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Called to serve: Gulfport man finds joy in journey to priesthood

Colten Symmes will take his vows as a priest with the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi on Saturday. But what prompted the Gulfport man to join the seminary and become a priest? His journey, he said, led him to joy.

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61-year-old graduate: “I just want to keep learning”

Thomas Loll, 20, his mother Esther Faye Clay-Arant, 37, and grandmother, Diane Robinson, 61, will graduate this week from college. Loll will get an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Clay-Arant and Robinson with bachelor’s degrees from University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University, respectively.

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“Priests are normal people”

Colten Symmes of Gulfport talks about the priesthood and how he sees himself as he prepares to be ordained to be a Catholic priest.
John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
“Priests are normal people” 2:41

“Priests are normal people”

Grammy named 1:45

Grammy named "Parent of the Year" for Harrison County

61-year-old graduate: “I just want to keep learning” 2:25

61-year-old graduate: “I just want to keep learning”

Retired Gulfport coach can't stay away from the track 1:36

Retired Gulfport coach can't stay away from the track