some personal views for Catholic readers
Grateful thanks to Fr Charles Briggs for yesterday evening's low Latin Mass at St Mary's Church in Chislehurst to celebrate the feastday of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.The Sacred Heart feastday also marked the start of the Year for Priests. Let's not forget that without our Priests we would have nothing! No Catholic Faith, no Holy Mass (Novus Ordo or EF!!) and no Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The writings of St John Vianney on the priesthood are awesome to contemplate.Please let's all recite the following prayer for our Priests as often as we can this following year:"Remember, 0 most loving Heart of Jesus, that they for whom I pray are those for whom Thou prayed so earnestly the night before Thy death. These are they to whom Thou look to continue with Thee in Thy sorrows when others forsake Thee, who share Thy griefs and have inherited Thy persecutions, according to Thy word: That the servant is not greater than his Lord. Remember, O Heart of Jesus, that they are the objects of the world's hatred and Satan's deadliest snares. Keep them then, 0 Jesus, in the safe citadel of Thy Sacred Heart and there let them be sanctified in truth. May they be one with Thee and one among themselves, and grant that multitudes may be brought through their word to believe in Thee and love Thee".
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