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St. John Vianney, Full of Zeal for Souls
O holy Priest of Ars, you taught men to pray daily: “O my God, come to me, so that You may dwell in me and I may dwell in You.” Your life was the very living out of this prayer. The divine life of grace abided in you. Your zeal for the salvation of souls was manifested by your total self-surrender to God, which was expressed in your selfless service to others. You gave of yourself unreservedly in the confessional, at the altar, in the classroom, in fact, in every action you performed. O great St. John Vianney, obtain for Father ________________ the realization that God also dwells in him when he is free of sin. Remind him that the salvation of his soul is the fulfillment of his existence. Awaken in him a sense of self-giving for the salvation of souls. Obtain for Father __________, by your intercession, a zeal for souls like your zeal. May he see that God dwells in him and in his fellow men. Obtain for him from our Lord the grace to lead all men to salvation. Let your prayer be his: “If you really love God, you will greatly desire to see Him loved by all the world.” [/LEFT]
O holy Priest of Ars, St. John Marie Vianney, you loved God and served Him faithfully as His Priest. Now you see God face to face in heaven. You never despaired but persevered in your faith until you died. Remember now the dangers, fears and anxieties that surround Father ___________________ and intercede for him in all his needs and troubles especially console him in his most difficult moments, grant him serenity in the midst of crisis, and protect him from evil. O St. John Vianney, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for Father ____________________ in a special way during this novena.
***For all priests with particular intention for Fr.Timothy Cummings
and Fr.Joseph Illo.
"Prayer for Priests"
My God and Father in heaven, that night in the Garden, on the
Mount of Olives, Your Son told Peter: " Do you think that I
cannot appeal to my Father, who will promptly send more than
twelve legions of angels to my defense?". ( Matt. 26:53 ).
Father, we ask You now: send twelve legions of angels with
chalices of strength out into the Gethsemene of the Holy Church
to defend and assist our priests, who, strengthened by the
power and presence of these angels, may faithfully fulfill their
priestly missions. Amen.
"Prayer for Vocations"
O God, who have chosen the apostles to make disciples
of all nations and who by Baptism and Confirmation have
called us to build up Your Holy Church, we earnestly implore
You to choose from among us, Your children, many priests,
deacons and religious brothers and sisters who will love You
with their whole heart and will gladly spend their entire lives
to make You known and loved by all. Amen.
~ Archdiocese of Winnipeg
Opus Sanctorum Angelorum ~ Chalice of Strength ]
"St. Dominics Blessing"
May God the Father Bless us,
May God the Son heal us,
May God the Holy Spirit enlighten us.
Give us eyes to see with, ears to hear with
and hands to do the work of God.
Give us feet to walk with and a mouth to
preach His words of love and salvation.
May the angel of peace watch over us, and
lead us at last by our Lords gifts to His
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.