Prayer to Blessed Noel Pinot for Priests under Persecution
He went to the guillotine still vested for Mass and repeatedly praying the words that begin the Mass: “Introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam.
Blessed Noel Pinot, who shared in the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus, the Sovereign Priest,
deign to show us, your servants, the power of your intercession.
Enlighten and strengthen priests; render them, like you, invincible in their defense of the Faith.
Foster priestly and religious vocations in our parishes;
fill those aspiring to the priesthood and the religious life with an ardent zeal.
Obtain for the faithful the grace to better know and practice their religion.
Ensure that families are faithful in carrying out their duties and grant that they be humble and respectful towards their pastors.
Preserve children and the youth from the many perils which threaten their beliefs and virtues;
undo the plots of those who wish to tear them away from the maternal bosom of the Church.
As you did during your life, aid the sick and the infirm; strengthen those who suffer and struggle.
Finally, bless and crown with success the apostolic labors of the ministers of Christ and of all the Church militant,
with the aim of restoring to our dear France the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Blessed Noel Pinot, pray for us.
All powerful, ever living God,
You gave Blessed Noel the courage to witness to the Gospel of Christ,
even to the point of giving his life for it.
By his prayers help us to endure all suffering for love of you
and to seek you with all our hearts,
for you alone are the source of life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.