Friday, July 31, 2009

A Prayer for Priests

The front page of one of the Stella Clarae newsletters

Yesterday I was blessed with a lovely surprise in the mail, a copy of Stella Clarae, the lastest newsletter from the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of Solitutde Monastery in Arizona. Their summer 09 edition is primarily dedicated to The Year of the Priest.

When I popped over to their website Desert Nuns I saw that they also had a new site up dedicated solely to priests, called The Year of the Priest with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, I recommend you to earmark this site!

Here is one of the beautiful prayers from Stella Clarae..


O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests, for Your unfaithful and tepid priests; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely and desolate priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory.

But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me: ....... the priest who baptized me; the priest who absolved me from my sins; the priest at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priest to whom I am indebted in any other way. Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

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