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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Priest's gift of self

Father Davis Chiramel, 49, of Kerala, India, was inspired by the Year for Priests to donate one of his kidneys to a complete stranger, who turned out to be a Hindu man suffering from renal failure.

“Christ gives of himself every day for the world’s salvation. In the Mass, priests offer the sacrifice of His body and His blood, but they do it without sharing in our Lord’s pain and suffering,” Father Chiramel told Asia News. “For me the possibility of donating an organ to someone I did not know is a unique and privileged opportunity to share in Christ’s suffering.”

The priest and the kidney recipient will meet Sept. 30. Click HERE to read the entire story.

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