Monday, June 22, 2009

Jubilee Prayer to Saint John Vianney


Jubilee Prayer to Saint John Vianney
For the Jubilee Year of Priests 2009-2010
French original from www.arsnet.org


(French)

Saint Jean-Marie Vianney, vous qui avez indiqué le “chemin du Ciel” à tant de fidèles, montrez-nous le chemin de l’amitié et de la vie avec le Père.

Aidez-nous à goûter le bonheur qu’il y a à connaître Jésus-Christ, à L’aimer et à Le faire aimer. Comme vous, que nous découvrions la joie de vivre dans la grâce de l’Esprit-Saint, afin de le suivre avec confiance dans la foi.

Apprenez-nous à aimer et à vivre toujours plus des sacrements de la Réconciliation et de l’Eucharistie. C’est là que nous rencontrons le Seigneur en vérité pour grandir dans la vraie liberté et nous laisser sanctifier. Que Sa présence dans le Saint-Sacrement nous attire, nous comble et soit pour chacun source de consolation.

Aidez-nous à découvrir que la Parole de Dieu est une lumière pour aujourd’hui et un guide pour aimer et servir nos frères avec joie, spécialement les plus pauvres et les plus petits.

Vous êtes le “patron de tous les curés de l’univers” et un modèle plein de charité pour chaque prêtre. Nous venons vous les confier et prier pour eux ; gardez-les dans la paix et la fidélité à l’Église.

Saint Curé d’Ars, aidez-nous à être toujours plus des témoins de la miséricorde ; faites grandir en nous le désir d’être des saints.

Amen.

(English)

Saint John Vianney, you have shown the “way to heaven” to many souls, show us the way of friendship and life with the Father.

Help us to taste the happiness which is found in knowing Jesus Christ, in loving him and in making him loved. Like you, may we discover the joy of living in the grace of the Holy Spirit, and hence to follow him confidently in faith.

Teach us to love and to celebrate, always and even more, the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist. It is there that we truly encounter the Lord for us to grow in true freedom and be able to help others to be holy. May his presence in the Blessed Sacrament draw us, fills us and become for each one of us a source of consolation.

Help us to discover the Word of God as a light for our time and a guide for us in loving and serving our brethren, especially the poor and little ones, with joy.

You are the “patron of all parish priests of the world” and a model full of love for each priest, we come to entrust them and to pray for them; keep them in peace and fidelity to the Church.

Holy Priest of Ars, help us to become, always and more and more, witnesses of God’s love. Increase in us the desire to become saints. Amen.

(Filipino)

San Juan Vianney, itinuro mo ang "daan patungo sa langit" sa maraming kaluluwa, ituro mo sa amin ang landas ng pakikipagkaibigan at pamumuhay kaisa ng Ama.

Tulungan mo kaming matikman ang tamis ng pagkikipagkilala kay Kristo Hesus, ng pag-ibig sa kanya at pag-akay sa iba upang ibigin rin siya. Tulad mo, matuklasan nawa namin ang galak ng pamumuhay sa biyaya ng Espiritu Santo, upang sundin namin siya nang buong tiwala at pananampalataya.

Turuan mo kaming mahalin lagi at isabuhay ang mga sakramento ng Pakikipagkasundo at Eukaristiya. Sa mga ito kami tunay na nakikipagdaupang-palad sa Panginoon upang kami ay tumubo sa aming pagpapakatao at matulungan rin ang iba na maging banal. Ang kanya nawang pananahan sa Banal na Sakramento ang mag-akit sa amin, pumuspos sa amin at magsilbing lakas para sa bawat isa sa amin.

Akayin mo kami upang tuklasin ang Salita ng Diyos bilang tanglaw para sa aming panahon at gabay para sa amin, sa aming pag-ibig at paglilingkod sa aming kapwa, lalo na sa mga dukha at maliliit, nang malugod.

Ikaw ang "pintakasi ng lahat ng kura paroko sa buong daigdig" at isang halimbawang puno ng pagkalinga para sa bawat pari, dumudulog kami sa iyo upang ipagkatiwala sila at ipanalangin: panatilihin mo nawa sila sa kabanalan at katapatan sa bayan ng Diyos.

Banal na Pari ng Ars, tulungan mo kaming maging, lalo pa at sa tuwina, mga saksi sa wagas na pag-ibig ng Diyos. Pag-ibayuhin mo sa amin ang pagnanais na maging banal. Amen.