Rupert Mayer was a German Jesuit priest and a leading figure of the Catholic resistance to Nazism in Munich during World War 2.

Father Rupert Mayer died on his feet on 1 November 1945 of a stroke, while he was celebrating 8:00 AM Mass, on the feast of All Saints’ Day in St. Michael’s in Munich. Facing the congregation, he could be heard saying, “THE LORD, THE LORD, THE LORD.” Those were his last words.

He was beatified by John Paul II in 1987.

This is his prayer.

Prayer of Rupert Mayer
Words by Rupert Mayer SJ
Music by Manoling Francisco SJ
Arrangement by Arnel Aquino SJ
Performers: Ernald Andal SJ and Toto Sorioso

Lord, what You will let it be so
Where You will there we will go
What is Your will help us to know

Lord, when You will the time is right
In You there’s joy in strife
For Your will I’ll give my life

To ease Your burden brings no pain
To forego all for You is gain
As long as I in You remain

Because You will it, it is best
Because You will it, we are blest
Till in Your hands our hearts find rest
Till in Your hands our hearts find rest

(Moved by the prayer of Rupert Mayer, Manoling Francisco wrote the music during a retreat in Baguio City.)

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