As Cardinal George aptly states, “This book is an invitation to trust, made by an archbishop who loves his priests.”
In recent years, Archbishop Peter Sartain has written to the priests of the Diocese of Joliet (where he served from 2006-10) and the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle (where he currently ministers). These intimate, thoughtful letters of encouragement and support are collected here. From a place of commitment and care, Archbishop Sartain addresses a variety of spiritual, theological, pastoral and personal situations that challenge priests. His personal experience and spiritual insights come together in a moving pastoral way, offering the reader a deep sense of God’s care for the world and those who shepherd his people.
Archbishop Sartain’s confidence that God is in charge and ministry is based on surrendering control to God’s truth, and love, and simple presence, permeates this book. Priests will find it uplifting, as will others who serve in ministry, and the people who care about them.
J. Peter Sartain is Archbishop of Seattle and serves on the administrative committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He was bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas from 2000-06, and bishop of Joliet, Illinois from 2006-10.
Hardcover with dust jacket. 172 pages.
Strengthen Your Brothers – 9780814634271
Letters of Encouragement from an Archbishop to His Priests
by J. Peter Sartain
Foreword by Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Scheduled for publication in late 2012, and will be available at Kaufer’s Religious Supplies and www.kaufersonline.com