VATICAN CITY — The Pope told priests that if they “anoint” others by bringing the grace of God to their everyday realities, they will be strengthened in their priesthood.
“A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed,” said Pope Francis during the Holy Thursday chrism Mass at which oils that will be used in the sacraments are blessed.
“When our people are anointed with the oil of gladness, it is obvious, for example, they leave Mass looking as if they have heard good news,” he said at St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Holy Father noted that priests must “go out in order to experience anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy.”
He illustrated what he meant by...READ MORE