Thursday, June 19, 2008

PA and the Poconos

I'm in PA right now, enjoying my vacation. Mom and dad are here and we are at Uncle Bob and Aunt Jill's house getting ready for a yummy dinner out on the deck. It is a beautiful evening and their brand new "water feature" is very cool.

We spent the last several days in the Pocono Mountains here in North Eastern PA, and we saw harness racing and the Pocono Raceway, which is a Nascar race car track. We got a free tour of the track and even got to ride in the pace car.

We were able to go and pay a visit to Alex and Gloria and little Lydia up near Scranton, PA which was only about a half hour from where we were staying. That was a real treat to get to spend an evening with them.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Pray for Priests

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we are asked to pray for the sanctification of priests. The following prayer is worth saying more often!

St. Therese's Prayer for Priests

O Holy Father, may the torrents of love flowing from the sacred wounds of Thy Divine Son bring forth priests like unto the beloved disciple John who stood at the foot of the Cross; priests: who as a pledge of Thine own most tender love will lovingly give Thy Divine Son to the souls of men.
May Thy priests be faithful guardians of Thy Church, as John was of Mary, whom he received into his house. Taught by this loving Mother who suffered so much on Calvary, may they display a mother’s care and thoughtfulness towards Thy children. May they teach souls to enter into close union with Thee through Mary who, as the Gate of Heaven, is specially the guardian of the treasures of Thy Divine Heart.
Give us priests who are on fire, and who are true children of Mary, priests who will give Jesus to souls with the same tenderness and care with which Mary carried the Little Child of Bethlehem.
Mother of sorrows and of love, out of compassion for Thy beloved Son, open in our hearts deep wells of love, so that we may console Him and give Him a generation of priests formed in thy school and having all the tender thoughtfulness of thine own spotless love. Amen.

From: Secretum Meum Mihi Press