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The picture is the newly ordained priest giving a first blessing to his parents.
In the Octave of Corpus Christi, on which today in most places is celebrated the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi, let us pray for priests, that they may ever conform themselves to the Blessed Sacrament, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which beats expressly for love of them.
Words of Christ to Mother Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche:
To do My work, to extend the reign of love, priests must be full of it themselves, and it is to My Heart that they must come to draw it.
O Lord, grant us priests! O Lord, grant us holy priests! O Lord, grant us many holy priests and religious vocations!
My priest is My other self; I love him, but he must be holy.