(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guest Blog - From Vultus Christi - Listen My Priests!

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From time to time, it is my privilege to share the powerful exhortations posted on Vultus Christi by Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, O.S.B. -  intended to re-ignite a passionate love for the Eucharist in all of us, and most particularly in his brother priests.

Father is the Prior of the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar at Silverstream Monastery, whose website describes their community as follows:

"Under the patronage of Our Lady of the Cenacle, the monks of Silverstream Priory devote themselves to the worthy celebration of the Sacred Liturgy (which St Benedict called the Opus Dei, or "Work of God"), in its age-old classical forms and to perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, the Eucharistic Face of Christ, in a spirit of reparation. Their life of praise and adoration is marked by a heartfelt solicitude for the sanctification of priests."

[Consider helping Father’s efforts bear even greater fruit by printing a copy of this reflection and giving it to your priests.  May I also encourage you to consider a financial contribution to his community?]

 And now the reflection:

Listen My Priest!

Leave aside the things
that distract you from Me.
I am the One Thing Necessary to you
in this life.
Save your eyes, your ears,
your mouth, your hands, and your heart,
your whole being for Me,
and I will unite you to Myself.


  1. Meditations like these really assist in understanding the sacred priesthood.

    My holy card order with the prayer for priests on the back will be coming next week. It will be offered on line by catholicprayercards.com as part of their catalog. I'll be featuring a blog post on this latest project of mine soon. We must do all that we can to get people to pray for priests.

    1. Barb
      Thank you. I am looking forward to your prayer card and your post.God used your earlier card to touch many.