Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus....

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which is a Titular Feast for the priest society in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

This Spring the Congregation for Clergy at the Vatican encouraged a renewal of sanctity among all Christians and particularly among priests. 

And so we join our prayers with that of St. Faustina.

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church:
Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit,
and give power to the words of Priests
so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.

Lord, give us holy Priests;
You yourself maintain them in holiness.

O Divine and Great High Priest,
may the power of Your mercy
accompany them everywhere and protect them
from the devil's traps and snares
which are continually being set for the soul of Priests.

May the power of Your mercy,
O Lord, shatter and bring to naught
all that might tarnish the sanctity of Priests,
for You can do all things.

My beloved Jesus,
I pray to you for the triumph of the Church,
that you may bless the Holy Father and all the clergy;
I beg you to grant the grace of conversion
to sinners whose hearts have been hardened by sin,
and a special blessing and light to priests,
to whom I shall confess for all of my life.

-- Saint Faustina Kowalska

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