Friday, May 18, 2007

Preces variae

Here are two prayers that I must have gotten from the librarian of the Franciscan Monastery in DC. I have no other reference for them.

O Most Holy Trinity,
Who excalts the humble and confuses the proud,
You Who grant gifts of wisdom and charisms of holiness
To the simple ones of heart,
Graciously sanctified you servant,
Blessed John Duns Scotus,
By His Holiness John Paul II on March 20, 1993.
"Doctor Subtilis" of the Order of Friars MInor.

For through him you first realized
the Immaculate Mother of God;
Openly defending her exemption from Original Sin.

He modeled his life on that of Jesus Christ,
Intensely loving HIm and bravely serving Him
Through the apostolate of science;
Illuminating, with himility and simplicity,
To all people the mysteries of the Faith,
And showing heroic fidelity
To the Church and the Pope.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Prayer for the canonization of Blessed John Duns Scotus:)

Glory be to the Father, etc. (3 times)

Most Blessed Trinity, glorify Your Servant Blessed John Duns Scotus,
The defender of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We beg you, hear us!


Michael Sullivan said...

I know the real reason you go around wearing the Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin. It's not to strike fear into the breasts of your foes: your uncovered face would suffice for that. It's because you can't wipe off that stupid expression no matter how hard you try.

P.S. Ave Scotus illuminator mentis!

Matthew G. said...

Well, problem is, Scotus wasn't the first to defend the Immaculate Conception, or to give an exposition thereof - at least, apparently, to Kappes: