Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All Souls Day Project - Pray for Priests


Father John Zuhlsdorf has an excellent suggestion on his blog "What Does the Prayer Really Say."  During the year of the priest, one can gain a plenary indulgence by praying for priests on the First Thursday of the month.  Since the Thursday following All Souls Day is a First Thursday, perhaps we can pray for the repose of the souls of our priests who have died.  Sounds like a good idea to me.  What do you think?

Here's a link to a beautiful Rosary meditation by the TeDeum Foundation to be prayed for the souls of priests in purgatory:  TeDeum Foundation.org.
And, here's another prayer for the souls of priests from various sources (from a website called catholic tradition.org): 

O GOD, Who in the ranks of the Apostolic Priesthood hast caused Thy servants to be invested with the Pontifical or Priestly dignity; grant, we beseech Thee, that may also may be joined unto the everlasting fellowship of the same Thy Priests. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Thy mercy upon the soul of Thy servant [name the priest], whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world, that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light, and bid him be a partaker of Thy Saints. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

MY Jesus, by the sorrows Thou didst suffer in Thine Agony in the Garden, in Thy Scourging and Crowning with thorns, in the Way to Calvary,  in Thy Crucifixion and Death, have mercy on the souls of priests in Purgatory, especially those most forgotten and who have no one else to pray for them. I wish to remember all those priests who ministered to me, the priests my heart have never forgotten, and for those that I no longer recall due to my frailty of memory.
Do Thou deliver them from the dire torments they endure; call them and admit them to Thy most sweet embrace in Paradise.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and: 
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD, AND MAY PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM; MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
 
POPE ST. PIUS X AND VEN. POPE PIUS XII, PRAY FOR US AND ESPECIALLY OUR PRIESTS!

 

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