Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pure Christianity...

"When you ask a child what the figure of the priest evokes for him, 
he will answer 'Jesus' or 'the Mass'. ... the children have gone straight 
to the very core of the question. ... A man who is anointed as a priest has the 
quite divine power of bringing Christ into the world to enact that unique 
and true sacrifice which honours God and saves the world."

Canon Tancrede Guillard 
(Excerpt from The Catholic Priest, Image of Christ by Steen Heidemann)

"O priest, I need you to glorify the Father...  
Give me the Son and He will be enough! 
... Priests are the arms of the Church, always raised to sacrifice 
and offer; and the entire Church must unceasingly be united with them 
 and offer sacrifice through their consecrated hands...
The union at the altar,the union with the Sacrifice, 
this identification of an entire life with the Lord's ministers so that 
they might celebrate more worthily, is pure Christianity
It is a sublime calling—to help priests, to dedicate oneself for them. .... 

I send my Good Angel to assist all priests 
at the holy Altar. I send him to place my soul on every paten, 
to be offered there with Jesus Christ sacrificed."

Excerpts from writings of August 14, 1872...
Bl. Marie de Jésus Deluil-Martiny (1884+)

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