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By the Imposition of Hands

Recently ordained priests–like all priests–are priests because the bishop–and all the members of the presbyterate–laid hands on them, thus leaving them “fit into the body of bishops,”[1] made into “successors of the Apostles in the priesthood” through the power to “consecrate, offer, and administer the Body and Blood of the Lord.”[2] The laying on of hands was not a mere gesture of blessing, as when Jesus blessed the children: Then he embraced them and

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For men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and religious life, here they will find information about the essential characteristics of an IVE priest, the four pillars of the formation process, the novitiate, the seminary, and how to contact our vocation’s director.

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Prolongs the Incarnation

Doing so he fulfills the specific charism of our Religious Family

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Dignifies the Sacred Liturgy

His devotion manifests the Institute’s marked devotion to the Eucharist

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Belongs entirely to Mary

Doing all things through Mary, with Mary, in Mary & for Mary

These are only three of the 14 essential characteristics that constitute the identity of a priest of our Institute. ​To learn more about these and the other 10 characteristics please click on the button below.

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(Isa 42:12)

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