Tuesday, December 20, 2011

San Josemaria Escrivá's Christmas Message to Priests

Filmed encounter of St Josemaria with other priests, Pamplona, Spain, 1972.
A priest and nothing but a priest

The priestly ministry, especially in these times of great scarcity of clergy, is a terribly absorbing task which leaves no time for a second job. Men need us so much (though many do not realise it) that there will never be a surplus of priests. We need more helping hands, more time, more energy. This is why I often say to my sons who are priests that the day one of them noticed that he had time on his hands, he could be quite sure he had not lived his priesthood well that day.
Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá, 4