Msgr. Stephen Rossettiacclaimed expert on religious and clergyhas developed ten fundamental building blocks for priestly holiness, reminding his readers that the priest is a man who is full of God and full of joy.
Our Journey into Joy, the Ten Steps to Priestly Holiness: 1.Cease any serious sin. 2.Renew the Sacrament of Penance in ourselves and in those we serve. 3.Pray more. 4.Dive deeply into the Eucharist. 5.Nourish good friendships, especially with priests. 6.Love the Church; love your bishop. 7.Practice gratitude. 8.Embrace your crosses. 9.Relax and trust. 10.Abandon yourself to God.
Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, served for many years at Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he became president and CEO. A priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, he previously served in two diocesan parishes. He is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in psychology from Boston College and a doctor of ministry from the Catholic University of America. He is the author of scores of articles and several books, including Born of the Eucharist, The Joy of Priesthoodrecipient of a Catholic Press Association book awardand When the Lion Roars, and he is editor of Behold Your Mother. Rossetti has received a Proclaim Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as a Lifetime Service Award from the theological college of the Catholic University of America. In 2010, he received the Touchstone Award from the National Federation of Priests Councils for a lifetime of work with priests. He lectures to priests and religious internationally on priestly spirituality and wellness issues and currently serves as clinical associate professor of pastoral studies at the Catholic University of America.