There is the need for priests who are priests always


„Dearest Priests! For me you are like my Diocese… For some days I have been praying for you, for your intentions, for your parishes, for your communities. I pray for the Church in Poland…” – with these words Archbishop Celso Morga Iruzubieta, on Monday, September 16th 2013, in Cracow, addressed the group of 80 Priests and Religious, beginning the two-year formation at the School of Educators in Diocesan and Religious Seminaries, offered by the Salvatorians of the Polish Province under the patronage of the Commission for Clergy of the Polish Episcopate.

The Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy arrived at the Spiritual Formation Center of the Savlatorians in Cracow (, in order to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new two-year program of the School, which serves those who are already involved in formation work in major seminaries or religious formation houses or prepare themselves for undertaking such task. During the two year period, 2013-2015, they will have ten for 5-day meetings and two series of 8-day Lectio Divina spiritual retreats.

Archbishop Morga presided over the Holy Mass and gave a homily, in which he reflected on the theme of the Church as communion „of all the members, where everyone serves all if he lives fully his own unique role and his own specific vocation” (see: recent edition of the „Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests”, no. 27, issued by the Congregation). Based on the liturgical readings he focused on four keywords referring to the ministry in the Church seen as communion.

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