World Day of Prayer for Priests ~ Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus” ~2010, Stephen B. Whatley

June 8th is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and also the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.   St. Francis of Assisi always had a great respect and admiration for priests because it is from their hands that Jesus gives us His Body and Blood, in the Eucharist.   Please join us as we pray for priests and all consecrated religious.   Perhaps, your prayer may invite you to consider being a Franciscan Brother or Priest.  Let us join the Church in prayer, praying in gratitude for the gift of the Priesthood as well as for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

Our altar of gold is the Heart of Christ.
We must enter into the Holy of Holies,
which is this same Heart of Jesus,
and gather up the riches of His love.

~St Anthony of Padua