Kisumu, 12 December, 2020 / 3:02 pm (ACI Africa).
The identity of a Priest is manifested in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist during which he offers the “sacrifice of praise” for the salvation of souls, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya said Friday, December 11.
Addressing himself to the Deacon he was about to ordain a Priest, Archbishop Bert van Megen said that God called him in the Order of Franciscans Minor Capuchin to witness to His presence “in the villages or the small towns.”
“Being a Priest only means that Christ has chosen you to offer the sacrifice of praise; to offer the Holy Eucharist to God; to offer the Body and Blood of Christ to God in order that all of us would be saved and our souls will be saved,” Archbishop van Megen said in his homily during the Priestly ordination of Deacon Stephen Otieno Makagutu.
He added, “The vocation of a Capuchin is to live in the villages in small communities; to live a life of prayer and witness with the people; to be the presence of God in the villages or the small towns.”