Raphael Cardinal Merry Del Val

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“I wish to be buried with extreme simplicity.
On my tomb is to be only my name and the words
‘Da mihi animas coetera tolle’, the aspiration of my entire life.”
– Rafael Cardinal Merry Del Val

This page is dedicated to:
The Servant of God Rafael Cardinal Merry Del Val

Minister of the Robes under Pope Leo XIII, and Secretary of State to Pope St. Pius X.

Rafael Cardinal Merry Del Val

Updates added regularly; check back often.
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The Litany of Humility
written by Rafael Cardinal Merry Del Val

A cause of beatification of Merry del Val was opened in 1953, under the Pontificate of Pius XII. Merry del Val, therefore, enjoys the title “Servant of God”.

The Cardinal suffered many interior trials in his struggle to overcome himself.
He constantly prayed that Our Lord would burn and cut away everything which would separate him from God. His greatest desire was to be
truly forgotten. We can obtain a glimpse of his soul in the beautiful
prayer for humility, which he composed and recited daily after Holy
Mass:
“Oh Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, O Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chose and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

          Amen. †

On February 26, 1930, as a result of an appendicitis attack, Cardinal Merry del Val died, as he had lived – quietly, alert and completely resigned to the Will of God.

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For the Beatification & Canonization of Cardinal Raphael Merry Del Val (#1)

This is a new prayer, with Ecclesiastical approval, for the seeking of a miracle for the canonization of this cardinal.

Latin:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui gloriam tuam manifestas per humilitatem, et exemplum integritatis religionis, per odium modernismi
et per castigationem mortificationemque carnis servi tui Raphaelis
Merry del Val, praesta, quaesumus, si conforme voluntati tuae sit, ut
eum intercessione eius in terra glorifices per beneficium …. quod
ferventer imploramus per Cor Sacratissimum pro gloria tua et gloria
Matris Mariae doloris quam piissime diligebat. Amen.

Pater Noster. Ave Maria. Gloria Patri.

English:
Almighty everlasting God, Who manifest Thy glory through the humility, example of integrity of religion through the hatred of the heresy of
modernism and by the castigation and mortification of the flesh of Thy
servant Raphael Merry Del Val, grant, we beseech Thee, if it be in
conformity with Thy Will, that Thou may glorify him on earth through
his intercession by the favor of … which we fervently implore through
Thy Sacred Heart for Thy glory and the glory of Mary the Sorrowful
Mother, whom he devoutly loved. Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be.

Printable prayer cards in Latin, English, Italian, and Castilian.

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Prayer below taken from the back of the book,

THE SPIRITUAL WRITINGS OF CARDINAL RAPHAEL MERRY DEL VAL

by Angelus Press

Click book image to go to Angelus Website – opens in a new window

Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God (#2)

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Most Holy Redeemer, and Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst vouchsafe to endow Thy servant Cardinal Merry del Val with choices gifts so that from the height of his dignity should shine the priestly virtues of charity, of zeal for the salvation of souls and of Christian mortification, we beseech thee, if it be in conformity with Thy Holy Will that Thou wouldst glorify him on earth by granting through his intercession the favour … that we fervently implore of Thy most Sacred Heart, to Thy glory and to the glory of the Mother of Sorrows whom he so tenderly loved and honoured on earth.
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One Our Father, seven Hail Marys, One Creed
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Please report favours received through the intercession of the Servant of God to:
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Mgr Tomas-Amable Diez Olano
Postulator of the cause of Cardinal Merry del Val
Pontifical Spanish College
Via di Torre Rossa 2
oo165 Rome
Italy
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more added soon; stop by regularly.

† Servant of God, Rafael Merry Del Val, ora pro nobis! †

2 thoughts on “Raphael Cardinal Merry Del Val

  1. Après lectures, informations diverses. Je souhaite que la cause en béatification du cardinal Merry d’El Val aboutisse. Certes les parcours spirituels de St Pie X et du cardinal sont parallèles. St Pie X et le Carnival furent 2 Saints. Les grâces obtenues, les témoignages sont indiscutables. Peut être cette osmose sainte entre 2 saints est à regarder de plus près. Cf, St Jean de la Croix et Site Thérèse comme site Jeanne de Chantal et St François de Sales. L’Eglise se doit d h onnorer ce grand saint du XX ème siècle.

    After readings, various information. I hope that the cause in the Beatification of Cardinal Merry d’El Val succeed. Certainly the spiritual journey of St Pius X and the cardinal are parallel. St Pius X and the Carnival were 2 Saints. The Graces obtained, testimonials are indisputable. May this holy osmosis between 2 Saints is to look at more closely. Cf, St John of the Cross and Thérèse site as the site Jeanne de Chantal and St Francis de Sales

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