Friday, April 01, 2005

Catholic Light...
links to the Venerable's best poem, that it may be be meditated on while the Holy Father is so very ill.
Here is a slightly modified version of a prayer by Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., for a happy death....

Oh, our Lord and Saviour, support him in this hour in the strong arms of Thy Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance of Thy consolations. Let the absolving words be said over him, and the holy oil sign and seal him, and Thy own Body be his food, and Thy Blood his sprinkling; and let his sweet Mother, Mary, breathe on him, and his Angel whisper peace to him, and the glorious Saints ... smile upon him; that in them all, and through them all, he may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as he desired to live, in Thy faith, in Thy Church, in Thy service, and in Thy love. Amen.


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