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...
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