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kit V PAGE 20 . Brat/149M001] i The Observer, Friday, March 17,1961 , l x i V l - -r\ H, v: Family VocatiOfi P1637913 g :i i O Merciful TUlfll-l our desire that our home become the 'nursery' “of a'vocation t‘o the‘priesthood or the religious life, that our home be a seminary or novitiate filled 'With the HolySpiritL and productive 'of Christian virtue and that we may be God fear- ing and pious parents to whom our Child can after Thee trace'his vocation. Grant that we may never fail to utter the encouraging word influencing our children‘toward a con- secrated life, thus cooperating in the Divine Plan. Thou hast promised: to reward a hundredfold andwith everlasting life those who leave father and mother, brothers anc1l_|sisters for Thy sake and \-shalt also remember us who have givenpne of ours un- to ee. Pour forth Thy Spirit abundantly upon our family, that at ’least one :child from it, beholding this path that leads to perfection, will set foot upon, it unafraid. Holy / Spirit do Thou descend upon this chosen one. Do Thou, Lord Jesus, dWell in that dedi- cated heart that it might comprehend the height, the length, the breadth and the depth of Thy all consuming 11love. Amend H ' , -. .15 ‘4'. iffJ ‘1 _;. f- ; egg: Priest 5'? i}: