Educators of Future Priests

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Educators of the Most Important Creative Minority:  Priests

The crown of Ignatian apostolates will be the formation of saintly and well-equipped priests for the Church through seminaries, theological and philosophical formation, publication of books, retreats (especially the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises), and spiritual direction.

“Truly  nothing is more acceptable to God, of greater honor to the Church, and greater benefit  to souls than the precious gift of a holy priest. If he who offers even a cup of water to one of the least of the disciples of Christ ‘shall not lose his reward’, what reward will he receive who places, so to speak, into the pure hands of a young priest the sacred chalice in which is contained the Blood of Redemption; who helps him to lift it up to heaven, a pledge of peace and of blessing for mankind?”  (Pope Pius XI, Ad Catholici Sacerdotii)