Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jesus Wants Celibate Priests

"St. Peter was a widower and had a virgin and simple, arduous, at the same time candid, soul. For this reason, among other reasons, widowers could be priests...And if all priests are not virgins, yes they ought to be pure...

"...My Church is so white, that I only give her as Spouse to those who vow to be pure...

"...Priests are more than angels for Me, by the sublime mission that they play on earth, which is that of representing Me... They are other Me's in the Mass and they represent Me in the Sacraments, transformed into Me. I am more than all the angels. I am their Creator and Conserver. But priests are more than angels to Me. They are other Me's themselves, and ought to be OTHER ME'S on earth, that is to say, the holy, pure and spotless Body of which I am the Head, in God's Church...

"...This is one of the principal reasons for which priests ought not to be married, because they ought to be reflections of the Virgin Father whose Paternity they represent. Their fruitfulness in souls ought to be the same as the Father's with which He engendered His Word, with the holy and virgin fruitfulness of the Holy Spirit who produced in Mary the Word made flesh for making Him compatible with man. And to realize this fraternity of the Word with man He founded the Church; and the instruments of this Church are priests, who receive the Father's fruitfulness and have to make man compatible with Me, BY IMITATION OF ME, now that by the Incarnation He made them sons of one same Father who is in Heaven.

"Priests are the bonds of union that unites Christians with Christ. They are FATHERS, because they represent the Father, to produce in souls the extension of the Word, the transformation into Me, so that my Father realizes the ideal that He had formed for man of seeing the portrait of His Word and the reflection of the Trinity in man.

"Priests ought to be pure as my Father is pure; perfect, as my Father is perfect; and always radiate charity, light, truth and to sanctify souls, transformed into Me...

"...Yes, the married will have the Father's fruitfulness, but material, in the sense that He is the Center of all life, because all life comes from the Father. But the divine and spiritual fruitfulness which engenders souls for heaven, the pure and holiest fruitfulness, the same that engendered the divine Word, this is not given to the married, but only to priests who ought to be celibates, whose sublime and holy mission is that of the Father with the Word, that of the Trinity with souls...

"...Do priests see why they do not have to be married? There are many reasons of an inferior order for saying this is not so, but the fundamental reason is that which I said of the supernatural mission that the Father places in the anointed hands of the priests and in their hearts, for being, in imitation of Me, fruitful and virgin, fathers and holy."

~ Jesus to Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida ~

(Excerpts from To My Priests)





Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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