" I place in your care two pearls very precious to My Heart: these are the souls of priests and religious.You will pray particularly for them; their power will come from your diminishment. You will join prayers, fasts, mortifications, labors, and all sufferings to My prayer, fasting mortification, labors and sufferings and then they will have power before My Father."
~ Jesus to St Faustina Kowalska (Diary~ Divine Mercy in My Soul )
SAINTLY WORDS TO REFLECT UPON:
"God gives His divine power to priests in such an exalted degree that they may effectuate many marvels that He alone accomplishes.
To His priests He gave the power to produce Christ in the Blessed Eucharist,
~ St.John Eudes
"To serve the servants of my Lord is my"
honor and my glory."
~ St Ignatius of Loyola
" Renew your confidence by a glance at the Cross. See that Precious Blood, those mortal wounds, those hands which
~ St Paul of the Cross
"When we experience dryness, desolation, abandonment in prayer, we must greatly humble ourselves before God, acknowledge our demerits, imploring the aid of His grace, and suffering in humble resignation whatever affliction He may be pleased to send us."
" The priestly vocation is essentially a call to sanctity, in the form that derives from the of Holy Orders. Sanctity is intimacy with God;
it is intimacy with Christ, poor, chaste and humble; it is unreserved love for souls and self-giving to their true good;
it is love for the church which is holy and wants us to be holy,
because such is the mission that Christ has entrusted to it.
Each one of you must be holy also in order to help your brothers pursue their vocation to sanctity."
~ Bl. John Paul II,Rome, Italy, October 9, 1984
"When people wish to destroy religion, they begin by attacking the priest, because when there is no longer any priest there is no sacrifice, and when there is no longer any sacrifice, there is no religion."
We know that He gives us every grace, every abundant grace, and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty."
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ 1st American born saint
FEAST DAY ~ JANUARY 4
"The first end I propose in our daily works is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is His will."
~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
" We must sanctify ourselves at every moment, for we know not if the next will be ours.
It is for us to become holy here and now, for we cannot be certain wether we will be here this evening.
The better we fulfill our obligations the more we give glory to God and respond to the will of the Immaculata.
So important is the present moment that we must continually remind ourselves of it as the means of sanctification.
Will to Love.
~ Saint Maximilian Kolbe
"Don't you see that Satan and his agents take possession of all inventions and all achievements of progress to convert them to evil ? All the more reason to finally wake up and get to work in order to reconquer the positions taken up by the enemy."
~ St. Maximilian Kolbe
Mary,seat of Wisdom, be a guiding light for our priests.