Our Lady of the Clergy
O Mary, Queen of the Clergy,
thou who art the Mother of the Church,
the Queen of missions,
the fulfillment 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 indefatigable 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 people’s 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.
(Translated from the French Prayer:
Notre Dame du Sacerdoce.
P. Ignatius Mary OFM
Imprimatur: Fr Paulus, CP Metis, le 16 juin 1925. E. Emel, Vicaire Général)