Previously Unpublished Sermon
Our Mediator To God
The Feast Of Saints Peter & Paul 2014
The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church because Christ protects it and has built it on the rock of St. Peter. We know much about St. Peter from the Gospels and about St. Paul from the Acts and the Epistles. They mirrored Christ. St. Peter is highlighted by his conversion which drew Our Lord to his humility and sincerity. St. Peter as Vicar of Christ on earth is the the means of our relationship with God. Saints Peter and Paul are models of the priesthood and religious life. Vocations should be inspired by this feast to follow their example. St. Ignatius says that we should presume to be a priest unless told by competent guides that it is not for us. All are called to priesthood and/or religious life.