Sinite parvulos, et nolite eos prohibere
ad Me venire: talium est enim regnum caelorum.
Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them:
for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven.
While finishing his doctoral studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Father volunteered--a rather rare event among the Catholic clergy in those days,--to spend his free time doing pastoral work in the capital's "Ghetto," where he quickly became the favorite of the neighborhood's children.