Latin for "you will be a priest forever". Originally in Psalm 110:4, it is used to remind people that you can be President for a term, or a policeman for a lifetime, but a priest's duties extend beyond mortal life.

Consider that Dante Alighieri put an inordinate amount of members of the Clergy in his Hell, and justified this by saying that if you are the Pope, you must take care even when you cough, to do it the right way.

Umberto Eco uses the phrase in his book "The Name of the Rose", when William of Baskerville tries to extract an information from the Abbot, before realizing that he's bound by the seal of Confession.

Eco manages to describe vividly William's concerned embarassment, as he mutters the biblical quote as an apology: a priest's burden is already quite heavy as it is.

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