Happy Anniversary, Fr Emil!
This week we celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Fr Emil Blaser OP's ordination.
We congratulate him and thank him for his years of dedicated service to the Lord, and the people of South Africa.
Let us Pray:
O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear our humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Emil. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him. In his sorrows, strengthen him. In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength.