16 July 2008


As I came near the end of this morning's Mass, of our Lady of Mount Carmel (Latin Extraordinary Form), it suddenly struck me (I wonder how many of the bishops at Lambeth will be struck by the same thought) how suitable the postcommunio is as a prayer for the Conference. Here is what Fr Zed might call a disgustingly literal translation:
Lord, may the worshipful intercession of thy glorious Mother and Ever Virgin Mary come to out aid; that, as she hath piled unending favours upon us, so she may liberate us from all dangers and, in her loving care, make us to be of one heart (sua faciat pietate concordes).

Does any gathering of bishops need to say more than that?

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