Father Brevil, and Father Sierra.
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