Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Heroes of Sacrifice

Here's the vocations poster from the Diocese of Raleigh...
An increase in vocations is one of the top priorities of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. In November, 2006, the Diocese began celebration of a First Friday Vocations Holy Hour with prayer and benediction. This year, Bishop Burbidge is celebrating the Vocations Holy Hour each month in one of the Diocese’s eight deaneries.

“We pray that the Lord will bless the Diocese of Raleigh with more candidates for the Priesthood and more vocations to Religious Life,” Bishop Burbidge said. He is asking individuals, families and parish communities to pray daily for this intention and also to pray for our seminarians by name.

Our Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

O Lord Jesus Christ, Great High Priest, I pray that you call many worthy men to your holy priesthood.

Enlighten our Bishop in forming our candidates, our Director of Vocations in guiding them and their professors in teaching and training them.

Lead the seminarians in your unerring footsteps so they may become priests who are models of purity, possessors of wisdom and heroes of sacrifice. May they be steeped in humility and aflame with love for God and others.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.

(Well done, Brad!)


frival said...

Amen, Argent!

Dan said...

May the sweet Lord Almighty let His Countenance to shine upon these men called from amongst men that they understand their calling as Alter Christus and may they be bolstered in their interior life so as to serve the Dinine Godhead all the days of their lives.
May Holy Charles Borremeo beseech the High Priest to grant an abundance of graces on these men as they learn the Tridentine Mass and bring it back to the Diocese of Raleigh to offer daily the Divine Immolation on Gods altars.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!