Medjugorje: September 25, 2018 message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace:

"Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you - it is not late - decide for holiness and a life with God, in grace and in peace. God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Prayer for Priests
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of Thy priests. Give them deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life. In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption.

O Loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your sons who are close to you because of their priestly ordination and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs them so much. Be their comfort, be their joy, be their strength, and especially help them to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen. (John J. Cardinal Carberry)

This article is adapted from a chapter in Praying for Priests by Kathleen Beckman and Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ which is available from Sophia Institute Press.

Art for this post on venerating Mary: Cover of Praying for Priests used with permission. The Virgin in Prayer, Sassoferrato, 1609-1685, own work, The National Gallery.