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Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti is the leading expert on the state of the American Catholic priesthood. In this collection of letters to his brother priests, he both affirms their work and challenges them to renew their commitment to holiness and fidelity to their vocations, reminding them of the profound joy at the heart of their lives.
Letters to My Brothers: Words of Hope and Challenge for Priests is a collection of personal letters from Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, former director of Saint Luke Institute, to his brother priests. Rossetti writes to priests, affirming their dedication and generosity. He acknowledges the heavy demands priests face and the negative opinion many have of the priesthood in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal, but he also calls them to ongoing conversion through a stronger prayer life, a deeper devotion to Mary, and greater care for their health and well-being. Through it all, Rossetti reminds his readers of what research has consistently borne out—that priests are happy and fulfilled in their vocations.