27 August 2011

Pro Ecclesiae unitate

Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, has been called to Rome with his two Assistants for a meeting with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on September 14th.

It's time to get out those purple vestments and offer votive Masses "pro Ecclesiae unitate" folks. Some of those at the table may not think they can bring about a reconciliation, but God sure can.

Deus, qui errata corrigis, et dispersa congregas, et congregata conservas:
 quæsumus, super populum christianum tuæ unionis gratiam clementer infunde;
ut, divisione reiecta, vero pastori Ecclesiæ tuæ se uniens,
tibi digne valeat famulari.

Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum,
qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti,
Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm just a freshman from Croatia and i had latin only 1st and 2nd grade in highschool, but i never really interupted contact with it. I would like to offer a literal translation of this collect.

    God who correctest errors(or maybe those who err), and gather what is dispresed, and conserve what is gathered, we beseech Thee that over the christian people grace of your unity You mercifully pour out, so that, rejecting devision, united with the true Shepherd of Thy Church they may worhtily serve You.

    Through our Lord...

    If this is a bad translation correct it in every way - i wanna learn :)