Seven Characteristics Shared by Priestly Candidates
Seven Characteristics Shared by Priestly Candidates
January 18th, 2018 by Wayne

One of the greatest obstacles to a man responding to his call to the priesthood is his sense of unworthiness. Many men believe that they have to be the perfect Catholic and have mastery over their sinful nature. The truth is, however, that the Lord calls each of us as we are and he wants to use us in ways we cannot even fathom at the moment of our call. He provides the grace, all we must do is offer Him our lives! 

With that in mind, Br. Edgar Henrique Carrasco, LC provides us with  7 characteristics of men who are called to be a Catholic priest. You might be surprised just how common these characteristics are:

  1. He is still a sinner, like everybody else
  2. He doesn’t abandon his life or his family; he purifies them
  3. He is still attracted to women
  4. He doesn’t give up fatherhood
  5. He is unworthy of his mission
  6. He still makes mistakes
  7. He is fully happy.

Read the entire article and pray that the Lord reveal himself to you as you discern your true calling. 


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