The greatest grace, which God gave us,
is the Eucharist and the priesthood,
thanks to which priests can administer the sacraments to us.
These are the words of the mystic, Blessed Alphonse Marie,
baptismal name Elizabeth Eppinger
1. A Source of a Respect for Priests and Priesthood of the Young Elizabeth
It is right to ask ourselves, how the respect towards priest’s dignity, priests, and priesthood was born in still little Elizabeth.
We have to say that this respect began in her with her upbringing in the Eppinger family.
Her early recollections, about which Elizabeth narrates, lead us to know the atmosphere of her family. In her Autobiography, from her own mouth, we learn how important is the care for good moral and religious education in her family despite hard work and how much she evaluates the principles she has received through the good care of her parents.