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A Poem About The Priesthood

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Thou Art a Priest Forever
J.B. Henri Lacordaire, OP

To live in the midst of the world with
no desire for its pleasure...
To be a member of every family
yet belonging to none...
To share all sufferings; to penetrate
all secrets; to heal all wounds...
To daily go from men to God to
offer Him their petitions...
To return from God to men
to offer them His hope...
To have a heart of fire for charity
and a heart of bronze for chastity...
To bless and be blest forever.
O God, what a life, and it is yours,
O Priest of Jesus Christ!

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Domine ut Videam
Very true and awesome poem............. :cool: super cool. This one is getting shown to my spiritual director and my parish priest on Friday, which is the world day of prayer for the sanctification of priests.

-Yours in Christ
Lauren

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[quote name='pax' post='215345' date='Jun 9 2004, 03:37 PM']
Thou Art a Priest Forever
J.B. Henri Lacordaire, OP

To live in the midst of the world with
no desire for its pleasure...
To be a member of every family
yet belonging to none...
To share all sufferings; to penetrate
all secrets; to heal all wounds...
To daily go from men to God to
offer Him their petitions...
To return from God to men
to offer them His hope...
To have a heart of fire for charity
and a heart of bronze for chastity...
To bless and be blest forever.
O God, what a life, and it is yours,
O Priest of Jesus Christ!
[/quote]

Awesome, well spoken. Very inspirational. And I don't usually have a mind for poetry.
:sign: :priest: :bishop: :pope: gotta love'm

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