A blessing from the Priests on Retreat in Medjugorje
(c)Mary TV / Anthony Zubac 2019
July 15, 2019 Saint Bonaventure Dear Family of Mary!
"...My children, as a mother I am telling you: you cannot go on the way of faith and follow my Son without your shepherds. Pray that they may have the strength and the love to lead you. May your prayers always be alongside them. Thank you. (July 2, 2019)
The past few days in Medjugorje priests from all over the world have gathered for the Annual Priest's Retreat. It is reported that over 350 priests attended from 32 countries. After Holy Mass on Saturday night- July 13 - the priest retreatants gathered around the altar and gave a priestly blessing to all the pilgrims at the church! It was a powerful moment!! (See the picture above)
Our Lady frequently reminds us to pray for our priests. She knows how very much we need them. They are our connection with heaven and with Jesus. Without them, we could not receive the Sacraments, of which we have great need. Here are two prayers that may help us to pray for our priests daily. St. Pope John Paul II and St. Faustina Kowalska, our great Polish saints, wrote these prayers. We can pray them with all our hearts! St. Pope John Paul II's Prayer for Priests to Our Blessed Mother