Here’s Saint Anthony on the front steps of the rectory, with the Child Jesus.
There’s a reader of this blog who prays this prayer for priests and for me in particular, for which I am very grateful. Insert the name or names of priests you know who need extra help in these chaotic times:
O holy Angels, watch over Father George David Byers at all times during his perilous life;
O holy Archangels, be his guides on his way to heaven;
O heavenly choir of the Principalities, govern him in soul and body;
O mighty Powers, preserve him against the wiles of the demons;
O celestial Virtues, give him strength and courage in the battle of life;
O powerful Dominations, obtain for him dominion over the rebellion of his flesh;
O sacred Thrones, grant him peace with God and man;
O brilliant Cherubim, illumine his mind with heavenly knowledge;
O burning Seraphim, enkindle in his heart the fire of charity. Amen
Saint Anthony, you led many from darkness to light by your preaching and works of kindness.
May Father George David Byers also become a light to others and a radiant instrument of peace.
O gentle and loving Saint Anthony…… whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus…