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Posted on 06/14/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT by Salvation
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Jesus, High Priest
How very cool!
I returned to the Catholic Church full force during the year of Jubilee in 2000.
My son is entering seminary in 2010, right after the end of the year of the priest.
We like to do things during memorable occasions I guess :)
Thank you for finding this! I am very happy about the Year for Priests - so needed at this time.
You so very welcome!
Prayers for Priests
"Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and living perpetually among us through Your Priests, grant that the words of Your Priests may be only Your words, that their gestures be only Your gestures, and that their lives be a true reflection of Your life." Prayers for Priests
A Priest's Prayer (USCCB)
The Peoples' Prayer for Priests (USCCB)
[Justin] Cardinal Rigali on the Year for Priests
Church Being Given Chance to Rediscover Priesthood [Year of the Priest]
Celebrating the Year of the Priesthood
St. John Vianney's Pastoral Plan
LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI PROCLAIMING A YEAR FOR PRIESTS [Catholic Caucus]
"Priestly spirituality requires a climate of proximity to the Lord Jesus Christ, of friendship and personal encounter with Him, of 'shared' ministerial mission, of love for and service to, His Person in the 'person' of His Body and Spouse which is the Church. To live the Church and give oneself to her ministerial service implies a profound love for the Lord Jesus Christ." Priest, Pastor And Leader Of The Parish Community
Encyclicals & Apostolic Exhortations
List of other documents available in the Catholic Culture Library
Pastores Dabo vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds)
by John Paul II
Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (The Celibacy of the Priest) by Paul VI
Sacerdoti Nostri Primordia (On St. John Vianney)
by John XXIII
Menti Nostrae (On the Development of Holiness in Priestly LIfe) by Piux XII
Ad Catholici Sacerdoti (On the Catholic Priesthood) by Piux XI
Humani Generis Redemptionem (On Preaching the Word of God) by Benedict XV
Haerent Animo (To the Catholic Clergy on Priestly Sanctity) by Pius X
Amantissimi Redemptoris (On Priests and the Care of Souls) by Pius IX
A Quo Die (On Candidates to the Priesthood)
by Clement XIII
All in the Church, whether they belong to the hierarchy or cared for by it, are called to holiness, according to the Apostle's saying: 'For this is the will of God, your sanctification (1 Thes 4,3; cf. Eph 1,3).'"
The priestly ministers of Jesus Christ, invested with the character and grace of the Sacrament of Orders, and constituted witnesses and ministers of divine mercy, voluntarily undertake to serve all in the Church. In whatever social, cultural or historical circumstances, including contemporary society. . . should always be mindful of "the victory that overcomes the world: our faith." Priest, Pastor And Leader Of The Parish Community
The following priest saints and blesseds are a few examples from the many good and holy priests that have been alter Christus from the beginning of the Church to the present.
|St. John Vianney||St. Dominic|
|St. John Eudes||St. John of the Cross|
|St. Maximillian Kolbe||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|St. Peter Julian Eymard||St. Francis de Sales|
|St. John Bosco||St. John Berchmans|
|St. John Neumann||St. Francis Xavier|
|Bl. Miguel Augustin Pro||St. Charles Borromeo|
|Bl. Clement von Galen||St. Isaac Jogues|
|St. Josemaría Escrivá||Bl. Charles de Foucauld|
"I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest (John 4,35)."
Please post information about other bishops, priests on this thread. Thanks.
I’m trying to make this a resource thread for all of us to use!
New Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith- Traditional Catholic Scholar
Mondays Optional Memorial for St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr.
"There is one final motive which can be regarded as comprising all the others. If the priest is called 'another Christ' and is truly such by reason of his sharing in Christ's power, should he not also become and be recognized as another Christ through imitation of Christ's deeds? Let it be our principal study to meditate upon the life of Jesus Christ." Haerent Animo, Pius X
Thanks for the post. Copying and saving these inspirational words.
The Year of the Priest
We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry.
Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with the sure knowledge of your love.
Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit.
Lead them to new depths of union with your Son.
Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us.
Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will.
O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son.
Intercede for our priests, that offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Saint John Vianney, universal patron of priests, pray for us and our priests