Those Mysterious Priests

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"A priest is mysterious, because he lives in two worlds. He is at his best when he leads 'a double life,' at once both human and divine." In this penetrating book written some five years before his death, Sheen explores this duality inherent in the vocation of the modern-day priest: his need, like that of Christ, to feel the holiness of God that binds him to the Father; and at the same time his need to become a victim, like Christ, for the world's sins, assuming its guilt and poverty in union with the Lord. ...
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Overview

"A priest is mysterious, because he lives in two worlds. He is at his best when he leads 'a double life,' at once both human and divine." In this penetrating book written some five years before his death, Sheen explores this duality inherent in the vocation of the modern-day priest: his need, like that of Christ, to feel the holiness of God that binds him to the Father; and at the same time his need to become a victim, like Christ, for the world's sins, assuming its guilt and poverty in union with the Lord.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780818909788
  • Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 363
  • Sales rank: 1,357,885
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Psychotic and neurotic priests 1
Ch. 2 The great divorce of priest and victim 13
Ch. 3 The victimal side of Christ's priesthood 25
Ch. 4 The kenosis or emptying of Christ 35
Ch. 5 The triple transference of Christ 41
Ch. 6 Physical and mental transference in the priest 59
Ch. 7 The continuation of the incarnation 77
Ch. 8 The continuation of the passion of Christ 99
Ch. 9 The continuation of the resurrection 115
Ch. 10 The pleroma of Christ : the church 131
Ch. 11 The priest-victim in the mass 151
Ch. 12 The holy hour 175
Ch. 13 "Saints are lowered that the world may rise" 195
Ch. 14 Little Jesuses 217
Ch. 15 The glumness and the humor of priests 237
Ch. 16 The priest and the world 255
Ch. 17 The Lord and frustrated priests 273
Ch. 18 Religious neuroses and the holy spirit 285
Ch. 19 Mary : ideal, mother, and spouse 303
Ch. 20 The woman every priest loves 327
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    Types of priests

    Fulton Sheen looks at the 12 Apostles and argues that they each represent a typo of contemporary priest. He shows that, as each of the Apostles became great, so can each priest. I read the book over 20 years ago and have gone back to it several times. In this book he also promotes the Daily Holy Hour for priests before the Blessed Sacrament. This book is Fulton J. Sheen as his best and most spiritual

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