Oct 09 – Homily – Card. Burke: The Grace of Priesthood

By October 16, 2015February 20th, 2016Bloomington, IN, Guest Homilist, Homily, Priests Retreat 2015

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Homily #151009b ( 19min) Play - His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke gives the fifth and last homily or the 2015 Priests' Retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. The theme of the retreat is "Holy Priesthood: Sacrament of Christ's Pastoral Charity."  He reflects on the Gospel account of the miracle of the catching of many fish and refers this to the grace of the priesthood where these fisherman would become fishers of men. He relates this to the first reading from St. Paul who says this treasure of grace is held in earthen vessels and to St. John Leonardi who's feast day it was and who fought for reform of priesthood at the time of the Council of Trent and suffered much as a result. He exhorts all the priests attending this retreat to go forth and be one in heart with Jesus until he comes again to take us home.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Leonardi - Opt Mem - Form: OF
1st: 2co 4:1-7
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 10
Gsp: luk 5:1-11

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