Year for Priests

The Year for Priests decreed by Pope Benedict XVI begins today.

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Patron of Parish Priests
"The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus." (St. Jeanne Marie Vianney)

I have to add yet one more post for today (#3!) because today starts the Year for Priests decreed by Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Marie Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests.  (His is one of the four relics in our altar at Christ the King.)  A plenary indulgence may be gained by all the faithful.  See plenary indulgence.  Let’s pray diligently for all priests this year: those we know, those suffering for the faith, those struggling with serious sin, and seminarians.

It’s no coincidence that it begins today on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

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