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By Carla Hinton
The Oklahoman 

Oklahoma man goes from farm boy to sainthood

 


OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — The teen couldn't wait to tell his family and friends about the revelation that came to him as he was driving a tractor one afternoon on his family's property in this tight-knit farming community with German roots.

Stanley Rother told his parents that instead of working on the family farm, as he'd always envisioned, he felt that God wanted him to enter the Catholic priesthood.

Though Franz Rother had assumed his oldest son would follow in his footsteps as a lifelong farmer, as a devoted Catholic, he didn't miss a beat.

"Well, why didn't you take Latin?" he asked.

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