Author Topic: What do you admire about your favorite priest?  (Read 2496 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Emerentiana

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1420
  • Reputation: +1194/-17
  • Gender: Female
What do you admire about your favorite priest?
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:37:17 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • This thread is dedicated to stories about our favorite priests we know today.  All of us know a priest that has changed our life by his example and counsel.  Do you have a story to share? :incense:

    Offline Trinity

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3233
    • Reputation: +184/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 12:39:29 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Have to pick and choose.  But I'll get back to you on this.  
    +RIP
    Please pray for the repose of her soul.


    Offline Trinity

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3233
    • Reputation: +184/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 01:06:41 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • My favorite priest is, of course, Bishop Mark.  I like the stories about how he digs in when there's work to be done.  Like climbing the scaffold to build the church and washing dishes after a big church meal.  Also his hunting to feed the boarders, etc.
    +RIP
    Please pray for the repose of her soul.

    Offline MyrnaM

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 6013
    • Reputation: +3480/-328
    • Gender: Female
      • Myforever.blog/blog
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 05:50:07 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Waiting for your story Emerentiana, mine favorite would have to be Father Denis, after all his message woke me up, and gave me all the pieces of the puzzle.  

    I can still see his smile and rosy cheeks.  

    Offline JoanScholastica

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 757
    • Reputation: +31/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 06:22:55 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • I think it's Fr. Saa. His sincerity in helping me about my life is what I like most.

    Of course, he also got sanctity. But then again, most priests I come in contact with have one as well.


    Offline Lybus

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 756
    • Reputation: +175/-0
    • Gender: Male
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 07:42:50 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Father Wright. He's somewhat of a Rennaissance man, so along with enormous spiritual help, he's also taught me practical things. He's kind of my mentor whom I could ask for almost anything.

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon

    Offline MaterDominici

    • Owner's Wife
    • Mod
    • *****
    • Posts: 4945
    • Reputation: +3675/-69
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 07:50:18 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • My favorite priest is whichever one God chooses to send me at any point in time.  :wink:
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

    Offline Alex

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 1413
    • Reputation: +263/-2
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 01:24:04 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: MaterDominici
    My favorite priest is whichever one God chooses to send me at any point in time.  :wink:


     Good answer!


    Offline Trinity

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3233
    • Reputation: +184/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 12:18:19 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Emerentiana, we're still waiting on your story(s).  In the meantime I remembered one His Excellency told on himself.  He had just enough time to say Mass between flights and somehow that led to him going through the airport fully vested.  He got some attention that way.
    +RIP
    Please pray for the repose of her soul.

    Offline Emerentiana

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 1420
    • Reputation: +1194/-17
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 12:25:47 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Alex
    Quote from: MaterDominici
    My favorite priest is whichever one God chooses to send me at any point in time.  :wink:


     Good answer!


    There seems to be  an idea today amoung trad Catholics that priests are just sacrament dispensing machines.  Go to mass and leave!   Just hang on to what you have. :incense:
    I guess it comes from the distrust of the clergy, because of so much scandal and betrayals.  I have lots of stories to tell about priests who are FRIENDS.  They are courageous priests, who do more for the faithful than just say mass and sequester away from the faithful after mass.  I will tell some stories later.
    Dont any of you here recall good moments with the clergy?  Dont any of you here have a priest friend thats been to your house for dinner, or has counseled you in a crisis in your life, or has gone an extra mile for you and your family?

    Offline Trinity

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3233
    • Reputation: +184/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 12:39:27 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Excuse me.  I hope it didn't sound like His Excellency was looking for attention.  He wasn't.  But he sure got it.  If you can imagine seeing a fully vested priest in an airport, you can imagine the surprise of all the people there.
    +RIP
    Please pray for the repose of her soul.


    Offline Emerentiana

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 1420
    • Reputation: +1194/-17
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 12:43:53 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Trinity
    Excuse me.  I hope it didn't sound like His Excellency was looking for attention.  He wasn't.  But he sure got it.  If you can imagine seeing a fully vested priest in an airport, you can imagine the surprise of all the people there.



    HUH? What are you talking about? :surprised:

    Offline wallflower

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 1866
    • Reputation: +1982/-94
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 12:57:43 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Emerentiana
    Quote from: Alex
    Quote from: MaterDominici
    My favorite priest is whichever one God chooses to send me at any point in time.  :wink:


     Good answer!


    There seems to be  an idea today amoung trad Catholics that priests are just sacrament dispensing machines.  Go to mass and leave!   Just hang on to what you have. :incense:
    I guess it comes from the distrust of the clergy, because of so much scandal and betrayals.  I have lots of stories to tell about priests who are FRIENDS.  They are courageous priests, who do more for the faithful than just say mass and sequester away from the faithful after mass.  I will tell some stories later.
    Dont any of you here recall good moments with the clergy?  Dont any of you here have a priest friend thats been to your house for dinner, or has counseled you in a crisis in your life, or has gone an extra mile for you and your family?


    I don't understand why what she said implies that she doesn't consider priests to be friends or friendly etc... Maybe she feels the same way I do, that there would be a lot of personal info going out online with such stories and it's better to keep the answer neutral. It's the same reason I wouldn't get into bad experiences either. I don't know if that's her reasoning but it's mine so... I'm not sure that the accusation of treating priests like sacrament dispensing machines is necessarily the first/only conclusion to draw from a vague answer.

    Offline Trinity

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3233
    • Reputation: +184/-0
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 01:04:26 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Didn't you see my post telling the story, Emerentiana?  I'm getting afraid to say anything on this board.  There is so darned much fraternal correction based on so darned much misunderstanding.  

    Thanks for asking so I could clear it up.  It is cleared up, isn't it?  Let me know.
    +RIP
    Please pray for the repose of her soul.

    Offline Elizabeth

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 4847
    • Reputation: +2190/-7
    • Gender: Female
    What do you admire about your favorite priest?
    « Reply #14 on: July 30, 2010, 01:33:07 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Father Andrew Jeffers, R.I.P.

    Fr. Andrew's charity and understanding of the human heart will never be forgotten.

    He offered the sacraments at a tiny chapel in Terre Haute, Indiana.

    What a loss for us poor sinners.

     

    Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16