God Alone. This is the motto of the writings of St. Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort who wrote the beautiful treatise on the total consecration of Jesus through Mary, in The True Devotion to Mary. This was Father Huang’s favourite book, read each summer for five years as he was discerning his vocation and beginning his seminary studies. He put the same words on his ordination card.
Fr. Huang is originally from Vancouver and entered the seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Nebraska in 2003. Before entering the priesthood, he had completed a Bachelor degree in opera performance and had sung professionally for two years. He has also worked as a vocal instructor, golf coach, bartender and actor in television and film.
In 2009, his superiors sent him to teach English and music at the Fraternity’s boys school in Normandy before being named an assistant priest in Ottawa. He has been in Montreal since September of 2013 at the Mission Saint-Irénée de Lyon and is currently its administrator. Last year, he participated in the Fraternity’s album ‘Requiem’ and gave a conference on Gregorian Chant at Providence College this February 2018, https://arts-sciences.providence.edu/humanities-forum/.
Since his ordination, Fr. Huang has been chaplain of 6 walking pilgirimages including the one to Chartres. He is very much looking forward to doing the pilgrimage with you all.