I don't know if you have ever seen the film Cristo é fermato á Eboli? It was a bit how I felt in 2005 when I was appointed to be the Pastor to the Valle Adurni.
This morning, celebrating Mass for the first time for a year in the main church of the parish, I put the Blessed Sacrament in the hands of a teenager, into the same place that I had put the same Lord for the first time some six or seven years ago. And I saw a rosary ring there on her finger.
I wept. I hope nobody noticed, though my sight was rather blurred for the rest of the Communion line.
These moments make every moment of being a priest, all the annoyances and difficulties, worth while.