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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Katesismo on the 31st Sunday in Ordinary time, October 30, 2016.

  WHO IS ST MARTIN DE PORRES OP?

 

JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP
St Martin De Porres, the Patron of Social Justice, was born in Lima, Peru in 1579. His Father, a Spanish Knight, abandoned him to the care of his native mother because of hisdark complexion. At 15, Martin was admitted as a Lay Brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima, where he spent the rest of his life. He performed his duties in the lowest offices of the community with care and joy, serving as a barber, laundry man and nurse.
Being assigned todistribute foods and alms to the poor, he managed to build for them an orphanage and a hospital. He had proven to possess spiritual wisdom when he would resolve theological problems of the bishops and priests of his community.
Martin’s charity embraced also the animals. He kept a cats and dogs home and provided food even to the little mice of the convent. Because of his great faith, Martin was blessed with the gifts of healing, aerial flights and bilocation. He died in 1639 and was canonized on May 6, 1962.