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7.57 What does it mean for priests to be a good shepherd?

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Priests can have a great impact on the lives of people. These men are chosen by God to be shepherds of the faithful. This mainly means that they are ready to help anyone to advance in their relationship with Jesus, in particular by offering them the strength of the sacraments.

Stanley was a dedicated priest in a poor mountain area in Guatamala. The political situation made it very dangerous for him to stay with his people, but he did not want to leave them alone. He showed that a good shepherd stays with his flock especially when things are getting difficult. Are you called to be such a priest?

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Blessed Stanley Rother

Priests are called by God to serve as good shepherds to a group of people, sharing their lives, their joys, and their difficulties, and especially help them relate to God.