Young Priest

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Wimmer Wednesday. Young Sebastian Wimmer is ordained.

“At the theological seminary in Regensburg, Sebastian had the invaluable good fortune to come under the mentorship of the enlightened and holy Georg Michael Wittmann. The teachings, principles, and above all the admirable example, which he absorbed here, stayed with him all the days of his life. Even though Wittmann was named coadjutor to Bishop Sailer of Regensburg already in the year 1829 and was himself elevated to the dignity of the episcopacy, he nevertheless kept the rectorship of the theological seminary until his blessed death on March 8, 1833. After obtaining a papal dispensation due to not yet having attained canonical age, Sebastian was ordained a priest on August 1, 1831. Eight of the newly ordained priests went to help out in the Diocese of Passau for one year, where four of them received positions as vicars, while the rest, among them also Sebastian Wimmer, were to minister at the pilgrimage shrine of Altötting.”

—From Boniface Wimmer, Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania, translated by Dr. Maria Von Mickwitz and Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., editor.