Les FemmesAWARDS

Lamplighter Award given to those fostering the light of truth in a dark world:

To Faithful Priests who follow in the footsteps of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests. You'll know who they are by these signs. They spend many hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament. They preach in accordance with the teachings of the Church not avoiding the hard issues like abortion, contraception, and the indissolubility of marriage. They don't mess with the Mass, but follow the rubrics faithfully and avoid "performing." They promote Confession, they love the Blessed Mother, and encourage the rosary. Charity and humility mark their actions rather than pride and human respect. Parishes are blessed that have such priests. May Mother Mary hold these faithful sons close to her heart. Despite what we read in the papers, there are many holy priests serving God's people.

Millstone Award given to those who through ignorance or malice scandalize God's people:

To Unfaithful Priests and Bishops who fail to defend the faith or protect the flock. Let all the faithful fast and pray for their souls. May the laity always love our priests. May our prayers be an abundant source of grace that aids them in winning many souls for Christ. May our sacrifices help them to be faithful to their vows that they might grow in holiness and virtue and save many souls. And may we faithfully persevere in praying for them throughout our journey on earth.

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