Fr. Hardon sees the spirit of the priesthood as an all-encompassing sense of mission. “The priest must want to share,” he says, “to wear himself out in sharing.” This spirit is truly universal, reaching out to embrace all of God’s people, with a profound consciousness of their needs and an appreciation of their destiny in Christ. With the Vicar of Christ as his constant inspiration and source of direction, Fr. Hardon continues to dedicate his life, in a spirit of self-sacrifice, to the service of the Church, making the power of Christ present and the truth of Christ clear for all those who seek eternal life.
(John Janaro, Fishers of Men, 1986)
Meta Description: Links page for Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon (1914-2000), whose cause for canonization is now being considered.
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