PRAYER FOR PRIESTS.

Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ, who have entrusted your work of redemption to the priests, who take your place on earth. I offer you, through the hands of your most holy mother for the sanctification of your priests and future priests this whole day, all my prayers, works, joys, sacrifices and sufferings. Give us saintly priests. Grant to them apostolic hearts, filled with love for you and all the souls belonging to you, so that, being themselves sanctified in you, they may sanctify us who are entrusted to their care and bring us safely into heaven.  Loving Jesus, bless all their prayers and words at the altar and in the confessional, in the pulpit, in the school and at the sickbed. Call many young men to the priesthood and monastic life. Protect and sanctify all who will become your priests. And grant to the souls of the priests who have departed this life, eternal rest. And to you, Mary, Mother of all priests, take them under your special protection and lead them ever to the highest priestly sanctity. Amen.  

SHARING IN THE NET

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 Katolikong Katesismo on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary time, September 11, 2016.

  WHAT ARE THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY?

  

JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP
The Virgin Mary is commemorated with the title of Our Lady of Sorrows to signify her spiritual martyrdom and her compassion with the sufferings of Jesus.Tradition has identified seven great events of special sorrow to the Virgin Mary:
1. The PROPHECY OF SIMEON in the temple
2. The FLIGHT INTO EGYPT

3. The DISAPPEARANCE OF THE CHILD JESUS in the Temple

4. The CARRYING OF THE CROSS to Mount Calvary

5. The CRUCIFIXION

6. The TAKING DOWN FROM THE CROSS

7. The BURIAL OF JESUS

The Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary was initiated by Pope Pius VII in 1814 to the whole church. It is celebrated on the 15th of September to signify the participation of the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Jesus, whose glorious cross is celebrated on the 14th of September.