As a child, Msgr. Michael D. Murphy contemplated priesthood. The words of his mother changed his life.
While he paced the upstairs of his house, questioning if entering the seminary was the right move, he said his mother told him to simply check it out, and he could always return home. That advice, he said, was powerful enough that, if approached by someone discerning and looking for guidance, he tells them the same thing.
“I can't imagine doing something different than what I have done. It’s been extremely fulfilling,” he says.