In the arid desert of Western society, where man believes he is happier without God, Cardinal Sarah invites priests to become ever more clearly the signs of god’s presence in the world. collected here are writings of the greatest saints to help priests rediscover the essence of their priesthood so that the people of God can renew their gaze upon them. this is not a treatise of academic theology, Cardinal Sarah explains, but a theology of the saints that is contemplative and spiritual as well as practical and concrete. “Each text will be for us like a renewed way of looking, a luminous feature to draw more accurately the spiritual portrait of the priest as Jesus Christ intended him and as need him today: writes Cardinal Sarah. In light of these teachings of the church and of the saints, together, we will examine these teachings of the church and of the saints, together, we will examine the quality of relation with God. Ultimately, he claims, priests must avoid becoming simply specialists in God and masters of the Faith. Instead, priests must allow themselves to be transformed, renewed, governed, and divinized by it. It is through a priest’s gospel-filled life and testimony that he will restore God to His place in the world. Hardcover.