Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV: Our Calling Is Higher Than Human Respect

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By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange, March 11, 2021

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme OMV is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary currently on missionary assignment in the Philippines. …

I remember the first thought that crossed my mind after I went to the seminary and begin my religious and priestly formation. It was not the huge sacrifices involved or the changes that I had to make in my life. It was not the demands of a vowed life of chastity, obedience, and poverty too.

I must confess that I first thought about what others would think about my decision for this vocation. Would they approve or reject me, praise or mock me, support or dissuade me? I realized then that I had to face and overcome the formidable challenge of human respect first if I was going to embrace my vocation. This same battle continues today. …

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