In Priest Victim, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen discusses the
nature of sacrifice, the difference between priesthood and victimhood, and the state of the
Church today. He shows the proper function of the priest, as both separated from the world and
constantly sacrificed for it.
Declared to have lived a life of heroic virtues and earning the title of venerable by Pope Benedict
XVI on June 28, 2012, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was considered by many to be the greatest
preacher of the twentieth century.
“Our mission is inseparable from every form of suffering in the world - whatever it happens
to be! And this victimhood and this interest in the world will be the overflow of the priesthood; the overflow of holiness."