PODCAST | The Four Characteristics of a Priestly Soul

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Today in the podcast…

Fr. Javier del Castillo explains why priests need our prayers and reflects on the four characteristics of a priestly soul according to St. Josemaria Escriva.

What You’ll Hear:

2:05 – Why pray for priests?

4:05 – How priests are like great chefs

5:30 – How the priesthood is a gift of God to the Church

8:25 – What is the vocation of a priest?

14:00 – How prayer for priests actually makes a difference

16:05 – St. Josemaria’s advice to his brother priests

17:35 – How St. John Vianney was a model priest

18:35 – Why St. Josemaria turned down positions of prestige

20:30 – Why St. Josemaria said that a priest is like a rug

22:40 – The four characteristics of a priestly soul, according to St. Josemaria


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*This podcast was originally published in 2015.


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The St. Josemaria Institute was founded in 2006 to promote the life, teachings, and devotion to St. Josemaria Escriva among all men and women who desire to find meaning and happiness in their daily lives by growing closer to God. The St. Josemaria Institute produces and distributes digital and print media as a means to spread Christian values around the world and to help people navigate and live well in the digital age.

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