gloriose Patrone, Ora, ora
(Sung three times.)
Apostolic Exhortation given by Pope St. Pius X on August 4, 1908.
This letter by Pope St. Pius X is an essential read for seminarians, especially in today's day and age. Our seminarians are being formed to become the next generation of priests. We are in desperate need of holy priests. Priests who will set aside creature comforts to offer themselves totally and completely as did our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Priests who will emulate St. Jean Vianney in sacrifices and penances and who will emulate the defense and protection of our holy Catholic Faith as did St. Pius X.