Rorate Caeli

The Feast of the Assumption 2019: The Eternal Magnificat




Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Help of Christians, Refuge of the human race, Victress in all the battles for God! Supplicant, we prostrate before Thy throne, beseeching mercy and certain of receiving graces, opportune aid and defense in the present calamities; not by any merit of our own, which we do not presume, but solely because of the immense goodness of Thy Maternal Heart.

To Thee, to Thy Immaculate Heart, in this tragic hour of human history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves - not only in union with the Holy Church, Mystical Body of Thy Jesus, which is suffering and bleeding in many parts and in many ways afflicted - but with the entire world harrowed by ferocious discords, parched in a fire of hatred, victim of its own iniquity.

May your heart be moved by so much material and moral ruin; so much pain;  of so many fathers, mothers, spouses, siblings and innocent children in anguish; so many young  lives cut short; so many bodies lacerated in the horrendous slaughter; so many tortured souls in agony that many risk being lost for all eternity. 

Thou, Oh Mother of Mercy, obtain for us the peace of God! And most of all those graces that can in an instant, convert human hearts; those graces that prepare, reconcile and bring peace! Queen of Peace, pray for us and grant this world at war, the peace the people are yearning for; peace in truth, in justice and in the love of Christ. Grant them peace of arms and peace of souls, whereby in the tranquility of order, the Kingdom of God is expanded.

Grant Thy protection to the infidels and to those still lying in the shadow of death; concede them peace and make the Sun of Truth rise for them, that they may, together with us, before the one and only Savior of the world, repeat: “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to men of good will!” (Luke, 2, 14). 

To the peoples separated by error and discord, and  in particular those who profess singular devotion to Thee, where there is no home that that doesn’t hold in honor Thy venerated icon (perhaps today hidden and kept for better days); grant them peace and lead them back to the One Fold of Christ, under the one true Shepherd. 

Obtain peace and complete freedom for the Holy Church of God; stop the expanding deluge of neo-paganism; foster in the hearts of the faithful love of purity, the practice of Christian life and apostolic zeal, whereby the peoples of those who serve God increase in merit and number. 

Lastly, given that the Church and the entire human race were consecrated to the Heart of Thy Jesus, placing all hope in Him, that He would be a sign and pledge of victory and salvation, thus likewise, we for evermore consecrate ourselves also to Thee, to Thy Immaculate Heart, Our Mother and Queen of the world: whereby Thy love and patronage hasten the triumph of the Kingdom of God, to all peoples, at peace with God and among themselves;  We proclaim Thee blessed and with Thee we intone, to the ends of the earth, the eternal Magnificat of glory, love and gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, wherein alone, Truth, Life and Peace can be found.

Discourses and Radio-Messages by His Holiness,Pope Pius XII,IV. 
Fourth  year of his Pontificate,March 2, 1942  (March 1, 1943, pp. 453-454).

Translation: Contributor, Francesca Romana

Source and H/T to Chiesa e Post Concilio Blog