Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shedding blood through love

The following quote is from The Magnificat in the editorial comments of Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

“The priest is a man anointed by tradition to shed blood, not as the soldier, through courage, not as the magistrate, through justice, but as Jesus Christ, through love. The priest is a man of sacrifice; by it, each day, reconciling heaven and earth, and by it, each day, announcing to every soul the primordial truths of life, of death, and of resurrection.” - Father Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, O.P.

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