Rorate Caeli

Pentecost MMXI:
Urgent Prayers during the Octave of Pentecost

[This post will remain up until Trinity Sunday;
newer posts below.]
The signs seem to point to delicate times in the months ahead. Following the words of the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay (updated), and of the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Monsignor Guido Pozzo (also updated), we join ourselves to the following appeal launched today by our friends at Messa in Latino.

It is a different kind of appeal: no signatures, no writing, no complaining... It is an appeal for Masses and prayers, so that the Almighty may provide what is best for His holy Church.

[Considering the signs], Messa in Latino [joined now by Rorate Caeli and, we hope, by all of you, in your churches, chapels, families, prayer groups] takes the liberty of begging all to join in prayer during the entire Pentecost Octave, invoking Almighty God:

That the Fraternity of Saint Pius X may be granted an official position within the Church.

For this intention, under the advice and with the approval of priests who collaborate with Messa in Latino, from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, we ask all to say this prayer:

VENI, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.COME, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
DEUS, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Let us pray:
O GOD, Who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
And to offer their daily rosary for this intention.

We invite Priests to please add this intention to their personal memento at Holy Mass. 


Anonymous said...

I, for one, endorse this effort entirely. Now is not the time for argumentation.

If we judge things by past standards, there is no reason to hope for anything this Pentecost. The doctrinal talks are scheduled to end before 21st June and, given how long Rome normally takes to do anything, we can then expect a wait of several years as the curialists consider what to do and how to frame it.

However, God can overcome all that and it would be at least fitting for there to be a marvellous outcome this Pentecost. Prayer, prayer, prayer and hope and fasting and good deeds and mortifications: that is perfect for this time.


Gratias said...

This would be some of the best news Catholics can receive. Have said this prayer already. Messa in Latino and Rorate Caeli lead the request for prayers. Last time they collected 12,000 signatures and the Instruction for the application of Summorum Pontificum signed by Cardinal Levada came out perfectly. It is most appropriate on this crucial time to pray and pray.

The Holy Father seems to have had a long-range plan all the time. Benedict XVI was several steps ahead of everybody else.

For the restoration of the Church liturgy, the FSPX coming back to the fold would be wonderful. We have never attended their masses because they were not in communion, but if this wonderful event came to pass, would be very glad to.

FSPX wwould bring 500 (500!) priests to the Latin Mass. They have a fabulous missionary spirit and have a presence in Latin America and Africa that is unrivaled.

It seems the Anglican's return may have given the Catholics a Holy boost. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and Benedict XVI is his "driver". Pray, pray, pray.

Anonymous said...


A worldwide ordinariate would mean liberation for the Traditional Latin Mass, be it for the S.S.P.X, the approved societies, or both. It would mean that everything I have worked and prayed for all these years had come to pass.

I dare not argue for this offer, should it be extended. Pray always. Pray for this without surcease.


Anonymous said...

"the Instruction for the application of Summorum Pontificum signed by Cardinal Levada came out perfectly"

It was good, but it still contained many objectionable clauses, and the ghettoization of traditional ordinations remained.

I, for one, wonder if this should have been reported once the offer had been made to Fellay, and not before.

New Catholic said...

I must add, personally, that I agree with you, last anon., but once this is out, there is no way of holding it back - it is one of the disadvantages of these new media. In other words, we are NOT the origin of this report, but we cannot pretend that it is not out there now and make whatever may be possible to make sure that what is reported in English shall be as accurate as possible.

I would add that the published text of the Instruction came out much better than the second major draft, which precipitated the appeal, as Father Claude Barthe explicitly mentioned a few days ago - so it was much better than what might have been expected, though it could have been better.


New Catholic said...