“The worthy priest is an angel of purity in mind and body, a cherub of light and knowledge, a seraph of love and Charity, an apostle of zeal in work and sanctity, a little god on earth in power and authority, in patience and benignity. He is the living image of Christ in this world, of Christ watching, praying, preaching, catechizing, working, weeping, going from town to town, from village to village, suffering, agonizing, sacrificing Himself and dying for the souls created to His image and likeness. . . He is the light of those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. He is the destroyer of error, schisms and heresies, the converter of sinners, the sanctifier of the just, the strength of the weak, the consolation of the afflicted, the treasure of the poor. He is the confusion of hell, the glory of heaven, the terror of demons, the joy of angels, the ruin of Satan’s kingdom, the establishment of Christ’s empire, the ornament of the Church…” ~St. Jean Eudes
What beautiful blessings for the Faithful and the parents of these young men! Happy day indeed both on Earth and in Heaven, most especially for the parents, seeing their sons configured to Christ the Great High Priest! Beautiful photos of our new Priests!
God bless our Priests and forever give them a fruitful ministry in the Holy Catholic Church, for our salvation and sanctification! And keep them always holy, as a true “Alter Christus”.
~Damsel of the Faith