Prayer to St. Pope Gregory VII

May 23, 2022

O invincible defender of Holy Church's freedom
Saint Gregory of great renown,
by the firmness that you showed in maintaining
the Church's rights against all her enemies,
stretch forth from heaven your mighty arm,
we ask you, to comfort her and defend her
in the fearful battle she must ever wage
with the powers of darkness.
Do so, in a special manner, give strength
in this dread conflict to the venerable Pontiff
who has fallen heir not only to your throne,
but likewise to the fearlessness of your mighty heart;
obtain for him the joy of beholding his holy endeavors
crowned by the triumph of the Church
and the return of the lost sheep into the right path.