In gratitude for our founder, Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C.
God has called him to a special vocation,
which he lives with reverence, kindness, and joy.
On this Holy Thursday, we remember and pray for
Fr. Sebastian and for all of our priests.
Prayer of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for Priests
Mary, Mother of Jesus, throw your mantle of purity over our priests.
Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.
Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.
Love them and keep them belonging completely to Jesus.
Like Jesus, they, too, are your sons, so keep their hearts pure and virginal.
Keep their minds filled with Jesus, and put Jesus always on their lips,
so that he is the one they offer to sinners and to all they meet.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, be their Mother, loving them and bring them joy.
Take special care of sick and dying priests, and the ones most tempted.
Remember how they spent their youth and old age,
their entire lives serving and giving all to Jesus.
Mary, bless them and keep a special place for them in your heart.
Give them a piece of your heart, so beautiful and pure and immaculate,
so full of love and humility, so that they, too, can grow in the likeness of Christ.
Dear Mary, make them humble like you, and holy like Jesus. Amen.
“Pray much for priests because we need holy priests.
The holier the priests are the more holy we religious will be.
Then too, the more holy will be the families who are longing for
God. If we have holy families we will have many holy vocations."
~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
“I have come not to be served but to serve and give my life as a ransom for many” (Mk 10:45)
Read Father Sebastian's latest letter: Called to Serve
" In the silence of the heart, God speaks ."
" What Jesus wants from you as an LMC is deep love for your own, compassion and forgiveness,loving to the very limit of love, the cross. Make your home another Nazareth, where prayer and work, love and sacrifice fill your days. " Blessed Teresa, M.C. , from the Motherhouse, Calcutta, Eastertide 1991
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" Let us love until we die of love"