Happy birthday Archbishop Daniel!

This man has always been an important example of prayerfulness and humility to me. It was those two qualities that made him an outstanding leader. I remember witnessing them even as a youngster, when he would come and I’d serve Mass for him. He made quite an impression on me. He was the bishop that allowed me into the seminary. When I showed up to begin the process of formation, he shook my hand and stared me in the eye and said, “We’ve been waiting for you Michael.” I will never forget those words or the man who spoke them. Happy birthday archbishop! May God bless you always!