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Friday, March 5, 2010

Papal preacher: Priests are ministers of New Covenant

In his first Lenten reflection at the Vatican today, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, spoke of the role of priests, saying they are ministers of the new covenant between God and humanity, through Christ and through grace.

Today's reflection is the first of three, with the theme being "Dispensers of the Mystery of God. The priest, minister of the Word and the sacraments." The remaining two reflections will take place March 12 and 16.

Check out the video below to hear more of what Father Cantalamessa had to say:

1 comment:

  1. the one thing that i have begun to focus on his the indwelling spirit of the triune god within each believer. that we have intimate relationship that is beyond words. the spirit of the life, the truth, and the way lives in us. the spirit of all the blessings of christ lives in us . each believer has become the holy of holies. that all that is of god is not without but within . what ever seeking there is, is within. if you want to see the face of god look at the faces of his people. i no longer seek the lord without because his spirit lives with in me , instead what i seek is what he is doing within me. i no longer fear tribulation, hell, or judgement , because wherever i am destined to be throughout eternity, the trinue god is with me, because he is living within me.

    that is the oneness that christ speaks of in john. our mutual oneness with the triune god allows us to be one with each other in his spirit.

    what ever christ does in me he does with me, beause he calls me friend, my lord living within me. what greater gift of life could i possibly ask for.


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