Monday, April 24, 2006

oratio ante colligationem / prayer before connecting to the internet

OMNIPOTENS aeterne Deus, qui nos
secundum imaginem Tuam plasmasti, et omnia bona, vera, pulchra,
praesertim in divina persona Unigeniti Filii Tui Domini nostri Iesu
Christi, quaerere iussisti, praesta quaesumus ut, per intercessionem
Sancti Isidori, Episcopi et Doctoris, in peregrinationibus per
interrete factis et manus oculosque ad quae Tibi sunt placita
intendamus et omnes quos convenimus cum caritate ac patientia
accipiamus.  Per Christum Dominum nostrum.  Amen.

LMIGHTY and eternal God, who
hast created us in Thy image and bade us to seek after all that is
good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thy
only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee that,
through the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor, during
our journeys through the internet, we will direct our hands and eyes
only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and
patience all those souls whom we encounter.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Find more Latin / English prayers here.


Anonymous said...


You are a freak of nature. Goodness!

MM said...

Oh contrary- Fr. WB is merely A Pious Internet User.

... at the World Youth Alliance, bless them, there is a little song they sing to St. Isidore whenever their poor computers in the convent basement give out.