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Worldwide Eucharistic adoration in honor of Pope’s ordination anniversary

Catholic World News - May 27, 2011

The Congregation for the Clergy has asked dioceses worldwide to offer 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration around June 29, the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s ordination to the priesthood. The Congregation has asked Catholics to pray during this time for the sanctification of priests and for priestly vocations.

“This is an exceptional opportunity to give thanks for our Holy Father, to pray for all of our priests, and to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood,” said Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 28, 2011 10:48 AM ET USA

    This is a beautiful request - and hopefully, the beginning of sustained prayers before the Holy Eucharist for both vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to strengthen our existing priests and religious as they follow in our Lord's footsteps and shepherd us along with them.

  • Posted by: koinonia - May. 27, 2011 7:59 AM ET USA

    A wonderful request. We need many good vocations, and hopefully the renewed seriousness and reverence that is encouraged by Pope Benedict with regard to the liturgy and to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament will help to foster vocations. As the Archbishop requests, please pray for the sanctification of the priests we do have; theirs is a very challenging vocation.

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