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Thursday, May 05, 2005

'This must be Thursday. I never could get the hand of Thursdays.'

Oh dear oh dear, it looks like I'm going to have to vote Tory. SPUC Scotland inform me that he's the pro-est life of the candidates in Edinburgh East. Even though he never replied to my e-mail. Hmm. Having received replies from Labour (eventually), Lib Dem, SNP and Green, I'm more impressed with their responsiveness to constituents, but unhappy with their positions. But Tory... sigh...

It only occurred to me yesterday that the most constructive thing to do with this election is to pray madly about it. How often do I complain to God about the state of the nation without asking Him to pour out the graces He has in store? Perhaps His Divine Mercy will shield us, as it did Poland, from what we deserve.

Deus det vivis gratiam, defunctis requiem: Ecclesiae, Reginae, Regnoque nostro, pacem et concordiam: et nobis peccatoribus vitam aeternam.

Sancte Andrea: ora pro nobis.
Sancta Margareta: ora pro nobis.
Sancte Johanne Ogilvie: ora pro nobis.
Sancte Edwarde: ora pro nobis.
Sancte Edmunde: ora pro nobis.
Sancte Georgi: ora pro nobis.
Sancte David: ora pro nobis.
Sancte Patrici: ora pro nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis.