Father Augustus Tolton Prayer for More Priests
The Servant of God
Father Augustus Tolton
A Prayer for More Priests
God our Father, you have found Father Augustus Tolton
to be an obedient servant of Christ our eternal high
priest and a faithful steward of the mysteries of God.
Father Tolton’s sharing in the Cross of our salvation led
him to a life of long suffering in the face of prejudice and
misunderstanding, which produced within him the fruits
of a great joy and a humble love for you and for your
people. His zeal for the priestly ministry shines brightly
before us in this Diocese of Springfield in Illinois in which
he served, illuminating for us the path to you.
Through his example and intercession, may many young
men within this Diocese respond with generous and
courageous love to your Son’s invitation to share in his
priesthood so that each of your altars in this Diocese may
be served by such a faithful priest as this Servant of God.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you or someone you know may be called to the priesthood,
please contact the Office for Vocations at:
1615 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 3187,
Springfield, Illinois 62708-3187
(217) 698-8500, ext. 182 and 194
[email protected] • www.dio.org
We will be happy to assist you.