Tuesday, April 19, 2011

St. Alphonsus Liguori: "Like Pastor, Like Parish"

"The good morals and salvation of the people depend on good pastors.
If there is a good priest in charge of the parish,
you will soon see devotion flourishing,
people frequenting the Sacraments,
and honoring the practice of mental prayer.
Hence the proverb:
'Like pastor, like parish': Qualis pastor, talis parochia.
According to this word of Ecclesiasticus (x:2)
Those who dwell in the state, take after their ruler.'
Qualis est rector civitatis tales et in habitantes in ea."

~ St. Alphonsus Liguori ~

Please pray for the sanctification of 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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