Prayer against Cholera

O glorious Patriarch, Saint Ignatius, we humbly beseech thee to obtain for us above all things the grace to avoid sin, and also to be preserved from the destructive disease of the cholera, one of those scourges with which the Lord punishes the crimes of nations. May thy example excite in us a strong desire to devote all our energies to the greater glory of God and the salvation of our neighbor. Obtain for us from the most loving heart of our Lord Jesus, that grace which is the crown of all heavenly gifts, namely, final perseverance and eternal salvation. Amen.

– approved by His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII, during the epidemic in Europe in 1885