Lord Jesus Christ, grant that Your priests may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder Your word and follow Your will.
O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
"If I were to meet a priest and an angel, I should salute the priest before I salute the angel. The latter is the friend of God; but the priest holds His place."
- St. John Vianney
"The heart of a priest is open, like Christ's, for the whole world to walk through."
- Catherine Doherty