Friday, November 26, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI Recalls St Catherine of Siena's Reverence for the Clergy

"though aware of the human failings of the clergy, always had the greatest reverence for them, because through the Sacraments and the Word they dispense the salvific power of the Blood of Christ. The saint invited holy ministers, even the Pope whom which called 'sweet Christ on earth', to remain faithful to their responsibilities, moved always and only by her profound and constant love for the Church".

~ Pope Benedict XVI: excerpt from VIS, Vatican Information Service ~

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Pope as "sweet Christ on earth", too, all bishops in communion with him. And if this be so, then all bishops should take upon themselves the title of Emmanuel upon their Episcopal Consecration..."God with us".