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Ordination

And thou shalt pour the oil of unction upon his head: and by this rite shall he be consecrated….and they shall be priests to me by a perpetual ordinance. (Exodus 29:7)

Another possible effect of the Motu Proprio could be an increase in Priestly Vocations. The Priestly Orders that offer the Extraordinary Rite of the Roman Mass have many vocations, and are building Seminaries and Monasteries in the midst of this age of destruction. The Extraordinary Mass emphasizes the Sacerdotal/Sacrifical Nature of the Mass, and puts the Presider/Communal aspect in it’s proper context. Father Gabet, the North American Superior of the FSSP, said upon seeing the Old Mass for the first time, “This is something I would give my life for”.  (FSSP Vocation Stats)  (Seminary Of ICKSP)  (Clear Creek Monks)

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For the Greater Glory of God, the proper respect of the Most Holy Eucharist, and Edification of his Church.. The Traditional Latin Mass has been let out of the catacombs yet again!! Let the Nay-sayers be Nay-sayed, let the liberal crypto-Protestants gnash their teeth, let accusations of “schmismatic tendencies”, or “nostalgia” be quelled, let heterodox bishops shake their fists, let the Priesthood be”re-sacralized”, let the Priest face Christ in the Tabernacle instead of having his back to Him, let “extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist” quake with fear, let “female altar boys” not get too comfortable doing what boys should be doing, let sappy modernist hymns be silenced, let the Mahony’s, Weakland’s, Kung’s and the rest of them (you know you they are) vomit in terror, let mantilla makers get busy, let talk of the Good Archbishop (Lefevbre) being vindicated start to be whispered, let Communion be recieved on the tongue, and kneeling at the altar railing in all the Catholic World. The Ancient Mass has been given room to breathe, and live. (Some degree of  hyperbole was used in above post, but I am happy). (Link1)   (Link2). All that aside, we should all pray for the placid reception by the Bishops, Priests, and people of the Univeral Church of the Holy Father’s just decision to help restore Tradition. 

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Divine Profession

Go to confession to the Blessed Virgin, or to an angel; will they absolve you? No. Will they give you the Body and Blood of Our Lord? No. The Holy Virgin cannot make her Divine Son descend into the Host. You might have two hundred angels there, but they could not absolve you. A priest, however simple he may be, can do it; he can say to you, “Go in peace; I pardon you. ” Oh, how great is a priest! The priest will not understand the greatness of his office till he is in Heaven. If he understood it on earth, he would die, not of fear, but of love. The other benefits of God would be of no avail to us without the  priest. (St. John Vianney) 

 

(Priest is Bl. George Pleca)

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Priesthood

For when you see the Lord sacrificed, and laid upon the altar, and the priest standing and praying over the victim, and all the worshippers empurpled with that precious blood, can you then think that you are still amongst men, and standing upon the earth? Are you not, on the contrary, straightway translated to Heaven, and casting out every carnal thought from the soul, do you not with disembodied spirit and pure reason contemplate the things which are in Heaven? Oh! what a marvel! what love of God to man! He who sits on high with the Father is at that hour held in the hands of all, and gives Himself to those who are willing to embrace and grasp Him. And this all do through the eyes of Faith! (St. John Chrysoston, On the Priesthood Book III)

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS

O Jesus,
I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
For your unfaithful and tepid priests;
For your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields.
For your tempted priests;
For your lonely and desolate priests;
For your young priests;
For your dying priests;
For the souls of your priests in Purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you the priest dearest to me;
The priest who baptized me;
The priests who absolved me from my sins;
The priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me
Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
The priests who taught and instructed me;
All the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way (especially …).
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
And bless them abundantly in time and Eternity. Amen.
-St. Thérèse de Lisieux

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Is it not evident that the Lord Jesus is angry with us when we sin in order that He may convert us through fear of His indignation? His indignation, then, is not the carrying out of vengeance, but rather the working out of forgiveness, for these are His words: “If you shall turn and lament, you shall be saved.” He waits for our lamentations here, that is, in time, that He may spare us those which shall be eternal. He waits for our tears, that He may pour forth His goodness. So in the Gospel, having pity on the tears of the widow, He raised her son. He waits for our conversion, that He may Himself restore us to grace, which would have continued with us had no fall overtaken us. But He is angry because we have by our sins incurred guilt, in order that we may be humbled; we are humbled, in order that we may be found worthy rather of pity than of punishment. (St. Ambrose: Concerning Repentence)

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