in Christ your Son
you reveal to us your love,
you embrace us as your children
and you offer us the possibility of discovering
in your will the lines
of our true face.
you call us to be holy
as you are holy.
We pray you, never allow your Church
to lack holy ministers and apostles
who, with the word and the sacraments,
may open the way to the encounter with you.
give to lost humanity
men and women who,
through the witness of a life transfigured
to the image of your Son,
may walk joyfully
with their other brothers and sisters
towards our heavenly homeland.
with the voice of your Holy Spirit,
and trusting in the maternal intercession of Mary,
we earnestly beseech you:
send to your Church priests
who will be courageous witnesses
to your infinite bounty.