Examples of priestly in a Sentence
He is a kind, priestly man.
majestically robed in priestly garments
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To find clergy, Soroka traveled to Ukraine where priestly vocations are thriving.
El Bosque generated some 30 priests and four bishops before Karadima was removed from ministry and a priestly society affiliated with El Bosque was closed.
Cecelia Price, spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said the archdiocese has made priestly vocations a priority for years, which is why a large number were ordained Saturday.
Father Kiely, who began his priestly life at Holy Family Parish in Duxbury, said Nieme, who speaks in heavily accented English, will need to work on his communication skills.
And then Frank Daly will be ready for the investiture, bestowing upon this man from the Congo his proper priestly vestments.
The job includes offering an opening prayer when the House of Representatives is in session, and providing priestly counsel to those in the legislative body.
He is joined by parochial vicar the Rev. Philip Ilg, who arrived at St. Mary’s on his 30th birthday in 2016 for his first priestly assignment, and who leads the youth group and plays guitar.
The problem of priestly abuse might indeed be the sturdiest link between Francis and Benedict—and a lingering reminder that what has most grievously afflicted the Church in recent decades came not from the outer world, but from within.
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Definition of priestly for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a priest or to priests as a group : like a priest
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