Mother Xavier McMonagle, OSB: Conference for priests about a priest

  1. The life and the person of an outstanding priest who befriended the Tyburns.
  2. The Eucharist as the source, sublime divine unique prototype of all reality which we all live and experience today.
  3. How do you know which priests are really holy? Watch them at Holy Mass!
  4. The sudden death of a priest…

Father Daniel sounds like a really good priest who always wanted to share the greatest love of his life, Jesus, the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. From the description here, I wish I were half the priest he was, as I would then be much better of a priest than I am now. A goal! ;-)

There will be, I know, a wide variety of impressions about this priest via the pictures of him shown in the video during the conference of Mother Xavier. So, I would say this:

  • Note what Mother Xavier holds to be important.
  • Note what the fruits of his ministry were: Vocations.
  • Note that the Tyburn nuns have made it their project to help priests and pray for priests, and that, because of this most impossible of all good works upon the face of this earth, they are eager to rejoice with the angels over any priest who believes in and loves Jesus. Father Daniel surely did. I would love for that to be said about me when I am called to leave this world.

May the soul of Father Daniel and the souls of all faithful departed priests, rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer for Priests (given by Marie Adèle Garnier to her spiritual daughters)

O my Divine Jesus, You are not only the Supreme Pastor but also the Life of the Pastors of Holy Church, breathe again upon the soul of each of them as You did upon Your Apostles.
Renew in them all the gifts and graces that you lavished on their souls on the day of their Ordination.

Make their hearts unsullied tabernacles where Your Spirit of Love may ever dwell.

Illumine their minds with the light of Your Divine word, that they may be able to illumine those who sit in darkness, and to guide into the right path the souls confided to their care.
Strengthen their whole being by Your Divine Power that they may conquer all their foes, seen and unseen.

Beloved Jesus, gentle, patient Lamb of God, make their life like the life You led on earth.
Divine Spirit, influence their every thought, word and action; take possession of their minds and hearts so that they live in You and You live in them.

Holy Mary, defend and protect them, each and all, under your mantle. Keep them close to you until Jesus calls them to the reward He has prepared for them in eternity. Amen.

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4 responses to “Mother Xavier McMonagle, OSB: Conference for priests about a priest

  1. pelerin

    Fr Daniel Cousin was obviously a much loved Priest. Looking on the internet I have learnt that some 2,000 people attended his funeral last year. after his death in a head-long collision. He had been a keen cyclist and a few months before his tragic death he took part in a cycling contest for Priests and Religious and a short interview with him can be found on the internet. (There is also an interview with a Bishop who also took part saying that he was bound to win the Bishop’s prize as he was the only one competing!)
    May Fr Cousin, with all the souls of departed Priests, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

  2. sanfelipe007

    “I would love for that to be said about me when I am called to leave this world.” You need to stop visiting people, and start “just appearing!”

    Rest in Peace Father!

  3. nancyv

    When I first clicked on the video, I just knew I wouldn’t last 2 minutes…51 minutes later, I am so glad and felt a great privilege in being able to listen to Mother Xavier’s talk. Seasons in the Mass! Beautiful.
    Thank you for “bearing the burden of the Church” as a holy priest.
    Also, I appreciate your humbling me before I even watched, by your comment about how Fr. Daniel was dressed. You don’t know me, but you know me.

  4. Monica Harris

    Lovely prayer for priests.

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