Drawing on fifty-nine years of experience as a Catholic priest, Fr. Kereszty provides spiritual, psychological, and pastoral guidance to priests, deacons, and seminarians for preaching, sacramental ministry, and spiritual direction. He has worked with countless priests struggling to understand their own role and identity in the post-conciliar Church with the laity taking on more leadership and responsibilities.

He has also dealt with the confusion and discouragement from the sexual abuse crisis. His desire is that this book will re-ignite the great gift that priests have received in ordination, and to communicate his own immense joy and gratitude for that gift. Lastly, he tells all priests: to have a happy priestly life, strive to be a true priest of Jesus Christ in service to his flock.


About the Author

Fr. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1933, during the Communist reign, escaped to Rome to study theology, and was ordained priest in 1960. He earned his doctorate from the Benedictine University Sant’ Anselmo and taught theology at the University of Dallas and the Cistercian Preparatory School for 56 years. He also served as novice master between 1975 and 2010. He is the author or editor of 14 books. He lives and works as spiritual director at the Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of Dallas.


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ignatius Press (31 Mar. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 250 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1621644057
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1621644057
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.46 x 2.54 x 20.07 cm