Our Lady, Queen of Priests gazes down at the monstrance while offering her Son to us, drawing our hears to the connection that it is truly Jesus present in the Eucharist who gazed out at us from the monstrance. The same Jesus who is depicted as a child and the High Priest who stands on Mary’s lap and gives a blessing.
The incense swirls and rises around the figures, bringing the prayer of the priest to Heaven while sunlight passing through stained glass illuminates the scene.
The prayer written on the wall is as follows:
Lord, you have called me to priestly ministry in a particular moment of history, as in the times of the first apostles, when you desire that all Christians, and in a particular way your priests, might be witnesses to the wonders of God and the strength of your spirit. Allow me to be a witness to the dignity of human life, to the grandeur of love, and to the power of the ministry which I have received. May my entire life be dedicated to you: for love, only for love, and for a higher love.
May my commitment to celibacy born of your mission, be a joyful and happy affirmation and a total dedication of myself to others in the service of your church. Give me strength in my weakness, and gratitude for my steadfastness.
Holy mother Mary, greatest and most wonderful mother of all time, grant that I may entrust my life to you each day. Mary, font of generosity and dedication, grant that I may be joined with you at the foot of the greatest crosses of the world, experiencing the redeeming pain of the death of your son, so that I might enjoy the triumph of the Resurrection for eternal life. Amen.
O Good Jesus, make me a priest after Your own Heart.
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