died in 1754 AD
in Sermons choisis de Du Treuil Prêtre de lOratoire, 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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