Priesthood: The Love of the Heart of Jesus by John Patrick StokelyPriesthood - the Love of the Heart of Jesus is an anthology of reflections about the Priesthood of Jesus Christ written by seventeen Priests and Bishops during the Year for Priests. Proceeds from the sale of Priesthood - the Love of the Heart of Jesus will be donated to a cause beneficial to Priestly formation in mission territories or other situations of individual financial need. Reflections in this anthology were written by: Francis Cardinal Arinze, Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Father Gregory Fairbanks, John Patrick Cardinal Foley, Bishop Paul S. Loverde, Monsignor Michael Magee, Father Shawn McKnight, Rev. Joseph McLaughlin, O.Praem., Monsignor Francis X. Meehan, Rev. Donald Miniscalco, C.Ss.R., Rev. Brian Mulcahy, O.P., Father James Rafferty, Bishop Edward M. Rice, Justin Cardinal Rigali, Father Paul Scalia.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus & The Priesthood
In his letter of June 16, , Benedict XVI draws the attention of his brother priests and of the whole Church to the meaning of the Year for Priests. Using the above quote of St. He points the Church to Her Source, to obtain for priests a year of refreshment and rejuvenation. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the Fountain from which all graces and gifts flow, and this year for priests is meant to be an outpouring of heavenly treasures. It is a time for priests to be strengthened, healed, encouraged, revitalized and renewed.
The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ. All are invited to venerate a major relic of the patron of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity is a model for clergy and laity alike. The Knights of Columbus and the Diocese of Raleigh welcomes this special opportunity to worship in the presence of this major relic of St. Jean Vianney and ask that he intercede for an increase of vocations to diocesan priesthood.
During the first week of The Rome Experience, the seminarians travel to France where they make their spiritual retreat in Ars, the village of the great role model for priests, St. John Vianney read more about the retreat at www. From Ars, the group also makes several pilgrimages to nearby holy sites including Paray-le-Monial Shrine of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Here God chose St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to be the instrument that would lead the world back to Christ through His Sacred Heart, favoring her with a number of apparitions between and On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus let us fix the eyes of our minds and hearts with a constant loving gaze on Christ, the one Saviour of our lives and of the world.
“The Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus”
Jump to navigation. The Catholic priesthood is a unique vocation not only within the Church, but also among other religious preachers and ministers. A Catholic priest receives Holy Orders, which is a sacrament, meaning that he receives special graces to fulfill his ministry. In his ministerial role, the priest acts in persona Christi Capitis , or in the person of Christ the Head. This is what gives him the power to celebrate the Eucharist and administer the sacraments.