VATICAN CITY — A 1983 graduate of Clinton-Massie, the Rev. Anthony Brausch will be commissioned in February by the pope as one of 100 American priests to be “Missionaries of Mercy.”
Pope Francis is expected to speak of the role he’s asking them to undertake through initiatives organized for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy — specifically, preaching and the sacrament of reconciliation.
On Ash Wednesday, the pope will confer the mandate during a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, according to a report in The Athenaeum of Ohio. Brausch is affiliated with the Athenaeum, home of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s seminary.
Brausch serves as vice rector and director of formation for Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and as director of the Permanent Deacon Program.
All those chosen to be Missionaries of Mercy were approved by their bishops, stated The Athenaeum of Ohio.
Francis will commission 800 priests worldwide to be Missionaries of Mercy.