Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Fighting the cynicism of contemporary 'catholicism' #1 The Sentiments of St Benno


A prayer to one's Guardian Angel when you cannot attend Mass:


O Holy Angel at my side,

Go to the church for me,

Kneel in my place, at Holy Mass,

Where I desire to be.


At Offertory, in my stead,

Take all I am and own,

And place it as a sacrifice

Upon the Altar Throne.


At holy Consecration' s bell,

Adore with Seraph's love,

My Jesus hidden in the Host,

Come down from heaven above.


Then pray for those I dearly love,

And those who cause me grief,

That Jesus' Blood may cleanse all hearts,

And suff'ring souls relieve.


And when the priest Communion takes,

Oh, bring my Lord to me,

That His sweet Heart may rest on mine,

And I His temple be.


Pray that this Sacrifice Divine,

May mankind's sins efface;

Then bring me Jesus' blessing home,

The pledge of every grace.

Amen.

1 comment:

gemoftheocean said...

What a beautiful prayer.