A great majority of my classmates were ordained to the priesthood today – all of them from the archdiocese of Chicago:
Father Laurent Mhagama
Father Roberto Molina
Father Marcin Szczypula
Father Grzegorz Wojcik
Father Przemyslaw Wojcik
Father Juan Pablo Avila
Father Diego Leon Berrio
Father Maciej Galle
Father Jose Garcia
Father Michal Lewon
Father Thadeo Mgimba
Prayer for a Priestly Heart (from the Manual of Prayers)
Divine Savior, Jesus Ch
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Give me, O Lord, an ever watchful heart which no subtle speculation may ever lure from you.
Give me a noble heart that no unworthy affection shall ever draw downwards to earth.
Give me a heart of honesty that no insincerity shall warp.
Give me a heart of courage that no distress shall ever crush or quench.
Give me a heart so free that no perverted or impetuous affection shall ever claim it for its own.
- Jacob M.