Divine Saviour Jesus
Thou are the Good
Shepherd who gives His life
for His sheep.
Oh, be in a very special way the Good
Shepherd of those poor lost priests
who are also appointed by Thee to be leaders of Thy people,
but who have broken the oath of their holy ordination
and have become unfaithful to their exalted calling.
Bestow upon these poorest of the poor
the very fullness of that pastoral solicitude
with which Thou dost so faithfully seek the sheep that are lost!
Touch their hearts with the irresistible ray of grace
which emanates from Thine all-merciful love!
Enlighten their minds and strengthen their wills,
that they may turn away from all sin
and come back to Thy holy altar and to Thy people.
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build ... continue reading
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