Friday, December 7, 2012

With the words of Jesus

"This is My Body...." 
"How is the change of bread
into the Body of Christ brought about? 
It is by means of the Consecration. 
With what words is the Consecration accomplished? 
With the words of Jesus. 
When the moment arrives for working this sacred wonder,
the priest ceases himself to speak;
he speaks in the person of Jesus."
  St Ambrose
Italy ~ 340-397
Father* and Doctor of the Church
*One of four original Doctors of the Latin Church.
He died on Holy Saturday (April 4) in the year 397 AD.
His feast day in the Roman calendar is December 7,
the day he was ordained bishop.
Spiritual father of St Augustine
Bishop of Milan
Feast Day - December 7
"He who reads much and understands much, receives his fill.
He who is full, refreshes others. So Scripture says:
'If the clouds are full, they will pour rain upon the earth.' "~ St Ambrose
St Ambrose, ora pro nobis!

ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Friday, December 7, 2012 ~ 7 PM
Eve of Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Oh, day of love beyond all telling

Rev. Mr.  Matthew Anthony Hysell
Cathedral Basilica in Edmonton, Canada
SPECIAL NOTE:  Deacon Matthew is one of about 129,000 deaf Catholics in Canada and is active in St. Mark’s Catholic Community of the Deaf. With his ordination, he is expected to become the first deaf priest in Canada.

Let us hold him in prayer and offer thanksgiving for his 'YES'! 

“The greatest glory of God on earth is a good priest,
for a good priest is a monstrance for Christ.”
~ Fr Gerald Fitzgerald, s.P.

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