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Habits of a Priestly Heart

Composer: Rev. Eugene Hemrick
Format: Book
Product: 001760
ISBN: 978-1-58459-442-0
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From one of today's most remarkable priests, who has devoted a great deal of his life to research and writings concerning the life of priests, comes this intuitive new book. Habits of a Priestly Heart is designed to help today’s priests better understand, accept, and live with the new and sometimes overwhelming challenges of the third millennium. Insights are given through Hemrick’s experiences with priests he has encountered throughout his own spiritual journey. These priests display a “priestly heart” that is alive and well while demonstrating habits that have brought them to a healthy and joy-filled life centered in Christ.

Topics include:
• Resisting the temptation that once a priest is ordained he is defined
• Growing in kindness and holding at bay anything that threatens it
• Keeping the contemplative edge sharp
• Embracing ongoing education and physical fitness
• Creating a new synergism of domestic and international priests, deacons, and the laity.

Hemrick’s practical wisdom will enrich the lives of all priests and help others to better understand this truly remarkable vocation.
"In this concise, practical and interesting book, Hemrick speaks clearly to today's priests.  He proposes six key habits for priestly life.  He offers concrete examples and does not avoid hard issues.  His experience in preaching priests' retreats and working with priests comes through on every page."
John W. Crossin, OSFS, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Washington Theological Consortium

"Father Hemrick has lived a priestly life and has been able to communicate his heartfelt insights and experiences in this wonderful book.  I highly recommend it to any priest who is looking for a short and concise book that can renew priestly zeal and commitment.  Truly an inspiration and a real tour de force."
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D.
Bishop of Brooklyn, New York

"An enjoyable and uplifting reflection on the priesthood and on the challenges priests face today as they live out their vocation.  Habits of a Priestly Heart is filled with profound, yet simple wisdom, and a flood of anecdotal stories that teach and inspire.  Every priest will find the book to be a rich resource for spiritual renewal and for pastoral growth and for preaching, as well.
Most Reverend Raymundo J. Peña
Bishop of Brownsville, Texas

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