Monday, February 13, 2012

Pray For The Jesuit Priests

Pope Benedict XVI and Superior General at the General Congregation 35
If we lose respect toward our Jesuit priests, we will lose respect for our Church and for our God, as well.  The greatest blessing we can receive on earth is the blessing that comes from our priests. 
When a Jesuit priest blesses you, it is Jesus blessing you. Do not forget to pray for your Jesuit shepherds. Their priestly hands are blessed by Jesus. When you go back to your parishes, show to the others how we should respect our priests. If your Jesuit priest is not doing things the way you think he should, do not judge him around. 
Take the rosary and pray to dear God for him. That would be the way to help the Jesuit priest, and not to judge, because in this world that we live in, people judge and criticize so much, through love and not to take into our own hands what only Our Heavenly Father, God, is supposed to do. We have this time we are living in right now, and we have the time of the Triumph. Between these two times, there is a bridge, and that bridge is our priests. That is why without priests, there is no Triumph. Do not to judge our priests and not to forget that our Heavenly Father chose them.  How can we take into our own hands what only God Himself is supposed to do? Because if God invited the priests, God will be their judge.
This post is adapted from this original post (here) at the site entitled, Medjugorje Miracles

1 comment:

Maria said...

For Priests

Almighty, eternal God, look upon the face of Your Christ, and for love of Him who is the eternal high priest, have pity on Your priests. Remember, most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the bishop's hands. Keep them close to You, lest the enemy prevail against them, so they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.

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

But above all I commend to You the priests dearest to me: the priest who baptized me; those who absolved me from my sins; at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your body and blood in Holy Communion; who taught and instructed me or helped me and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly the Sons of Ignatius. Jesus, keep them all close to Your Heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.

Claretian Fathers