Listen to Witness Talks of Priests

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” 

[Pope St. Paul VI]

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"It's a blessing every day to be there as a priest, ordained to offer people the Gospel, the sacraments, and to truly be the face of Christ for people."

Fr. Tyler Bandura

Priest of the Diocese of Greensburg

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"I've had my ups and downs, but God's voice is so powerful, he calls you out of those moments of darkness and doubt and says, 'Don't worry, I'm still here'."

Priest of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn

Fr. Claude Franklin

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"I can honestly say that I'm happier, I'm more joyful, I'm more peaceful than I've ever been in my life."

Fr. Joe Freedy

Priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

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"I have witnessed, growing up, a beautiful example of the richness and beauty of marriage, but for me, only the priesthood could fully satisfy and fulfill what is in my heart."

Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Oblate of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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"It wasn't a random choice; it was God setting things up and allowing me to make choices and pulling me along, saying 'Here's what I'm offering you'- and I wouldn't change a thing. I really love the priesthood!"

Fr. Mike Gossett

Priest of the Diocese of Steubenville

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"The witness that you have just being a faithful Catholic and a devoted Catholic, has more impact and more power than perhaps you realize."

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Priest of the Diocese of Charleston

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Fr. Rick Martignetti

"The Lord puts these desires in our hearts, but we have to be attuned to them and say, 'this is what makes my heart come alive!'"

OFM Franciscan Priest

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"There is no greater joy in my heart than the joy of being a priest."

Fr. Louis Merosne

Priest of the Diocese of Anse-à-Veau/Miragoâne

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"That's where I always found the peace- when I handed my life more and more over to Jesus."

Fr. Terry O'Connor

Priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

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"When I was willing to admit that God might be calling me to be a priest, I felt a great peace."

Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore

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"The capacity of a priest to save souls is absolutely amazing, and I'm just beginning to experience that now."

Fr. Anthony Raymundo

Priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Fr. Mathias Thelen

"I never ever would have expected life to be this exciting... It's far beyond anything I could ever imagine!"

Priest of the Diocese of Lansing

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Fr. Rodolph Wakim

Priest of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn

"My desire is to give the rest of my life in gratitude for his awesome love."

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Fr. Dan Waruszewski

Priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

"When we listen to what God wants us to do, when we pray, and then when we do it His way, it's amazing how things just come together."

Please pray for an increase in vocations to the Holy Priesthood:

 

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O God, Who wish all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of Your truth:
send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest, and

grant them grace to speak Your word with all boldness;
so that Your word may spread and be glorified,
and all nations may know You, the only God,
and Him Whom You have sent,
Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.