Catholic Priest, Image of Christ

Through Fifteen Centuries of Art

Steen Heidemann–Editor

Usually images speak louder than words and are more expressive than words and, therefore, a work devoted to the priesthood acquires a very special dimension when, alongside the various texts, the reader can look at illustrations chosen from paintings of the Old Masters who portrayed eminent priests at various stages of their lives. The priestly ministry is a fundamental element of the Church, exactly as Our Lord Jesus Christ wished. He Himself was and is, for all eternity, the sovereign and eternal Priest of the New Covenant, because, as the Epistle to the Hebrews teaches us. He offered to the Father, on the Cross, the sacrifice of perfect adoration, of thanksgiving, propitiation of sins of the world and the granting of grace for all the spiritual and temporal needs of mankind. In this holiest of Sacrifices which is made by the whole Church every time the Eucharist is celebrated, Christ is present as Priest, Victim and Altar. This is the Catholic image of the priest and this handsome book will greatly help towards appreciating its very rich facets 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 and each Christian within Her.”

His Eminence Jorge Cardinal Mendina Estévez

978 085244 178 7

320 pages 560 colour illustrations

£40.00hb @ Special Offer £20.00

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