A novena, starting today, is to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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The Feast of the Sacred Heart has also been established by Pope Saint John Paul II as the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. So as we pray this novena together, let’s especially remember our Priests.
O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your Most Sacred Heart, where none can touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips daily tinged with your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let your Holy Love surround and protect them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and their everlasting crown in the hereafter. Amen.
~St. Therese of the Child Jesus