Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Collect of the Missal for the Election of a Pope

Yesterday I posted a prayer for the election of a bishop; here is the more appropriate collect of the Missal for the election of a Pope:

Súpplici, Dómine, humilitáte depóscimus :
ut sacrosánctæ Románæ Ecclésiæ
concédat Pontíficem illum tua imménsa pietas;
qui et pio in nos stúdio semper tibi plácitus,
et tuo pópulo pro salúbri regímine sit assídue
ad glóriam tui nóminis reveréndus.
Per Dóminum.

O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee,
that in Thy boundless mercy
Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff,
who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee,
and by his good government may ever be honored by Thy people
for the glory of Thy name.
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ.

And if you’re so inclined, you can “Adopt a Cardinal” for whom to pray during the conclave.

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