Seelos begins his year as a novice at St. James the Less. During a ceremony of investiture, he puts aside his secular clothing and begins wearing the distinctive Redemptorist habit. In a response to the celebrant’s question of what Seelos desires, he responds, “…I most humbly and earnestly beg Your Reverence that, despite my unworthiness of so great a favor you will, out of love for Jesus Christ, receive me as the least and most unworthy of all the brothers in this Congregation in which I hope with the aid of divine grace to persevere unto the end of my life.” | Shown above, a sketch of St. James the Less.