SERRA DEVOTIONS FOR OCTOBER
RETIRED, ILL AND DECEASED PRIESTS, DEACONS AND NUNS; THE ROSARY
Dear God in heaven, through Mary our Mother, we lift our hearts in prayer for retired priests throughout the world, who have given their lives wholly for Christ’s Holy Church. We hold in mind Pope Emeritus Benedict XI who has committed his life to prayer, purity of heart, knowledge, fortitude, courage, and wisdom. Lord, support and comfort him in his old age, that he may know of your mercy and abiding love for him. Mary, ever faithful and pure of heart, we ask you to watch over our retired bishop and the retired priests, deacons, and nuns in our diocese. May they feel the loving support of those they have served, and the joy of a vocation lived out each day for the glory of God.
St. Junipero Serra pray for us.