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Fr Kenwyn sylvester receives a congratulatory hug from a member of the faithful

By Simone Delochan
Twitter: @SimoneECDel

Imagine yourself a 16-year-old boy, looking at the priest presiding over Mass when a thought suddenly pops into your head: This could be me.
This is what Rev Kenwyn Sylvester identifies as his first call to the priesthood, one which he dismissed as quickly as it came. Any teenager would do so. Active in the Church, he continued in his altar serving and youth ministry but the thought persisted, gaining clarity and strength. It is then he realised that it was “something else outside of myself”.

Rev Sylvester built up courage, after prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, to share his desire with his parish priest at the time Msgr Mike de Verteuil of St Peter’s, Pointe-à-Pierre and this priest journeyed with him until he joined the seminary eight years ago. He was 24.

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