The Year for Priests, called by Pope Benedict XVI, draws to an official conclusion on 19 June 2010.
On the 19 June closing day, St. Peter’s Square will be especially animated by priests, bishops, and the Pontifex Maximus himself: Benedictus XVI. Cameras will be clicking constantly. Images will be sent around the world with cyber speed and accuracy.
The ceremonial dress and ritual will be colorful and memorable, as only we Catholics can do!
My Personal Contribution to the Celebration
Unfortunately, due to another commitment, I will not be able to attend the events in Rome. I also realize that some priestly images of course will not be sent out during these Roman celebrations. Therefore, as my own small contribution to the Annus Sacerdotalis, I have collected some of my own favorite priestly images – Catholic and ecumenical.
My Year of the Priests Cyber Photo Collection
And so the discussion moves along as does the church……
A memorable year in so many ways.
One thought on “The Year for Priests: Special Uncensored Photo Celebration”
Thank you for this great photo essay.
Because so many “unnamed women” pepper church history and the scriptures, I am writing to tell you that I am the priest holding the chalice and paten in the second photo, which was taken at my mass of Thanksgiving, September 16, 2007 at Jesus Our Shepherd parish, Nenno, WI, a church with five married priests at that time. I was ordained a Priest on August 12, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN by Bishop Patricia Fresen. Currently, I am program coordinator for the Midwest Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests and direct the discernment program for women called to the priesthood. I earned the Master of Divinity degree from St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, WI in May 2006. I currently minister at Jesus Our Shepherd and teach Ethics and Marriage and the Family at a college in WI. Please see http://www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org for more information on the movement. Thanks again for this insightful piece of commentary on the year of the priest.