In this book of reflections, we have chosen texts that we believe open windows onto aspects of spirituality and pastoral ministry that encourage and prompt renewal. What lies behind our selection is the conviction that it is above all in a life of communion with others, understood and lived out in a robust spirituality of communion, that priests can find new hope and strength as they interrelate with their parishioners, with their brother priests, with their bishops and with all who pass them by, moment by moment, in their life and ministry.
Includes reflections by: Saint Augustine, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Benedict XVI, Helder Camara, Avery Dulles, Richard R Gaillardetz, Gregory the Great, Basil Hume, John Paul II, Chiara Lubich, Karl Rahner, Fulton Sheen, Edith Stein, Mother Teresa, Jean Marie Vianney, and many others.
Rev Brendan Leahy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, in Ireland.
Monsignor Michael Mulvey is currently Administrator of the Diocese of Austin, Texas.
Pope Benedict XVI has selected Msgr W Michael Mulvey, to be the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi. The Mass of Ordination and Installation will be on 25th March 2010 in Corpus Christi.