Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Bishop Larry!


O, Jesus, 
Prince of Pastors, Shepherd and Bishop of our souls,
give our bishop all those virtues, which he needs for his sanctification!
May he watch over himself and the entire flock,
with which the Holy Spirit has entrusted him!
Fill his heart with Thine Own Spirit!
Give him faith, charity, wisdom and strength!
Send him faithful co-laborers in the great work of saving and guiding souls!
Make him a shepherd after Thine own Heart, 
living only for his holy office,
fearing nobody but Thee,
and hoping for nothing but Thee,
in order that when Thou Shalt come, to judge shepherds
and their flocks,
he may obtain the unfading reward of eternal life!
Especially, bless our beloved bishop Larry, today as he celebrated his birthday!

Most Rev. Vincent S. Waters, D.D.
Raleigh, N.C.
March 25, 1956