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Homilies at a First Mass: Joseph Ratzinger’s Gift to Priests

Rev. Emery A. de Gaál

This book is a collection of homilies delivered at the First Masses of newly ordained priests at various times during the twentieth century. These homilies are filled with an understanding of priesthood and ecclesial ministry that only the likes of Joseph Ratzinger could articulate. He charges the newly ordained to abide in Christ, listen to Him, and draw their identity and mission from Christ’s own shared priesthood.

Edited by Fr. Emery de Gaál
Translated by David Augustine