Today I as I walked in the HOT sun praying and singing I remembered Fr. Gobbi's book "To the Priest, Our Lady's Beloved Son's ". Our Lady had a benign spiritual influence on the Apostles. Satan has no power over Our Lady as depicted by Her standing on the serpent's head.
Satan knows the tremendous power of Holy Priests to save souls from eternal damnation. Priest are his primary target in the battle for souls. St. John Vianney of France.was an example of this spiritual battle for souls...our souls. He is the only Pastor to become a Saint, the Patron Saint of Priest. He saved thousands of souls from damnation through CONFESSION.
In the Jungle the topic of renewal and reform was presented by Glaucon Jr. in an informative and straightforward article. A list of objectives to achieve both the reform and renewal of faith was eloquently presented and discussed.
After watching the Download on Church Militant TV with my wife I was struck by the simplicity of St. John Vianney's life. He used Confession and the pulpit to snatch thousands of souls from Satan's grasp. His little Church became a pilgrimage for tens of thousands of souls. A railroad was built to accommodate the influx of visitors seeking confession by St. John Vianney.
Renewal starts with a contrite confession of our sins, which opens our souls to sanctifying grace, God's mercy.and the power of the Holy Spirit!
I offer the example of St. John Vianney to inspire our priests to great holiness. Click on the link below.