LITANY OF SUPPLICATION 

to end the covid-19 pandemic

We adore you, O Lord
True God and true man, truly present in this holy Sacrament.
We adore you, O Lord
Our Savior, God with us, faithful and rich in mercy
We adore you, O Lord
King and Lord of creation and of history
We adore you, O Lord
Conqueror of sin and death
We adore you, O Lord
Friend of humankind, the Risen One, the Living One who sits at the right hand of the Father.
We adore you, O Lord

We believe in you, O Lord
Only begotten Son of the Father, descended from heaven for our salvation
We believe in you, O Lord
Heavenly physician, who bows down over our misery
We believe in you, O Lord
Lamb who was slain, who offer yourself to rescue us from evil
We believe in you, O Lord
Good Shepherd, who give your life for the flock which you love
We believe in you, O Lord
Living bread and medicine for immortality, who give us eternal life
We believe in you, O Lord

Deliver us, O Lord
From the power of Satan and the seductions of the world
Deliver us, O Lord
From the pride and presumption of being able to do anything without you
Deliver us, O Lord
From the deceptions of fear and anxiety
Deliver us, O Lord
From unbelief and desperation
Deliver us, O Lord
From hardness of heart and the incapacity to love
Deliver us, O Lord

Save us, O Lord
From every evil that afflicts humanity
Save us, O Lord
From hunger, from famine and from egoism
Save us, O Lord
From illnesses, epidemics and the fear of our brothers and sisters
Save us, O Lord
From devastating madness, from ruthless interests and from violence
Save us, O Lord
From being deceived, from false information and the manipulation of consciences
Save us, O Lord

Comfort us, O Lord
Protect your Church which crosses the desert
Comfort us, O Lord
Protect humanity terrified by fear and anguish
Comfort us, O Lord
Protect the sick and the dying, oppressed by loneliness
Comfort us, O Lord
Protect doctors and healthcare providers exhausted by the difficulties the they are facing
Comfort us, O Lord
Protect politicians and decision makers who bear the weight of having to make decisions
Comfort us, O Lord

Grant us your Spirit, O Lord
In the hour of trial and from confusion
Grant us your Spirit, O Lord
In temptation and in our fragility
Grant us your Spirit, O Lord
In the battle against evil and sin
Grant us your Spirit, O Lord
In the search for what is truly good and true joy
Grant us your Spirit, O Lord
in the decision to remain in you and in your friendship
Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

Open us to hope, O Lord
Should sin oppress us
Open us to hope, O Lord
Should hatred close our hearts
Open us to hope, O Lord
Should sorrow visit us
Open us to hope, O Lord
Should indifference cause us anguish
Open us to hope, O Lord
Should death overwhelm us
Open us to hope, O Lord

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This is the English translation of the Litany of Supplication used during the Urbi et Orbi on 27 March 2020 presided over by Pope Francis on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica.

Source:  Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/litany-supplication-urbi-et-orbi-pope-francis.html

 

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The headline: “It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record.”

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Laudato Si' Week: May 16 - 24


Laudato Si' Week is from May 16 to 24 and this year, we are celebrating the Special Anniversary Year of Laudato Si’ on May 24, 2021.  Pope Francis invites us all to complete the transition to integral ecology by 2030.  Various programs will offer dialogue and action to help realize the goals of Laudato Si' in the care of our common home, Mother Earth. Click the Sowing Hope for the Planet logo (on the left) for more information in six languages.

    pdfLaudato Si' - See - Judge - Act   (Sr. Ingrid Geissler, CPS) laudato si see judge act

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St. Joseph . . . through the eyes of Abbot Francis Pfanner

saint joseph revArtist: Sr. Pientia Selhorst, CPSJOSEPH THE RIGHT1 MAN - 19 March 1885
Prior Francis Pfanner of Mariannhill
19 March 1885

Fecit me Deus Dominum
universae domus ejus...
pro salute vestramisit me
Deus ante vos in Aegyptum.

The ways of divine providence can best be seen in the life of Joseph of Egypt. After he had made himself known to his brothers, he made it clear to them how Providence had provided by telling them: "God has made me master of His entire house; for your benefit He sent me before you into Egypt." The same may be said of St. Joseph: 1. God set him over the Holy Family. 2. He placed him among non-believers.

 

1. Joseph, the Provider
If God made St. Joseph the master of his household, we must not imagine that he was a ruler like Joseph of Egypt, but a gentle householder who was more concerned with his God-given responsibilities than his rights. He considered it his duty to feed and clothe his holy foster son and his mother and to give them shelter.

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LITANY OF SUPPLICATION 

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