Reflections on the priesthood and its personal requirements this is aimed at awakening conscience. Hence the author's ""jabs"" at priestly worldliness in its several unbecoming forms. The ""heart of the matter"" is aimed at in each case; doctrinal positions together with practical observations and counsels are presented in refreshingly direct and cleancut manner, designed to use on a day of recollection rather than a retreat. Chapter headings indicate the scope: The Essential Priesthood. The Compassionate Priesthood, The Preaching Priesthood, The Directing Priesthood, The Accessible Priesthood. The Common Priesthood. A book mainly for priests and seminarians.