St. Annibale Maria di Francia – June 1st


Feast day June 1

Spiritual Director of

Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

Link to the book 17 yearsAbout the time St. Annibale was Luisa’s Spiritual Director.

Prayer of St. Annibale to Our Lady for Vocations

O Most Holy Virgin,
You have kept in Your Immaculate Heart the
Divine Command of Jesus:
“Pray therefore to the Master of the Harvest
to send laborers to His Harvest” and You have raised all
priestly and apostolic vocations,
which have bloomed in the Church at all times
We ask of You this Spirit of prayer and that
You may present the supplications
which we raise to the Lord of the Harvest
so that He send to the world an abundance of holy laborers
for His greater Glory and for the Salvation of Souls.  Amen.

by St. Annibale Maria di Francia

Link to FDZ Vocations web site.

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Jesus, Good Shepherd, you said:
“The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few.”
We lovingly embrace Your invitation:
“Pray the Heavenly Father to send forth laborers into His harvest.”
Inspire in us a holy crusade for vocations
under the loving care of St. Annibale Maria Di Francia
whom Blessed Pope John Paul II described as
“an anticipator and precursor of the modern pastoral care of vocations.”

Grant us abundant holy priests!

May these holy priests be the salt of the earth, the light of the world,
the city placed on the mountaintop for the salvation of mankind redeemed by
Your Precious Blood. Look on us Lord Jesus and our need for holy priests.
Help those young men you are calling to hear clearly Your Solemn and
Authoritative Voice and to generously respond with their “Fiat!”
to Your loving call. Holy Mary Mother of God and
Mother of priests, Mother and guardian of vocations,
pray with us, pray for us and pray for all those young men
called from the beginning of time by Our Triune God
to be holy priests today in our troubled world. Amen.

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