PRIESTS are chosen by God to manage on earth all his concerns and interests. They are dispensers of divine graces and the companions of God. St Francis of Assisi used to say, "If I saw an angel and a priest, I would bend my knee first to the priest and then to the angel."
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927