Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pope John Paul II: The Priestly Vocation--A Call to Sanctity

"The priestly vocation is essentially a call to sanctity,
 in the form that derives from the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Sanctity is intimacy with God;
it is the imitation of Christ, poor, chaste and humble;
it is unreserved love for souls and self-giving to their true good;
it is love for the church which is holy and wants us to be holy,
 because such is the mission that Christ has entrusted to it.
Each one of you must be holy also
in order to help your brothers pursue their vocation to sanctity."

~ Pope John Paul II ~ 

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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