Pray for Your Diocese

“May Thy priests be faithful guardians of Thy Church,
as John was of Mary, whom he received into his house.”
– St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

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General Prayer for Priests

This prayer is for all priests in general in all the world, even the Pope:

O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, Good Shepherd, Font of life, Who by a special favor of Thy most tender Heart hast given to us our Priests, in order to accomplish in us those holy ideals with which Thy grace inspires our hearts, let Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, come to the aid of our Priests.

Grant them, O Jesus, lively faith in their works, unshakable hope in their trials and fervent charity in their intentions. May Thy word, radiant with eternal wisdom, become through continual meditation the never failing nourishment of their interior life; may the examples of Thy life and Passion be renewed in their conduct and sufferings, for our instruction and as a light and consolation in our sorrows. Grant, O Lord, that our priests, free from all earthly attachments and solicitous for Thy glory alone, may persevere to their last breath i n the fulfillment of duty and in purity of conscience. And when in death they deliver into Thy hands a task well done, may they have in Thee, Lord Jesus, their Master on earth, the eternal reward of the crown of justice in the glory of the saints. Amen.

† IMPRIMATUR: Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, 1951

The Holy Name of Jesus

“I am more hurt by blasphemy than by a slap on the face. Even in hearing confessions,
I feel so bad after listening to two or three such sins that I can no longer endure it.”
– Don Bosco

The Feast falls on The Sunday between The Circumcision and Epiphany.

January is dedicated to The Holy Name of Jesus.

Call upon this rich prayer: “JESUS” hundreds, even thousands of times each day, and make reparation for insults to His Holy Name always; especially during this month.