Msgr. David Toups, Rector of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (Boynton Beach, Florida) will be speaking this Friday, February 5th, on “Pope Francis and the Year of Mercy.”
Msgr. Toups was ordained in 1997 and serves as a priest in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. He studied in Rome at the Pontifical North American College and attended both the Angelicum and Gregorian universities, earning his S.T.D. in dogmatic theology. He is author of Reclaiming Our Priestly Character, which is based on his doctoral work. “The priest must know who he is in order that he might act and serve in a manner appropriate to his state in life: agere sequitur esse - ‘doing follows being,’” Toups writes in the Preface. In his book, he aims to aid the renewal of the priesthood in our age through instruction, helping priests and seminarians stay faithful to their vocation by more deeply understanding their own calling.
In August 2014, Msgr. Toups did an interview with America Magazine: The National Catholic Review on “Seminary Formation in the age of Francis” in which he remarked, “Pope Francis is calling every person in every walk of life to a deeper conversion and is challenging us to a more radical commitment to the Lord.” It will be interesting to hear what further reflections Msgr. Toups has to offer in light of the newly begun “Year of Mercy.”
Come hear Msgr. Toups speak on “Pope Francis and the Year of Mercy” on Friday, February 5th, at 5:00pm in the Demetree Lecture Hall!