Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice

The Conclave is upon us. Most of us in the United States will be asleep as the day for the Cardinal Electors gets underway, however, here is the rundown for the first day, and where to catch it:


If you like to have English translation: EWTN will broadcast live.

If you prefer to watch without commentary, the Vatican Radio will also be broadcasting live.

Rome Time / East Coast
10:00am  /  5:00am Solemn Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff (broadcast live from Saint Peter’s Basilica).If you wish to follow along, the Booklet is available in PDF at the Vatican Website. , and the College of Cardinals processing from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel at 4:30pm (Rome Time).
3:45pm  /  10:45am Depart from Hotel to Apostolic Palace
4:30pm  /  11:30am Procession of the Cardinal Electors from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel. The Cardinals will be accompanied in procession with the song of the Litany of Saints. Upon arrival at the Sistine Chapel, the Veni Creator hymn will be sung.The booklet of prayer for this procession and entrance into Conclave is available in PDF at the Vatican website.
4:45pm  / 11:45am Oaths, followed by a meditation by Cardinal Prosper Grech. First Ballot (if decided to do so; it is not mandatory the first ballot be cast this afternoon)
7:00pm  /  2:00pm The burning of first ballots (if a vote takes place).
7:15pm  /  2:15pm Vespers in the Sistine Chapel.

Let us unite our day with the Cardinals. Remember to Pray for the Election of the Roman Pontiff:

Deus, qui, pastor aeternus,
gregem tuum assidua custodia  gubernas,
eum immense tua pietate concedes Ecclesiae pastorem,
qui tibi sanctitate placeat,
et vigili nobis
sollicitudine prosit.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum,
Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.Amen
O God, eternal shepherd,
Who govern your flock with unfailing care,
Grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.Amen.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, Pray for us!

Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for Us!

An alphabetical List of Cardinals‘ first names in Latin. h/t: The Crescat


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