So they went and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant..Mary kept all these things.in her heart..and when the parents brought in the Child Jesus..he took Him into his arms and blessed God saying: Now, Master, You may let Your servant go in peace, according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation…[ Lk. 2:16,19,27,28/20 ]
O Jesus my Lord and my God – grant me to enter into Your pain and trustful surrender to the Holy Will of our Father.
Grant Jesus that I and all my brother priests always rest and dwell deep in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Priests – grant O Jesus that through Her we always rest and dwell in Your Sacred Priestly Heart – grant O Jesus that we always decrease in others’ eyes and lives that You might always increase within them – grant O Jesus that we always go to the school of Nazareth and to the cave of Bethlehem and there, adoring You in the manger, contemplate You always in the hermitage of our hearts.
O Jesus my Lord and my God – grant me to enter into Your peace and Your trustful surrender to the Holy Will of our Father.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Priests – pray for me and all my brother priests that we be your faithful sons.
By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become My disciples. As the Father loves Me, so I also love you. Remain in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is My commandment, love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. [ Jn. 15:8/13 ]