Thursday, November 03, 2011

Alberione's Media Prayer for the Poor Souls

Since the whole month of November is dedicated, in the Church's devotional tradition, to the faithful departed (and since it was All Souls' Day just yesterday), I thought to share with you Bl. James Alberione's prayer for those who find themselves "on the other side" with some burden of sin related to their use of the media. Since this was written around 1950 (I'm guessing), his list of media technologies is rather incomplete by our standards, but you get the point.

Jesus, Divine Master,
I thank  you for having come down from heaven
to free us from so many evils
by your teachings, holiness and death.
I plead with you on behalf of the souls who are in Purgatory
on account of the press, films, radio and television.
I am confident that these souls, once freed from their suffering
and admitted into eternal glory,
will intercede with you on behalf of the modern world,
so that the many means you have granted us
for elevating this earthly life
may also be used as means of apostolate
and life everlasting.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.

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