Called to Work on Unity of the Christians.
Fr. Metod Dominik Trcka was born July 6, 1886 in Frydland nad Ostravici (Czech Republic) as the last of the seven children of Frantiska Sterbova and Tomas Trcka. He grew up in a Catholic family where he received a good Christian education. Andela, one of his sisters, joined the Boromej Sisters, accepting the name Charita.
Our school year will begin in 3 weeks. For me, it is already the school year before my ordination. Pray for me. Thank God, I am healthy. In another letter, on the occasion of his father's 70th birthday, he wrote: May the Sacred Heart allow you to come to that great grace that all of us hope for, I most of all. I must pass through a double fire before I am accepted for ordination, nevertheless, if you continue to pray for me, I hope I will manage it. He was ordained to the subdiaconate after finishing his 4th year of theology on July 3, to the diaconate on July 10, and together with three of his confreres, he was ordained to the priesthood on July 17, 1910 by the archbishop of Prague, Leo Cardinal Skrbensky. Following his first solemn Liturgy (primicie), that took place at St. Kajetan in Prague on July 18, Fr. Dominik returned to Oboriste to finish the last year of theology.