2/22/10

The Holy Catholic Priest-The Holy Catholic Church




The Holy Catholic Priest



I saw him climb the altar steps His white head bowed in prayer, His hands, those grace full hands of his Bless all assembled there.
And in his face, that holy face, I saw the years gone by And all the love and sacrifice They meant for you and I.
The Sacred Host, the Golden Cup Raised time and time again, The hallowed feet that rush to serve In ways that never end.
We thank you, God, for this great gift To say the very least, The incense of humanity
The Holy Catholic Priest. ( I heard the voice of Jesus say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqF4N7rdV-w

Kate Watkins Furman


THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH

Oh, Bride of Christ, you’re beautiful
So radiant your face.
Crowned in love by holy priests
Your raiment spun of grace.

Attended to by angel choirs
That ever sing your praise,
The mother of the blessed saints
Who wisely chose your ways.

Protector of the Eucharist
Beloved of the Queen,
The keeper of the flame of faith
The door to truths unseen.

Pure flower of the Spring of Life
The soul’s sweet lullaby,
Oh, God’s most gracious gift to man
Through you how blessed am I.

Kate Watkins Furman

3 comments:

Micki said...

Ed this is a wonderful tribute to our priests. Thank you for sharing the words. God bless them all, especially those in Purgatory.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

“A priest is not born of an angel but of
a mother. He is chosen from amongst the
people, is anointed with the Sacrament of
Priesthood and returned back to the people,
to the Church – into their care, their prayer
and their love. The priest is a sign of the
omnipotence of our God. Pray for priests.
Love them. Support them. Help them to be
holy. We are weak and fragile. If your knees
are not bent in prayer for us, we stumble and
fall. We need your prayer.” - Fr. Jozo Zovko ofm

Esther G. said...

Ed, you know the hymn I just posted on my blog "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"? Well, I believe you can put this poem about the Holy Catholic Priest to that music. Just a bit a trivia I discovered since I have that tune stuck in my head. :-)