Posted by: Thomas Richard | December 12, 2012

The “Munus Regendi” of the Priest and the Vocation of the Laity

The following article is a wonderful exhortation to priests and bishops, written by a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian, on the duty of priests to work for the right and full formation of the laity, that the laity might come into the holiness required in our lay vocation.  It is good for us in the laity to read it, and become reinforced in our sublime calling!  Praise the Lord for priests such as this one soon-to-be!

The “Munus Regendi” of the Priest and the Vocation of the Laity

…the priesthood as a whole, but especially in its exercise of the office of governance, is exercised with the full flowering of the vocation of the laity in mind.  The goal of the priesthood is a mature and well-formed laity that embraces its own vocation.

Calling of the Apostles by Domenico Ghirlandaio

Read the entire article at:  The “Munus Regendi” of the Priest and the Vocation of the Laity, at Homiletics and Pastoral Review Magazine website….


  1. Dear Thomas,

    Thanks for posting this on your blog. I read the article in HPR online this morning and wrote a comment there to this fine seminarian. May the Lord bless him with many more graces as he prepares for his ordination; the Lord has given him much already for the People of God.

    I hope many will read and be encouraged by his words.

  2. An extremely interesting article.

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