Friday, February 13, 2009

Novena in support of Pope Benedict from the Fraternity of St Peter




For immediate public release:


Reading, England, February 13th, 2009: Novena for Pope Benedict



Sub + Petro


Dear Friends,
You are all well aware of the opposition which the Holy Father has faced in his efforts to reconcile the Society of Pius X. The current pressure from the media and others seems to not only threaten Pope Benedict’s work with SSPX. It also seems as though some would like to see it work as a means to undermine his very teaching and governing authority for his pontificate.

Given these oppositions which the Holy Father faces; given the particular role of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in encouraging the return of those who have distanced themselves from the hierarchy of the Church in the last forty years; finally, given that we hold St. Peter as our patron and have a particular attachment to his successor, as also requested by our Superior General Very Rev Fr John Berg, FSSP, I would like to invite you all to join the following NOVENA at the intention of our dear Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI.

The novena, which will be prayed as well by all our 350 seminarians and priests, will begin tomorrow on February 14th and conclude Sunday week, on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, February 22nd.

Cordially yours in St Peter,

Fr. Armand de Malleray, FSSP
NOVENA FOR THE POPE:
Pater Noster, 3 Ave Maria, Gloria Patri

V. Orémus pro Pontífice nostro Benedícto.
R. Dóminus consérvet eum, et vivíficet eum, et beátum fáciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in ánimam inimicórum eius..
V. Tu es Petrus.
R. Et super hanc petram ædificábo Ecclésiam meam.


Orémus.
Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, miserére fámulo tuo Pontífici nostro Benedícto : et dírige eum secúndum tuam cleméntiam in viam salútis ætérnæ : ut, te donánte, tibi plácita cúpiat, et tota virtúte perfíciat. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. R. Amen.

Mater Ecclésiæ, ora pro nobis
Sancte Petre, ora pro nobis.

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory be.

V: Let us pray for our Pope Benedict.
R: May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

V. Thou art Peter,
R. And upon this Rock, I will build My Church.

Let us Pray,
Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant, Benedict, our Sovereign Pontiff, and guide him in your goodness on the way of eternal salvation; so that, with the prompting of your grace, he may desire what pleases you and accomplish it with all his strength. ThroughChrist Our Lord.

V. Mother of the Church. R. Pray for us
V. St. Peter. R. Pray for us


Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in England
179 Elgar Rd, RG2 0DH, Reading, Berkshire, UK

1 comment:

ScepticalBeliever said...

Responses to your recent postings seem to be rather less than usual. Perhaps everyone is on holiday?