The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

For the bishop and priests of the Raleigh, NC Diocese.

Devotions

“The office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord’s flock has especially this duty assigned to it by Christ, namely, to guard with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the faith delivered to the saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. There has never been a time when this watchfulness of the supreme pastor was not necessary to the Catholic body; for, owing to the efforts of the enemy of the human race, there have never been lacking ‘men speaking perverse things’ (Acts xx. 30), ‘vain talkers and seducers’ (Tit. i. 10), ‘erring and driving into error’ (2 Tim. iii. 13). Still, it must be confessed that the number of the enemies of the cross of Christ has in these last days increased exceedingly, who are striving, by arts entirely new and full of subtlety, to destroy the vital energy of the Church, and, if they can, to overthrow utterly Christ’s kingdom itself. Wherefore, We may no longer be silent, lest We should seem to fail in Our most sacred duty, and lest the kindness that, in the hope of wiser counsels, We have hitherto shown them, should be attributed to forgetfulness of Our office.“

Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, 1907


Prayers for the Sovereign Pontiff

To God the Father.
Be mindful, O Eternal Father, of Thy Church, which Thou hast possessed from the beginning; recognize in her the unspotted bride, for whom Thy Adorable Son shed His Precious Blood. Vouchsafe to exalt her, to sanctify and replenish her with such an abundance of Thy graces, that she may be worthy of her Divine Spouse, and that her children may confess Thee with a lively faith, call upon Thee with a firm hope, and love Thee with a perfect charity. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary.

To God the Son
O Lord Jesus, the True Light, that enlightenest every man coming into the world, dissipate, I beseech Thee, the darkness of heresy and schism. Open the eyes of those in error, that they may perceive the brightness of Divine Faith, and embrace the doctrines of the true and only Church, so that, for the future, there may be but one fold and one flock. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary.

To God the Holy Ghost.
O Holy Ghost, Spirit of Peace and Love, enkindle in the hearts of princes, the fire of divine charity, which Thou camest to cast upon the earth! Teach them not to meditate any enterprise subversive of Thy Glory of They Churchʼs peace, but to seek by every means in their power to attain for themselves and those confided to them the enjoyment of eternal repose. Amen
Our Father, Hail Mary.

To the Most Holy Trinity
Adorable Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Who didst create the souls of infidels after Thine own image and likeness, hear the prayers of pious Christians, and the supplications of Thy Church; disperse the blindness of idolaters; send among them men truly apostolic, who may teach them the only saving faith; and grant them the grace to know and adore Thee for evermore. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary.

Prayer for our Holy Father the Pope
O God, the Pastor and Governor of all the faithful, look propitiously on Thy servant N., whom Thou hast constituted Head of Thy Church; grant him grace to form to virtue and religion, both by word and example, the flock committed to his charge, so that they may, with him, attain the rewards of eternal life. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary.

May the Almighty and Merciful God graciously hear us.
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

The Holy Family Manual, A Selection of Prayers and Devotional Exercices, Sisters of Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Ohio 1883