Edited by Steen Heidemann
This beautiful volume presents 560 moving images of the priesthood, from masterpieces of art across fifteen centuries which vividly illustrate the vocation, call to sanctity, apostolic work, spirituality and liturgical activity of priests. Accompanying the glorious illustrations are profound expositions of the priestly life from major figures of the Church including Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Antonio Llovera, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, the Abbots of Notre-Dame de Fontgombault, and Notre-Dame de Randol, and numerous other distinguished priests including Fathers of the Oratory and of the Institute of Christ the King.
The book also explores the question of which art is worthy to be used in the Church (the illustrations include many paintings and stained glass designs from the 21st century), and provides a gazetteer of significant contemporary artists working for the Church today. This is truly a book to be treasured, to inform the Catholic family, to inspire vocations and to help to reaffirm priests in their divinely appointed mission.
“This handsome book will greatly help towards appreciating the very rich facets of the image of the Catholic priest and the endless ways the grace of God shines through each priest for the glory of the Blessed Trinity and the spiritual welfare of the Church.”
Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez
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