Yesterday, Monsignor John Torney of my diocese celebrated the 70th anniversary of his Priestly ordination.
Born in 1910, Msgr. Torney attended St. Charles Seminary in Catonsville and St. Mary's Seminary, both in Maryland. He was ordained on May 3, 1939, and to put things into a historical perspective, Gone With The Wind would not premiere until another seven months after his ordination!
Please say a prayer for God's continued blessings upon this amazing man. This October, please God, he will turn 99 years old. And if you think that's an impressive age, you should meet his older sister!