25 May 2011

Holy Cross Weather Blessing

Each year the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest give a blessing, using a relic of the True Cross, against lightning and storms.  This blessing is given after low Masses from May 3 (Feast of the Finding of the Cross) to September 14 (Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross).  Just another good reason to hit 8 a.m. Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory.

Considering the violent storms that have been ravaging St. Louis, Joplin and many other parts of the Southwest and Midwest, I thought it might be useful to post it here.  It can be prayed as a private or family prayer as well.


Holy Cross Weather Blessing

V. A fúlgure, grádine et tempestáte.
R. Líbera nos, Dómine Jesu Christe.


V. Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam.
R. Et salutáre tuum da nobis.


V. Dómine exáudi oratiónem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.


V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spíritu tuo.


Orémus.  Quaesumus, omnípotens Deus, ut, intercessióne Sanctae Dei Genetrícis Maríae, sanctórum Angelórum, Patriarchárum, Prophetárum, Apostolórum, Mártyrum, Confessórum, Vírginum, Viduárum, et ómnium Sanctórum tuórum, contínuum nobis praestes subsídium, tranquíllam auram permíttas, atque contra fúlgura et tempestátes désuper nobis indígnis tuam salútem effúndas de caelis, et géneri húmano semper aemulas, déxtera poténtiae tuae, aéreas cónteras potestátes.  Per eúndem Christum Dóminum nostrum.


R. Amen.


V. Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum.

R. Ex hoc nunc et usque in saeculum.

V. Adjutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.


V. Benedíctio Dei omnipoténtis, Patris + et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti, descéndat super vos, locum istum et fructus terrae et máneat semper.


R. Amen.


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V. From lightning strikes, hail, and violent storms.
R. Deliver us, O Lord Jesus Christ.


V. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
R. And grant us Thy salvation.


V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.


V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.


Let us pray.  We beseech Thee, O Almighty God, through the intercession of Holy Mary, the Mother of God, of the holy angels, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, widows, and of all Thy saints, that Thou show us Thy continuing protection, permit tranquil winds, and also pour out to us, Thy unworthy servants, Thy safety from heaven above against lightning strikes and violent storms, and that Thou remain always protective of the human race and crush down the aerial powers by the right hand of Thy power.  Through the same Christ our Lord.


R. Amen


V. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
R. Now and forever.


V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.


V. May the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, + the Son, and the Holy Ghost, descend upon you, this place, and the fruits of the earth and remain forever.


R. Amen.

3 comments:

MrsC said...

Thank you for posting. This is another reminder why I love the Rogation Days on the old calendar!

Elizabeth said...

Very timely, given the weather in St Louis today.

Thank you!

Elizabeth

Delena said...

Love this prayer. Thanks for posting!