Priest killed while celebrating Mass

Abbé Jacques Hamel

A priest is sometimes called an alter Christus (another Christ)
who acts in persona Christi (in the person of Christ).

When celebrating the Eucharist a priest offers, sacramentally,
the sacrifice Jesus offered, once, and for all, on the altar of the Cross: his Body and Blood.

An 85 year old priest in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a town in Normandy,
was killed this morning while celebrating Mass.

Abbé Jacques Hamel was slain while celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus
who was slain for us...

Please pray for Abbé Jacques, for the four who were injured at the same time and for the men who killed and harmed this small congregation at prayer on a Monday morning in Normandy...


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1 comment:

  1. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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