There are dangers associated with the priesthood. We will always bear the priestly character, even in eternity. We reflect on the means to protect our priesthood in order to make it bear much fruit. We suggest an analogy between the recent film ‘Silence’ situated in 17th Century Japan, and the priestly crisis over the past half century. Priests must perform with sanctity all the simple daily actions in order to edify their sheep. The priest must be a man of prayer, especially in connection with Holy Mass. Our Lady will guide him. He should pray daily the Most Holy Rosary. Wherever the priest exercises his gift from God as a priest, he must give witness as a minister of Christ.