Veni Creator Spiritus
Novena for the Election of the Sovereign Pontiff:
The novena will consist of the Veni Creator Spiritus, the collect of the votive Mass for the election of a Sovereign Pontiff, and three invocations. So that all may participate in this novena, the prayers are provided below.
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator
Take possession of our souls
Infuse with heavenly grace
The hearts Thou hast created
Thou Who art called the Paraclete
Best gift of the Most High God
Living fountain, fire, charity
And spiritual unction
Thou sevenfold gift
Finger of God’s right hand
Thou promise of the Father
Teaching speech and understanding
Enkindle the light of our minds
Pour love into our hearts
The infirmity of our body
Confirm with perpetual strength
Repulse the enemy even further
And give peace in his stead
May Thou so lead us
That we evade all harm
Through Thee grant us to know
Father as well as Son
And with Both Thee, Spirit, Trinity
Forever may we believe in
Let glory be to God the Father
And to the Son, Who from the dead
Has arisen, and the Paraclete
Unto ages of ages. Amen.
Collect for the Election of the Supreme Pontiff
(From the Votive Mass Pro Eligendo Summo Pontifice)
O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most Holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may be ever honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son who with Thee livest and reignest world without end. Amen.
V. Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
R. Pray for us who have recourse to thee!
St. Pius V, pray for us.
St. Pius X, pray for us.