Saturday, March 09, 2013

Veni, Creator....

And as this epochal week begins, wherever we might be, whatever our role in the days to come – and, indeed, we've all got one – before anything else, church, let us pray....

O God,
our eternal shepherd,
who guides your people with a father's care,
grant to your Church
a Pope acceptable to you
in holiness of life,
one entirely consecrated
to the service of your people.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. 
Missa Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice
(Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff)