Almighty God and Father
"Who pass by like a breeze",
we bless you and glorify you in all your works
because in your infinite wisdom you have entrusted to mankind
the task of achieving marvelous and great wonders
Hear our prayer, which we address to you
through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Loreto.
The planes which travel in the sky spread your praise
and serve men to carry on their arduous labors more rapidly.
Your blessing brings to pilots, technicians and their assistants
wisdom and prudence
to operate in order that those who travel by air,
after having overcome all obstacles and difficulties
can happily reach their destination.
Through Christ our Lord.
John Paul II,
Loreto; September 8, 1979