Friday, June 19, 2009

Year for Priests

Precisely to encourage priests in this striving for spiritual perfection on which, above all, the effectiveness of their ministry depends, I have decided to establish a special "Year for Priests" that will begin on 19 June and last until 19 June 2010. In fact, it is the 150th anniversary of the death of the Holy Curé d'Ars, John Mary Vianney, a true example of a pastor at the service of Christ's flock.

From the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the members of the Congregation for the Clergy on the occasion of their Plenary Assembly, March 16, 2009.

Bishop Callahan adds Pray for our shepherds during Year for Priests


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