Men who are seeking to serve the Church in the priesthood are formed in the four pillars: human, intellectual, spiritual, pastoral. “The whole formation imparted to candidates for the priesthood aims at preparing them to enter into communion with the charity of Christ the good shepherd” (John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, 57).
My dad is a golfer. When my brother and I were young, my dad enjoyed taking us to the course and teaching us to play. First to the driving range, then a little time to practice putting, and, eventually, nine holes of golf
We hear and read much about the universal call to holiness. The human excursion toward eternal life, which was offered a deeper understanding by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, is an easy reminder for preachers and writers. All the faithful of Christ are invited to strive for the holiness and perfection of their own proper state (Lumen Gentium 42).