Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Home Parish: Sacred Heart, Rowlett
STEPHEN TED SWAIN
The Lord has called me to priestly formation by giving me a desire to share in the love of His Most Sacred Heart, which burns with charity for the salvation of souls and the sanctification of His Beloved Church. In union with the Father and the Holy Spirit, Jesus alone can heal the broken hearted. He alone has the strength to put to death our sins, and He alone can guard and sanctify all that is good, all that is beautiful, and all that I hold dear. Therefore, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30)
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
I once went on pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of the Ugandan Martyrs in Namugongo, Uganda.