Pope Benedict’s Name Day. Pray for Pope Benedict!

Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, is the baptismal “name day” of our Holy Father.

Please pray for, and promote prayer for, our Holy Father.

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.

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.

Our Father.  Hail Mary.

Let us pray.

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  1. DavidJ says:


  2. PhilipNeri says:

    And on the Holy Father’s name day. . .


    Time to contact NPR!

    Fr. Philip Neri, OP

  3. acardnal says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I just sent an email to NPR.

  4. HighMass says:

    The Best thing that ever happened to the Church after Blessed John Paul II Died!


  5. irishgirl says:

    @ Philip Neri, OP: I also read that sick story and sent a fiery email over to NPR! Grrr….I get so mad….grrr….sometimes I want to be the ‘St. Corbinian’s bear’ that is on the Holy Father’s coat-of-arms, and REALLY show my teeth!
    I pray the ‘Oremus Pro Pontifice’ every day, ever since Father Z first posted it some years ago; but for some reason, when I wrote it in the little notebook I carry in my purse and committed it to memory, I neglected the phrase, ‘and bless him upon earth’.
    Now I’ll have to ‘re-memorize’ it with the words I missed writing in!

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