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Support Our Seminarians

We suggest the following prayer for our seminarians:

Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you protect and watch over all the seminarians of the Companions of the Cross. Grant them the grace to choose to follow you absolutely, love their brothers, and faithfully serve your people. Kindle in their hearts a fire for evangelization, and a total openness to your Holy Spirit. May they yearn to be in your Eucharistic presence, have a sincere devotion to your mother Mary, and steadfast loyalty to your Church. Give them the desire to pick up their cross daily for the greater glory of God. Amen.

Specific Intentions

  • Please pray for the seminarians as they begin a new school year.
  • Please pray for good health and for the full recovery of a seminarian suffering from a serious concussion.

Prayer for Vocations

Holy Father, look upon this humanity of ours, that is taking its first steps along the path of the Third Millennium. Its life is still deeply marked by hatred, violence and oppression, but the thirst for justice, truth and grace still finds a space in the hearts of many people, who are waiting for someone to bring salvation, enacted by You through Your Son Jesus. There is the need for courageous heralds of the Gospel, for generous servants of suffering humanity. Send holy priests to Your Church, we pray, who may sanctify your people with the tools of Your grace. Send numerous consecrated men and women, that they may show Your holiness in the midst of the world. Send holy laborers into Your vineyard, that they may labor with the fervor of charity and, moved by Your Holy Spirit, may bring the salvation of Christ to the farthest ends of the earth. Amen
- Prayer of Pope John Paul II for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 21, 2002

Vocation Prayer to Mary, Queen of Apostles

We turn to you, Mother of the Church. Through your “fiat”, you have opened the door, which makes Christ present in the world, in history, and in individual lives. In humble silence and total availability, you welcomed the call of the Most High. May there be many men and women in our day who respond to your Son’s invitation: “Follow me!” Grant them courage to leave family, work, and earthly hopes to follow Christ along the road that He walked. Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us and for an increase of priestly and religious vocations. Amen.
(Based on a prayer by Pope John Paul II)