Monday, May 21, 2007

Thou art a priest forever....

The quotation is from Fr. Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire,OP (1802-1861). I was reading it from the North American College Manual of Prayers. "Thou Art a Priest Forever"

To live in the midst of the world with no desire for its pleasures; to be member of every family, yet belonging to none; to share all sufferings; to penetrate all secrets, to heal all wounds; to go daily from men to God to offer Him their homage and petitions; to return from God to men to bring them His pardon and hope; to have a heart of fire for charity and a heart of bronze for chastity; to bless and to be blest forever. O God, what a life, and it is yours, O Priest of Jesus Christ!

1 comment:

Bert Schomberger said...

Wow... I stumbled onto your site while lookng for a quote to send to a missionary / seminarian in Africa. I will copy the quote and send it up as a prayer for all of the priests I am privliged to know. It says it all! Thank you

Bert S