..no, not this one. The one before.
I’ve posted this before, but it was a while ago, so we’ll make it today’s Vintage Catholic find:
Here’s an interesting little article from the New York Times – March 22, 1915 – briefly describing Masses celebrated in NYC in response to the Pope’s directive to pray for peace.
The text of the prayer is after the jump, if you would like to copy and paste.
Dismayed by the horrors of a war which is bringing ruin to peoples
and nations, we turn, O Jesus, to Thy Most Loving Heart as to our
last hope. O God of Mercy, with tears we invdce Thee to end this
fearful scourge; O King of Peace, we humbly implore the peace
for which we long. From Thy Sacred Heart Thou didst shed forth
over the world divine charity, so that discord might end and love
alone might reign among men. During Thy life on earth Thy Heart
beat with tender compassion for the sorrows of men; in this hour
made terrible with biuning hate, with bloodshed and with slaughter,
once more may Thy Divine Heart be moved to pity. Pity the count-
less mothers in anguish for the fate of their sons, pity the number-
less families now bereaved of their fathers ; pity Europe over which
broods such havoc and disaster. Do Thou inspire rulers and peoples
with counsels of meekness ; do Thou heal the discords that tear the
nations asunder ; Thou who didst shed Thy Precious Blood that they
might live as brothers, bring men together once more in loving har-
mony. And as once before to the cry of the Apostle Peter: ” Save
us, Lord, we perish,” Thou didst answer with words of mercy and
didst still the raging waves, so now deign to hear our trustful prayer,
and give back to the world peace and tranquility.
And do thou, O most holy Virgin, as in other times of sore distress,
be now our help, our protection and our safeguard. Amen.