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Offline Fabio Leite

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Beautiful Roman Prayer
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:55:03 PM »

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Composed by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See under Pope Saint Pius X.
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:57:13 PM »
Fabio, my spiritual confessor and father, should I use this for my "relationship"?
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 10:01:20 PM »
Fabio, my spiritual confessor and father, should I use this for my "relationship"?

Excuse me?
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 10:11:49 AM »

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Composed by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See under Pope Saint Pius X.
I've always like this one.
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 10:14:40 AM »
Is there a Latin original?
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 10:56:40 AM »
Is there a Latin original?

I didn't find any, but Wikipedia says he was English-born, so maybe the original is indeed in English, or, possibly in Spanish (just guessing here).
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 11:05:14 AM »
And since when is Pius X a saint?  :P
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 11:22:17 AM »
And since when is Pius X a saint?  :P
He's been a saint for quite a while now.  ;D
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 11:27:57 AM »
And since when is Pius X a saint?  :P
He's been a saint for quite a while now.  ;D

Oh Papist, you're too predictable  :laugh:
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 11:34:46 AM »
And since when is Pius X a saint?  :P
He's been a saint for quite a while now.  ;D

Oh Papist, you're too predictable  :laugh:
I'm nothing if not predictable.  :)
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 04:07:52 PM »
Well, he certainly is pious.
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 04:21:46 PM »
Well, he certainly is pious.

Nomen est omen, as the Latins say.
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 10:32:14 PM »
Well, he certainly is pious.

Moreso than others.
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Re: Beautiful Roman Prayer
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 12:47:10 AM »
And since when is Pius X a saint?  :P
He's been a saint for quite a while now.  ;D
Ironically, all of the churches I have seen dedicated to him have been modernist monstrosities.

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