The Beauty of the Priesthood

The beauty of the Priesthood and vocations

It’s sad that the beauty of the priesthood is so under-appreciated in America these days.  Everyone focuses on what priests give up and miss entirely the greatness that they gain.  Many such people have never actually met a priest or spent time getting to know one.

Anyone who has spent time getting to know a passionate priest or religious knows what I’m talking about because you’ve experienced it.  They have a peace that we all desire on some level.  And every one of our vocations is a gift of that very peace.  But the priesthood expresses it and lives it out in a unique, special way.

Grassroots Films (who always do great work) just launched a new video for  It’s short, extremely well done and helps communicate the beauty of the priesthood.

(Oh, and I got to watch one of the priests in the clip (Fr. Louis) jamming out on the saxaphone at The Shepherd’s Cafe last weekend here in Texas.  He’s quite the musician!)

Here’s the video:

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4 comments Add comment

Chris Weidenhamer September 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm

“May God, who has begun this good work in you, now bring it to fulfillment.” A very powerful video. Moving. Beautiful!

BR. JACK CARNAGHI,OFM September 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

check out our youtube vids pax et bonum

J.A. Arroyo September 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I have the priviledge of having a good friend who is a Benedictine Priest. One of the most blessed times for me was having the opportunity to spend a weekend with the community and serving his Masses for the days I stayed there. It is such a beautiful and miraculous thing to experience a friend consecrating the Body and Precious Blood of Our Lord. I could think back to when we just went to college together and how he dreamed of those days, and come full circle to today, as he celebrates his Masses.
I pray for our Priests and Religious every day and hope we all do.

Grassroots Films November 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Hello Matthew,

Great blog, always a pleasure! (And thanks to the readers who posted comments too!)

During this Thanksgiving season we want to give back and say “thanks” to our friends and fans. That’s why we’re giving away a Grassroots Films customizd iPod (a new 16 GB Nano!) To enter to win visit:

Thank you, keep up the good work & Happy Thanksgiving!

Grassroots Films

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