Novena for my Classmates

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Altar of Our Lady – OLGS Seminary, Nebraska. Photo by James Langley.

February 10th is the scheduled day for the ordination to the subdiaconate of the seminarians with whom I entered Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

The spirituality year at OLGS proved to be one of my most life-changing experiences. I was cloistered from the world, except for the occasional land-line phone call to a sibling or parent. And, in addition to this, as a first year seminarian you spend much of your days with your classmates and the priest prefect in charge of the first years, from cutting down the most ridiculous and stubborn trees that grow in Nebraskan fields (with thorns inches long all over the branches) to classes and to evening walks during recreation. My first rector (+Father William Baer, RIP) related seminary to war trenches. It truly is a spiritual battle. The seminarians, future priests, need to be equipped with the proper spiritual weapons.

We can assist them in this regard, by praying for them. I invite you to join me and many of the ordinands’ friends and benefactors in praying the following short Novena starting tomorrow (1-Feb and going until 9-Feb):

I offer this Novena for the ordinands-elect to the subdiaconate of the FSSP, for their intentions and for their sanctity. Lord, grant us holy priests!

In the + Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Hail Mary…

“I am all thine, and all that I have is thine, through Mary thy Mother.”

Hail Mary…

“I am all thine, and all that I have is thine, through Mary thy Mother.”

Hail Mary…

“I am all thine, and all that I have is thine, through Mary thy Mother.”

In the + Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

A video of my classmates praying before the Altar of Our Lady after their tonsure (19 Oct. 2013).

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