You chose Pope Pius XII,
angelic Pastor, universal Teacher and common Father,
as Successor of the Apostle Peter
and Servant of the Servants of God.
Driven by the charity of Christ Our Lord
and desiring the exaltation of His Kingdom,
he joined sound teaching, lofty and divine,
to an active apostolate
that in times of war and uncertainty
touched the individual souls and the countless masses.
Now that he has passed into your kingdom of light and peace,
we treasure his example and beseech him
to strengthen with his intercession our prayer:
Bless, O God, our homes, our families,
our priests, the poor, the suffering, the children;
… (Grace desired) …
Through Christ our Lord.
Venerable Servant of God, holy and unforgettable Father:
may your blessing be with us always.
[from the words of Blessed Pope John XXIII (1958).
Imprimatur: Rome, 20.V.2013, + Filippo Iannone, O.Carm.]
Anyone who receives graces or favors from the Venerable Pius XII
is requested to notify the Postulator:
Curia Generalizia della Compagnia di Gesù
Borgo Santo Spirito, 4