St. John Marie Vianney was able to look at priests through the eyes of faith. He used to say, if he met an angel an a priest, he would greet the priest first. Because it’s the priest who acts on behalf of Christ on the earth.
“Go to confession to the Blessed Virgin, or to an angel; will they absolve you? No. Will they give you the Body and Blood of Our Lord? No. The Holy Virgin cannot make her Divine Son descend into the Host. You might have two hundred angels there, but they could not absolve you. A priest, however simple he may be, can do it.” (St. J. M. Vianney)
Today we would like to express our gratitude and offer our prayer to all the priests.
We would like to greet Fr. Jay, who invited “The Harbour” to find its place on The Family Support Foundation website, and whom we owe so much in different areas of our lives. We also remember the other priests from both the Institute of the Holy Family and the related communities, who provide us with their invaluable ministry.
We would like to say “Thank you” to all the priests who visit “The Harbour”, who bless us and who pray for us.
May the Lord bless you and give you a deep peace of heart and joy in the immense gift of your priesthood – and in your day-to-day ministry.
The Harbour Team
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