Thursday, June 18, 2009

Something Fantastic Happens Tomorrow

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, the Holy Father has announced the Year For Priests, beginning on June 19 (tomorrow).

Here's an interesting thing. The Year of St. Paul doesn't end until June 29 of this year. We are about to enter ten days of great graces as these two years come together and intersect.

So, if you have never done a novena. This might be a great time for you to begin.

Stop by this blog every day for the next nine days. Here, you will find a new prayer to go with your 9-day novena. What a great way to begin the Year For Priests.

Novena Prayer
O holy Priest of Ars, St. John Marie Vianney, you loved God and served Him faithfully as His Priest. Now you see God face to face in heaven. You never despaired but persevered in your faith until you died. Remember now the dangers, fears and anxieties that surround Father ___________________ and intercede for him in all his needs and troubles especially console him in his most difficult moments, grant him serenity in the midst of crisis, and protect him from evil. O St. John Vianney, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for Father ____________________ in a special way during this novena.

Based on the Novena written by Anthony Manuppella

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