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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Oratio Sancti Caietani (Prayer of St. Cajetan)

Written by St. Cajetan (1480-1547).

Respice, Domine, Sancte Pater, de sanctuario tuo et de excleso caelorum habitaculo, et vide hanc sacrosanctum Hostiam, quam tibi offert magnus Pontifex noster, sanctus puer tuus Dominus Iesus pro peccatis fratrum suorum; et esto placabilis super multitudinem malitiae nostrae. Ecce, vox sanguinis fratris nostri Iesu clamat ad te de Cruce. Exaudi, Domine: placare, Domine: attende et fac ne moreris propter temetipsum, Deus meus, qui nomen tuum invocatum est super civitatem istam et super populum tuum; et fac nobiscum secundum misericordiam tuam. Amen.
Ut civitatem istam defendere, pacificare, custodire, conservare et benedicere digneris: Te rogamus, audi nos.

Look down, O Lord, from Thy sanctuary, from Thy dwelling in heaven on high, and behold this sacred Victim which our great High Priest, Thy holy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, offers up to Thee for the sins of His brethren and be appeased despite the multitude of our transgressions. Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus, our Brother, cries to Thee from the cross. Give ear, O Lord. Be appeased, O Lord. Hearken and do not delay for Thine own sake, O my God; for Thy Name is invoked upon this city and upon Thy people and deal with us according to Thy mercy. Amen.

That Thou wouldst defend, pacify, keep, preserve, and bless this city, we beseech Thee, hear us.

(Plenary indulgence on the first Thursday of each month for communicants visiting the blessed Sacrament and reciting this prayer. Partial indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines on other Thursdays. --Pius VII.)

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