Saint John Vianney, pray for us!

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
This is a CP&S reblog with an added prayer for the feast of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests: To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June 2009, in referencing Saint John Mary Vianney, observed:…

What a beautiful saint and such a magnificent explanation of the importance of the priesthood and its being so vital to our growing faith and love of Jesus Christ, as the priest works fervently to bring us closer to our Lord and Savior at all times! The following two passages crystallized in my mind and heart as soon as I read these words!

“The Holy Virgin cannot make her Divine Son descend into the Host. You might have two hundred angels there, but they could not absolve you. A priest, however simple he may be, can do it; he can say to you, “Go in peace; I pardon you.” Oh, how great is a priest!”

“The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus. When you see the priest, think of Our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Indeed, they are shepherds for Jesus to tend to His flock we His children of God, who while here living in accordance with God’s word and will need the “Priests” as the “chief disciples of our Lord” who are acting as “Shepherds for Christ” and to me in a direct way, are part of an “Apostleship” that is “living and here with us in the flesh material life!”

Perhaps another analogy that can give the faithful further awareness of the “Priest’s relationship with the body and blood of Christ Jesus” and then the “priest’s direct connection to we the faithful” is like having a captain on a ship as we course through a vast sea needing guidance from above but “a living and real compass, the priest,” who will see to it that we stay on course, as we manifest our faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.

God bless all of our priests and you as well.

Our priests are God’s precious living instruments here to help us!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple


This is a CP&S reblog with an added prayer for the feast of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests:

To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June 2009, in referencing Saint John Mary Vianney, observed: “This way of educating the faithful to the Eucharistic presence and to communion proved most effective when they saw him celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass…He was convinced that the fervour of a priest’s life depended entirely upon the Mass: ‘The reason why a priest is lax is that he does not pay attention to the Mass! My God, how we ought to pity a priest who celebrates as if he were engaged in something routine!’” At a time when the Holy Priesthood is under diabolical attack in the world today, let us pray fervently to St John Vianney, patron saint…

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4 thoughts on “Saint John Vianney, pray for us!”

    1. Hi Suma! I love that you got something from that fine article those devout Catholic women and Kathleen especially in this instance put out today! I’m inspired to help a bit after reading it and further inspired by your appreciation and insight which I take as a sign from our Lord! Because I actually felt I needed to call a priest friend this morning before I clicked publish in order to make sure I didn’t say something where my own words step out of bounds or not do good. He said everything I wrote in those words was fine. He is a great priest and a wonderful human being a true example of what I wish I could be, more like him, and I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to be a friend and spend many hours over the years talking about crucial matters in my life! He’s a priest to me, but, also like a father/brother and friend!

      Thank you again for showing this love for Jesus Christ and a bit of interest in my little attempt to do something good for God in the name of Jesus!

      God bless you and yours! 🙏🕊✝️🕊🙏

      Brother and friend in Christ Jesus,

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      1. Always glad to hear your positive n preaching words of Jesus dear Lawrence. Nothing is equal to serving God n helping people who are needy not money but the powerful preaching which gives them true strength of willpower. Your attempts n efforts are more than little. Thank you very much for taking your time write so much n blessing me 🙏🙏

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      2. Wonderful Suma! My best hope would be that these inspirations of positivity and good news coming from God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Chris will spread around His love and resonate in their hearts o do the good that God wants them to do while on this earth!

        It’s so beautiful when we think about how Great God is and how He gave us Jesus Christ Himself in the human flesh because that is how much He loves s and doesn’t’ want to lose or immortal souls as He is happy beyond imagination if our souls will be with Him in heaven for eternity!

        He is saving us that is what this is all about and I know you and others know is but I see and hear so many others that are very lost or confused living in a wrong and even in horrible ways, while they ignore God’s call to them!

        More than happy to offer what I can and of course my prayers for blessings to you are the least I can do; and you deserve them!
        Thank you again.
        God bless you and yours always!🙏🙏

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