The Joy of Priesthood

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Ave Maria Press, 2005 - Religion - 221 pages
2 Reviews
Invites priests to recognize the dignity of their calling through honest and psychologically based self-assessment because happiness in the priesthood flows from both wholeness and holiness. The author stresses that psychology can be effective in improving the lives of priests, and the priesthood itself, if it works with a basis of spirituality.

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Very good book overall -- not quite what I was expecting, but solid in theology and psychology. It is written by a priest-psychologist with a background in helping troubled religious, but with a good and joyful outlook in general. Read full review

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it was indeed a necessary book for all seminarians and priest. the challenges of priesthood are real and by proper understanding of celibacy as an act of passionate loving for God and fellow human beings can one lie a fulfilled priestly life. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Fr. Rossetti is currently the president and chief executive officer of Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring, MD, a residential treatment program for clergy and religious men and women. A licensed psychologist in the States of Maryland and Massachusetts, he holds masters degrees in psychology, political science, and theology. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Boston College and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic University.

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