Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Conclave to Elect the Pope Begins - Tuesday in the 4th Week of Lent


“We must pray and pray much; for... no science, no human prudence can furnish a remedy to the evils that desolate the Church: the all-powerful arm of God is needed.

“We must pray to Jesus Christ that he may give us as the Head of his Church a man, less remarkable by his science and human prudence, than by his fervor and his zeal for the honor of God; a man, absolutely inaccessible to every intrigue, who is above all human respect. For, if we have the misfortune to have a Pope elected, who is not a man that seeks only the glory of God, the Lord will aid us but little, and in the present state of things all will go from bad to worse.

“Prayer, then, is the only remedy. I have, therefore, written to all the houses of our humble Congregation, and have enjoined upon them to pray with more than ordinary fervor for the election of a new Pope.... Such is the advice that can be given by a miserable man like myself.” [–St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Bishop of S. Agata dei Goti, October 24, 1774]

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COLLECT OF THE MASS
TO ELECT A POPE

O God, Eternal Shepherd, who govern Your flock with unfailing care, grant in Your boundless Fatherly love a pastor for Your Church who will please You by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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COLLECT FOR TUESDAY
IN THE 4TH WEEK OF LENT


May the venerable exercises of holy devotion shape the hearts of your faithful, O Lord, to welcome worthily the Paschal Mystery and proclaim the praises of your salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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RESURRECTION PARISH VISITATION
PHOTO COLLECTION (II)




Photos: courtesy of Patrick Rusheleau



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