The Word Among Us

April/May 2010 Issue

Living Icons of Christ

Priests do more than just "say Mass." They become agents of transformation.

Living Icons of Christ: Priests do more than just "say Mass." They become agents of transformation.

Called to mediate the presence of Christ in the world, priests are set apart to serve the church in every way: as reconciler, as healer, as teacher, and as friend. This is a demanding and often thankless calling. It is also a calling that would be impossible without the grace they receive from the Lord—especially the grace that comes from celebrating the Eucharist.

We believe that when a priest follows Jesus’ command to "do this in memory of me" (Luke 22:19), he is acting in the person of the Christ...

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