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On Friday, June 30 was the "Vestition," that is when first year seminarians receive their cassock; on Saturday, July 1 was the conferring of the tonsure by His Excellency Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; on Sunday, July 2, was the conferring of minor orders by His Excellency Bishop Mathieu Madega, of Port-Gentil, Gabon; on Monday, July 3, at 4:30 PM was the ordination of deacons and subdeacons by His Excellency Bishop Luciano Giovanetti, Bishop of Fiesole, Italy; and on Tuesday, July 4 at 4:30 PM, priestly ordination was conferred by His Grace Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis. On Wednesday, July 5 the solemn hymn Te Deum was sung in thanksgiving.

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