Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Father Maurice Lacroix of the Diocese of Manchester

Pope John Paul II, in his exhortation I Will Give You Shepherds, said that: "The priest is first of all a minister of the word of God. He is consecrated and sent forth to proclaim the good news of the kingdom to all, calling every person to the obedience of faith and leading believers to an ever increasing knowledge of and communion in the mystery of God, as revealed and communicated to us in Christ" (PDV, 26).

Fr. Maurice Lacroix, Chaplain at the Precious Blood Monastery in Manchester, New Hampshire, is a shining example of this commitment to "proclaim the good news of the kingdom to all" and to lead believers to "an ever increasing knowledge of and communion in the mystery of God." He has labored tirelessly to fufill his responsibilities as a priest of God and has risen far above the level of mediocrity where, sadly, some priests are content to find a home. Fr. Lacroix spends a significant portion of each day copying Catholic programming from Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network onto DVD's and distributing these disks to believers at no charge and at expense to himself.

This because he cares for souls. Please keep Fr. Lacroix in your prayers!


1 comment:

Lisa said...

That's terrific. We need more such priests. Some really care and go the extra mile while others don't seem to care at all about souls.

I will surely keep Father Lacroix in my prayers.

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