Today, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is my twenty fourth anniversary of ordination. In that time the world and the Church gave changed so much. Yet, more and more, I am aware that my vocation and my very identity, was fashioned in the heart of Jesus Christ. I celebrate this anniversary in Sydney - I could never have engineered such a thing. Particularly, I give thanks to God for this time in Australia (I have been in Oz for four years now), which has actually been a time of priestly renewal for me, not least because I am living and working in a seminary. May the life of every priest be the cause of helping to engender more vocations to the priesthood. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel be a hinge of grace in all our lives.