Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Catholic Priest Pleads for Chaste, Humble Priests and Religious

Fr. Jeffrey preaches on the need to plead with God for holy priests and religious of today and tomorrow:

"The people of God around the world in the Church have a desperate need today for a new generation of priests, of brothers, of nuns to lead the people of God in holiness, in wisdom, in virtue. All of us have to plead with God the Father that such a generation will rise up. Our very souls depend on it and the soul of humanity.

"...their minds and their hearts have to be the heart and mind of Christ.

"...your family, your friends, your relatives need to be inspired by inspiring priests, nuns, brothers, monks.

You have to think, ultimately what is the greatest need of those I love--and that's the need for Christ.

"...perhaps you could pray that a member of your own family--a son, a daughter, a grandson, a great grandson or granddaughter will hear the Word of God, take it to heart and follow the path of poverty, chastity and obedience in the consecrated service of God's people. What a blessing that would be for you and for all the people of God!"

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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