Thursday, June 18, 2009

B16 on St. Jean Vianney

In anticipation of tomorrow's Solemnity of the Sacred Heart (which will inaugurate the special Year for Priests), Pope Benedict has written a letter to the Priests of the world on the Curé of Ars.

Remember that Pope Benedict chose not to continue Pope John Paul's tradition of an annual letter to Priests every Holy Thursday. While he has made himself available each year for "Q&A" sessions with the clergy of Rome (which clergy everywhere could learn from), a letter from the Holy Father specifically to Priests is a rarity.

Click HERE to be taken to the English translation of the letter, as posted on the Vatican website.

2 comments:

PlainCatholic said...

Stellar! And allow me to say that I do so enjoy the term "Young Fogeys". When I was young, I too was a young fogey. Now I am an old fogey, but being a fogey brings with it a peace and trust in God's Will. God's Will be done!

Padre Giovanni Trigilio said...

GOD BLESS YOU FATHER JAY and THANKS FOR BEING A PRIEST

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy asks ALL the faithful to PRAY each day during this YEAR FOR PRIESTS for their parish clergy. We also invite our ordained brothers to join us for our annual gathering in San Antonio, TX, July 13-16 (2009) AND our historic joint meeting with the Australian CCC in January (4th - 8th) 2010

http://www.catholic-clergy.org