Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Year for Priests . . .

Fr Trigilio has written a summary of his homily which he gave during 40 Hours Eucharistic Devotions in a friend's parish. You can read all about it on his blog The Black Biretta.
I won't attempt to describe the content but do encourage you to drop by and have a look for yourself.


rosie westcott said...

Hello Father,

What a beautiful meditation on the Eucharist - the source and summit of our Catholic Faith. Also a great statement on the priesthood - a very timely celebration in this year FOR priests. Our Lord is brought to His people through our beloved priests.

Flick Saunders said...

Reading that homily summary inspires and brings to true consciousness the reality and wonder of what we are receiving every time we go to Communion. If only I could say that I am always so inspired each time I receive Communion.

The black biretta takes me back to my formative years in Seaford parish where the then priest, Fr Hugh Webb ALWAYS wore a biretta. Like wise I attended the funeral of my father's cousin, Fr Leo Strawb, a few years ago. This was a full Latin/Tradentine liturgy where all the priests wore black birettas and on every occasion that the name of Jesus was uttered, they raised their birettas in solumn acknowledgement. It is significant how such images can reawaken a memory - our journey of faith must be 'seasoned' with many such incidents over the years.