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Pope Francis encourages Priests to find Joy in their Priestly Vocation

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholic Priests to find Joy in their priestly vocation because it is a great gift from God who anointed them with the oil of gladness. The Pope made the remarks on Thursday morning in his homily at St. Peter's Basilica during the celebration of Holy Mass in which he blessed the oils that will be used this year in the administration of the sacraments of Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Anointing of the Sick. The mass was attended by hundreds of priests.
Here below is the Pope's full homily in English.
Homily of the Holy Father
Holy Thursday, Chrism Mass
(17 April 2014)

Anointed with the oil of gladness

Dear Brother Priests,

In the eternal “today” of Holy Thursday, when Christ showed his love for us to the end (cf. Jn 13:1), we recall the happy day of the institution  ...»


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