Three brothers and the priesthood

Benjamin Priesthood

Strand family wedding photo

Recently the youngest of three brothers was ordained the the priesthood. The oldest and first to be ordained to the priesthood, as a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, was Fr. Luke Strand. Fr. Luke was briefly on the national news after his ordination because a company was threatening to sue him for infringing on their image by driving around in a black Volkswagen beetle that had a decal saying “God Squad.” He no longer drives that car.

Just this spring, the youngest of the three brothers, Fr. Jacob Strand, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (he is on the left in the picture). You can read a longer article on Fr. Jacob Strand here.

The middle brother, Vincent Strand, is currently in formation with the Society of Jesus and preparing to be a Jesuit priest.

Although they have give up on the idea of having a whole flock of grandchildren, their parents still have hopes from their daughter Theresa, who was married last spring. Her brother, Fr. Luke Strand, who did the wedding. +