Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Pompei.

O Mother, implore for us the mercy of your divine Son and conquer with clemency the heart of sinners. They are our brothers and your children who cause the heart of our sweet Jesus to bleed and who sadden your most sensitive heart. Show all that you are the Queen of Peace and of Pardon.

The Supplica

May 8th is the Feast of Our Lady of Pompei. In Italy and in places all over the globe the feast will be marked by the solemn recitation at noon of Blessed Bartolo Longo's moving prayer, the Supplica, meaning supplication or petition.

The Prayer of People the World Over

The Supplica is, of Blessed Bartolo Longo's published prayers to the Mother of God, the most famous. Its incandescent words have opened countless souls to the grace of Christ through the all–powerful intercession of His Mother.

The Supplica is a prayer that people have made their own. It is known on every continent; it has been translated into hundreds of languages. No authority ever imposed it, it is not part of the liturgy of the Church, it was never submitted to revision by ICEL, and yet, it has become universal. - Continue reading at Vultus Christi.

A couple of days ago a commenter thought it unlikely that an unbeliever could ever be found praying the rosary, and yet Blessed Bartolo Longo was freed from Satanism through the recitation of the rosary.

"Pray the rosary every day."  Our Lady told the children of Fatima that at every apparition. 
O blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we shall never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of agony: to you the last kiss of our dying life. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompeii, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. Be blessed everywhere, today and always, on earth and in Heaven. Amen.

Thanks SF for reminding me of today's special feast day.


  1. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Have you painted Blessed Bartolo?

    1. No - I have thought about it though - I've always wanted to paint OL of Pompei too. Maybe I should. Too bad Merchant and Ivory never did a film about him.


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