keep Thy priests within the shelter
of Thy Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch
Thy Sacred Body;
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with Thy Precious Blood;
Keep pure and unworldly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of Thy Priesthood.
Let Thy holy love surround them from the
Bless their labors with abundant fruit.
May the souls to whom they minister be their joy
and consolation here,
and their everlasting crown in heaven.