January 19, 2013
St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars and Patron of Priests

St. John Vianney – the Cure d' Ars says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Today I have come to ask the laity to pray for holy priests. Petition the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this way:”

“Dear Jesus, place all vocations and every priest in Your Most Sacred Heart.”

“We pray:”

-“All priests value their vocation and pursue personal holiness by living in Holy Love and going deeper into the virtues.”

-“Please strengthen the Tradition of Faith in all priests.”

-“Protect Your priests from all scandal and exploitation.”

-“Help Your priests to know their first obligation is to minister the Sacraments to the laity.”

-“Strip Your priests of attachments to the world – all concerns for power, money, popularity or corporal desires – just as You, Jesus, were stripped at the Tenth Station of the Cross.”

-“Bring all priests into the Divine Will of Your Father. Amen.”