Cardinal Soter wrote letters to all the priests in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur

Before his death, Oct 28, 2020, Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez wrote letters to all the priests in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

Dec 06, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Before his death, Oct 28, 2020, Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez wrote letters to all the priests in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

He also gifted each priest with a book from his personal collection.

Please see below for the letter which was addressed to the individual priest



To my dear Rev Fr ....

How wonderful is the Ministry of a priest who is incorporated into the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

A Priest is a man of Prayer; A man of God, A man of the People 

As you journey through life, I would like to leave you a few exhortations so that you can remain deeply rooted in Jesus Christ, who is the Source and Summit of your daily life.

Whatever your daily encounters will be:

Take it to the Lord in prayer — leave it in His loving hands knowing that God will take care of everything. May the Lord turn you inside out and upside down so that you can be the right side up.

There is so much love in us all but we are often too shy to express our love and we keep it bottled up inside us.

We must learn to love, to love until it hurts and we will then know how to accept love.
We must be a channel of peace.
We must love until it hurts.
We must be Christ.
We must not be afraid to show our love. LOVE God. Love God in the womb.
Love God in the unborn Child. Love God in the family.
Love God in your neighbour. Love God in your brother priest. Love God until it hurts.

True JOY is one of the greatest gifts of life, it blossoms from within and is the result of love, love which matures from hurts open for all to see. It is the soul laid bare.

Be joyful priests. Be priests who are in love.

My prayer for you is that you will always REMAIN in the SHADOW of the Blessed Virgin Mary who will lead you to her son. 

In Unione Precum
Your brother, Soter 
October 28, 2020, Kuala Lumpur

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Indiraindira_rodrigo@yahoo.com
Beautiful. This letter is for everyone, whatever their calling in life may be.