I had an email from a priest today who told me about a new initiative to build up diocesan priests in their lives and ministry. Their new initiative, which has the approval of Card. George in Chicago, is called The Apostles of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim.
I took a look at their site and visited their blog. I found this interesting bit:
Realizing that parish life for diocesan priests can become fragmented and isolated, we strive to live a common life in shared charity for the good of our priestly apostolate. Our common life, which allows flexibility to accommodate itself to the life of a parish priest, entails the following:
- Morning and Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) in common
- One-half hour morning and evening meditation in common
- At least one meal daily together
- A weekly morning of study in the areas of theology or philosophy, with a specific focus on papal teachings and St. Thomas Aquinas
I hope they get a little traction.