Cardinal Felix Says He Was Called to Serve the Lord at Age 7

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Archbishop Kelvin Felix

Dominican Kelvin Felix, who was recently appointed as a Cardinal by Pope Francis says he was called to serve the Lord at the tender age of 7, when he decided to be an altar server.

This he said became a reality at the age of 8, after receiving the Sacrament of First Communion – he would remain there until the age of seventeen.

He said, during church service as an altar server, he would always look at what the priests were doing and was inspired to do the same.

Cardinal Felix was ordained a priest on April 8th 1956 at age 23.

Pope Francis embraces newly elected cardinal Kelvin Edward Felix of Antille during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Francis embraces newly elected cardinal Kelvin Edward Felix of Antille during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

He is also the Archbishop of St. Lucia.

One of his most memorable moments as Archbishop, he mentioned was a visit from Pope John Paul the second, which he considers a historic event.

A Eucharistic Congress, where all bishops of the Caribbean met in St. Lucia for dialogue, was another memorable moment; in addition to a massive Confirmation, where all the candidates of the various Dioceses in St. Lucia were confirmed on the same day, he noted.

He is appealing to the public for their continued prayers to continue his life of service to the Church.

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