“There is an urgent need, especially nowadays, for a more widespread and deeply felt conviction that all the members of the Church, without exception, have the grace and responsibility to look after vocations.”
Ineffable Creator, who, from the treasures of Your wisdom, are proclaimed the true font of light and wisdom, and the primal origin raised high beyond all things. Pour forth a ray of Your brightness into the darkened places of our minds. Disperse from our souls the twofold darkness into which we were born: sin and ignorance.
You make eloquent the tongues of infants. Refine our speech and pour forth upon our lips the goodness of Your blessing. Grant us keenness of mind, capacity to remember, skill in learning, subtlety to interpret, and eloquence in speech. May You guide the beginning of our work, direct its progress, and bring it to completion.
You Who are true God and true Man, who live and reign, world without end. Amen.