as the trip begins

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 28, 2006

From the Enchiridion of Indulgences, Grant #25:

A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.


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  • Posted by: martica - Nov. 28, 2006 10:24 PM ET USA

    I was not satisfied with the first intercession for tomorrow's Catholic School Mass's Prayer of the Faithful and my dear Guardian Angel lead me to you Uncle Di...There is nothing more powerful than the prayers of children!...God is Good!

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 12:09 PM ET USA

    From the Knights of Columbus (part 4): We also ask, O Heavenly Father, that you watch over and protect Pope Benedict and entrust him to the loving care of Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Fatima, a title cherished both by Catholics and Muslims. Through her prayers and maternal love, may Pope Benedict be kept safe from all harm as he prays, bears witness to the Gospel, and invites all peoples to a dialogue of faith, reason, and love. We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen. (finis)

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 12:08 PM ET USA

    From the Knights of Columbus (part 3): May the prayers and events of these historic days greatly contribute both to greater accord among those who worship you, the living and true God, and also to peace in our world so often torn apart by war and sectarian violence. (continued...)

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 12:06 PM ET USA

    From the Knights of Columbus: (part 2): Bless our Holy Father, who comes as a messenger of truth and love to all people of faith and good will dwelling in this land so rich in history. In the power of the Holy Spirit, may this visit of the Holy Father bring about deeper ties of understanding, cooperation, and peace among Roman Catholics, the Orthodox, and those who profess Islam. (continued...)

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 12:03 PM ET USA

    From the Knights of Columbus: Heavenly Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name, we humbly ask that you sustain, inspire, and protect your servant, Pope Benedict XVI, as he goes on pilgrimage to Turkey – a land to which St. Paul brought the Gospel of your Son; a land where once the Mother of your Son, the Seat of Wisdom, dwelt; a land where faith in your Son’s true divinity was definitively professed. (continued...)

  • Posted by: rpp - Nov. 28, 2006 11:28 AM ET USA

    Blessed St. Peter, appointed by our Lord to be Pope Benedict's predesessor, and great evangelist, we ask your intervention to protect our Holy Father and those he visits on his trip to Turkey. Let plant the seed of true Christian faith there and instill a sense of peace among those who currently desire it not.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 9:47 AM ET USA

    May Mary the Mother of God, Mother of the Church shelter Pope Benedict beneath her mantle. May Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael stand guard around our Holy Father every minute of his trip to Turkey. Amen

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 9:21 AM ET USA

    May the Lord grant our Holy Father a safe and peaceful trip to Turkey not only for himsel but for others who may also be in danger.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 28, 2006 9:06 AM ET USA