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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Do priests retire?

The answer is yes, they do retire from active ministry, but many priests don't just sit back and relax in their "golden years." In the June 13 issue of OSV, writer Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller introduces readers to five priests who have not slowed down.

One, Father Jacob Mosbrucker, 73, serves on several nonprofit boards that work for social justice and fills in at parishes on the weekends.

Another, Father William Swift of Tulsa, 90, gets up at 4:30 every morning so he can be ready to celebrate the early morning Mass at a local parish.

Eidemiller also profiles two Jesuit priests, Fathers Robert McCown (pictured) and Father Thomas Jenniskens, who noted artists. And another Jesuit, Father Rodney Kissinger, who still leads retreats, including email retreats.

Click HERE to read more about these inspiring priests.

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