United Kingdom and Ireland
October 4, 2022

The Priestly Blessing

by Msgr Rossetti, Ave Maria Press.

A renewed theology of priestly blessing, encouraging brother priests to embrace the habit of blessing people, objects, and events. This provocative and inspirational book shows how the blessing is integral to the identity of priests and crucial to the spiritual wellbeing of all the faithful.

Many priests shy away from blessing people and objects because of a lack of awareness of the rich tradition of Church blessings and a deficit in training for this important pastoral practice.

Rossetti traces the history of blessing in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. He also explores the various types of blessing, such as praise of God, the invocation of special benefit from God, and being consecrated to God.

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