The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

For the bishop and priests of the Raleigh, NC Diocese.


"Priests, who find themselves among the most beloved disciples of Jesus crucified and risen, must welcome Mary into their lives as their mother: she will therefore be the object of their continual attention and prayer. The ever-Virgin is for priests the mother who leads them to Christ, at the same time that she makes them authentically love the Church and guides them to the Kingdom of Heaven."

-- Msgr. Norberto Rivera (The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life and Ministry of the Priest.)

Our Lady of the Clergy

O Mary, Queen of the Clergy, thou who art the Mother of the Church, the Queen of missions, the fufillment of all ecclesiastical virtues; deign to sow in the pure hearts of our first communicants abundant graces for priestly and missionary vocations. Prepare the souls of our seminarians for the dangerous duties of their future sacred ministry. Fill our priests, thy favorite sons, with a burning ardor of unfatigable zeal, and grant them the holiness and knowledge necessary for their glorious mission.

O Queen of priests, thou who art the appointed patron of the Catholic hierarchy, enlighten and strengthen our bishops so that they may be thy peopleʼs vigilant pastors and zealous leaders. Extend thy powerful protection to our Holy Father the Pope, that he may guide the ship of thy Church with a firm and sure hand through the storms and convulsions of the modern world to the port of eternity.

August Queen of heaven and earth, O divine captor of my heart,draw all souls to thee and chain them to thy virginal heart by the unbreakable bond of a love so pure and so zealous that they may live only to love and please thee, now in the darkness of exile and soon in the splendors of our eternal home.Amen

Translated by Valérie Pajerski from the French Prayer : Notre Dame du Sacerdoce .
P. Ignatius Mary O.F.M. Imprimatur: Fr Paulus, CP Metis, le 16 juin 1925. E. Emel, Vicaire Général