His prayers and thoughts
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His Prayers and Thoughts
* LATIN: Respice, Domine, Sancte Pater, de sanctuario tuo et de excelso caelorum habitaculo, et vide hanc sacrosanctam 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.
*ENGLISH: Look down, O Lord, from Your sanctuary, from Your dwelling in heaven on high, and behold this sacred Victim which our great High Priest, Your Holy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, offers up to You for the sins of His brethren and be appeased despite the multitude of our sins. Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus, our Brother, cries to You from the cross. Listen, O Lord. Be appeased, O Lord. Hearken and do not delay for Your own sake, O my God; for Your Name is invoked upon this city and upon Your people and deal with us according to Your mercy. Amen.
THAT You would defend, pacify, keep, preserve, and bless this city, we ask You, hear us.
* 'There is no one, O Most Holy Mary, who can know God except through thee; no one who can be saved or redeemed but through thee, O Mother of God; no one who can be delivered from dangers but through thee, O Virgin Mother; no one who obtains mercy but through thee, O Filled-With-All-Grace'!
* 'In this dark vale of tears, I wish solely to feed upon this secret manna, this delicious substance'.
* 'I am a sinner and do not think much of myself; I have recourse to the greatest servants of the Lord, that they may pray for you to the blessed Christ and his Mother. But do not forget that all the saints cannot endear you to Christ as much as you can yourself. It is entirely up to you. If you want Christ to love you and help you, you must love Him and always make an effort to please Him. Do not waver in your purpose, because even if all the saints and every single creature should abandon you, He will always be near you, whatever your needs'.