Fr Tomas was ordained priest on 29 June.
I am Fr Tomas Krejci, a self-supporting curate from the parish of S Giles-in-Reading. My background is a testimony to the great mosaic of people who are called to sacramental ministry: I spent the first twenty-five years of my adult life working as a solicitor for a large City law firm, my work bringing me around the globe. However, the effect of the intercessions of Our Lady for the people I loved was the decisive momentum which brought me back to university to read theology, first academically, and then joining a seminary. I would never be writing these lines if it wasn’t for two venerable Oxford institutions which radically reshaped my life: Pusey House and St Stephen’s House. Thanks to them, catholic vocations are encouraged and nourished, and one is formed by the life of prayer and discipline of a close-knit community of like-minded catholic Christians. When you pray for me, please pray also for these two great houses which have contributed so much to the maintenance of the catholic faith in England.