April 21, 2011

For Our Priests from the Pieta

A Prayer for Priests

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,

Keep them, for they are Thine-

Thy priests whose lives burn our before

Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world,

Though from the world apart;

When earthly pleasures tempt, allure-

Shelter them in Thy heart.

Keep them, and comfort them in hours

Of loneliness and pain,

When all their life of sacrifice

For souls seems but in vain,

Keep them, and O remember, Lord,

They have no one but Thee,

Yet they have only human hearts,

With human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host,

That daily they caress;

Their every thought and word and deed,

Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

Our Father, Hail Mary

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.

Criticism of Priests

Our Lord's revelation to Mutter Vogel

"'One should never attack a priest, even when he's in error, rather one should pray and do penance that I'll grant him My Grace again. He alone fully represents Me, even when he doesn't live after My Example! (page 28, Mutter Vogel's Worldwide Love, June 29, 1929)

"When a Priest falls we should extend him a helping hand through prayer and not through attacks! I myself will be his judge, no one but I!

"Whoever voices judgment over a priest has voiced it over Me; child, never let a Priest be attacked, take up his defense. (Feast of Christ the King 1937)

"Child, never judge your confessor, rather pray much for him and offer every Thursday, through the hands of My Blessed Mother, Holy Communion (for him). (June 18, 1939)

"Never again accept an out-of-the-way word about a Priest, and speak no unkind word (about them) even if were true! Every Priest is My Vicar and My heart will be sickened and insulted because of it! If you hear a judgment (against a Priest) pray a Hail Mary. (June 28, 1939)

"If you see a Priest who celebrates the Holy Mass unworthily then say nothing about him, rather tell it to Me alone! I stand beside Him on the altar!" "Oh pray much for my priests, that they'll love purity above all, that they'll celebrate teh Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with pure hands and heart. Certainly the Holy Sacrifice is one and the same even when it's celebrated by an unworthy priest, but the graces called down upon the poeple is not the same!" (February 28, 1938)

The Priesthood is a masterpiece of Christ's Divine Love, Wisdom and Power!

I wish there was something like this for mothers of large families! :)

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