"Priests, do not forget that priestly gravity and propriety must characterize your ministry, whereas everything which tends towards secular habits, shows up the priest as vain and flighty in the eyes of the world which is perfectly able to discern the more respectable priests even from their outward bearing."
-- Saint Pius X (Recipe for Holiness)
Prayer for Vocation to Our Lady of Good Counsel
To Thee, Mary, so rightly named Our Lady of Good Counsel, to thee do I send up my sighs from this worldʼs tempestuous sea.
Direct the aspirations of my soul and the emotions of my heart so that I may always correspond with the holy will of thy divine Son.
I earnestly desire to enter on that career in life wherein I may best serve the ends of my God here on earth and hereafter see and possess Him for all eternity. Amen.