Friday, January 28, 2022

Summer Sojourn

The sanctuary. PHOTO BY PETER VALE

The sanctuary. PHOTO BY PETER VALE

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

Local resident Peter Vale has completed his first year studying theology in Rome, and he has been given a summer assignment in Sweden.

Vale is spending four weeks at Kristus Konungen (“Christ the King”) Parish in Gothenburg, which is the second-largest city in Sweden next to Stockholm and sits a little more than halfway down on the country’s west coast.

Vale reports it’s a very active parish, with four priests and two daily Masses (three when it’s not summer). He said: “I plan on doing all of the usual things (serving Mass, helping out in the parish office, sitting in on groups/meetings, etc.), as well as getting involved in some hospital and prison ministry here in the area. So far, everyone has been incredibly welcoming, and I’m looking forward to an enjoyable assignment!”

For more information on Peter’s time in Rome, see “Peter Vale: Positive Contribution without Fear or Compromise” on

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