by Charles de Foucauld
The priest......is something transcendent: through Baptism
he brings souls to birth, through the Sacrament of Penance
he purifies them, through Communion he gives them Our Lord's
Body as He Himself did at the Last Supper, and at their deaths
he helps them to appear before the Beloved by giving them ......
their final forgiveness and their supreme strength.
Every single day of his life he does what Jesus did during
His three years of ministry ---- he teaches men
to know, love and serve their good Master.
What a vocation !