Jesus, Eternal Priest, look down with love upon your priests. Fill them with burning zeal for the conversion of sinners. Keep them within the shelter of your Sacred Heart. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips purpled with your precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed with the sublime marks of your glorious Priesthood. Let your holy love protect them from the world’s contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister on earth be one day their joy and consolation in heaven. Amen.
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