Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa: Message to Seminarians and Priests

"The Eucharist is the principal reason for the ordained priesthood...through our ordination we priests are united in a singular exceptional way to the Eucharist. In a certain way we derive from it and exist for it...The celebration of the Eucharist is the way that we best serve our brothers and sisters in the world...How crucial it is, then, for our happiness and for a fruitful ministry that we cultivate a deep love for the Eucharist--a deep love for the Eucharist."

~ Venerable Pope John Paul II ~

"You have not become a priest to become a social worker."

"This is what we want from you--to teach us to be holy..."

~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~

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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