The Spark to Priesthood – Cardinal Turkson

Cardinal Turkson shares his journey to the priesthood

At the tender age of 12, Cardinal Turkson saw an advertisement on the parish bulletin board calling those who wanted to become priest. He wrote the address on his palm, went home and wrote a letter to the priest.

Some of us may say, “12? That’s so young! How did he know that that was his vocation?”

His reply: “That’s what it is.”

Cardinal Turkson shares that we all grow with commitment in life. He draws similarities between married couples: how much did we know of our spouse before marrying them? Not much.

For Cardinal Turkson, it was something small and insignificant, like the advertisement amidst the many others, which created the spark of interest within him. And that was enough for him to grow it into something more.