The Essence of Priestly Duty – Nov 12 – Homily – Fr Andre


Father Andre

On the memorial of St. Josaphat (Bishop & Martyr, Nov 12, 2019), Fr. Andre uses in his homily the example of this great servant of the Church, martyr for the unification of the Eastern and Western Churches, to expound on the duty of all priests.

“The shepherd, who is the priest, the ordained minister of God, is to offer his life for his flock. St. Maximilian Kolbe is a fine example; his soul was fired for this reason. His flock consisted also of SS Nazi murderers. It does not matter if the flock does not agree with the priest. The priest is to expose the wolves in the flock, to expose the error, announce the sin that is in his flock. The priest is not to seek popularity or to be ambitious. Instead, he is to be humble, he is to sanctify himself, and in so doing, sanctify his flock and ready them for judgment.”

Ave Maria!

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SOURCE Franciscan Friars

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