Monday, April 14, 2014

O Lord, Grant Us Priests!

Heartfelt congratulations to the five young men (and their families) at Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, MN, who this past weekend were ordained to the subdiaconate by His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay, receiving the first of their major orders on their ascent to the Holy Priesthood. More pictures can be viewed here.

Congratulations also to the young men (and their families) at the Seminary who received the tonsure and minor orders over the weekend.  Among the nineteen who received minor orders is our own nephew! Read more here.

May Almighty God bless them and protect them in their journeys.

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O Lord, grant us priests!
O Lord, grant us holy priests!
O Lord, grant us many holy priests!
O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations!

1 comment:

Long-Skirts said...


"You are not going against nature, you're above it." (Bishop Fellay)

Clouds positioned
Towards the Church
They raced

Purple drapings
O’er the statues

Each man with
His candle
Prepared his vow
To make

When suddenly
Ferocious winds
Upon the roof
Did break

The shrieking gale
The pounding rains
Lightning struck
The ground

Splitting trees
Thunder torn
But inside
Peace abound

Laying down
Their lives like Christ
On the floor

The tempest hammered
Bruised and beat
Thrashing ‘gainst
Church door

And then each man
Took his stand
His fiat
Loud and firm

The roaring stopped
The moaning dropped
The storm did take
A turn

For these are men
Not against –
But soaring high

And even nature
Silents herself…
Before man
New in Christ’s love