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Saintly Quote


WHAT IS A PRIEST?

To live in the midst of the world without wishing its pleasures;

To be a member of each family,

yet belonging to none;

To share all suffering;

to penetrate all secrets;

To heal all wounds;

to go from men to God and offer Him their prayers;

To return from God to men to bring pardon and hope;

To have a heart of fire for Charity,

and a heart of bronze for Chastity To teach and to pardon, console and bless always.

My God, what a life;

and it is yours,

O priest of Jesus Christ.

~ Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, O.P.


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