20 September 2014

Prayer for Archbishop Carlson

V. Oremus pro antistite nostro Roberto.

R. Stet et pascat, in fortitudine tua, Domine, in sublimitate nominis tui.

V. Salvum fac servum tuum.

R. Deus meus sperantem in te.


Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Robertum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae Sancti Ludovici praeese voluisti propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere; ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen


Anonymous said...

For those of us who do not know latin, would someone please translate this post?

Is there a particular reason to pray for the Archbishop at this time?


Jane Chantal said...


I believe this is a prayer that Archbishop Carlson may remain courageous and steadfast in his guidance of the flock that God has entrusted to his care, that all may attain eternal life. I do not know why Timman posted it at this particular time. I wondered if it might coincide with the fifth anniversary of Archbp. Carlson’s installation as Archbishop of St. Louis, but it doesn’t. Googling didn't get me anywhere, either.

I wish I could provide a precise translation, but I'm not confident enough of my Latin to attempt it. Maybe someone else will?

Anonymous said...


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that since the anecdotes are piling up that suggest the long knives are out for anything and anyone favoring traditional orthodoxy and orthopraxy, and since Archbishop Carlson seems friendly to, and indulgent of, the EF, he may find himself in the crosshairs. We should pray for him, and all our priests and bishops, that they will have the strength to stand firm against the assault.


Barto the Barbarian said...

In these times, I can see no solution but to be a steadfast, but individualistic Catholic. The Church's leaders don't lead, at least not in the ways they should. This has been going on for 60 years now. But we have the Faith to practice. No one can stop us from praying and living per God's commandments.

excalibur said...

Let us pray for the faithful of the Chicago Archdioceses who will have as their new head a very liberal Bishop, Bishop Cupich.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation.


thetimman said...

Let us pray for our Bishop Robert.
R. May he stand and shepherd in Thy strength, O Lord, in the sublimity of Thy name

V. Save thy servant.
R. Who hopeth in Thee, O my God.

Let us pray

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people,
look mercifully upon Thy servant Robert,
whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church in St. Louis;
grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example,
he may edify those over whom he hath charge,
so that together with the flock committed to him,
he may he attain everlasting life.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen