Personal Relationship with Christ
Homily preparation, Fr. Francis Martin
Prayers + consecrations for priests
Examination of Conscience
Prayer: priest´s first priority
Celibacy & woman
Abuse and continence
Sanctification of the Clergy
-Cong. for Clergy (Euch. adoration + Spirit. Mother.)
Pope letters to priests
Male Priesthood and the bride
Priest Never Belongs to Himself -Benedict XVI
St. John Vianney. Do we take him seriously?
Abused Children and abused priests
following him in his gift of himself to the Church -homily to cardinals, 2010
A man converted and renewed by the Spirit
Letter to seminarians, 2010
Letter to priest, year of priests
Crisis of priesthood interview
Fr. Mark Kirby
The Secret of Priestly Holiness
The Lord will Sanctify priests
The Despairing priest
Why not a priest vocations promo
What is a priest -Catherine Doherty
New order of priests. Jesus speaks to Ven. Conchita.
To my priests Jesus to Conchita for priests
Garabandal and priests
clerus.org Cong. clergy
madonnahouse -prog. for priests
What the faithful expect from a priest is the example of authentic devotion to the Eucharist. They like to see him spend long periods of silence and adoration before Jesus, as did the saintly 'Cure of Ars' whom we will especially recall during the imminent Year for Priests" -Benedict XVI, Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 11, 2009.
Let us ask Mary for a heart that is able to relive Christ's coming in our lives, a heart able to contemplate the way in which the Son of God, on the day of our Ordination, radically and definitely marked our entire existence immerging us in His priestly heart. He renews us daily in the Eucharistic Celebration so that our own lives become transfigured into Christ's coming for humanity. -Card. Piacenza 11/28/11
"I have need of souls and of priests who serve me by sacrificing themselves for me and for souls". Jesus to Lucia 6/12/41
A call to be on fire with the love of the cross
See also: Missionaries of the Cross
My dear brother priests
The Lord wishes to raise an army of holy priests to be His saving presence in the world. Behold Christ on the Cross! Behold His passionate love for the Father and for us! This love is salvation. The Lord wants priests today to be on fire with this love. He wants to possess us so perfectly that we can say with St. Paul: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. -Galatians 2, 20
This is not just an idea. The Lord wants to do just that transformation in every priest and through them hasten a new Pentecost.
Jesus prayed: "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!" Luke 12:49-50.
At the 2008 Priest conference at Franciscan Univ. priests were before the Blessed Sacrament praising and singing loudly: "Come Holy Spirit, let the fire fall!" As they repeated this verse, suddenly all were brought to silence as only God can do. Then the Lord spoke powerfully through a priest and said: "You are asking me for the fire of my Spirit, but I ask you, where is the victim?" I was convicted! We were ordained to be priests and victims but we have forgotten we are victims.
Most priests want successful and realize that they depend on God. But then, in practice, we revert to a man centered view of reality. This is so because we do not commit to the demands of a personal relationship with the Lord. We do not commit enough time daily to be with the Blessed Sacrament and with the Word. We do not really allow the Holy Spirit full reign of our lives and so we do not abandon ourselves to the Father as victims with the Christ the Victim of love.
We need to recognize how much we are in control, not allowing God to really guide us in certain areas. Our minds and thus our lives are more influenced by the culture than we realize. We need to repent and give our lives to the Lord as we promised in our ordination. The Holy Father has been calling us with increasing urgency to recognize the signs of the times and to turn to the power of the cross >>>.
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" 1 Corinthians 1:18.
My lay brothers and sisters in community (Love Crucified) pray and sacrifice for you and for all priests, that the Lord may raise holy priests filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, priests who offer their lives to God as victims with the Victim.
At first the call to be victims of love frightens us. We need to ask the Holy Spirit for the transformation of our hearts and minds. Only then we will appreciate that Jesus wants to draw us to His heart and make us one with Him.
"Oh! How great is the Priesthood! It can be properly understood only in Heaven... if one were to understand it on this earth one would die, not of fright but of love!" (St. John M. Vianney, Abbé Monnin, Esprit du Curé d'Ars, p. 113)
"You are always and everywhere the bearer of your particular vocation. You are the bearer of the grace of Christ the eternal priest, and the bearer of the charisms of the Good Shepherd". -John Paul II "For in the end, God is the only richness that men wish to find in a priest" (Benedict XVI, address to Cong. for Clergy).
Fr. Jordi Rivero
Missionaries of the Cross
Wake up call to priests -Ven. Conchita
The witness of saints and mysticsWe must allow the Spirit to speak to us through them so that we understand the radicalism of Gospel! Do we share their fire? Do we believe that the Lord wants to give it to us?
Jesus to Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida
..I want souls who are dedicated with fervor, with determination and without looking for rest, to plead day and night for My priests" -
The priesthood is a gift from God to the people
St. John Vianney:
"A good shepherd, a pastor after God’s heart, is the greatest treasure which the good Lord can grant to a parish, and one of the most precious gifts of divine mercy." He stressed the priesthood as essential to the salvation of souls: "Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption on earth." "If the priest really knew what he was, he would die, not of fear, but of love.