Mexican cardinal urges priests to be 'divine anchors' for humanity
Mexican cardinal urges priests to be 'divine anchors' for humanity

.- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on priests this week to be transformed by the Holy Spirit and become “divine anchors" for humanity.

During an ordination Mass for 16 new priests at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cardinal Rivera said, “You will make a great contribution to humanity because you will be a bridge to redemption, the people of God will find in you a divine anchor. The Spirit will transform you into a living image of hope so that you can encourage the faithful to continue walking as true disciples of Christ.”

“Only the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, can transform you into something that you never imagined, to make Christ present on earth at every moment and in every place,” he added.

Likewise, the cardinal urged the new priests to put all of their virtues and skills at the service of evangelization. “I have always liked to work,” he said.  “If there is anything I have learned to do in life it is to work.  And if the Lord called me to be a priest, it was to put my skills and qualities at his service by working,” he said.

Cardinal Rivera also invited the faithful to pray for priests, encouraging them “to give of themselves always with joy for the Gospel.”

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