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John Vianney: The Saint Who Read Souls at a Glance--March 2003

Share a positive experience you have had with a priest, or how a priest has helped you.


Date: 3/7/2003 10:02:51 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Impressed
Subject: Positive experience with a priest

Last summer I decided that I wanted to meet with a priest for Reconciliation. I had not recieved the sacrament in 32 years. I made an appointment with a new priest at our parish. The first thing he said to me was "welcome back." He coached me through the process (which has changed a bit since 1956 when I first learned about "confession.") As he absolved me of my sins, I felt as if I was as close to God as I could get. I knew this priest was a man,who had his own human imperfections, but within the context of the sacrament, I felt as if he was truly speaking for God.

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