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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Joy of the Priesthood

Although I have not yet read this book, I was interested if anyone else has read the book. I have already read several reviews of this book, which highly praise it.

Written by Fr. Stephen Rossetti, the book is highly appropriate because he has been the president of the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, MD, which is a residential program for treating clergy and religious men and women suffering from mental problems. In an era when consecrated life is highly frowned upon, Fr. Rossetti clearly has seen some of the lowest points in the lives of consecrated men and women. However, Fr. Rossetti offers this book with practical advice for priests on how to spread the Truth of Jesus Christ. It is a means of offering hope to priest. In addition, Catholics are able to understand the challenges and joys of priestly life through this book.

In a positive note, of the 368 residents of the St. Luke Institute treated between 1985-2004, over 95% have not relapsed.


del_button April 12, 2007 at 3:49 PM
Mark said...

I'm sure Fr Nicholas (Roman Miscellany) mentioned it - but I could be wrong...

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