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Monday, June 14, 2010

Wrapping up the Year for Priests

Now that the Year for Priests officially ended June 11 (check below for video of the concluding celebration in Rome — what a sea of white vestments!), it is time for us to sign off on our Priest Year News blog.

Thank you for visiting this blog within the past year. We have aimed to share with you interesting stories of priests from all over the globe — sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes humorous — so we could all learn what an amazing group of men we have leading us closer to Christ.

It is our hope that you continue to pray for the world's priests, that they may be inspired and uplifted as they continue to guide the Church's faithful. Let us end with this prayer for priests, which can be here.

Please Pray for Priests

Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.

We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5).

May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse.

May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.

May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.


Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

And remember, even though the year is over, we will continue to have resources on OSV's website at www.osv.com/priestyear.

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