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Pater Caelestis
Heavenly Father
AnteMissam

PATER Caelestis, clementissime Pater misericordiarum, suscipe hodie [per manus servi tui] hoc sacrosanctum Sacrificium, verum corpus et sanguinem Filii tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi, in satisfactionem et remissionem omnium peccatorum meorum, in salutem et fortitudinem animae meae, et totius domus meae, et omnium illorum quibus aliqua obligatione teneor, et omnium Dominorum, Praelatorum, Praedicatorum, Sacerdotum, et Religiosorum Catholicae Fidei: ut eis gratiam Spiritus Sancti impertiri digneris ad salutem animarum suarum, et regimen totius populi Christiani, et omnium Peccatorum huius mundi, ut eos convertas, et ducas ad viam salutis: in consolationem omnium tribulatorum, ut eis adiutorium et veram paenitentiam tribuas: in refrigerium et liberationem omnium animarum existentium in Purgatorio, et maxime illarum quae auxilium a me iure expectant; et ad illuminationem et conversionem omnium gentium infidelium, et Haereticorum, et Schismaticorum, ut cognoscant, et ament te summam veritatem, Patrem omnipotentem, qui cum Filio et Spiritu Sancto es laudabilis Deus, benedictus in saecula saeculorum. Amen. HEAVENLY Father, most compassionate Father, accept this day [through the hands of Thy servant] this most holy Sacrifice, the true Body and Blood of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept it for the satisfaction and remission of all my sins, for the health and strength of my soul and that of all of my household, and of all those to whom I am obliged. Accept it for all the prelates, preachers, priests, and religious of the Catholic Faith. Deign to impart to them the grace of the Holy Spirit for the salvation of their souls and for the governance of the Christian people. Accept it for the salvation of all the sinners of this world, that Thou wouldst convert them and lead them to the path of salvation. Accept it for the consolation of all who are troubled. Grant them true repentance and help. Accept it for the refuge and liberation of all the souls in Purgatory, especially those who look to my help. And accept it for the conversion of all unbelievers, that they may know Thee, and love Thee, Thou who art the greatest truth, Almighty Father, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit art God. Blessed art Thou for ever. Amen.

From "Praeparatio ad Missam et Gratiarum Actio Post Missam", Romae et Mutinae, Typis Antonii Capponi Impr. Ep., 1727 Tr. MWM



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