Priests are stewards of God's mysteries. They teach these mysteries as merciful revelation, celebrate them in the liturgy, invoke them as healing and pardon, and above al, live them as the deepest meaning of their own lives. But it is one mystery - the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ - that shapes and sustains priests' spiritual lives.
Stewards of God's Mysteries considers how priests participate in the dying and rising of their Lord through challenges and joys that are rooted in our changing culture, in the growing diversity of our Catholic world, and in the demands of their own ministry. Designed as a study text addressing the life of both diocesan and religious clergy, these pages contain reflection questions for priests and clergy study groups to help them experience deeper joy in their lives and ministry.
Chapters include The Cultural Context for Ordained Ministry Today," *Christ's Priesthood Lived Through the Paschal Mystery, - *The Shape of Ordained Ministry Today, - *Transformation Through Discipleship, - *The Practices of the Spiritual Life, - and *A Fresh Cal to Renewal. -
Pal J. Philibert, OP, STD, PhD, is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Church and Society at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.