Christ the Ideal of the Priest
400 pages, Paperback | Published by Gracewing Ltd, 2005 | Translated by Dom Matthew Dillon, 1952, with adaptions in 2005 by Fr David L Toups, STD
One of the foremost spiritual masters of the twentieth century, Blessed Columba Marmion, wrote this classic work on the priesthood to show the great holiness that priests are called to, and how that holiness can only be attained through close union with, and imitation of, Jesus Christ. While aimed at the clergy, this profound spiritual work will also be of immense inspiration for laity in coming to a deeper understanding of the true nature and calling of the priesthood.
Praise for Christ the Ideal of the Preist:
Marmion deeply ‘realized the one outstanding truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God’ and this became the flame of his zeal for the priestly life. His voice still guides the priests in the fierce spiritual war which now rattles the altars of the world.' — Fr. George W. Rutler
He shows the Priest how he can become more Christ-like by imitation the virtues of Christ — death to sin, humility, obedience, adoration of the Father, and growth in boundless love. — Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ