01 March 2013

Novena Prayer for the Conclave

1 MARCH 2013. From this date until the election of a new Pope, I would ask that all readers pray this novena prayer for the faithful election of the new Pope in a spirit of docility to the Divine Will of God:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send down your Spirit over the conclave. Let the Holy Spirit inspire the hearts of the Cardinals, that they may choose the man most pleasing to You, as Successor of Peter and Your Vicar on earth. May Mary, Your Mother and Mother of the Church, be our advocate.


AUTHOR: Mr Mark Miraville, Professor of Theology and Mariology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
IMAGE: Photo of 2005 Conclave.


  1. wonderful prayer. may I post it on my blog?

  2. In fact, I cannot take credit for the origin of the prayer. It was forwarded to me by one of my Lay Dominican brothers.

  3. Jody, we will dutifully join you in the use of the above Novena prayer for the faithful election of a new Pope.