Shepherd me, Lord, and shepherd with me. -Prayer of Saint John Damascenei
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is a proper ecclesial community of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis preparing men for the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father, we seek each seminarian's configuration to the Heart of Jesus Christ, High Priest and Shepherd, so that he can shepherd whole heartedly with Christ's pastoral charity.ii
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)
Most sacred, most loving Heart of Jesus, you are concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and you beat for us still. Now, as then, you say, “With desire I have desired.” I worship you with all my best love and awe, with fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will. For a while you take up your abode within me. O make my heart beat with your Heart! Purify it of all that is earthly, all that is proud and sensual, of all perversity, of all disorder. So fill it with you, that neither the events of the day, nor the circumstances of the time, may have the power to ruffle it; but that in your love and your fear, it may have peace. Amen.
iSancti Ioannis Damasceni, E Declaratione Fidei. I: PG 95, 417-419.
iiApproved by Faculty March 20, 2012; Approved by Board April 19, 2012.