The pastoral aspect of ongoing formation is well expressed by the words of the apostle Peter: "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt. 4:10). If he is to live daily according to the graces he has received, the priest must be ever more open to accepting the pastoral charity of Jesus Christ granted him by Christ's Spirit in the sacrament he has received. Just as all the Lord's activity was the fruit and sign of pastoral charity, so should the priest's ministerial activity be. (PDV 72)

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Congregation for the Clergy

Archdiocese of Birmingham Diocesan Education Service

Our Common Home

Prison Ministry

NHS Chaplaincy

Association of Catholic Chaplains in Education