Tag Archives: First Blessing

ASK FATHER: Forms of 1st blessings by new priests

I’ve had a couple emails lately with questions about forms or texts of blessings by priests.  ‘Tis the season: new priests are darting about, leaving whiffs of still-fresh chrism in their wakes, imparting “first blessings”.  As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Text for 1st blessings by a new priest (… same as blessings by an old priest)

From a reader:
I have searched for but am unable to find the text a newly ordained priest uses for first blessings. Do you perhaps know where one could find it in Latin and/or in English?
Yes.
The usual blessing:

Benedictio Dei omnipotentis Patris, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for 1st Blessings by priests… again

From a reader about to be ordained:
About a month ago you blogged that new priest blessings don’t specifically have indulgences attached to them and recommended future ordinands ask their bishop to send a letter to the apostolic penitentiary so that … Continue reading

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