"The terrible times in which we live require in the clergy as never before not merely ordinary virtue but a full and willing one prepared to work and to carry out and suffer great things for the love of Christ. "
-- Pope St Pius X
Prayer to St. Pius X for Priests and Vocations
Glorious Pope of the Eucharist, St Pius X, you sought “to restore all things in Christ”. Obtain for us a true love of Jesus so that we may live only for Him. Help us to acquire a lively fervour and a sincere will to strive for sanctity of life, and that we may avail ourselves of the riches of the Holy Eucharist in sacrifice and sacrament.
By your love for Mary, Mother and Queen of all, inflame our hearts with tender devotion to her.
Blessed model of the priesthood, obtain for us holy, dedicated priests, and increase vocations to the religious life. Dispel confusion and hatred and anxiety, and incline our hearts to peace and concord, so that all nations will place themselves under the sweet reign of Christ. Amen.
St Pius, pray for us and for a number of holy priests, of religious vocations, and for a zealous, faithful, loyal laity.