PRAYER FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE MONASTIC SPIRIT
We beseech Thee, Almighty God, by the merits and example of our most holy Father
BENEDICT, of his disciples, Saints PLACID and MAURUS, of his virgin sister, Saint
SCHOLASTICA, and of all holy monks and nuns who have fought under his standard and leadership, to renew in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may conquer the world, the flesh, and the devil. And, since the palm of victory can be won only by the pain of battle, give unto us patience in adversity, constancy in tribulation, and prudence in danger. Grant us also, we beseech thee, the white robe of purity, the love of poverty, the victory of obedience, and perseverance in the way of righteousness; that, sustained by thy help and united in the bond of brotherly love, we may
serve thee with our whole heart, and so pass through things temporal as finally to attain unto things eternal, unto the crown of victory and the blessed companionship of all holy monks. Through Christ our Lord.