Letter #24, 2019: The Priest and the Lighthouse
Thursday, May 2, 2019
“The priest’s strength does not come from external means of power.” —Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, in a homily at the ordination of four new priests in Austria on April 27 (link)
A reflection on the priesthood
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, on April 27 offered a thoughtful reflection on the priesthood during a homily he delivered at an ordination Mass in Austria.
At a time when the very concept of the priesthood as a central Christian mystery (sacrament), has unfortunately fallen under a certain shadow (in some measure due to the