Quotes

From an email sent by Angela Burr of the Parish of the Holy Cross Whitwick to Appeal Chairman John Curran

“I hope you do not mind me forwarding a little prayer I have said for a long time and which we now use at the start of SRPF meetings etc. ~ I just wanted to share it with you. Enjoyed the DVD of the retired priests and hoping all is going well with you.”

O Jesus,
I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests;
for Your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for Your priests labouring at home
or abroad in distant mission fields;
for Your tempted priests;
for Your lonely and desolate priest;
for Your young priests;
for Your dying priests;
for the souls of Your priests in purgatory.
But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me;
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted
and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.

Amen.

John Curran reminds us

“St Theresa, a Carmelite who died in 1897 aged 24 years, from tuberculosis, then incurable.  She is recognised as a Doctor of the Church.  Her description of how priests served in Normandy in northern France the 19th century applies in Nottingham in the 21st century.”

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