O Lord, we are the millions of believers,
at Thy feet
and begging Thee to preserve,
defend and save the Sovereign Pontiff for many years.
He is the Father of the great fellowship of souls
and our Father as well. On this day,
as on every other day,
he is praying for us also,
and is offering unto Thee with holy fervoUr
the sacred Victim of love and peace.
Wherefore, O Lord,
turn Thyself toward us with eyes of pity;
for we are now, as it were,
forgetful of ourselves,
and are praying above all for him.
Do Thou unite our prayers
and receive them into the bosom of Thine infinite mercy,
as a sweet savor of active and fruitful charity,
whereby the children
are united in the Church to their Father.
All that he asks of Thee this day,
we too ask it of Thee in union with him.
whether he weeps or rejoices,
whether he hopes or offers himself
as a victim of charity for his people,
we desire to be united with him;
nay more, we desire that the cry of our hearts
should be made one with his.
Of Thy great mercy grant, O Lord,
that not one of us may be far from his mind
and his heart in the hour that he prays
and offers unto Thee the Sacrifice
of Thy blessed Son.
At the moment when our venerable High Priest,
holding in His hands the very Body of Jesus
shall say to the people over the Chalice
of benediction these words:
"The peace of the Lord
be with you always,"
grant, O Lord, that Thy sweet peace
may come down upon our hearts and upon all the nations
with new and manifest power.
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Almighty and loving Father,
I thank you for giving St. Gerard to us
as a most appealing model and powerful friend.
By his example,
he showed us how to love and trust You.
You have showered many blessings
on those who call upon him.
For Your greater glory and my welfare,
please grant me the ... continue reading
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