"One never buys a house or pays school fees," he says, characterizing his life in the clergy. "One sleeps in a single bed. One lives like an orphan in a beautiful paternalistic dream. As a priest one may never grow up."
"We just couldn't believe he accepted what happened," said Seversen's brother, Mark. "Obviously, it was horrible, but he embraced what it meant to live paralyzed and kept caring for people and enjoying life."