Monday, 30 August 2010


I have copied this article from and hope it may provide a prayer we can use in the U.K. It was written by Christian Campbel one of the regular contributors to that blog. The blog itself is well worth visiting with articles from around the world.

Ordinariate Prayers from Bishop Peter Elliott

Noting our discussion of heavenly patronage for the anticipated personal ordinariates, Bishop Peter J. Elliott, the episcopal delegate for Anglicanorum Coetibus in Australia, has written to offer these prayers for the success of the Holy Father's project now circulating in that country.  He observes that, in addition to Our Lady of Walsingham and St. Thérèse of Lisieux (a title of Our Lady and a saint he has personally selected), we may well add the invocation of John Henry Cardinal Newman upon his imminent beatification.

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Eternal Father, we place before you the project of forming the Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. We thank you for this initiative of Pope Benedict XVI., and we ask that, through the Holy Spirit, the Ordinariates may become:

families of charity, peace and the service of the poor,

centres for Christian unity and reconciliation,

communities that welcome and evangelize,

teaching the Faith in all its fullness,

celebrating the liturgy and sacraments with prayerful reverence

and maintaining a distinctive patrimony of Christian faith and culture.

Drawing on that heritage we pray:

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works, begun, continued and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V/ Our Lady of Walsingham.

R/ Pray for us as we claim your motherly care.

V/ Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus.

R/ Pray for us as we place this work under your patronage.

V/ Saints and Martyrs of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

R/ Pray for us and accompany us on our pilgrim way

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