For the Conversion of Scandinavia

(Reblogged from June 13, 2013)

Good Jesus, prostrate at Thy feet,
we humbly implore Thee,
by Thy most sacred wounds
and by the Precious Blood
which Thou didst shed for the salvation of the whole world,
that Thou wouldst deign to cast a look of pity on the peoples of Scandinavia,
seduced from the Faith for so many centuries,
and plunged in the darkness of heresy,
separated from thy Church,
deprived of the participation of the adorable Sacrament of Thy Body and Blood,
and of the other Sacraments instituted by Thee,
as the refuge of souls in life and in death.

Remember, O Redeemer of the world,
that for these souls too Thou didst suffer bitter death,
with the loss of all Thy blood.

Bring back, O good Shepherd,
these wandering sheep of Thine to the one fold
and to the healthy pastures of Thy Church,
so that they may form with us one flock,
tended by Thee,
and by thy Vicar on earth, the supreme Pontiff,
whom, in the person of the Apostle St. Peter,
Thou didst commission to feed Thy sheep and Thy lambs.
Graciously hear, O good Jesus,
the prayers which we offer Thee with the most lively trust
in the love of Thy Sacred Heart,
and to Thy most holy Name be praise, glory, honour,
world without end.

Amen.

Pope Leo XIII, April 18, 1885 (300 days indulgence, once a day)

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