Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Saturday, 12 January 2019

"Parents of the Celebrant"

This was painted by Jose Alcazar Tejedor in 1887, and is called "Parents of the Celebrant After His First Mass."


Parents, if you have a son or daughter who is aspiring to join the Church as a priest, sister, monk or nun, do not stand in the way of their aspirations or otherwise put up obstacles for them.

God does not look kindly on parents who do. 

We, especially in our time (though this can be said for any other time), need holy vocations. They start in the home, and are best fostered by parents who model Our Lady and Her Spouse, Joseph. That is not to say it's impossible to do so without such models, just that it is much easier if one is so lucky.

Sons and daughters, if you have such aspirations, follow them. You never know where they might lead. The Church needs you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's hard to think of encouraging a vocation for a son who will be looked at as just a piece of meat to those like Mccarrick. Don't want my sons to be sacrificial lambs like so many others.