For the Pope and the Curia on Retreat

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

From Pope Francis’ Angelus Address yesterday:

…"Lent, he said, “is an appropriate time that should lead us to be ever more aware of how much the Holy Spirit, received in Baptism, has worked and can work in us. And in the end of the Lenten itinerary, in the Easter Vigil, we can renew with greater awareness the Baptismal covenant and the commitments that flow from it.”

The Pope also entrusted this week’s Spiritual Exercises to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Holy Father along with members of the Roman Curia will depart for the Roman town of Arriccia, where they will hold a week long Lenten retreat.

“I ask that you pray for us, that in the desert of the spiritual exercise, we may listen to the voice of Jesus, and also correct so many defects that we have. And to also confront the temptations that attacks us every day. I ask you therefore to accompany us with your prayers,” he said.

Praying for them.

Bless their time Lord, may it be fruitful and may they grow in holiness. :signofcross:

Dear Emerald Oak and tawny,

Thank you both for your prayers. The Pope and all those in positions of Authority within the Church carry heavy responsibilities. They need our prayers, as Pope Francis has humbly and wisely asked for them.

I was struck by the similarity of his words with the words of St. Louis de Montfort in his preparation for total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. St. Louis encourages persons to spend the first 12 days of the 33 Day preparation before Consecration “ridding oneself of the spirit of the world” which is opposed to the Spirit of Jesus.

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Praying for Pope Francis and the Curia on retreat. May they hear and discern God’s words and may they gain strength and rest for the immeasurable jobs they do everyday.

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Praying.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Praying for the retreat and for Pope Francis and the Curia as they attend it. May they feel renewed with new focus and at peace.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Jesus and Mary, I love you, save souls.

Amen

Praying for the Pope and the Curia.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Dear JMJ_Telcontar, and all those praying for the Pope and the Curia,

Thanks so much for your prayers. Please let us continue this week to pray for them and for all God’s children, through Mary our Mother.

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