The thoughts, ideas, findings, and fancies of a Catholic student at Our Lady's University.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Today is the World Day of Prayer for Priests. You should be praying for priests everyday, but make a special effort today.

Prayer for Priests (by St. Therese of Lisieux)

O Holy Father, may the torrents of love flowing from the sacred wounds of Thy Divine Son bring forth priests like unto the beloved disciple John who stood at the foot of the Cross; priests: who as a pledge of Thine own most tender love will lovingly give Thy Divine Son to the souls of men.

May Thy priests be faithful guardians of Thy Church, as John was of Mary, whom he received into his house. Taught by this loving Mother who suffered so much on Calvary, may they display a mother’s care and thoughtfulness towards Thy children. May they teach souls to enter into close union with Thee through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is specially the guardian of the treasures of Thy Divine Heart.

Give us priests who are on fire, and who are true children of Mary, priests who will give Jesus to souls with the same tenderness and care with which Mary carried the Little Child of Bethlehem.

Mother of sorrows and of love, out of compassion for Thy beloved Son, open in our hearts deep wells of love, so that we may console Him and give Him a generation of priests formed in thy school and having all the tender thoughtfulness of thine own spotless love.
Also, I've been informed (by voicemail and text message and IM and email) that EWTN is broadcasting the FSSP ordinations, which are undoubtedly pretty sweet. Alas, I will be trapped at the front desk until around 9:00, but according to EWTN's website, the Mass will be rebroadcast at midnight tonight.

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