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Sébastien Dutreuil, died in 1754 AD

Sébastien Dutreuil

died in 1754 AD

in Sermons choisis de Du Treuil Prêtre de l‘Oratoire, Lyons 1757.

Text quoted in French by Réné Laurentin (in Maria, Ecclesia, Sacerdotium, Nouvelles Éditions Latines, Paris 1952, pp. 312-313) and translated into English by John Wijngaards.

At the Presentation, Mary acted as a priest

“In fact, is it not the double task of a bishop both to offer and to consume the victim, to sacrifice and to distribute communion? Well, have Mary and Simeon not been given today this same double task? Is it not in the arms of Mary that Jesus rests during the presentation?
Is she not the Virgin priestess who offers her son to the eternal Father?
Does Simeon not receive this child from her hands to communicate this adorable victim, consuming the sacrifice of his days in his breast and to mingle the deepest sighs of his heart with the wishes of his God ? And is it not in our name that Mary and Simeon exercise this double office? Yes, my brothers, it is in our name that they are associated to the royal priesthood and vested with its sovereign sacrificial power.”

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