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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The pontiff and priestly formation

In his weekly general audience, Pope Benedict XVI urged priests and seminarians to "enter into the heart of Jesus" and become men of true love, humility and patience.

In addition to the topic of ongoing formation for clergy, the pontiff spoke of St. John Eudes, a 17th-century parish priest who founded a congregation dedicated to the formation of priests.

“The path of holiness, which was his path and which he proposed his disciples, had a solid foundation in trust in the love that God revealed to humanity in the priestly heart of Christ, and the maternal heart of Mary,” the pope told the faithful gathered at Castel Gandolfo.

Click HERE to read Catholic News Agency's story on the audience or view a clip of the pontiff's address below.

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