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TertiaryPale: #eee
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Error: #f88
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<div class='toolbar' macro='toolbar [[ToolbarCommands::EditToolbar]]'></div>
<div class='title' macro='view title'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit title'></div>
<div macro='annotations'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit text'></div>
<div class='editor' macro='edit tags'></div><div class='editorFooter'><span macro='message views.editor.tagPrompt'></span><span macro='tagChooser excludeLists'></span></div>
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To get started with this blank [[TiddlyWiki]], you'll need to modify the following tiddlers:
* [[SiteTitle]] & [[SiteSubtitle]]: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar)
* [[MainMenu]]: The menu (usually on the left)
* [[DefaultTiddlers]]: Contains the names of the tiddlers that you want to appear when the TiddlyWiki is opened
You'll also need to enter your username for signing your edits: <<option txtUserName>>
<<importTiddlers>>
<!--{{{-->
<link rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml' title='RSS' href='index.xml' />
<!--}}}-->
These [[InterfaceOptions]] for customising [[TiddlyWiki]] are saved in your browser

Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a [[WikiWord]] (eg [[JoeBloggs]])

<<option txtUserName>>
<<option chkSaveBackups>> [[SaveBackups]]
<<option chkAutoSave>> [[AutoSave]]
<<option chkRegExpSearch>> [[RegExpSearch]]
<<option chkCaseSensitiveSearch>> [[CaseSensitiveSearch]]
<<option chkAnimate>> [[EnableAnimations]]

----
Also see [[AdvancedOptions]]
<!--{{{-->
<div class='header' role='banner' macro='gradient vert [[ColorPalette::PrimaryLight]] [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]'>
<div class='headerShadow'>
<span class='siteTitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteTitle'></span>&nbsp;
<span class='siteSubtitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteSubtitle'></span>
</div>
<div class='headerForeground'>
<span class='siteTitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteTitle'></span>&nbsp;
<span class='siteSubtitle' refresh='content' tiddler='SiteSubtitle'></span>
</div>
</div>
<div id='mainMenu' role='navigation' refresh='content' tiddler='MainMenu'></div>
<div id='sidebar'>
<div id='sidebarOptions' role='navigation' refresh='content' tiddler='SideBarOptions'></div>
<div id='sidebarTabs' role='complementary' refresh='content' force='true' tiddler='SideBarTabs'></div>
</div>
<div id='displayArea' role='main'>
<div id='messageArea'></div>
<div id='tiddlerDisplay'></div>
</div>
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#messageArea .button {color:[[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]]; background:[[ColorPalette::SecondaryPale]]; border:none;}

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.editor input {border:1px solid [[ColorPalette::PrimaryMid]];}
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.editorFooter {color:[[ColorPalette::TertiaryMid]];}
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.backstagePanelFooter .button {border:none; color:[[ColorPalette::Background]];}
.backstagePanelFooter .button:hover {color:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]];}
#backstageCloak {background:[[ColorPalette::Foreground]]; opacity:0.6; filter:alpha(opacity=60);}
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/*{{{*/
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body {font-size:.75em; font-family:arial,helvetica; margin:0; padding:0;}

h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none;}
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h2 {font-size:1.25em;}
h3 {font-size:1.1em;}
h4 {font-size:1em;}
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dt {font-weight:bold;}

ol {list-style-type:decimal;}
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ol ol ol {list-style-type:lower-roman;}
ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:decimal;}
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ol ol ol ol ol ol {list-style-type:lower-roman;}
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.externalLink {text-decoration:underline;}

.indent {margin-left:3em;}
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.tiddlyLinkExisting {font-weight:bold;}
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#mainMenu .tiddlyLinkExisting,
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.siteTitle {font-size:3em;}
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#mainMenu {position:absolute; left:0; width:10em; text-align:right; line-height:1.6em; padding:1.5em 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em; font-size:1.1em;}

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#messageArea {position:fixed; top:2em; right:0; margin:0.5em; padding:0.5em; z-index:2000; _position:absolute;}
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#messageArea a {text-decoration:underline;}

.tiddlerPopupButton {padding:0.2em;}
.popupTiddler {position: absolute; z-index:300; padding:1em; margin:0;}

.popup {position:absolute; z-index:300; font-size:.9em; padding:0; list-style:none; margin:0;}
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.tabContents {padding:0.5em;}
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#splashScreen {display:none;}

#displayArea {margin:1em 17em 0 14em;}

.toolbar {text-align:right; font-size:.9em;}

.tiddler {padding:1em 1em 0;}

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.title {font-size:1.6em; font-weight:bold;}

.missing .subtitle {display:none;}
.subtitle {font-size:1.1em;}

.tiddler .button {padding:0.2em 0.4em;}

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.tagClear {clear:both;}

.footer {font-size:.9em;}
.footer li {display:inline;}

.annotation {padding:0.5em; margin:0.5em;}

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.viewer {line-height:1.4em; padding-top:0.5em;}
.viewer .button {margin:0 0.25em; padding:0 0.25em;}
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.viewer code {font-size:1.2em; line-height:1.4em;}

.editor {font-size:1.1em;}
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.editorFooter {padding:0.25em 0; font-size:.9em;}
.editorFooter .button {padding-top:0; padding-bottom:0;}

.fieldsetFix {border:0; padding:0; margin:1px 0px;}

.zoomer {font-size:1.1em; position:absolute; overflow:hidden;}
.zoomer div {padding:1em;}

* html #backstage {width:99%;}
* html #backstageArea {width:99%;}
#backstageArea {display:none; position:relative; overflow: hidden; z-index:150; padding:0.3em 0.5em;}
#backstageToolbar {position:relative;}
#backstageArea a {font-weight:bold; margin-left:0.5em; padding:0.3em 0.5em;}
#backstageButton {display:none; position:absolute; z-index:175; top:0; right:0;}
#backstageButton a {padding:0.1em 0.4em; margin:0.1em;}
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.backstagePanelFooter a {padding:0.2em 0.4em;}
#backstageCloak {display:none; z-index:20; position:absolute; width:100%; height:100px;}

.whenBackstage {display:none;}
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/***
StyleSheet for use when a translation requires any css style changes.
This StyleSheet can be used directly by languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean which need larger font sizes.
***/
/*{{{*/
body {font-size:0.8em;}
#sidebarOptions {font-size:1.05em;}
#sidebarOptions a {font-style:normal;}
#sidebarOptions .sliderPanel {font-size:0.95em;}
.subtitle {font-size:0.8em;}
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/*{{{*/
@media print {
#mainMenu, #sidebar, #messageArea, .toolbar, #backstageButton, #backstageArea {display: none !important;}
#displayArea {margin: 1em 1em 0em;}
noscript {display:none;} /* Fixes a feature in Firefox 1.5.0.2 where print preview displays the noscript content */
}
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<div class='toolbar' role='navigation' macro='toolbar [[ToolbarCommands::ViewToolbar]]'></div>
<div class='title' macro='view title'></div>
<div class='subtitle'><span macro='view modifier link'></span>, <span macro='view modified date'></span> (<span macro='message views.wikified.createdPrompt'></span> <span macro='view created date'></span>)</div>
<div class='tagging' macro='tagging'></div>
<div class='tagged' macro='tags'></div>
<div class='viewer' macro='view text wikified'></div>
<div class='tagClear'></div>
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O God, Who dost give us joy 
by the yearly festival of Thy blessed martyr and bishop Clement; 
grant that we who keep his birthday 
may also imitate his fortitude in suffering. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end. 

Amen. 
O God, Who dost give us joy 
by the yearly festival of Thy blessed martyr and bishop Clement; 
grant that we who keep his birthday 
may also imitate his fortitude in suffering. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end. 

Amen. 
We beg you, Master, 
be our help and strength. 
Save those among us who are oppressed, 
have pity on the lowly, 
and lift up the fallen. 
Heal the sick, 
bring back the straying, 
and feed the hungry. 
Release those in prison, 
steady those who falter, 
and strengthen the fainthearted. 
Let all nations come to know you, the one God, 
with your Son Jesus Christ, 
and us your people and sheep of your pasture. 
Do not keep count of the sins of your servants, 
but purify us through the bath of your truth 
and direct our steps. 
Help us to walk in holiness of heart, 
and to do what is good and pleasing in your eyes 
and in the eyes of our rulers. 
Master, let your face shine on us 
to grant us every good in peace, 
protect us by your powerful hand, 
deliver us from every evil by the might of your arm. 
Grant us and all who dwell on this earth 
peace and harmony, O Lord. 
O Almighty God, 
who hast given unto me my father and mother, 
and made them to be an image of Thine authority, 
and love, and tender watchfulness; 
and hast commanded me to love, and honour, 
and obey them in all things: 
give me grace cheerfully and with my whole heart 
to keep this Thy law. 
Help me to love them fervently, 
to honour them truly, 
to yield a ready obedience to their commands, 
to comply with their wishes, 
to study their happiness in everything, 
and to bear their rebukes with patience and humility. 
Deliver me O God, from pride, 
rebellion and wilfulness, 
from passion and stubbornness, 
from sloth and carelessness. 
Make me diligent in all my duties and studies, 
and patient in all my trials; 
that so living, I may deserve to be Thy child, 
who art our Father in Heaven.

Amen.
O Most Holy Virgin Mother, 
we listen with grief to the complaints 
of your Immaculate Heart 
surrounded with the thorns placed therein 
at every moment by the blasphemies 
and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. 
We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother 
and of promoting a true devotion to your Immaculate Heart.

We therefore kneel before you 
to manifest the sorrow we feel 
for the grievances that people cause you, 
and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices 
for the offenses with which they return return your love. 
Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. 
Hasten the conversion of sinners 
that they may love Jesus 
and cease to offend the Lord, 
already so much offended. 
Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, 
that we may love God with all our heart on earth 
and enjoy Him forever in heaven.

Amen.
O Blessed Lady of the Fields, 
who loved the land of your native Galilee, 
who watched the tiller of the earth and the shepherd of the flock 
go out and return from Nazareth, 
who lived with and loved the rural folk of the village, 
look down graciously upon the fields and pastures of this, 
your adopted land. 
Make our homes sanctuaries of Christ as was your home. 
Make our fields fertile and abundant in the harvest. 
Help us to understand more fully the dignity of our toil 
and the merit it acquires when offered through you to your Divine Son, 
Jesus Christ, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
lives and reigns for ever and ever. 

Amen.
Night is falling dear Mother, long day is o'er;
Before thy image I am kneeling once more 
To thank thee for keeping me safe this day, 
To ask thee this night to keep evil away. 

Many times have I fallen Mother dear; 
Many graces neglected since last I knelt here;
Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother Mild, 
Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child? 

I am going to sleep now, day's work is done; 
Its hours and its moments have passed one by one. 
God Who will judge me, has counted them all; 
He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall; 

In His book they are written against the last day. 
Oh! Mother Ask Jesus to wash them away.
For one drop of His Blood for sinners was spilt, 
Is sufficient to cleanse the world of its guilt. 

And if er' the dawn I should draw my last breath; 
The sleep I take be the long sleep of death;
Be near me Mother for dear Jesus' sake. 
When at eternity shore my soul shall awake.

Amen. 
O Heavenly Father, 
I commend my children unto Thee. 
Be Thou their God and Father; 
and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me 
through frailty or negligence. 
Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, 
to resist all solicitations to evil, 
whether from within or without; 
and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. 
Pour Thy grace into their hearts, 
and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of Thy Holy Spirit, 
that they may daily grow in grace 
and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; 
and so, faithfully serving Thee here, 
may come to rejoice in Thy presence hereafter.

Amen.
A Parish Priest's Prayer to Mary Most Holy
O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,
Mother of the Church, a priestly people (I Peter 2:9),
Mother of priests, ministers of your Son:
accept the humble offering of myself,
so that in my pastoral mission
the infinite mercy of the Eternal High Priest
may be proclaimed:
O "Mother of Mercy".

You who share the "priestly obedience" 
(Hebrews 10:5-7; Luke 1:38) of your Son,
and who prepared for him a worthy receptacle
by the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
keep my priestly life in the ineffable mystery
of your divine maternity,
"Holy Mother of God".

Grant me strength in the dark hours of this life,
support me in the exertions of my ministry,
entrust me to Jesus,
so that, in communion with you,
I may fulfill the ministry with fidelity and love,
O Mother of the Eternal Priest.

"Queen of Apostles and Help of Priests".

Make me faithful to the flock
entrusted to me by the Good Shepherd.
You silently accompanied Jesus
on his mission to proclaim
the Gospel to the poor.

May I always guide it with patience, sweetness,
firmness and love, caring for the sick, the weak,
the poor, and sinners,
O "Mother, Help of the Christian People".

I consecrate and entrust myself to you, Mary,
who shared in the work of redemption
at the Cross of your Son,
you who "are inseparably linked to the work of salvation".

Grant that in the exercise of my ministry
I may always be aware of the "stupendous and penetrating dimension
of your maternal presence",
in every moment of my life, in prayer, and action,
in joy and sorrow, in weariness and in rest,
O "Mother of Trust".

Grant, Holy Mother, that in the celebration of the Eucharist,
source and center of the priestly ministry,
I may live my closeness to him,
so that as "we celebrate Holy Eucharist
you will be present with us"
and introduce us to the redemptive mystery of your divine Son's offering.
"O Mediatrix of all grace flowing from this sacrifice to the Church
and to all the faithful"

O "Mother of Our Savior".
O Mary, I earnestly desire to place my person
and my desire for holiness
under your maternal protection and inspiration
so that you may bring me to that "conformity with Christ, Head and Shepherd"
which is necessary for the ministry of every parish priest.

Make me aware
that "you are always close to priests"
in your mission of servant
of the One Mediator, Jesus Christ,
O "Mother of Priests", 
"Benefactress and Mediatrix" of all graces. Amen
O dear Jesus,
I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith.
I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living
and dead.

O Mary,
loving Mother of Jesus,
and our Mother,
pray to Jesus for our family,
for all the families of the world,
to guard the cradle of the newborn,
the schools of the young and their vocations.

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
at the pillow of the sick and the dying,
so that with Mary and with  you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Amen.
Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father;
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son;
Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost;
Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity.
Hail Mary, white Lilly of the resplendent and ever
unchanging Trinity.
Hail Mary, red Rose of Paradise.
Hail Mary, Virgin full of sweetness and humility,
from whom the King of Heaven willed to be
born and to suckle at the breast.
Hail Mary, Virgin of virgins.
Hail Mary, Queen of martyrs, who spent
Thy life for Heaven while on this earth.
Hail Mary, Queen of my heart, my sweetness, my
life and my entire hope.
Hail Mary, Mother most amiable.
Hail Mary, Mother most admirable.
Hail Mary, Mother of fair love.
Hail Mary, Mother of mercy.
Hail Mary, conceived without sin. 

Thou art full of grace, 
the Lord is with Thee;
blessed art Thou among all women, 
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. 

Blessed be Thy spouse, Saint Joseph.
Blessed be Thy father, Saint Joachim.
Blessed be Thy mother, Saint Anne.
Blessed be Thy adopted son, Saint John.
Blessed be Thy angel, Saint Gabriel.
Blessed be the Eternal Father who elected Thee.
Blessed be Thy Son, who has loved Thee.
Blessed be the Holy Ghost, who has espoused Thee.
And blessed forever be those who love Thee and bless Thee.
O Blessed Virgin, bless us all, in the Name of Thy dear Son. 

Amen.
O Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God and Our Mother: 
Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
Mediatrix of every grace! 
Thou through whom dost shine the whole splendor 
and magnificence of the Trinity!
O Fount of Light!
O Light of all lights!
O shining Brightness of the Eternal Light!
O spotless Mirror of the Divine Majesty!
O Window upon the Divine Nature!
O Portal opening unto Eternity!
O blessed Gate of Heaven!
O Doorway thru which has shone the Light of men!
O Door of the Most High King!
O Horizon out of which is arisen the Sun of Justice!
O Promontory above the Ocean of Divinity!
O Watchtower before the blazing Majesty of God!
O Star of the Sea!
O Star of Heaven, who alone has crushed all the Stars
fallen from Heaven!
O Morning Star, who has merited to usurp the name of the first fallen Star!
Thou who dost now gaze upon the wondrous abundance of the Divine Vision, 
as the One closer to the Face of God than all creatures!
Rejoice O Thou, who has borne the Clarity of the Eternal Light!
Rejoice, O glorious and mystical City of God!
Rejoice, O Thou, who art more glorious than the Sun,
more beautiful than the Moon, 
who dost shine more golden than the dawn, 
more brightly than the stars.
Rejoice O Mother of the Lamb, the Light of the City of
God, who has made Thee shine forever with His own incomparable Light!
Rejoice, O Immaculate Virgin, 
who dost hold the Light of God in the palms of Thy hands, 
who dost behold the Child Jesus, 
the Eternal Light, 
in wondrous glory for all eternity!
Rejoice O Most Blessed Virgin, 
for it is through Thee that all the Angels of Heaven 
and all the Choirs of the Elect 
art enlightened and filled with the Incomparable Radiance! 

O Immaculate Mother, 
lead us to Heaven, 
inflame us with the Divine Love, 
let shine upon us that same light of glory 
which Thou dost behold forever! 
Let us see What Thou dost see and gaze upon Him in Trinity, 
that we may share the fullness of Thy Heart’s joy forever! 
Let it be!
Let it be! 

Amen. 
Thank You, O God,
For all the people with whom
I have learned lessons, played games,
And walked and talked today.

Thank You…

For all the people who have been kind to me today;
For those whose work and love give me
the things I need, the food I eat,
the clothes I wear, the comfort I enjoy;
For those who have taught me the things which I must know,
if I am to do a person’s job in the world when I grow up;
For those who are fine examples to me of how I ought to live;
For friends without whom life could never be the same.

Thank You, most of all, for You,
My Master, my Example, my Friend.

Help me to sleep well tonight and live well tomorrow.

This I ask for Your love’s sake, Amen.


Note: It is the general practice to start this Novena on St. Andrew's Feast day, November 30 th.
The beautiful prayer that follows is traditionally said 15 a day until Christmas.  This prayer
is very meditative, helpings us to increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and 
helping us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the coming of Jesus.

Prayer<hr>

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment 
In which the Son of God was born  Of the most pure Virgin Mary, 
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. 
In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, 
to hear my prayer and grant my desires, 

[Make your request here...] 

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
and of His Blessed Mother.

Amen. 

My Christmas Pledge with Prayer to the Infant Jesus<hr>

I Promise...

1.  To make my Christmas a holy day with Christ, 
    not a holiday without Him. 

2.  To observe Christmas as the birthday of Christ,
    not a day to give and receive material gifts. 

3.  To remember that the real symbols of Christmas are the Star, the Stable and the Crib,
    not Santa Claus and his reindeer. 

4.  To teach my children that "Santa Claus" is the nickname of St. Nicholas,
    who gave to the poor in honor of Christ.
 
5.  To help one poor family,
    in honor of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family of Bethlehem. 

6.  To send Christmas cards remindful of Him, the Infant Savior,
    not decorated only with candy canes, dogs, ribbons and wreaths. 

7.  To make room in my home for Him
    with a Christmas Crib to remind me that He was born in a stable. 

8.  During the Christmas season, in a special way, to honor Mary, His mother
    who kept the first Christmas vigil beside the manger. 

9.  To begin Christmas by leading my family to His altar
    to receive the Bread of Life. 

10. Today and every day, to give "Glory to God in the highest"
    to work and pray for "Peace on earth to men of good will." 

(Nihil Obstat: Joseph A. M. Quigley, Censor Librorum,
Imprimatur, + John J Krol, D.D., J.C.D., Archbishop of Philadelphia, March, 1964)

Prayer to the Infant Jesus<hr>

Come to me, O Divine Savior, 
vouchsafe to be born in my heart. 
Grant that, taught by Thine example, 
and assisted by Thy grace, 
I may be poor in spirit and humble of heart. 
Keep me chaste and obedient. 
I wish to live but for Thee, 
and to do all things purely for love of Thee. 

O Mary, my Advocate and Mother, 
obtain by thy prayers forgiveness of my past offenses 
and holy perseverance unto death. 
St. Joseph, do thou also pray for me, 
that I may become daily more pleasing to Jesus.

Amen. 

WITH ECCLESIASTICAL APPROBATION 
[Say once a day for nine days, starting on the 24th of October until the eve of All Souls Day.]

O God, the Creater and Redeemer of all the faithful, 
grant to the souls of Thy servants and handmaids departed, 
the remission of all their sins; 
that through pious supplications 
they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. 
Who livest and reignest with God the Father 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
God, world without end.

Amen.
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O most sacred Virgin Mary, 
O Queen of Angels, how beautiful, 
accomplished, and perfect, has Heaven made thee! 
O that I could appear to God as thou appearest to me. 
Thou art so beautiful and gracious 
that with thy beauty thou ravishest hearts. 
When thou art seen, everything appears deformed, 
all beauty is eclipsed, 
every grace is lost sight of; 
as the stars disappear at the rising of the sun. 
 
When thy tenderly devoted servant, 
Saint John Damascene, contemplated thee, 
and when he saw that thou wast so beautiful, 
it seemed to him that thou hadst taken the flower 
and that which was best in every creature, 
and therefore he called thee "the loveliness of nature," 
the grace and comeliness of every creature. 

Saint Augustine, 
the bright light of doctors, 
contemplated thee, 
and thou didst appear to him so fair and beautiful, 
that he called thee the countenance of God, 
and it did not seem to him adulation. 
Thy devout son Albert the Great contemplated thee, 
and to him it seemed that all the graces and gifts 
which were in the most celebrated women of the old dispensation, 
were all in a much higher degree in thee: 
the golden mouth of Sarah, which, smiling, 
rejoices Heaven and earth; 
the sweet and tender look of the faithful Lia, 
with which thou didst soften the heart of God, 
hardened against sinners; 
the splendor of countenance of the beautiful Rachel, 
for with thy beauty thou dost eclipse the sun; 
the grace and demeanor of the discreet Abigail, 
by which thou didst appease an angry God; 
the vivacity and strength of the valiant Judith, 
for by thy power and thy grace thou dost subdue the most ferocious hearts. 

In fine, O sovereign Princess, 
from the immense ocean of thy beauty 
the beauty and grace of all creatures flowed forth as rivers. 
The sea learnt to curl its waves, 
and to wave its crystal waters from thy golden hair, 
which gracefully floated over thy shoulders and ivory neck. 
The crystal fountains and their transparent depths learnt their tranquil 
and steady flow from the serenity of thy beautiful brow 
and placid countenance. 
The lovely rainbow, 
when in full beauty, 
learnt with studious care its graceful bend from thy eyebrows, 
thus better to send forth its rays of light. 
The morning star itself, 
and the sweet star of night, 
are sparks from thy beautiful eyes. 
The white lilies and ruby roses 
stole their colors from thy lovely cheeks. 
Envious purple and coral sigh for the color of thy lips. 
The most delicious milk and sweetest honey 
are distillations from the sweet honeycomb of thy mouth. 
The scented jasmine and fragrant Damasc rose 
stole their perfume from thy breath. 
The loftiest cedar and the most erect, 
the fairest cypress, 
were happy when they beheld their image in thy erect and lofty neck. 
The palm tree, emulous and jealous, 
likened itself to thy noble stature. 
In fine, O Lady, 
every created beauty is a shadow and trace of thy beauty. 
And thus I wonder not, 
O sovereign Princess, 
that Heaven and earth place themselves under thy feet; 
for such are they, 
and thou art so great, 
that to he only under thy feet enriches them, 
and they esteem themselves happy and blessed in kissing them. 
Thus did the moon rejoice 
when the evangelist Saint John saw her under thy feet, 
and the sun increased in splendor 
when it clothed thee with its rays of light. 
The Evangelist, blinded by the brilliancy of thy light, 
was lost in wonder and ravished out of himself 
at the sight of so stupendous a miracle of beauty, 
in which the beauty of Heaven and earth was concentrated, and he said, 
"There appeared a great sign in Heaven." 
A great miracle appeared in the heavens,
a miracle which filled the Angels with astonishment, 
and caused the earth to tremble. 
That miracle was, a woman clothed from head to foot in light and splendor. 
The resplendent Sun itself chose her for His Mother, 
and placed Himself in her womb; 
the fair moon covers her feet as sandals edged with silver; 
a multitude of stars crown her brow, and, 
emulating one with another, 
bind her locks together, 
and form upon her head a diadem of precious gems: 
"and on her head a crown of twelve stars." 

Thus, O most sacred Virgin, the Saints, 
considering thee in the midst of such splendor more beautiful than the sun, 
and more fair than the moon, 
which are the ornament and concentration of all beauty; 
and considering the acclamations of joy which attend thee in Heaven, 
can never cease their astonishment at thy beauty, 
and can only exclaim and burst forth 
in acclamation of wonder and astonishment. 
Saint Peter Damian exclaims in his admiration, 
"O holy and most holy of all Saints, 
richest treasure of all sanctity." 
Saint Bernard: "O admirable Virgin, 
O woman honor of all women, the best, 
the greatest that the world ever possessed. 
Saint Epiphanius: "O heaven, greater and vaster than the heavens themselves; 
O Virgin, truly full of grace." 
And the Catholic Church, in the name of all, exclaims, 
"O most clement, most pious, and most sweet Virgin Mary." 

And I also, O heavenly Princess, 
with thy permission, 
although I am the least of thy servants, 
I will also make my acclamations of wonder and astonishment. 
O gracious and beautiful heaven, 
more vast than the heavens themselves, 
for they cannot contain God, 
Who is immense, but He concealed Himself in thy womb; 
O richest of all treasures, 
in which was deposited the treasure of our redemption; 
O Mother of sinners, 
under whose mantle we are defended; 
O consolation of the world, 
in which all who are afflicted, infirm, 
and disconsolate, find consolation; 
O beautiful eyes, which steal hearts; 
O coral lips, which imprison souls; 
O generous hands, filled with lilies, 
and which always distribute graces; 
O pure creature, who appearest a God, 
and whom I should have taken for a God, 
had not faith taught me that thou art not so, 
although thou hast a splendor, 
and I know not what of Divine sovereignty; 
O great Lady, empress of Heaven, 
enjoy for a thousand eternities the greatness of thy state, 
the immensity of thy greatness, 
and the happiness of thy glory. 
We only beseech thee, O compassionate Mother, 
not to forget us, 
who glory in being thy servants and children. 
And since in thee are deposited all graces, 
and the best and most privileged of all created things, 
grant, O Lady, that we, thy devout children, 
may be favored more beyond comparison than are all other men on earth. 

The whole world should know that the dear children of Mary 
are the best of Heaven and earth: 
they are the spoilt children, 
who enjoy all the choicest possessions of their Mother; 
they are the beloved Benjamins, 
who being caressed in the bosom of the Queen of Heaven, 
are doubly favored and doubly caressed 
by the Majesty of God. 
This I hope, O most beautiful Rachel; 
and this I am confident that thou wilt do, 
O sovereign Princess. 
In the name of what thou art, do it; 
for all Heaven prostrate at thy feet beseeches thee, 
and with importunity asks it of thee. 
Say only yes, pronounce only a loving consent;
be it done, be it done, fiat, fiat! 
O men, of what are you thinking? 
How can you love earthly, deceitful, and lying creatures, 
which betray you and cause you to lose your souls, 
your bodies, Paradise, and God! 
And why do you not love the most loving,
the most amiable, 
the most faithful Mary, who, 
after having enriched you with consolations and graces in this life, 
will obtain you from her Divine beloved Son
the eternal glory of Paradise? 
O Mary, Mary, more beautiful than all creatures, 
lovely after Jesus above all loves, 
more dear than all created things, 
gracious above every grace, 
pity this miserable heart of mine; 
miserable because it does not love thee; 
and it ought to love thee. 
Thou canst inflame it with thy holy love. 
Turn, O Mary, thy loving eyes upon me; 
look at me, and draw me to thee; 
and grant that after God I may love no other but thee, 
most gracious, most amiable Mary, 
Mother of Jesus, and my Mother. 
O gracious and beautiful Heaven, 
more vast than the heavens themselves, 
for they cannot contain God, 
Who is immense, but He concealed Himself in thy womb; 
O richest of all treasures, 
in which was deposited the treasure of our redemption; 
O Mother of sinners, 
under whose mantle we are defended; 
O consolation of the world, 
in which all who are afflicted, infirm, and disconsolate, 
find consolation; 
O beautiful eyes, which steal hearts; 
O coral lips, which imprison souls; 
O generous hands, filled with lilies, 
and which always distribute graces; 
O pure creature. who appearest a God, 
and whom I should have taken for a God, 
had not faith taught me that thou art not so, 
although thou hast a splendor, 
and I know not what of Divine sovereignty; 
O great Lady, empress of Heaven, 
enjoy for a thousand eternities the greatness of thy state, 
the immensity of thy greatness, 
and the happiness of thy glory, 
We only beseech thee, 
O compassionate Mother, not to forget us, 
who glory in being thy servants and children, 
And since in thee are deposited all graces, 
and the best and most privileged of all created things, 
grant, O Lady, that we, 
thy devout children, 
may be favored more beyond comparison 
than are all other men on earth, 
The whole world should know that the dear children of Mary 
are the best of Heaven and earth: 
they are the spoilt children, 
who enjoy all the choicest possessions of their Mother; 
they are the beloved Benjamins, 
who, being caressed in the bosom of the Queen of Heaven, 
are doubly favored 
and doubly caressed by the Majesty of God, 
This I hope, O most beautiful Rachel; 
and this I am confident that thou wilt do, 
O sovereign Princess, 
in the name of what thou art, do it; 
for all Heaven prostrate at thy feet beseeches thee, 
and with importunity asks it of thee. 
Say only yes, pronounce only a loving consent; 
be it done, be it done, fiat, fiat! 

O men, of what are you thinking? 
How can you love earthly, deceitful, and lying creatures, 
which betray you and cause you to lose your souls, 
your bodies, Paradise, and God! 
And why do you not love the most loving, 
the most amiable, 
the most faithful Mary, who, 
after having enriched you with consolations and graces in this life, 
will obtain you from her Divine beloved Son 
the eternal glory of Paradise? 

O Mary, Mary more beautiful than all creatures, 
lovely after Jesus above all loves, 
more dear than all created things, 
gracious above every grace, 
pity this miserable heart of mine; 
miserable because it does not love thee; 
and it ought to love thee. 
Thou canst inflame it with thy holy love. 
Turn, O Mary, thy loving eyes upon me; 
look at me, and draw me to thee; 
and grant that after God I may love no other but thee, 
most gracious, most amiable Mary, 
Mother of Jesus, 
and my Mother. 
Most holy, immaculate Virgin Mary, 
to your motherly heart Jesus entrusted his disciples 
and to us He has given you.
I thank you, O most beautiful and noble of women, 
that you have always loved me as a mother, 
and I want to provide afresh for you an honored place in my life.
Obtain for me from Jesus 
the gift of a new beginning and a new heart: 
a heart open and obedient to God's Word; 
a heart simple as a child's; 
a heart bold in sacrifice;
a chaste heart; 
a thankful heart;
a compassionate heart;
a heart like yours, 
O Mary.
Enfold in your mercy, dear Mother, 
all my dear ones especially....(pause) 
and all who have a special claim to your help 

- children and young people,
-the sick and the suffering,
-the forgotten and the poor of this world.

Join your prayers to our petitions 
for those who do not cease to be your children 
even though they have abandoned the faith and fallen into sin. 
May a remembrance of your love and beauty 
touch their hearts at depths we can not reach.
As at Pentecost, 
so now pray for the Church; 
pray for our parish, 
our priests, 
our Brothers and our Sisters, 
and for all of us, 
who strive to serve others in the name of Jesus, your Son.
With all generations, 
we will ever call you blessed, O Mary, 
our Mother of Perpetual Help, 
for God, the Almighty, 
has indeed done great things for you, 
and you have been and are so gracious to us: 
O clement, O loving, 
O sweet Virgin Mary.
1. "Woman, behold your Son!" (Jn 19:26).
As we near the end of this Jubilee Year,
when you, O Mother, have offered us Jesus anew,
the blessed fruit of your womb most pure,
the Word made flesh, the world's Redeemer,
we hear more clearly the sweet echo of his words 
entrusting us to you, making you our Mother:
"Woman, behold your Son!"
When he entrusted to you the Apostle John,
and with him the children of the Church and all people,
Christ did not diminish but affirmed anew 
the role which is his alone as the Saviour of the world.
You are the splendour which in no way dims the light of Christ,
for you exist in him and through him.
Everything in you is fiat: you are the Immaculate One,
through you there shines the fullness of grace.
Here, then, are your children, gathered before you 
at the dawn of the new millennium.
The Church today, through the voice of the Successor of Peter,
in union with so many Pastors assembled here 
from every corner of the world,
seeks refuge in your motherly protection 
and trustingly begs your intercession 
as she faces the challenges which lie hidden in the future. 

2. In this year of grace, countless people have known 
the overflowing joy of the mercy 
which the Father has given us in Christ.
In the particular Churches throughout the world,
and still more in this centre of Christianity,
the widest array of people have accepted this gift.
Here the enthusiasm of the young rang out,
here the sick have lifted up their prayer.
Here have gathered priests and religious,
artists and journalists,
workers and people of learning,
children and adults,
and all have acknowledged in your beloved Son 
the Word of God made flesh in your womb.
O Mother, intercede for us,
that the fruits of this Year will not be lost 
and that the seeds of grace will grow 
to the full measure of the holiness 
to which we are all called.

3. Today we wish to entrust to you the future that awaits us,
and we ask you to be with us on our way.
We are the men and women of an extraordinary time,
exhilarating yet full of contradictions.
Humanity now has instruments of unprecedented power:
we can turn this world into a garden,
or reduce it to a pile of rubble.
We have devised the astounding capacity 
to intervene in the very well-springs of life:
man can use this power for good, within the bounds of the moral law,
or he can succumb to the short-sighted pride 
of a science which accepts no limits,
but tramples on the respect due to every human being.
Today as never before in the past,
humanity stands at a crossroads.
And once again, O Virgin Most Holy,
salvation lies fully and uniquely in Jesus, your Son. 

4. Therefore, O Mother, like the Apostle John,
we wish to take you into our home (cf. Jn 19:27),
that we may learn from you to become like your Son.
"Woman, behold your son!"
Here we stand before you 
to entrust to your maternal care 
ourselves, the Church, the entire world.
Plead for us with your beloved Son 
that he may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of truth which is the fountain of life.
Receive the Spirit for us and with us,
as happened in the first community gathered round you 
in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (cf. Acts 1:14).
May the Spirit open our hearts to justice and love,
and guide people and nations to mutual understanding 
and a firm desire for peace.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn,
and those born into poverty and suffering,
the young in search of meaning,
the unemployed,
and those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all troubled families,
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope. 

5. O Mother, you know the sufferings 
and hopes of the Church and the world:
come to the aid of your children in the daily trials 
which life brings to each one,
and grant that, thanks to the efforts of all,
the darkness will not prevail over the light.
To you, Dawn of Salvation, we commit 
our journey through the new Millennium,
so that with you as guide 
all people may know Christ,
the light of the world and its only Saviour,
who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit 
for ever and ever.
Amen.
Virgin of Fatima, 
my dearly beloved Mother, 
I entrust myself today, 
in a very special way, 
to your Immaculate Heart.

By this solemn act, 
I offer my whole life to you, 
my heart, my soul, my body 
and especially this time of my youth 
in which I am now living.

Guide me along the way that Jesus has traced out for us:

The way of love, of goodness and of sanctity.

Help me to flee from sin, 
from evil and from egoism 
and to resist temptations to violence, 
to impurity, and to drugs.

I promise you to go to confession often 
and to receive Jesus into my heart 
as my spiritual food of life, 
to observe the commandments of God 
and to walk along the road of love and purity.

I want to be a witness of unity 
by my great love for the Pope, 
for my bishop, 
and for my priests.

I love you, 0 sweetest Mother of mine, 
and I offer you my youth 
for the triumph of your Immaculate Heart in the world.
My Queen! my Mother! 
I give thee all myself, and, 
to show my devotion to thee, 
I consecrate to thee my eyes, 
my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self. 
Wherefore, O loving Mother, 
as I am thine own, 
keep me, defend me, 
as thy property and possession.
O Most Holy Virgin, 
and Our Mother, 
we listen with grief to the complaints 
of your Immaculate Heart 
surrounded with the thorns placed therein 
at every moment by the blasphemies 
and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. 
We are moved by the ardent desire 
of loving you as Our Mother 
and of promising a true devotion 
to Your Immaculate Heart.

We therefore kneel before You 
to manifest the sorrow we feel 
for the grievances that people cause You, 
and to atone by our prayers 
and sacrifices for the offenses 
with which they return your love. 
Obtain for them 
and for us the pardon of so many sins. 
Hasten the conversion of sinners 
that they may love Jesus Christ 
and cease to offend the Lord, 
already so much offended. 
Turn you eyes of mercy toward us, 
that we may love God 
with all our heart on earth 
and enjoy Him forever in Heaven.
Ah, my Blessed Mother, 
it is not one sword only with which I have pierced thy heart, 
but I have done so with as many 
as are the sins which I have committed. 
Ah, Lady, it is not to thee, 
who art innocent, 
that sufferings are due, but to me, 
who am guilty of so many crimes. 
But since thou hast been pleased to suffer so much for me, 
ah, by thy merits, 
obtain me great sorrow for my sins, 
and patience under the trials of this life, 
which will always be light in comparison with my demerits; 
for I have often deserved Hell.

Amen.
The Akathist Hymn is one of the most well-loved services of devotion in the Eastern Church. Although there is some debate concerning the particulars of its authorship, many scholars agree with the pious tradition which states that the Akathist was composed in the imperial city of Constantinople, "the city of the Virgin," by St. Romanos the Melodist, who reposed in the year 556.

Having secretly received the command,
the Archangel hastened into Joseph's abode
and spoke to the Holy Virgin.
He Who bowed the Heavens with His descending,
is wholly contained, yet unchanged in You.
And seeing Him taking the likeness of a servant in your womb,
I stand in amazement and cry unto you:

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride [3 times].

Kontakion 1

Unto you, O Theotokos, invincible Champion,
your City [or "we your people"],
in thanksgiving ascribes the victory for the deliverance from sufferings.
And having your might unassailable,
free us from all dangers,
so that we may cry unto you:

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Eikos 1

The Archangel was sent from Heaven to cry 'Rejoice!' to the Theotokos.
And beholding You, O Lord,
taking bodily form,
he stood in awe,
and with his bodiless voice he cried aloud to her such things as these:

Rejoice, you through whom joy shall shine forth.
Rejoice, you through whom the curse will vanish.
Rejoice, the Restoration of fallen Adam.
Rejoice, the Redemption of the tears of Eve.
Rejoice, O Height beyond human logic.
Rejoice, O depth invisible even to the eyes of Angels.
Rejoice, for you are the King's throne.
Rejoice, you bear Him, Who bears the universe.
Rejoice, O Star revealing the Sun.
Rejoice, O Womb of divine Incarnation.
Rejoice, you through whom creation is renewed.
Rejoice, you through whom the Creator is born a Babe.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 2

Beholding herself in purity,
the holy one courageously said to Gabriel:
Your strange voice seems almost unbelievable to my soul;
for how do you speak of birth-giving without seed?
And she cried aloud:

Alleluia.

Eikos 2

Seeking to know the incomprehensible knowledge,
the Virgin cried to him who ministered to her:
How may a Son be born from a virginal womb?
Tell me! To her he answered in fear, yet crying thus:

Rejoice, O seer of the ineffable Will.
Rejoice, O surety of those praying in silence.
Rejoice, you the Preface of Christ's miracles. 
Rejoice, you the Pinnacle of His commandments.
Rejoice, O heavenly Ladder, by which God descended.
Rejoice, O Bridge leading those from earth to Heaven.
Rejoice, O Miracle, much marveled of Angels.
Rejoice, O trauma, much dirged of demons.
Rejoice, you who ineffably gave birth to the Light.
Rejoice, you who revealed the mystery to none.
Rejoice, O knowledge superseding the wise. 
Rejoice, You who enlighten the minds of the faithful.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride
Kontakion 3
The power of the Most High then overshadowed the Virgin,
that she might conceive;
and her fruitful womb He made a fertile meadow
for all those desiring to reap salvation, as they chant:

Alleluia.
Eikos 3
Carrying God in her womb, the Virgin hastened to Elizabeth,
whose unborn babe forthwith recognizing Mary's salutation rejoiced,
and with leaps as it were with songs, he cried out to the Theotokos:

Rejoice, O branch of the unwithering Vine.
Rejoice, O Land yielding the untainted Fruit.
Rejoice, O Husbandry of the merciful Husbandman.
Rejoice, O birthgiver to the Planter of our life.
Rejoice, O Field bearing abundant compassion.
Rejoice, O Table laden with an abundance of mercies.
Rejoice, for you make the meadow produce contentment.
Rejoice, for you prepare a haven for souls.
Rejoice, acceptable Incense of intercession.
Rejoice, Oblation for all the world.
Rejoice, Favour of God to mortals.
Rejoice, Access of mortals to God.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 4

Having doubtful thoughts, the righteous Joseph was troubled;
for he suspected a secret union as he beheld you unwed,
O blameless one;
but when he learned of your conception through the Holy Spirit, he cried:

Alleluia.

Eikos 4

On hearing the Angels praising the incarnate presence of Christ,
the shepherds hastened as to a Shepherd,
and beholding Him as a spotless Lamb pastured in Mary's womb, her they hymned and said:

Rejoice, Mother of the Lamb and Shepherd.
Rejoice, Fold of the rational sheep.
Rejoice, O Defense against invisible foes.
Rejoice, Opener of the gates of Paradise.
Rejoice, for the things of Heaven rejoice with the earth.
Rejoice, the things of earth join chorus with the Heavens.
Rejoice, never-silent Voice of the Apostles.
Rejoice, never-conquered Courage of the Martyrs.
Rejoice, firm Support of the Faith.
Rejoice, shining Token of grace.
Rejoice, you through whom Hades was laid bare.
Rejoice, you through whom we are clothed with glory.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 5

Beholding the Godward-pointing Star,
the Magi followed its radiance;
and holding it as a lantern,
they sought through it the mighty King.
And having approached the Unreachable, they rejoiced and cried to Him:

Alleluia.

Eikos 5

The sons of the Chaldees saw in the hands of the Virgin Him
Who by His hand fashioned man;
and sensing Him as Lord,
even though He had taken the form of a servant,
they hastened with gifts to do homage,
and they cried out to her who is blessed:

Rejoice, Mother of the never-setting Star.
Rejoice, Dawn of the mystic Day.
Rejoice, you who have quenched the fiery furnace of error.
Rejoice, you who enlighten the initiates of the Trinity.
Rejoice, you who have removed the inhuman tyrant from power.
Rejoice, you who have shown Christ, the man-befriending Lord.
Rejoice, you who have redeemed us from the pagan religion.
Rejoice, you who have rescued us from the works of mire.
Rejoice, you who ceased the worship of fire.
Rejoice, you who saves us from the flames of passions.
Rejoice, Guide of the faithful to chastity.
Rejoice, O Delight of all generations. 

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 6

Having become God-bearing heralds, the Magi returned to Babylon.
Fulfilling Your prophecy,
and having preached You as the Christ to all,
they left Herod as a trifler,
who knew not how to chant:

Alleluia.

Eikos 6

Having shed the light of truth in Egypt,
You expelled the darkness of falsehood;
and unable to bear Your strength, O Saviour, her idols fell;
and they that were set free from them cried to the Theotokos:

Rejoice, Uplifting of men.
Rejoice, Downfall of demons.
Rejoice, you who trampled upon the delusion of error.
Rejoice, you who censured the deceit of the idols.
Rejoice, Sea which drowned the symbolic Pharaoh.
Rejoice, Rock which refreshed those thirsting for life.
Rejoice, Pillar of fire, guiding those in darkness.
Rejoice, Protection of the world, more spacious than a cloud.
Rejoice, Nourishment, successor to manna.
Rejoice, Minister of holy joy.
Rejoice, Land of promise.
Rejoice, you from whom flows milk and honey.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 7

When Symeon was prepared to leave from this age of deception,
You were presented to him as a newborn Babe,
but he recognized You as perfect God.
Wherefore, he marveled at Your ineffable wisdom, chanting:

Alleluia.

Eikos 7

New was the Creation which the Creator showed to us His creatures
when He sprang forth from the seedless womb;
and He preserved it incorrupt, even as it was,
that we, seeing this Miracle, may praise her and say:

Rejoice, Flower of incorruption.
Rejoice, Crown of self-restraint.
Rejoice, O shining Token of Resurrection.
Rejoice, you whom reflects the life of the Angels.
Rejoice, Tree of delectable Fruit that nourishes the faithful.
Rejoice, well-shaded Tree under which many find shelter.
Rejoice you who bears the Guide of those astray.
Rejoice, you who gives birth to the Redeemer of captives.
Rejoice, Intercession before the righteous Judge.
Rejoice, Forgiveness for many transgressors.
Rejoice, Robe of confidence for those bare of courage.
Rejoice, Tenderness conquering all desire.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 8

Seeing a strange childbirth,
let us estrange ourselves from the world
by transporting our minds to Heaven;
to this end the Most High God appeared on earth a lowly man,
that He might draw to the heights those who cry out to Him:

Alleluia.

Eikos 8

The Infinite Word was wholly present with those on earth,
yet never absent from those in Heaven;
for this was a divine condescension and not a mere change of place;
and His birth was from a Virgin chosen of God,
who heard such words as these: 

Rejoice, Land of the Uncontained God.
Rejoice, Gate of the sacred mystery.
Rejoice, doubted Rumor of the faithless.
Rejoice, undoubted Pride of the faithful.
Rejoice, all-holy Chariot of Him Who is above the Cherubim.
Rejoice, most excellent Dwelling-place of Him Who is above the Seraphim.
Rejoice, you who conducts the opposites of unity.
Rejoice, you who has woven maidenhood into motherhood.
Rejoice, you through whom transgression is annulled.
Rejoice, you through whom Paradise is open.
Rejoice, Key of the Kingdom of Christ.
Rejoice, Hope of eternal blessings.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride

Kontakion 9

All angel-kind was amazed by the great deed of Your Incarnation;
for they saw the inaccessible God as Man accessible to all,
dwelling among us and hearing from all:

Alleluia.

Eikos 9

Orators most eloquent do we behold mute as fish before you, O Theotokos;
for they are at loss to explain how you could remain a virgin and yet give birth.
But as for us, marveling at this mystery, we cry with faith:

Rejoice, Vessel of the Wisdom of God.
Rejoice, Treasury of His providence.
Rejoice, you who prove the philosophers fools.
Rejoice, you who prove the logicians illogical.
Rejoice, for the subtle debaters are confounded.
Rejoice, for the inventors of myths are faded away.
Rejoice, you who break the webs of the Athenians.
Rejoice, you who fill the nets of the Fishermen.
Rejoice, you who draw us from the depths of ignorance.
Rejoice, you who enlighten many with knowledge.
Rejoice, Raft for those who desire to be saved.
Rejoice, Haven for those who fare on the sea of life.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 10

Wishing to save the world,
to this end did the Ruler of all come of His own will;
and though as God He is the Shepherd,
for us He appeared as a Man like us;
for by this likeness He called those of like kind,
yet as God He hears:

Alleluia

Eikos 10

You are a fortress protecting all virgins,
O Theotokos and Virgin;
for the Master of heaven and earth prepared you,
O Immaculate One,
and dwelt in your womb,
and taught all to cry out to you:

Rejoice, Pillar of virginity.
Rejoice, Gate of salvation.
Rejoice, Leader of spiritual restoration.
Rejoice, Bestower of divine goodness.
Rejoice, for you regenerated those conceived in shame.
Rejoice, for you gave guidance to the thoughtless.
Rejoice, you who abolished the corrupter of hearts.
Rejoice, you who gave birth to the Sower of chastity.
Rejoice, bridal Chamber of a seedless marriage.
Rejoice, you who joined the faithful to the Lord.
Rejoice, fair Nursing-mother of virgins.
Rejoice, bridal Escort of holy souls. 

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 11

Defeated is every hymn that strives to pay homage
to the multitude of Your many compassions;
for even should we offer You, O holy King,
odes of praise numberless as the sands,
we should still have done nothing worthy
of what You have given to us who cry to You:

Alleluia.

Eikos 11

As a brilliant beacon-light shining to those in darkness
do we behold the holy Virgin;
for she kindles the celestial Light
and leads all to divine knowledge;
she illuminates our minds with radiance
and is honoured by these our cries:

Rejoice, Ray of the spiritual Sun.
Rejoice, Beam of the innermost Splendour.
Rejoice, Lightning, enlightening our souls.
Rejoice, Thunder, striking down the enemy.
Rejoice, for you caused the many-starred Light to dawn.
Rejoice, for you caused the ever-flowing River to gush forth.
Rejoice, you who depict the image of the Font.
Rejoice, you who wash away the stain of sin.
Rejoice, Laver purifying conscience.
Rejoice, Wine-bowl over-filled with joy.
Rejoice, sweet-scented Fragrance of Christ.
Rejoice, Life of mystic festival. 

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride

Kontakion 12

Wishing to bestow His grace,
He that forgives the ancient debts of all mankind came of His own will
to dwell among those who departed from His favour;
and tearing up writ of indebtedness, He hears from all:

Alleluia.

Eikos 12

Whilst praising your Offspring,
we all praise you, O Theotokos, as a living temple;
for the Lord, Who holds all things in His hand,
dwelt in your womb,
and He sanctified and glorified you,
and taught all to cry to you:

Rejoice, Tabernacle of God the Word.
Rejoice, Holy one, holier than the Holies.
Rejoice, Ark made golden by the Spirit.
Rejoice, inexhaustible Treasury of Life.
Rejoice, precious Diadem of godly kings.
Rejoice, venerable Boast of faithful priests.
Rejoice, unshakeable Tower of the Church.
Rejoice, impregnable fortress of the Kingdom.
Rejoice, you through whom trophies are raised up.
Rejoice, you whom enemies are cast down.
Rejoice, Healing of my flesh.
Rejoice, Salvation of my soul.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.

Kontakion 13 [3 times]

O all-hymned Mother, worthy of all praise,
who brought forth the Word,
the Holiest of all Saints,
as you receive this our offering,
rescue us all from every calamity,
and deliver from future torment those who cry with one voice:

Alleluia.

Eikos 1 Repeated

The Archangel was sent from Heaven to cry:
Rejoice! to the Theotokos.
And beholding You, O Lord,
taking bodily form, he stood in awe,
and with his bodiless voice he cried aloud to her such things as these:

Rejoice, you through whom joy shall shine.
Rejoice, you the Redemption of the tears of Eve.
Rejoice, Height hard to climb for human thought.
Rejoice, Depth hard to explore even for the eyes of Angels.
Rejoice, for you are the Throne of the King.
Rejoice, for you sustained the Sustainer of all.
Rejoice, Star that causes the Sun to appear.
Rejoice, Womb of the divine Incarnation.
Rejoice, you through whom creation is renewed.
Rejoice, you whom the Creator is born a Babe. 

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride

Kontakion 1 Repeated 

Unto you, O Theotokos, invincible Champion, your City,
in thanksgiving ascribes the victory for the deliverance from sufferings.
And having your might unassailable,
free us from all dangers,
so that we may cry unto you:
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, 
at this most critical time, 
we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. 

Most Holy Mother, 
we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. 
Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, 
we cry to you from the depths of our hearts 
and seek refuge in your motherly protection. 

Look down with mercy upon us 
and touch the hearts of our people. 
Open our minds to the great worth of human life 
and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. 

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion 
and threaten the sanctity of family life. 
Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law 
is the foundation on which this nation was founded, 
and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, 
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

O Merciful Mother, 
give us the courage to reject the culture of death 
and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and Earth
And in Jesus Christ
His only Son, Our Lord
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate
Was crucified, died and was buried.
On the third day, he rose again
He ascended into Heaven
and is seated at the right hand
of God, the Father Almighty.
He will come again to judge the living and the
dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Amen.
Knowest thou, sweet Mary,  
Whereto I aspire? 
It is my hope to love thee,
This is my desire. 

I would ever be near thee, 
Queen most fair and sweet! 
Do not, do not drive me 
From my Mother's feet. 

Then, O Rose most lovely! 
Let me hear from thee. 
Loving Mother! tell me 
What thou wilt of me. 

More I cannot offer, 
Lo! I bring my heart;  
Lovingly I give it, 
Never from thee to part. 

Lady, thou didst take it, 
It is no longer mine: 
Long since thou didst love it,  
And its love was thine! 

Do not, then, forsake me, 
Mother of sweet Love,  
Till one day thou see me 
Safe in Heaven above.  
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Holy Mother Mary, 
we all rejoice with you today 
on the feast of your glorious Assumption into heaven. 
Long ago in the Garden of Eden, 
our first parents, Adam and Eve, 
were told that they would have to earn their bread 
in the sweat of their brow 
and that the earth would be cursed, 
bringing forth thorns and thistles. 
Now, after Christ our Redeemer has come, 
and taught us how to make use of the thorns and thistles of this life, 
and turn them into blessings, 
you, like Him, 
have been taken up body and soul into heaven. 
There, with your Divine Son, 
you await our coming, 
and prepare a place for us. 
Mother Mary, 
it is a great comfort to us to realize that your precious body, 
the tabernacle of the infant Christ, 
is now in heaven with Him. 
Your being taken into heaven is also, 
like the resurrection of Christ's body, 
a pledge to us of the resurrection of our own bodies. 
It is wonderful to think that these hands, 
with which we earn our bread now in the sweat of our brow, 
will, because of the merits of Christ, 
one day, with our bodies, 
be glorified forever in heaven. 
O most pure Virgin Mary, 
help us to realize this as we go about our work from day to day. 
Help us to have great respect for these bodies of ours, 
and for those of others because we recognize in them 
the temple of the Holy Spirit, 
and because we look forward to seeing each other, 
body and soul, 
with you and your Son Jesus Christ forever in heaven.

Amen.
At the Cross her station keeping
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last. 

Through her Heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Lo! the piercing sword had passed. 

O how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother, highly blessed,
Of the Sole-Begotten One. 

Mournful, with Heart's prostration,
Mother meek, the bitter Passion
Saw She of Her glorious Son. 

Who on Christ's dear Mother gazing,
In Her trouble so amazing,
Born of woman, would not weep? 

Who on Christ's dear Mother thinking,
Such a cup of sorrow drinking,
Would not share Her sorrow deep? 

For His people's sins rejected,
Saw Her Jesus unprotected.
Saw with thorns, with scourges rent. 

Saw Her Son from judgement taken,
Her Beloved in death forsaken,
Till His Spirit forth He sent.

Fount of love and holy sorrow,
Mother, may my spirit borrow
Somewhat of your woe profound. 

Unto Christ with pure emotion,
Raise my contrite heart's devotion,
To read love in every wound. 

Those Five Wounds on Jesus smitten,
Mother! in my heart be written,
Deep as in your own they be. 

You, your Saviour's Cross did bare,
You, your Son's rebuke did share.
Let me share them both with Thee. 

In the Passion of my Maker,
Be my sinful soul partaker,
Weep 'til death and weep with you. 

Mine with you be that sad station,
There to watch the great salvation,
Wrought upon the atoning Tree. 

Virgin, you of virgins fairest,
May the bitter woe Thou bearest
Make on me impression deep. 

Thus Christ's dying may I carry,
With Him in His Passion tarry,
And His Wounds in memory keep. 

May His Wound both wound and heal me,
He enkindle, cleanse, strengthen me,
By His Cross my hope and stay. 

May He, when the mountains quiver,
From that flame which burns forever,
Shield me on the Judgement Day. 

Jesus, may Your Cross defend me,
And Your Mother's prayer befriend me;
Let me die in Your embrace. 

When to dust my dust returns,
Grant a soul, that to You yearns,
In Your paradise a place.

Amen. 
Lord, forgive all reviling of Mary's name! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all contempt of her Immaculate Conception! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all coldness in the honoring of Mary! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all contempt of Mary's pictures! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all neglect of the Holy Rosary! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all indifference to Mary's Motherly love! 
August Queen of Heaven! 
Sovereign Mistress of the angels! 
Thou who from the beginning 
hast received from God 
the power and mission to crush the head of Satan, 
we humbly beseech thee 
to send thy holy Legions, 
that, under thy command 
and by thy power, 
they may pursue the evil spirits, 
encounter them on every side, 
resist their bold attacks 
and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe.

Amen
Hail bright star of ocean,
God's own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heavenly rest
Taking that sweet Ave
Which from Gabriel came,
Peace confirm within us,
Changing Eva's name.
Break the captives' fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore.
Show thyself a Mother;
May the Word Divine,
Born for us thy Infant,
Hear our prayers through thine
Virgin all excelling,
Mildest of the mild,
Freed from guilt, preserve us,
Pure and undefiled.
Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus
Joy for evermore
Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three
Father, Son, and Sprit
One same glory be,

Amen.
Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned!
Hail, by angels Mistress owned
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,
Whence the world's true Light was born.

Glorious Virgin, joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in Heaven they see:
Fairest thou where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our sins to spare.
Glory to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

Oh my God i thank you for all the benefits
Which I have ever received from you
Especially on this day

Give me the light to see what sins I have committed
And grant me grace to be truly sorry for them

Into your hands oh Lord I commend my spirit
Lord Jesus receive my soul
Holy Mary be a mother to me

Oh my good angel whom God has appointed to be my guardian,
Watch over me during this night

Angels and saints of God, please pray for me.

The lord bless us and keep us from all evil
And bring us to everlasting life

AMEN

(One our father and 3 hail Mary and one glory be)

Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, 
at thy feet a wretched sinner, 
who has recourse to thee and trusts in thee. 
O Mother of mercy, have pity on me; 
I hear all men call thee the refuge and hope of sinners: 
be therefore my refuge and my hope. 
Help me for the love of Jesus Christ: 
hold out thy hand to a fallen wretch, 
who commends himself to thee 
and dedicates himself to be thy servant forever. 
I praise and thank God, 
who of His great mercy 
hath given me this confidence in thee, 
a sure pledge of my eternal salvation. 
Alas, it is only too true 
that in the past I have fallen miserably, 
because I did not come to thee. 
I know that with thy help I shall conquer; 
I know that thou wilt help me, 
if I commend myself to thee; 
but I am fearful lest in the occasions of sin 
I shall forget to call upon thee 
and so I shall be lost. 
This grace, then, do I ask of thee; 
for this I implore thee, 
as much as I can and know how to do; 
namely, that in the assaults of hell 
I may ever run to thy protection 
and may say to thee: 
Mary, help me; 
Mother of Perpetual Help, 
permit me not to lose my God. 

Say the Hail Mary here...


O Mother of Perpetual Help, 
grant me ever to be able to call upon thy powerful name, 
since thy name is the help of the living 
and the salvation of the dying. 
Ah, Mary most pure, 
Mary most sweet, 
grant that thy name from this day forth 
may be to me the very breath of life. 
Dear Lady, delay not to come to my assistance 
whenever I call upon thee; 
for in all the temptations that assail me, 
in all the necessities that befall me, 
I will never leave off calling upon thee, 
ever repeating: Mary, Mary. 
What comfort, what sweetness, 
what confidence, what tenderness fills my soul 
at the sound of thy name, 
at the very thought of thee! 
I give thanks to our Lord, 
who for my sake hath given thee a name so sweet, 
so lovable, so mighty. 
But I am not content merely to speak thy name; 
I would utter it for very love of thee; 
it is my desire that love 
should ever remind me to name thee, 
Mother of Perpetual Help. 

Say the Hail Mary here...


O Mother of Perpetual Help, 
thou art the dispenser of every grace 
that God grants us in our misery; 
it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, 
so rich, so kind, 
that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. 
Thou art the advocate of the most wretched 
and abandoned sinners, 
if they but come unto thee; 
come once more to my assistance, 
for I commend myself to thee. 
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; 
to thee I entrust my soul. 
Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; 
take me under thy protection 
and it is enough for me: yes, 
for if thou protect me, 
I shall fear nothing; not my sins, 
for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; 
not the evil spirits, 
for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; 
not even Jesus, my Judge, 
for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. 
I fear only that through my own negligence 
I may forget to recommend myself to thee 
and so I shall be lost. 
My dear Lady, 
obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, 
love for Jesus, 
final perseverance 
and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, 
O Mother of Perpetual Help. 

Say the Hail Mary here...
Behold, O Mother of my God, 
my only hope, Mary, 
behold at thy feet a miserable sinner, 
who asks thee for mercy. 
Thou art proclaimed and called by the whole Church, 
and by all the faithful, 
the refuge of sinners. 
Thou art consequently my refuge; 
thou hast to save me. 
I will say with William of Paris: 
Thou knowest, most sweet Mother of God, 
how much thy blessed Son desires our salvation. 
Thou knowest all that Jesus Christ endured for this end. 
I present thee, O my Mother, the sufferings of Jesus: 
the cold that He endured in the stable, 
His journey into Egypt, 
His toils, His sweat, the Blood that He shed; 
the anguish which caused His death on the Cross, 
and of which thou wast thyself a witness. 
Oh, show that thou lovest thy beloved Son, 
and by this love I implore thee to assist me. 
Extend thy hand to a poor creature who has fallen 
and asks thy help. 
Were I a Saint I would not need seek thy mercy; 
but because I am a sinner I fly to thee, 
who art the Mother of mercies. 
I know that thy compassionate heart 
finds it a consolation in assisting the miserable, 
when thou canst do so, 
and dost not find them obstinate. 
Console, then, thy compassionate heart, 
and console me this day; 
for now thou hast the opportunity 
of saving a poor creature condemned to Hell; 
and thou canst do so, 
for I will not be obstinate. 
I abandon myself into thy hands, 
only tell me what thou wouldst have me do, 
and obtain for me strength to execute it, 
for I am resolved to do all 
that depends on me to recover the Divine grace. 
I take refuge under thy mantle. 
Jesus wills that I should have recourse to thee, 
in order not only that His Blood may save me, 
but also that thy prayers may assist me in this great work; 
for thy glory. and for His Own, 
since thou art His Mother. 
He sends me to thee, that thou mayest help me. 
O Mary, see, I have recourse to thee; 
in thee do I confide. 
Thou prayest for so many others, 
pray also for me; say only a word. 
Tell Our Lord that thou willest my salvation, 
and God will certainly save me. 
Say that I am thine, 
and then I have obtained all that I ask, 
all that I desire. 
Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty, 
and impelled by the anxieties of the world, 
we cast ourselves into your arms, 
O Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, Mary, 
confident of finding in your most loving heart 
appeasement of our ardent desires, 
and a safe harbour from the tempests 
which beset us on every side.

Though degraded by our faults 
and overwhelmed by infinite misery, 
we admire and praise the peerless richness 
of the sublime gifts with which God has filled you, 
above every other mere creature, 
from the first moment of your conception 
until the day on which, 
after your assumption into heaven, 
he crowned you Queen of the Universe.

O crystal Fountain of Faith, 
bathe our minds with the eternal truths! 
O fragrant Lily of All Holiness, 
captivate our hearts with your heavenly perfume! 
O Conqueress of Evil and Death, 
inspire in us a deep horror of sin, 
which makes the soul detestable to God 
and a slave of hell!

O well-beloved of God, 
hear the ardent cry 
which rises up from every heart. 
Bend tenderly over our aching wounds. 
Convert the wicked, 
dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed, 
comfort the poor and humble, 
quench hatreds, sweeten hardness, 
safeguard the flower of purity in youth, 
protect the holy church, 
make all men feel the attractions of Christian goodness. 
In your name, 
resounding harmoniously in heaven, 
may they recognize that they are brothers, 
and that the nations are members of one family, 
upon which may there shine forth the sun 
of a universal and sincere peace.

Receive, O most sweet Mother, 
our humble supplications, 
and above all obtain for us that, 
one day, happy with you, 
we may repeat before your throne that hymn 
which today is sung on earth around your altars: 
You are all-beautiful, O Mary! 
You are the glory, 
your are the joy, 
your are the honor of our people!

Amen.
Kneeling at thy most holy feet, 
O great Queen of Heaven, 
I venerate thee with the deepest respect 
and I confess that thou art the daughter of the Divine Father, 
the Mother of the Divine Word, 
and the Spouse of the Holy Ghost. 
Thou art the Treasurer and the Dispenser of mercies. 
Thy most pure heart, 
abounding in charity, sweetness, 
and tenderness for sinners, 
is the reason wherefor 
I call thee Mother of divine piety. 
Therefore with great trust I present myself to thee, 
mother most loving, 
in my affliction and distress, 
and I beseech thee to make me experience 
the truth with which thou lovest me, 
granting to me the grace wherefor I supplicate thee, 
if it is in accordance with the Divine Will, 
and to the advantage of my soul. 
Oh! turn, I beseech thee, 
thy most pure eyes towards me, 
and those especially who have recommended themselves 
to my prayers.

Consider the cruel war which the devil, 
the world, and the flesh 
wage upon our souls 
and how many perish therefrom. 
Remember, most tender mother, 
that we are all thy sons redeemed 
with the most precious Blood of thy Only Begotten Son. 
Deign to supplicate with the greatest fervor 
the Most Holy Trinity, 
so that I may be granted the grace of being triumphant over the devil, 
the world, and all my evil passions; 
that grace by which the just may be sanctified the more, 
sinners converted, heresies overthrown, 
infidels enlightened and the Jews converted.

Ask, O most loving mother, 
this grace through the infinite goodness of the Most High God, 
through the merits of thy most holy Son, 
through the milk thou didst give Him, 
through the cares with which thou didst serve Him, 
through the love with which thou didst love Him, 
through the tears which thou didst shed, 
through the pain thou didst suffer in His most holy passion. 
Obtain for us the great gift 
that the entire world may form one people 
and one Church to give glory, honor, and thanks 
to the Most Holy Trinity 
and to thee who art our Intercessor. 
May this grace be granted us by the Power of the Father, 
the Wisdom of the Son, 
and the Virtue of the Holy Ghost, 

Amen.

Th' extreme peril, Mother,
Of thy children behold; 
To thee all is granted, 
Have pity, O Mother.

Powerful Virgin, 
pray for us, 

Say the Hail Mary...

Hail Mary, etc.

[To be repeated three times]

Eternal Father, 
Increase ever more in the hearts of the faithful, 
devotion to Mary, your Daughter.

Say the Glory be...

Eternal Son, 
Increase ever more in the hearts of the faithful, 
devotion to Mary, your Mother.

Say the Glory be...

Eternal Spirit, 
Increase ever more in the hearts of the faithful, 
devotion to Mary, your Spouse.

Say the Glory be...
Blessed be the mind, the heart, the hand, 
That drew this icon fair, 
Of beauty unsurpassable, yet sweet, 
God's Mother, rapt in prayer. 
All pure her face, her hands, her heart unseen, 
Chaste, white rapture, as morning glow: 
She ponders deep. Her sorrow shows, 
She bears the weight of souls on earth below! 
Awesone, yet so love-filled and so warm! 
Immaculate! her praise shall never cease, 
In hearts that love and cherish her; God's Mother! 
Totus tuus! Mary's littlest ones, 
in the valley of Saint Therese.

(Authored by the Carmelite nuns in Allentown, Pennsylvania.)
Almighty Father, we praise your name for Your servant Damien, 
missionary to the lepers, 
and for all those who, 
following in the footsteps of Your beloved Son, 
have preached the good news of salvation 
to the despised and rejected of the earth, 
not counting the cost to themselves; 
and we pray that Your love for us may enkindle in our hearts 
an answering love for You and our neighbors, 
and that Your grace may give us wisdom to see the opportunities 
You give us to serve You, 
and the courage to grasp them; 
that in all things we may be made conformable 
unto the image of the same Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, 
who now lives and reigns with You 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and ever. 
0 Jesus, I promise You to submit myself 
to all that You permit to befall me, 
make me only know Your Will. 
My most sweet Jesus, 
infinitely merciful God, 
most tender Father of  souls, 
and in a particular way of the most weak, 
most miserable, 
most infirm which You carry with special tenderness 
between Your Divine arms, 
I come to You to ask You, 
through the love and merits of Your Sacred  Heart, 
the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy Will, 
the grace to confide in You, 
the grace to rest securely 
through time and eternity 
in Your loving divine arms.
0 Jesus, I promise You to submit myself 
to all that You permit to befall me, 
make me only know Your Will. 
My most sweet Jesus, 
infinitely merciful God, 
most tender Father of  souls, 
and in a particular way of the most weak, 
most miserable, 
most infirm which You carry with special tenderness 
between Your Divine arms, 
I come to You to ask You, 
through the love and merits of Your Sacred  Heart, 
the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy Will, 
the grace to confide in You, 
the grace to rest securely 
through time and eternity 
in Your loving divine arms.
Blessed Juan, 
you faced the skepticism and rejection of a bishop and the crowds 
to bring Mary's message to Mexico. 
Pray for us that when we are faced with obstacles to our faith 
so we may show that same courage and commitment.

Amen.
Blessed Juan, 
you faced the skepticism and rejection of a bishop and the crowds 
to bring Mary's message to Mexico. 
Pray for us that when we are faced with obstacles to our faith 
so we may show that same courage and commitment.

Amen.
You who were chosen by Our Lady of Guadalupe 
as an instrument to show your people and the world 
that the way of Christianity is one of love, 
compassion, understanding, values, sacrificies, 
repentance of our sins, 
appreciation and respect for God's creation, 
and most of all one of humility and obedience. 
You who we know is now in the Kingdom of the Lord 
and close to our Mother, 
be our angel and protect us, 
stay with us as we struggle in this modern life 
not knowing most of the time where to set our priorities. 
Help us to pray to our God to obtain the gifts of the Holy Spirit 
and use them for the good of humanity 
and the good of our Church, 
through the Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
to the Heart of Jesus.

Amen.
You who were chosen by Our Lady of Guadalupe 
as an instrument to show your people and the world 
that the way of Christianity is one of love, 
compassion, understanding, values, sacrificies, 
repentance of our sins, 
appreciation and respect for God's creation, 
and most of all one of humility and obedience. 
You who we know is now in the Kingdom of the Lord 
and close to our Mother, 
be our angel and protect us, 
stay with us as we struggle in this modern life 
not knowing most of the time where to set our priorities. 
Help us to pray to our God to obtain the gifts of the Holy Spirit 
and use them for the good of humanity 
and the good of our Church, 
through the Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
to the Heart of Jesus.

Amen.
ord Jesus Christ, 
reward the apostolic zeal of Your Seraphic son, 
Blessed Junípero Serra, 
who leaving home and fatherland, 
labored for the salvation of souls in Spain, 
Mexico and California. 
By Your Most Holy Name 
may he be raised to the full honors of the altar. 
Through the intercession of Blessed Serra, 
look with favor on our special prayers 
which have no earthly answer 

[State your intention here....]. 

This we pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, 
reward the apostolic zeal of Your Seraphic son, 
Blessed Junípero Serra, 
who leaving home and fatherland, 
labored for the salvation of souls in Spain, 
Mexico and California. 
By Your Most Holy Name 
may he be raised to the full honors of the altar. 
Through the intercession of Blessed Serra, 
look with favor on our special prayers 
which have no earthly answer 

[State your intention here....]. 

This we pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
O God, Who will not the death of a sinner 
but rather that he be converted and live, 
grant we beseech you, 
through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, 
Saint Joseph, her spouse, 
Blessed Junipero Serra, 
and all the saints, 
an increase of laborers for your Church, 
fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves 
for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God forever and ever.

Amen.
O God, Who will not the death of a sinner 
but rather that he be converted and live, 
grant we beseech you, 
through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, 
Saint Joseph, her spouse, 
Blessed Junipero Serra, 
and all the saints, 
an increase of laborers for your Church, 
fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves 
for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God forever and ever.

Amen.
 God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, 
did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk 
and of the St. Lawrence, 
the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, 
grant we beseech You, 
the favor we beg through her intercession, 
that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross 
may soon be counted among the Saints of Holy Mother Church, 
and that our hearts may be enkindled 
with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith.
Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha,
pray for us.
O God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, 
did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk 
and of the St. Lawrence, 
the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, 
grant we beseech You, 
the favor we beg through her intercession, 
that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross 
may soon be counted among the Saints of Holy Mother Church, 
and that our hearts may be enkindled 
with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith.
Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha,
pray for us.
O Blessed Luigi Guanella, 
apostle of charity 
who spread the treasures of your heart to the poor and suffering, 
whom you dearly loved, 
in a world filled with hatred and selfishness, 
obtain for us from Divine Providence 
an ever increasing love of God and our neighbor. 
Obtain for us also the favor we are now asking for, 
and the grace of final perseverance.

Amen.
O Blessed Luigi Guanella, 
apostle of charity 
who spread the treasures of your heart to the poor and suffering, 
whom you dearly loved, 
in a world filled with hatred and selfishness, 
obtain for us from Divine Providence 
an ever increasing love of God and our neighbor. 
Obtain for us also the favor we are now asking for, 
and the grace of final perseverance.

Amen.
Does our life become from day to day more painful, 
more oppressive, more replete with sufferings?  
Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so.  
If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, 
and only this love, grounded on suffering, 
can carry the Cross of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

I believe, O Lord, but strengthen my faith, 

Heart of Jesus, I love Thee, but increase my love.  

Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee, 
but give greater vigor to my confidence.

Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee, 
but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.  

Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine, 
but take care of my promise so that I may be able 
to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.
Dear Lord, the Great Healer, I kneel before You,
since every perfect gift must come from You.
I pray, give skill to my hands, 
clear vision to my mind,
kindness and meekness to my heart.
Give me singleness of purpose, 
strength to lift up a part of the burden 
of my suffering fellow men, 
and a true realization of the privilege that is mine. 
Take from my heart all the guile and worldliness 
that with the simple faith of a child,
I may rely on You.

Amen.
Dear Lord, the Great Healer, I kneel before You,
since every perfect gift must come from You.
I pray, give skill to my hands, 
clear vision to my mind,
kindness and meekness to my heart.
Give me singleness of purpose, 
strength to lift up a part of the burden 
of my suffering fellow men, 
and a true realization of the privilege that is mine. 
Take from my heart all the guile and worldliness 
that with the simple faith of a child,
I may rely on You.

Amen.
Blessed Teresa, 
you promised to continuously bring the light of love to those on earth; 
pray for us that we also may long 
to satiate (to satisfy) the burning thirst of Jesus by loving Him ardently, 
sharing in His sufferings joyfully, 
and serving Him wholeheartedly in our brothers and sisters, 
especially those most unloved and unwanted.
Blessed Teresa, 
you promised to continuously bring the light of love to those on earth; 
pray for us that we also may long 
to satiate (to satisfy) the burning thirst of Jesus by loving Him ardently, 
sharing in His sufferings joyfully, 
and serving Him wholeheartedly in our brothers and sisters, 
especially those most unloved and unwanted.
Give us a heart as beautiful, pure, 
and spotless as yours. 
A heart like yours, 
so full of love and humility. 
May we be able to receive Jesus 
as the Bread of Life, 
to love Him as you loved Him, 
to serve Him under the mistreated face of the poor. 
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Give us a heart as beautiful, pure, 
and spotless as yours. 
A heart like yours, 
so full of love and humility. 
May we be able to receive Jesus 
as the Bread of Life, 
to love Him as you loved Him, 
to serve Him under the mistreated face of the poor. 
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Heavenly Father,
you have given us the model of life
in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to make our family another Nazareth
where love, peace and joy reign.
May it be deeply contemplative,
intensely eucharistic,
revived with joy.

Help us to stay together in joy
and sorrow in family prayer.
Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,
especially in their distressing disguise.
May the eucharistic heart of Jesus 
make our hearts humble like his
and help us to carry out our family duties
in a holy way.
May we love one another
as God loves each one of us,
more and more each day,
and forgive each other's faults
as you forgive our sins.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to take whatever you give
and give whatever you take with a big smile.

Immaculate Heart of Mary,
cause of our joy, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels,
be always with us,
guide and protect us.

Amen.

(Author: Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
Lord, increase my faith,
bless my efforts and work,
now and for evermore.

Amen.
Lord, increase my faith,
bless my efforts and work,
now and for evermore.

Amen.
Oh Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 
whose great love of Christ led you to serve the poorest of the poor, 
and whose missionary zeal inspired you to embrace the peoples of the world, 
I come to you in humble supplication. 
Obtain for me the grace to see Christ in all human beings, 
embracing them in the spirit of generosity 
and ministering to them in the name of Jesus. 

Obtain for me also, the favor of ___________. 

Oh Heavenly Father, 
I beseech thee to obtain for Mother Teresa 
the official declaration of sainthood through canonization. 
I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus.

Amen.
Oh Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 
whose great love of Christ led you to serve the poorest of the poor, 
and whose missionary zeal inspired you to embrace the peoples of the world, 
I come to you in humble supplication. 
Obtain for me the grace to see Christ in all human beings, 
embracing them in the spirit of generosity 
and ministering to them in the name of Jesus. 

Obtain for me also, the favor of ___________. 

Oh Heavenly Father, 
I beseech thee to obtain for Mother Teresa 
the official declaration of sainthood through canonization. 
I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus.

Amen.
The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.
O God, Who established the Mother of Thy Son also to be Our Mother, 
grant unto us, that persevering in penance and prayer 
for the salvation of the world, 
we may be more efficacious in extending the reign of Christ in our days.  
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, 
in the unity fo the Holy Ghost, 
God forever and ever.

Amen.
(This prayer is the Collect from the Mass of Our Lady of Fatima, promulgated by Pope John Paul II.)
Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, 
I call upon you this day 
to be my special friend here on earth, 
today and all the days of my life. 
I ask you to be my special protectress 
and I place all my thoughts, 
words and deeds in your hands. 
I ask you to be my guide and guardian 
so I may please Jesus in all things.
Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who can worthily repay you with praise 
and thanks for having rescued a fallen world 
by your generous consent! 
Receive our gratitude, 
and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. 
Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven 
and enable them to make our peace with God. 

Holy Mary, help the miserable, 
strengthen the discouraged, 
comfort the sorrowful, 
pray for your people, 
plead for the clergy, 
intercede for all women consecrated to God. 
May all who venerate you 
feel now your help and protection. 
Be ready to help us when we pray, 
and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. 
Make it your continual concern 
to pray for the people of God, 
for you were blessed by God 
and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, 
who lives and reigns forever. 

Amen. 
Most holy and afflicted Virgin,
Queen of Martyrs, 
you stood beneath the cross, 
witnessing the agony of your dying Son. 
Look with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, 
who kneel before you. 
I venerate your sorrows 
and I place my requests 
with filial confidence 
in the sanctuary of your wounded heart. 

Present them, I beseech you, 
on my behalf to Jesus Christ, 
through the merits of His own most sacred passion and death, 
together with your sufferings 
at the foot of the cross. 
Through the united efficacy of both, 
obtain the granting of my petition. 
To whom shall I have recourse in my wants and miseries 
if not to you, Mother of Mercy? 
You have drunk so deeply of the chalice of your Son, 
you can compassionate our sorrows. 

Holy Mather, your soul was pierced 
by a sword of sorrow 
at the sight of the passion of your Divine Son. 
Intercede for me and obtain for me from our Lord 

(State your intention here....)

it it be for His honor and glory, 
and for my good. 

Amen. 
Divine Infant, 
after the wonders of Your birth in Bethlehem, 
You wished to extend Your infinite mercy to the whole world 
by calling the Wise Men by heavenly inspiration to Your crib, 
which was in this way changed into a royal throne. 
You graciously received those holy men 
who were obedient to the Divine call 
and hastened  to Your feet. 
They recognized and worshipped You as Prince of Peace, 
the Redeemer of mankind, 
and the very Son of God. 

Show us also Your goodness and almighty power. 
Enlighten our minds, 
strengthen our wills, 
and inflame our hearts to know You, 
to serve You, 
and to love You in this life, 
that we may merit to find our joy in You eternally in the life to come. 

O Jesus, most powerful Child, 
I implore You again to help me:

(State your intention here...)

Divine Child, great omnipotent God, 
I implore through Your most Holy Mother's most powerful intercession, 
and through the boundless mercy of Your omnipotence as God, 
for a favorable answer to my prayer during this Novena. 
Grant me the grace of possessing You eternally 
with Mary and Joseph 
and of adoring You with Your holy angels and saints. 
16 December: 

O Shepherd that rulest Israel, 
Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep, 
come to guide and comfort us. 

Say 1 Our Father..
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1 Glory Be...

17 December: 

O Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, 
that reachest from one end to another, 
and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, 
come to teach us the way of prudence! 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

18 December: 

O Adonai, 
and Ruler of the house of Israel, 
Who didst appear unto Moses in the burning bush, 
and gavest him the law in Sinai, 
come to redeem us with an outstretched arm! 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 1 Glory Be...

19 December: 

O Root of Jesse, 
which standest for an ensign of the people, 
at Whom the kings shall shut their mouths, 
Whom the Gentiles shall seek, 
come to deliver us, 
do not tarry. 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

20 December: 

O Key of David, 
and Sceptre of the house of Israel, 
that openeth and no man shutteth, 
and shutteth and no man openeth, 
come to liberate the prisoner from the prison, 
and them that sit in darkness, 
and in the shadow of death. 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

21 December: 

O Dayspring, 
Brightness of the everlasting light, 
Son of justice, 
come to give light to them that sit in darkness 
and in the shadow of death! 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

22 December: 

O King of the Gentiles, 
yea, and desire thereof! 
O Corner-stone, that makest of two one, 
come to save man, 
whom Thou hast made out of the dust of the earth! 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

23 December: 

O Emmanuel, 
our King and our Law-giver, 
Longing of the Gentiles, 
yea, and salvation thereof, 
come to save us, 
O Lord our God! 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...

24 December: 

O Thou that sittest upon the cherubim, 
God of hosts, come, show Thy face, 
and we shall be saved. 

Say 1  Our Father...
Say 1  Hail Mary...
Say 1  Glory Be...
<i>(A Novena that honours the Body and Blood of Christ.)</i>

I thank You, Jesus, my Divine Redeemer, 
for coming upon the earth for our sake, 
and for instituting the adorable Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist 
in order to remain with us until the end of the world.

I thank You for hiding beneath the Eucharistic species Your infinite majesty and beauty, 
which Your Angels delight to behold, 
so that I might have courage to approach the throne of Your Mercy. 

I thank You, most loving Jesus, 
for having made Yourself my food, 
and for uniting me to Yourself with so much love 
in this wonderful Sacrament that I may live in You. 

I thank You, my Jesus, 
for giving Yourself to me in this Blessed Sacrament, 
and so enriching it with the treasures of Your love 
that You have no greater gift to give me.

I thank You not only for becoming my food 
but also for offering Yourself as a continual sacrifice 
to Your Eternal Father for my salvation. 

I thank You, Divine Priest, 
for offering Yourself as a Sacrifice daily upon our altars in adoration 
and homage to the Most Blessed Trinity, 
and for making amends for our poor and miserable adorations. 

I thank You for renewing in this daily Sacrifice 
the actual Sacrifice of the Cross offered on Calvary, 
in which You satisfy Divine justice for us poor sinners. 

I thank You, dear Jesus, 
for having become the priceless Victim 
to merit for me the fullness of heavenly favors. 
Awaken in me such confidence in You 
that their fullness may descend ever more fruitfully upon my soul. 

I thank You for offering Yourself in thanksgiving to God 
for all His benefits, 
spiritual and temporal, 
which He has bestowed upon me. 

In union with Your offering of Yourself to Your Father 
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 
I ask for this special favor: 

[State your intention here...] 

If it be Your holy Will, grant my request. 
Through You I also hope to receive 
the grace of perseverance in Your love and faithful service, 
a holy death, 
and a happy eternity with You in Heaven. Amen. 

O Lord, You have given us this Sacred Banquet, 
in which Christ is received, 
the memory of His Passion is renewed, 
the mind is filled with grace, 
and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
You have given them bread from Heaven. 
Having all sweetness within.

Let us pray. 

God our Father, 
for Your glory and our salvation 
You appointed Jesus Christ eternal High Priest. 
May the people He gained for You by His Blood 
come to share in the power of His Cross and Resurrection 
by celebrating His Memorial in this Eucharist, 
for He lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, forever. 

Amen. 

O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion 
beneath the veils of this Sacrament, 
grant us, we pray, 
so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood 
that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, 
for You live and reign forever.

Amen.
Dear Saints Isaac Jogues, John Brebeuf, 
Noel Chabanel, Gabriel Lalemant, 
Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, 
Rene Goupil and John Lalande, 
we beg of you, 
pray for the people of this vast country of ours.

You are the first canonized saints of the United States and Canada. 
We are glad to have you. 
We are happy to honor you. 
You know our country and its needs, 
and we know you are in heaven praying for us.

There is one very special favor we wish to ask of you. 
Dear Saints of North America, 
pray God to send us another saint, 
or better still, 
a number of them. 
Ask Him to have soon, a man or a woman, 
a boy or a girl from this country of ours 
raised to the honors of the altar. 
Let it be a farmer or a laborer, 
a housewife or a schoolboy, 
born and bred in these United States. 
Let it be some one who lived his whole life here,
a Saint Joseph of Carville County, 
or a Saint Mary of Middletown, 
or a Saint William of New York.

We do not wish to displace you in our affections, 
but to add to your glorious number. 
You understand our desires in this, 
and we feel sure that we will obtain this great blessing 
for the salvation of the people of this land. 
Remember us now, 
and obtain this great blessing for us from God. 
Help us always to cooperate with the graces that God 
so richly and generously gives us, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life
gushed forth for souls, and the ocean
of mercy opened up for this whole world. O
Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world and empty yourself
out upon us. O Blood and Water, which
gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a
fount of mercy for us, I trust in You! (three
times)
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be
thy name; They kingdom come; Thy will be
done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this
day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen;
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is
the fruit of your womb Jesus. Holy Mary,
Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and
at the hour of our death. Amen.
Dear Mother Mary, 
you lived for many years in the little country town of Nazareth. 
You had neighbors, good and bad. 
And you had occasion to talk about them to other people, 
and to listen to what others said about them. 
But we know, Mary, 
that in all your conversations with your neighbors, 
and about them, you never committed the least sin.

Make us realize, dear Mother, 
that there are no people who are so bad 
that we cannot say something good about them. 
Teach us to speak of the good things people do, 
instead of the evil. 
And when we must speak of the evil deeds, 
let us condemn the deed, 
and not the doer. 
Your own Son died on the cross to wipe away such deeds, 
and to save the men that do them.

Help us, when the conversation begins to become harmful to our neighbor, 
to turn it to other subjects with prudence and tact.

Mother Mary, you were always a good neighbor. 
The very thought of you, 
when the temptation to indulge in sinful gossip comes, 
will be a great help to us. 
You, Mary, are the Mother of Divine Love; 
teach us to practice great charity and kindness 
in all our dealings with our fellow human beings. 

Amen.
Oh Mother Most Pure, 
we come to You as a family 
and consecrate ourselves to your most Immaculate Heart. 
We come to You as a family 
and place our trust in Your powerful intercession.

Oh Dearest Mother Mary, 
teach us as a mother teaches her children, 
for our souls are soiled 
and our prayers are weak 
because of our sinful hearts. 
Here we are Dearest Mother, 
ready to respond to You 
and follow Your way, 
for Your way leads us 
to the heart of Your Son, Jesus. 
We are ready to be cleansed and purified. 

Come then Virgin Most Pure, 
and embrace us with Your motherly mantle.
Make our hearts whiter than snow 
and as pure as a spring of fresh water.
Teach us to pray, 
so that our prayers may become more beautiful 
than the singing of the birds at the break of dawn. 

Dear Mother Mary, 
we entrust to Your Immaculate Heart of hearts, 
our family and our entire future. 
Lead us all to our homeland  which is Heaven. 

Amen. 

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
pray for us.
O you, who more than any other human being
have been consecrated to the Holy Spirit,
help your Son's Church to persevere
in the same consecration,
so that she may pour out upon all men
the ineffable benefits of redemption
and of sanctification
for the liberation of the whole of creation [cf. Rom 8:21].
You, who were with the Church in the beginning of her mission,
intercede for her in order that,
going all over the world,
she may continually teach all the nations
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
May the Word of Divine Truth
and the Spirit of Love
find an opening in the hearts of men,
who, without this truth
and without this love
really cannot live the fullness of life. 

You, who have known in the fullest way
the power of the Holy Spirit,
when it was granted to you
to conceive in your virginal womb
and to give birth to the Eternal Word,
obtain for the Church
that she may continue to give new birth
through water and the Holy Spirit
to the sons and daughters
of the whole human family,
without any distinction of language,
race, or culture,
giving them in this way
the "power to become children of God" [Jn 1:12].

You, who are so deeply 
and maternally bound to the Church, 
preceding the whole People of God 
along the way of faith, 
hope and charity, 
embrace all men who are on the way, 
pilgrims through temporal life 
towards eternal destinies, 
with that love which the Divine Redeemer himself, 
your Son, poured into your heart from the Cross. 
Be the Mother of all our earthly lives, 
even when they become tortuous, 
in order that we may all find ourselves, 
in the end, in that large community 
which your Son called the fold, 
offering his life for it as the Good Shepherd.


You, who are the first handmaid 
of the unity of the body of Christ, 
help us, help all the faithful, 
who feel so painfully 
the drama of the divisions of Christianity, 
to seek with constancy the way 
to the perfect unity of the Body of Christ 
by means of unconditional faithfulness 
to the Spirit of Truth and Love, 
which was given to them by your Son 
at the cost of the cross and of death. 

You, who have always wished to serve! 
You who serve as mother of the whole family 
of the children of God, 
obtain for the Church that, 
enriched by the Holy Spirit 
with the fullness of hierarchical 
and charismatic gifts, 
she may continue with constancy 
towards the future along the way 
of that renewal which comes from 
what the Holy Spirit says 
and which found expression in the teaching of Vatican II, 
assuming in this work of renewal everything 
that is true and good, 
without letting herself be deceived 
either in one direction or in the other, 
but discerning assiduously 
among the signs of the times 
what is useful for the coming of the Kingdom of God.

Mother of men and peoples, 
you know all their sufferings 
and their hopes. 
You feel in a motherly way 
all the struggles between good and evil, 
between the light and the darkness 
which shakes the world 
accept our cry addresses 
to the Holy Spirit 
directly to your heart 
and embrace with the love of the Mother 
and the Handmaid of the Lord 
the peoples who await this 
embrace the most and likewise the peoples 
whose consecration you, too, 
are particularly awaiting. 
Take under your motherly protection 
the whole human family 
which we consecrate to you, O Mother, 
with affectionate rapture. 
May the time of peace and freedom, 
the time of truth, 
justice and hope, 
approach for everyone.

O you,
who through the mystery of your particular holiness,
free of all stain from the moment of your conception
feel in a particular deep way that
"the whole creation has been groaning in travail." [Rom.8:22],
while, "subjected to futility,"
it hopes that it will be
"set free from its bondage to decay" [Rom.8:20-21],
You contribute unceasingly
to the "revealing of the sons of God,"
for whom "the creation waits with eager longing." [Rom. 8:19],
to enter the freedom of their joy [cf. Rom.8:21].

O Mother of Jesus,
now glorified in heaven in body and in soul,
as the image and beginning of the Church,
which is to have its fulfillment
in the future age here on earth,
until the day of the Lord comes [cf. 2 Pet. 3: 10],
do not ceases to shine
before the pilgrim people of God
as a sign of sure hope and consolation (cf. Lumen Gentium 68).

Holy Spirit of God,
Who are worshipped and glorified
with the Father and the Son!
Accept these words of humble consecration
addressed to You in the heart of Mary of Nazareth,
Your bride and mother of the Redeemer,
who the Church too calls her mother,
because right from the Upper Room at Pentecost
she has learned from her own motherly vocation!
Accept these words of the pilgrim Church,
uttered amid toils and joys,
fears and hopes,
words which are the expression
of humble and confident trust,
words with the Church,
forever consecrated to You,
Spirit of the Father
and of the Son,
in the Upper Room at Pentecost,
does not cease to repeat together with you
to her divine Bridegroom.
Come!

"The Spirit and the Bride say to the Lord Jesus
'Come..." [cf. Rev. 22:17].
"Thus the Church is seen to be
a people brought into unity of the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (Lumen Gentium, 4).
Thus we repeat today:
"Come", trusting in your motherly intercession,
O Clement, O Loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. 


Pope John Paul II 
Prayed before the icon of Our Lady,
in Salus Populi Romani, on December 8,1990.
Most holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 
united in perfect love, 
as you look upon us with mercy and caring, 
we consecrate our hearts, 
our lives, our family to you. 
We know the beautiful example 
of your home in Nazareth was meant to be 
a model for each of our families. 
We hope to have, 
with your help, 
the unity and strong, 
enduring love you gave to one another. 
May our home be filled with joy. 
May sincere affection, patience, 
tolerance and mutual respect be freely given to all. 
May our prayers be filled with the needs of others, 
not just ourselves a
nd may we always be close to your sacraments. 
Bless those who are present, 
as well as those who are absent, 
both the living and the dead; 
may peace be among us 
and when we are tested, 
grant us the Christian acceptance of God's will.
Keep our family close to your Hearts; 
may your special protection be with us always. 
Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 
hear our prayer. 

(By the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
O kind and good Mother, 
whose own soul was pierced by the sword of sorrow, 
look upon us while, 
in our sickness, 
we arraign ourselves beside you 
on the Calvary where your Jesus hangs.

Dowered with the high grace of suffering, 
and hopeful of fulfilling in our own flesh 
what is wanting in our sharing of Christ's passion, 
on behalf of his Mystical Body, the Church, 
we consecrate to you ourselves and our pain. 
We pray that you will place them 
on that Altar of the Cross to which Jesus is affixed. 
May they be little victims of propitiation for our salvation, 
for the salvation of all peoples.

O Mother of Sorrows, 
accept this consecration. 
Strengthen our hopeful hearts, 
that as partakers of Christ's sufferings 
we may also share in his comfort now and for evermore. 

Amen.
O Mary, Queen of all Saints, 
who art the beauty of Carmel, 
how sweet it is for me to venerate thee 
under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 
Even from the days of the Apostles, 
thou hast been honoured under this mystic title; 
I am filled with joy as I consecrate myself to thee, O holy Mary, 
most unworthy though I am to be thy servant, 
yet touched by thy motherly care for me 
and longing to serve thee, 
in the presence of my Guardian Angel 
and the court of Heaven, 
I choose thee this day to be my Queen, 
my Advocate, and my Mother, 
and I firmly purpose to serve thee ever more 
and to do what I can that all may render faithful service to thee. 

Therefore, most devoted Mother, 
through the Precious Blood thy Son poured out for me, 
and through the promises of thee as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 
I beg thee, deign to take me among thy clients 
and receive me as thy servant forever. 

O beauty of Carmel, 
glory of Libanus, 
thou purest of lilies, 
mystic rose in the garden of the Church, 
I salute thee! 
O Virgin of virgins, 
be mindful of me in my misery, 
and show thyself my Mother. 
Shed upon me ever more and more 
the living light of that faith 
which made thee blessed; 
inflame with that Heavenly love 
wherewith thou didst love thy dear Son, Jesus Christ. 

Do thou, Mother of God, 
who hast such power and might, 
obtain for me from blessed Jesus, 
the Heavenly gifts of humility, chastity, and meekness, 
which were the fairest ornaments of thine Immaculate soul. 
Do thou grant me to be strong 
in the midst of the temptations and bitterness 
which so often overwhelm my spirit. 
Aid me in every action, 
and beg for me the grace, never, 
by word or deed or thought, 
to be displeasing in thy sight and that of thy most holy Son. 
Think of me my dearest Mother, 
and desert me not at the hour of death.

Amen.

(Here, you kiss your Scapular..) 

Holy Virgin of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of the Scapular, 
pray for us!
My Queen and my Mother, 
I give myself entirely to you; 
and to show my devotion to you, 
I consecrate to you this day my eyes, 
my ears, my mouth, my heart, 
my whole being without reserve. 
Wherefore, good Mother, 
as I am your own, 
keep me, guard me, 
as your property and possession. 
Amen. 
O Maria, transform my heart unto thine. 
Place around it a wreath of purity, 
adorned in virtue.

Take my heart, dear Mother, 
consecrated as your own. 
Present it to God the Father 
as an offering from me to you.

Help me O Maria in each day 
to make your heart more known.

Amen.
O Mary, Most Holy and Immaculate Mother of God, 
of Jesus, our Victim-High Priest, 
True Prophet, and Sovereign King, 
I come to you as the Mediatrix of All Grace, 
for that is truly what you are. 
O Fountain of all Grace! 
O Fairest of Roses! 
Most Pure Spring! 
Unsullied Channel of all of God's Grace! 
Receive me, Most Holy Mother! 
Present me and my every need to the Most Holy Trinity! 
That having been made pure and holy 
in His Sight through your hands, 
they may return to me, through you, 
as graces and blessing. 
I give and consecrate myself to you, 
Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace, 
that Jesus, Our One True Mediator, 
Who is the King of All Nations, 
may Reign in every heart.

Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ever Virgin, 
mother of the True God, 
Woman clothed with the Sun, 
I totally consecrate myself to you 
and to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. 

In humility, through this consecration, 
I receive you, Virgin of Guadalupe, 
into every moment of my life 
and every fiber of my being.  
I am assured that God has chosen you for me 
and I recall what the Angel of the Lord told St. Joseph: 
"Do no be afraid to take Mary to yourself 
because what is in her is of the Holy Spirit."  [Mt. 1:20]

Holy Archangel Gabriel who presented the beauty 
and virtues of Mary’s should [Lk. 1:26-35]
obtain for me the grace to imitate these virtues and, 
by my example, to show others how to live, 
how to love, how to sacrifice and how to die. 

As I receive you, Queen and Mother of the Americas, 
I desire, with your help, 
to grow in my relationship with you, 
a relationship which was confirmed by your Divine Son 
as He hung dying on the cross 
when He said to you His Holy and Sorrowful Mother, 
"Woman, behold your Son!"
And to St. John, his beloved disciple, 
"Son, behold your Mother!" [Jn. 19:26-27]

I implore you, Queen of the Angels, 
and to St. Michael and the other angels 
to defend us in our battle against Satan 
and all of the evil spirits in this present darkness. [Eph. 6:12]

In reparation I will pray and sacrifice.  
Please pray for us who seek refuge in you, 
for the conversion of poor sinners who offend you 
and for the salvation of all souls! 

I promise to keep ever before me your instructions 
at the Wedding Feast at Cana, 
“Do whatever He tells you." [Jn. 2:5]  
In doing so I will be loyal and obedient to the Pope, 
your first son on earth.  
I am sure in my consecration to you 
that you will lead me on a safe and sure path to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Holy Mother of God, 
save us through the Flame of Love of your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart!  
Send forth the grace from your Flame of Love 
to the whole human race now and at the hour of our death.  
Send forth your Spouse, the Holy Spirit, 
to bring us the New Pentecost 
and the fire of His Divine Love to renew the face of the earth. 

O Mother of Mercy, 
let there be revealed, once more, 
in the history of the world the infinite power of merciful love!  
May it put an end to evil.  
May it transform consciences.  
May your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of faith, hope and love.  
May Christ the King reign over us, 
our families, cities, states, nations and the whole of humanity. 

O clement, O loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary, 
hear our please and accept this cry from our hearts! 

Dear Lady of Guadalupe, 
I conclude my consecration to you 
with the message you gave to Blessed Juan Diego in Mexico 
on Tepeyc Hill in 1531 
hereby accepting it also as a message from you to me. 

Know for certain that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, 
Mother of the True God.  
Here I will show and offer all my love, 
my compassion, my help and protection to the people.  
I am your merciful Mother, 
the Mother of all who love me, 
of those who cry to me, 
of those who have confidence in me.  
Here I will hear their weeping and their sorrows 
and will remedy and alleviate their suffering, 
necessities and misfortunes… 
Listen and let it penetrate your heart… 
Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.  
Do not fear any illness or vexations, anxiety or pain.  
Am I not here who am your Mother?  
Are you not under my shadow and protection?  
Am I not your fountain of life?  
Are you not in the folds of my mantle?  
In the crossing of my arms?  
Is there anything else you need? 

Mary Our Blessed Mother!
Pray for us!
Most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, 
Mary, would that I could be in Heaven, 
there to contemplate the honours rendered to thee 
by the Most Holy Trinity 
and by the whole Heavenly Court! 
But since I am still a pilgrim in this vale of tears, 
receive from me, thy unworthy servant and a poor sinner, 
the most sincere homage 
and the most perfect act of vassalage 
a human creature can offer thee. 
In thy Immaculate Heart, 
pierced with so many swords of sorrow, 
I place today my poor soul forever; 
receive me as a partaker in thy dolors, 
and never suffer that I should depart from that Cross 
on which thy only begotten Son expired for me. 
With thee, O Mary, 
I will endure all the sufferings, 
contradictions, infirmities, 
with which it will please thy Divine Son 
to visit me in this life. 
All of them I offer to thee, 
in memory of the Dolors 
which thou didst suffer during thy life, 
that every thought of my mind, 
every beating of my heart 
may henceforward be an act of compassion to thy Sorrows, 
and of complacency for the glory 
thou now enjoyest in Heaven. 
Since then, O Dear Mother, 
I now compassionate thy Dolors, 
and rejoice in seeing thee glorified, 
do thou also have compassion on me, 
and reconcile me to thy Son Jesus, 
that I may become thy true and loyal son (daughter); 
come on my last day and assist me in my last agony, 
even as thou wert present at the Agony of thy Divine Son Jesus, 
that from this painful exile I may go to Heaven, 
there to be made partaker of thy glory. 

Amen.
O Virgin Mother of God,
Mary Immaculate,
we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you
under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
May this Medal be for each one of us
a sure sign of your affection for us
and a constant reminder of our duties towards you.
Ever while wearing it,
may we be blessed by your loving protection
and preserved in the grace of your Son.
O most powerful Virgin,
Mother of our Saviour,
keep us close to you every moment of our lives.
Obtain for us,
your children,
the grace of a happy death;
so that, in union with you,
we may enjoy the bliss of heaven forever.

Amen. 

O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you.

O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you.

O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you. 
Most Holy Virgin Mary, 
tender Mother of all, 
to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart 
and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, 
we consecrate ourselves 
and our families 
to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, 
O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
and we recommend to you, 
all the people of our country 
and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, 
dearest Mother, 
and use us as you wish 
to accomplish your designs upon the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
and Queen of the World, rule over us, 
together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. 
Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; 
kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, 
the practice of a virtuous life, 
an ardent zeal for souls, 
and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to you, 
O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. 
Inflame us with the same Divine Fire 
which has inflamed your own Sorrowful 
and Immaculate Heart. 
Make our hearts and homes your shrine, 
and through us, 
make the Heart of Jesus, 
together with your rule, 
triumphant in every heart and home.
O blessed Virgin Mary our Mother,
when the Son of God decided
to take upon Himself our human life
in order that we might share in His Divine Life,
He did not wish to come to us
without your free cooperation.
He deliberately willed to have need of you. 

Look down today from heaven upon little (name of infant).
He (or she) has received from his parents the life of man,
and now by the Holy Sacrament of Baptism,
he has been given a life which is infinitely superior,
the very life of God.
We know that just as God is his Father and our Father,
you are, in regard to his spiritual life,
his Mother and our Mother. 

We confide this child to you.
Show yourself his (or her) Mother.
Watch over his (or her) education;
nourish him with the life of grace;
make him progress in his Christian life
just as his human parents aid him to progress
in physical as well as spiritual life. 

Protect the precious life
which has just been received.
Be for him a real Mother
to guard him in your arms
when the devil seeks to destroy his spiritual life
in your Son Jesus Christ.
May he love you as Jesus Christ loved you,
for our love for you is nothing else but
a participation in the love of your Son for you. 

In the name of this child (name of infant),
we wish to make today
his (or her) first prayer to his heavenly Mother. 

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee,
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. 

(Composed by Fr. Noel le Mire, S.M. and adapted by W. Cole, S.M.)
Most Holy Virgin Mary, 
tender Mother of all, 
to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart 
and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, 
we consecrate ourselves 
and our families 
to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, 
O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
and we recommend to you, 
all the people of our country 
and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, 
dearest Mother, 
and use us as you wish 
to accomplish your designs upon the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
and Queen of the World, rule over us, 
together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. 
Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; 
kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, 
the practice of a virtuous life, 
an ardent zeal for souls, 
and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to you, 
O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. 
Inflame us with the same Divine Fire 
which has inflamed your own Sorrowful 
and Immaculate Heart. 
Make our hearts and homes your shrine, 
and through us, 
make the Heart of Jesus, 
together with your rule, 
triumphant in every heart and home.
I 

I venerate thee with all my heart, 
O Virgin most holy, 
above all Angels and Saints in paradise, 
as the daughter of the Eternal Father, 
and to thee I consecrate my soul with all its powers.

Hail Mary...

II. 

I venerate thee with all my heart, 
O Virgin most holy, 
above all Angels and Saints in paradise, 
as the Mother of the only begotten Son, 
and to thee I consecrate my body with all its senses. 

Hail Mary...

III. 

I venerate thee with all my heart, 
O Virgin most holy, 
above all Angels and Saints in paradise, 
as the beloved Spouse of the Spirit of God, 
and to thee I consecrate my heart and all its affections, 
imploring thee to obtain for me from the Most Holy Trinity 
all the means of salvation. 

Hail Mary...
(St. Louis De Montfort's Consecration)

I, (Name), a faithless sinner - 
renew and ratify today in thy hands, 
O Immaculate Mother, 
the vows of my Baptism; 
I renounce forever Satan, 
his pomps and works; 
and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, 
the Incarnate Wisdom, 
to carry my cross after Him 
all the days of my life, 
and to be more faihful to Him 
than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court 
I choose thee this day, 
for my Mother and Mistress.  
I deliver and consecrate to thee, 
as thy slave, my body and soul, 
my goods, both interior and exterior, 
and even the value of all my good actions, 
past, present and future; 
leaving to thee the entire 
and full right of disposing of me, 
and all that belongs to me, without exception, 
according to thy good pleasure, 
for the greater glory of God, 
in time and in eternity.

Amen.
O Mary, 
Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, 
Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, 
we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.

We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; 
all that we have, 
all that we love, 
all that we are. 

To thee we give our bodies, 
our hearts and our souls; 
to thee we give our homes, 
our families, our country. 

We desire that all that is in us 
and around us may belong to thee, 
and may share in the benefits of thy motherly benediction. 

And that this act of consecration 
may be truly efficacious and lasting, 
we renew this day at thy feet the promises 
of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion. 

We pledge ourselves to profess courageously 
and at all times the truths of our holy Faith, 
and to live as befits Catholics 
who are duly submissive to all the directions 
of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him. 

We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments 
of God and His Church, 
in particular to keep holy the Lord's Day. 

We likewise pledge ourselves 
to make the consoling practices of the Christian religion, 
and above all, Holy Communion, 
an integral part of our lives, 
in so far as we shall be able so to do. 

Finally, we promise thee, 
O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of men, 
to devote ourselves whole-heartedly
to the service of thy blessed cult, 
in order to hasten and assure, 
through the sovereignty of thine Immaculate Heart, 
the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thine adorable Son, 
in our own hearts and in those of all men, 
in our country and in all the world, 
as in heaven, 
so on earth. 

Amen. 
(For children)

Dear Mary, my holy mother, 
I love you so much 
and I give you my heart. 
Help me to love God. 
Help me to love my neighbor 
as a child of God. 
Help me to love myself 
as a child of God. 

Amen
Oh Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
I give you my heart. 
I want to love you. 
I want to love Jesus, 
the Father, 
the Holy Spirit, 
and this world through your holy heart. 
My dear mother, 
I place myself in your heart, 
I know you will care for me in all my needs. 
I give myself to you, 
Mary, my mother. 
I love you so much! 

Amen
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
and tender Mother of men, 
in accordance with Thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, 
I consecrate to Thy Immaculate Heart myself, 
my brethren, 
my country and the whole human race. 

Reign over us, 
Most Holy Mother of God, 
and teach us how to make the Heart of Thy Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ reign 
and triumph in us even as It has reigned 
and triumphed in Thee. 

Reign over us, 
Most Blessed Virgin, 
that we may be Thine in prosperity 
and in adversity, 
in joy and in sorrow, 
in health and in sickness, 
in life and in death. 

O most compassionate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Heaven, 
watch over our minds and hearts 
and preserve them from the impurity 
which Thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. 
Assist us in imitating You in all things, 
especially purity. 
Help us to call down upon our country 
and upon the whole world the peace of God 
in justice and charity. 

Therefore, Most Gracious Virgin and Mother, 
I hereby promise to imitate Thy virtues 
by the practice of a true Christian life 
without regard to human respect. 

I resolve to receive Holy Communion regularly 
and to offer to Thee five decades of the Rosary each day, 
together with my sacrifices, 
in the spirit of reparation and penance. 

Amen. 
O Mary Help of Christians, 
Patroness of Australia, 
Mother of Mercy, 
Queen of Heaven and earth, 
refuge of sinners, 
ee consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart. 
To thee we consecrate our country, 
our families, 
our hearts, 
our souls 
and all that we have. 

And in order that this consecration may be truly effective and lasting, 
we renew today the promise of our Baptism and Confmnation; 
we undertake to live as good Christians,
faithful to God, 
the Church and the Holy Father. 
We desire to pray the Rosary, 
partake in the Holy Eucharist, 
attach special importance to the first Saturday of the month 
and work for the conversion of sinners. 
Furthermore we promise, 
O most holy Virgin, 
that we will zealously spread devotion to thee, 
so that through our consecration to thine Immaculate Heart 
and through thine own intercession, 
the coming of the Kingdom of Christ in the world may be hastened.

Amen.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 
in this tragic hour of the world's history, 
we entrust and consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart, 
our only refuge, 
our hope, 
our salvation. 
Have pity on this world, 
torn by the most terrible conflicts, 
burning with the fires of hate, 
victim of its own sins. 
May thy Heart be moved at the sight of so much ruin, 
pain and sorrow. 

We consecrate to thy maternal heart our persons, 
our families, 
our country (name),
the whole of humanity. 
Protect and save us! 

O Heart of Mary, 
source of true love, 
fill our selfish hearts with Divine charity 
and with that true brotherly love 
without which there can never be peace. 
Grant that men and nations 
may understand and fulfill the precept of thy Divine Son, 
"Love one another", 
in order that true peace may be firmly established 
in the Justice and Truth of Christ. 
Virgin of Fatima, 
Mother of Mercy, 
Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
Refuge of Sinners, 
we who belong to the Marian Movement 
consecrate ourselves in a very special way 
to your Immacualte Heart.

By this act of consecration 
we intend to live, 
with you and through you, 
all the obligations assumed by our baptismal consecration. 
We further pledge to bring about in ourselves 
that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, 
a conversion that will free us of every attachment to ourselves 
and to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, 
we may be available only to do always the will of the Father.

And as we resolve to entrust to you, 
O Mother most sweet and merciful, 
our life and vocation as Christians, 
that you may dispose of it according to your designs of salvation 
in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, 
we pledge to live it according to your desires, 
especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit 
of prayer and penance, 
the fervent participation in the celebration of the Eucharist 
and in the works of the apostolate, 
the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary, 
and an austere manner of life in keeping with the Gospel, 
that shall be to all a good example of the observance of the law of God 
and the practice of the Christian virtues, 
especially that of purity.

We further promise you to be united with the Holy Father, 
with the hierarchy and with our priests, 
in order thus to set up a barrier 
to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, 
that threatens the very foundation of the Church.

Under your protection, 
we want moreover to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer 
and love for the Pope, 
on whom we invoke your special protection.

And lastly, insofar as is possible, 
we promise to lead those souls with whom we come in contact 
to a renewed devotion to you.

Mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith 
to a great number of the faithful, 
that desecration has entered into the holy temple of God, 
and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, 
we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, 
O Mother of Jesus and our merciful and powerful Mother, 
and we invoke again today 
and await from you the salvation of all your children, 
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

[With ecclesiastical approval]
Please go through this suggested set of prayers to frame your day. All of these and many more are contained in the Handbook of Prayers, edited by James Socias. This outline follows the traditional points of the day for daily Catholic prayer: morning, before meals, the beginning of work, noon, and night. Again, you should adapt this to fit your own circumstances.

''Catholic Morning Prayer''

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in thanksgiving for your favors, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

''Grace Before Meals''

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

''Prayer Before a Day’s Work''

Direct, we beg you, O Lord, our actions by your holy inspirations, and grant that we may carry them out with your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with you, and through you be happily ended. Amen.

''Prayer to Keep the Presence of God''

Lord, God Almighty, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Defend us today by your mighty power, so that we may not fall into any sin, and that all our words may so proceed and all our thoughts and actions be so directed as to be always just in your sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

''Noon: The Angelus''

The Angelus is a traditional daily Catholic prayer that’s often said at 12 noon. This prayer is a beautiful meditation on the Incarnation, and on Mary’s role in it. This is often said as a group prayer, with the leader speaking the V parts and the group responding with the R lines. If you’re saying it alone, just read both parts together.

''The Angelus prayer''

V — The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R — And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary… (Say The Hail Mary here)
V — Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R — Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary…
V — And the Word was made Flesh.
R — And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary…
V — Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R — That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

''Night: The daily examination''

Daily Examination of Conscience

1. Place yourself in the presence of God, and ask for his help in examining your day.
2. Examine your day (the three “words”):
- “Thank you”: Thank the Lord for the blessings of the day.
- “I’m sorry”: Acknowledge your faults specifically and directly.
- “Please help me more”: Ask the Lord for help for tomorrow. Make specific resolutions.
3. Make an act of contrition (see below).
4. End with a Our Father and a Hail Mary.

''Act of Contrition''

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

We hope these daily Catholic prayers given above will be of great help to those among you who are not sure when to pray and what to pray on a daily basis. Amen.

Daughter of Israel,
Glory of all people.
Immaculate Maiden,
Joy of God.
Jesus has given you for our Mother.
You are our Queen,
pure and sinless.
We entrust ourselves to you.
Immaculate Mary.
Faithful one.
(For children)

Dear Mary, my holy mother, 
I love you so much 
and I give you my heart. 
Help me to love God. 
Help me to love my neighbor 
as a child of God. 
Help me to love myself 
as a child of God. 

Amen
Dear Mary,
Your Message of love and care on Tepeyac Hill
floated like a lilting lullaby
into the fresh golden dawn.
Softly you called to Juan Diego,
"least of your sons,"
a man of middle years,
but guileless and childlike in spirit.

Through him you invited all your children to come to you,
the ever-virgin Mother of God,
to look to you as a mother
who wanted only to show a mother’s love.
You would give them whatever they needed,
help and protection,
strength and comfort.
As a lasting proof you left us
your own marvelous picture,
unpainted by any human hand.

Today we bring to you
our child ( I bring __________ my) (as yet Unborn).
May this little one always know
and love you as holy Mary,
Mother of the true God
in whom we live and have our being.
May this new soul,
fresh breathed forth from the creator,
giving life to the body,
be like the soul of Juan Diego,
simple, pure and good.

Dear Lady of Guadulupe,
touch this petal of our hearts
with the wintry roses of Tepeyac,
so that a fragrant joy and peace
may spread along its path of earthly life,
reminding men of you
and sweetly drawing them to your waiting heart.

Take this child as your own.
Lady lovely and demure,
enfolded in the mantle of your care,
until the day when in a new land,
all your children join with you,
their merciful mother,
endlessly giving praise and thanks
to God the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.
copyrighed
[Sr. St. Francis S.S.J.; Robert, Cyril. Mary Immaculate: God's Mother and Mine.; New York: Marist Press, 1946.]
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, 
Immaculate Queen and Mother, 
the refuge and consolation of all troubled souls! 
I kneel here before thee with my family 
and choose thee for my Lady, Mother, 
and Advocate with God. 

I dedicate myself and all who belong to me to thy service forever. 
I beg thee, O Mother of God, 
to receive us into the company of thy servants. 
Take us under thy protection. 
Help us in life and at the hour of our death. 

Mother of Mercy, 
I name thee Lady and Queen of my family and relatives, 
my interests and all my undertakings. 
Take charge of them; 
dispose of everything as it pleases thee. 

Bless me and all my family. 
Never let any of us offend thy Son. 
In every temptation defend us; 
protect us in every danger; 
provide for us in the necessities of life; 
counsel us in doubt; 
comfort us in every sorrow, 
in every sickness, 
and especially in the final sorrow of death. 

Never let the powers of Hell boast 
that they have enslaved any of those who here consecrate themselves to thee. 
Grant that we may all enter into Heaven to thank thee and, 
in thy company, 
to praise and love Jesus our Redeemer for all eternity. 

Amen.

Thus, may it be.

Amen. 
O Immaculate Virgin Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Mother of Grace, 
and Queen of the kingdom of thy Son, 
humbly kneeling before thee, 
we offer thee this country in which we live. 
It once was thine. 
Before it was robbed of the holy Faith 
all its children were thy children, 
and thou wast honoured throughout its length and breadth 
as its Protectress and its Queen.
Again do we consecrate it to thee;
again do we dedicate it as thine own Dowry.
We offer our own hearts,
that their love and service
may ever grow and increase.
We offer all our brethren
those multitudes who know thee so little
or know thee not at all.
May thy prayer bring back the country's ancient faith.
May thy intercession lead us to a closer union
with thy divine Son.
We consecrate ourselves to Him through thee.
Obtain for us,
and for England thy Dowry,
every grace and blessing,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O Holy Mother of God, Virgin ever blest, 
O Mary Immaculate, pray for us, 
intercede for us, disdain not to help us. 
For we are confident and know for certain 
that thou canst obtain all thou wiliest from thy Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ, 
God Almighty, the King of ages, 
who liveth with the Father and the Holy Ghost, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen.
[[List of All prayers]]
''For Deliverance''

Holy Trinity, One God, living and true, Almighty and Omnipresent, Total Love, I adore You, I bless You, and I glorify You. I believe in You, and in Your saving and healing power.

Today, I recognize how much I sinned and hence, I am cut off from you. My Lord, I renounce from my heart and for always: Satan, his works, his lies, sin, impurity, and the love for power and pleasure that separate me from you, my God and Lord.

I recognize, O Lord, that I have erred: in accepting what other sects have proposed, in using God’s name in vain, in my participation in satanic rites and occult rituals that are not in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. I have been an easy prey to those sects and false teachings because I don’t study the Bible, the catechism of the Catholic Church, and I don’t frequent the sacraments.

I am not faithful to the Sunday Eucharist and when I participate, I don’t listen to the homily. I don’t seek spiritual guidance, nor do I seek forgiveness of sins through the sacrament of reconciliation.

Merciful Lord, I can only express honestly what I have passed through. I return to You with a repentant heart, and I beg you not to refuse me with your mercy. Pardon me for all my sins.

Amen.

''I Renounce''

I renounce all false belief in the reincarnation because Jesus said that we will all resurrect as he resurrected. I renounce the manipulation and use of God’s name in vain, and I renounce using God’s Word as a means of mental control.

I renounce all practices of occultism that tie me to the enemy: such as visits to witches, and diviners; the use of amulets, talisman and objects of good luck, like stones, crystals, wristbands, necklaces, and love charms that aim to dominate the will of persons, to seduce them, and and make them attractive to the opposite sex.

I renounce the use of black magic, participation in New Age, sects, metaphysics, Gnostics and other groups that make me forget that salvation comes only from the Lord. I renounce all superstitious practices and rites about knowing the future, such as horoscope, palm reading, astrology, and spirit of the glass.

Today, Lord and Father of Jesus, I renounce all false doctrines and philosophies that separate me from You. I renounce all these, and I call on my Guardian Angel and on St. Michael to be my witnesses. May their presence embolden me to be faithful to my words.

Amen.

''I Promise''

All powerful God, I promise to follow Your commandments and to destroy all the idols that enslave me to evil. I promise to assist in the Holy Mass during Sundays and to frequent the Sacraments, especially, Holy Confession I accept the liberty of a child of God that You gave to me.

I promise to surrender myself to God’s will spontaneously and freely so that God’s will may be fulfilled in me.

I accept to carry with me, on my neck, a Holy Cross, blessed by the priest. Its presence on my breast assures me of victory against the enemy of God and the forces of evil.

I accept Mary as the Mother of God, the Mother of the Church and my Mother. I consecrate myself to the Most Holy Virgin Mary and through her, I consecrate myself to the Most Holy Trinity and the Catholic Church.

I accept the gifts of the Holy Spirit which I will use for the benefit of the Holy Church, and for the good of my brothers and sisters, and for the common work of spreading the Gospel.

Amen.

O Virgin most kind, 
Mary, Mother of God, 
most loving consoler of those in distress,
commend to your Son the souls of the Faithful Departed, 
so that, because of your motherly intervention, 
they may joyfully arrive in your company 
as their longed-for home in heaven. 

Amen.

To be prayed at the beginning of each prayer below:

Leader: Let us commend ourselves and all people to the love and protection of the Mother of God.
All: Holy Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, intercede for us with the Lord our God.

Leader: God who is mighty has done great things for us.
All: And holy is God's name.

Leader: Let us pray:

Sunday

Mary, 
On this, the Lord's Day,
We celebrate with joy the fulfillment of the miracle 
God began in your womb. 
He became what we are 
So that we might become what he is. 
He is Risen, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 
He reigns as Lord and God forever. 
In your marveling at the great things the Mighty One worked in you, 
We find our own awe at being chosen sons (and daughters) of God, 
Of being empowered to become a nation of saints, 
Of being commissioned to bear Christ to the world. 
With you as our companion and model, 
May God bring this good work to completion 
And may our dedication to you of all that we have and are 
Bring us to share in your blessedness. 
Amen. 

Monday

Mary, 
God has worked a great wonder: Jesus is risen! 
No longer are we caught in the cords of death, 
For he has loosened our bonds. 
No longer need we walk in fear, 
For he has become our strong hope. 
No longer are we alone and estranged, 
For he has called us friends. 
May your faith in the face of death–even death on the cross, 
May your hope–almost buried with him in the tomb, 
May your love–nearly staunched by the fear of his disciples, 
May your joy in the Resurrected Savior be ours this day, 
As we, in your name for your honor, live out our Easter mission 
To go forth and teach all peoples. 

Amen.

Tuesday 

Mary, 
We, your sons (and daughters) 
Look to you as we treasure and ponder 
The Rising of Jesus–your Son and our brother. 
Teach us how that marvelous moment can topple the proud, 
Elevate the lowly, feed the hungry, 
And mission the rich–even today. 
Confident in God's power and love, 
Trusting in the Risen Lord, 
Relying on the Promised Advocate, 
The Spirit of Life and of Truth, 
We dedicate our lives, in your name and for your honor 
To the transforming power of Easter. 

Amen.

Wednesday 

Mary, 
In the brilliant light of Easter, 
Teach us, too, that nothing is impossible with God. 
All our struggles with self and others, 
All our disappointments and shames, 
All our failures and sinfulness 
Are as nothing in this healing, life-giving light. 
Accept, then, our all. 
May God look upon it, 
As once did the Mighty One upon our lowliness, 
So that we might be gifted with that blessedness 
Promised to all sons and daughters of the Resurrection. 

Amen.

Thursday 

Mary, 
We sing our Alleluias today, for Jesus is risen. 
Our souls proclaim the greatness of God, 
Our spirits rejoice in our Risen Savior. 
May your song be sung in our lives 
At every moment of this day so that God's power, 
Which can do far more than we can ask or imagine, 
May continue to call life from death and light from darkness, 
Transforming our meager efforts 
Into your Son's victory over death. 

Amen.

Friday 

Mary, 
The cross of death has become the Tree of Life, and we rejoice. 
God has sent forth the Spirit, 
And the world quickens to life anew. 
Jesus is risen! 
Teach us no more to fear the sword of division and death; 
Teach us to welcome Jesus, the sign of contradiction, 
And to lay bare the thoughts of our hearts 
To the healing light of Easter. 
Then, in your name and for your honor, 
We will live in the Paschal Mystery 
Today and, with you, see it fulfilled 
On the day of Resurrection. 

Amen. 

Saturday 

Mary, 
We ask for your powerful presence this day, 
Just as you shared it 
With the frightened disciples in the Upper Room. 
Teach us, as you did them, to rely upon God's promises, 
Upon our brother and Lord, Jesus, and 
Upon the Advocate and Comforter, 
The Spirit of Life and Love and Truth. 
May we live as you did, in strong hope and invicible confidence. 
And be transformed by the power of the Resurrection 
Into true hearers and doers of God's will. 

Amen.

[Source: Prayers of the Marianists]
Ever Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of mercy, 
health of the sick, 
refuge of sinners, 
comfort of the afflicted, 
you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; 
cast upon me a look of mercy. 
By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, 
you were pleased to make it a privileges sanctuary, 
when you dispense your favors, 
and already many sufferers 
have obtained the cure of their infirmities, 
both spiritual and corporal. 
I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence, 
to implore your maternal intercession. 
Obtain O loving Mother, 
the grant of my requests. 
I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, 
that I may one day share your glory, 
and bless you in eternity.

Amen.
To you do we turn, 
Our Heavenly Mother of sweetest love and tender compassion, 
in this and every graceful moment 
that passes under your protection and care.
Pray for us your beloved children, 
oh Help of Christians, 
that the light of your Son Jesus 
which so purely flows through your Immaculate Heart 
will illuminate our lives 
and vanquish all darkness in our midst.  
Oh Spouse of The Most High, 
pray the Father to have mercy upon our land 
that we might not received what we deserve 
but rather what we need.  
Merciful Mother by the aid of your most holy angels 
direct our ways into your shelter; 
into your health; 
safe within your loving bosom; 
into a renewed and united revelation 
of God’s inifinite and everlasting love through Jesus Christ.

Amen.
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Father, source of light in every age, 
the virgin conceived and bore Your Son 
Who is called Wonderful God, 
Prince of Peace. 
May her prayer, 
the gift of a mother's love, 
be Your people's joy through all ages. 
May her response, 
born of a humble heart, 
draw Your Spirit to rest on Your people. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 
Father, the image of the Virgin is found in the Church. 
Mary had a faith that Your Spirit prepared 
and a love that never knew sin, 
for You kept her sinless 
from the first moment of her conception. 
Trace in our actions the lines of her love, 
in our hearts her readiness of faith. 
Prepare once again a world for Your Son 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 
Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary 
to be the worthy mother of Your Son. 
You let her share beforehand 
in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, 
and kept her sinless 
from the first moment of her conception. 
Help us by her prayers 
to live in Your presence without sin. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 
All-powerful and ever-living God,
in the plan of your wisdom,
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with Him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting Your holiness
and join her hymn of endless life and praise.

Amen.
O Mary, my Mother, 
I offer you my soul, my mind, and my heart. 
Make of me God's instrument. 
Give me a penetrating mind to discover, 
firm to judge, open to understand, free to serve the truth; 
an honest mind in telling what it sees rather than what it wants to see; 
a tolerant mind which does not dictate to other people, 
but which explain what it sees clearly; 
a mind infused by the light and the truth of your Son Jesus, 
patient in faith, while waiting for the vision of eternal life. 

Amen.

(By. A Hanrion, S.J.)
O Mother of Sorrows, 
by the anguish and love 
with which thou didst stand beside the Cross of Jesus, 
stand by me in my last agony. 
To thy maternal heart I commend the three last hours of my life. 
Offer these hours to the Eternal Father 
in union with the agony of our dearest Lord. 
Offer frequently to the Eternal Father, 
in atonement for my sins, 
the Precious Blood of Jesus, 
mingled with thy tears on Calvary, 
to obtain for me the grace to receive Holy Communion 
with most perfect love and contrition before my death, 
and to breathe forth my soul in the actual presence of Jesus. 

Dearest Mother, when the moment of my death has come, 
present me as thy child to Jesus; 
say to Him in my behalf: 
"Son, forgive him, for he knew not what he did. 
Receive him this day into Thy kingdom." 
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! 
Guard the kingdom of Thy Vicar on earth, 
our chief bishop. 
Pray for the people; 
intercede for the clergy; 
protect the consecrated virgins. 
Give us strength against our enemies and thine. 
Give courage to the fearful; 
joy to those that mourn; 
peace to the contrite of heart; 
perseverance to the just. 
Let all experience thy protection, 
Virgin and Mother. 
Through thee the nations are brought to repentance, 
the demons are put to flight. 
They that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death 
are filled with the knowledge and love of Thy Son.


(St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R.)
O Mary, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners, 
we beseech thee, 
be pleased to look with pitiful eyes 
upon poor heretics and schismatics. 
Thou who art the Seat of Wisdom, 
enlighten the minds that are miserably enfolded 
in the darkness of ignorance and sin, 
that they may clearly know 
that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church 
is the one true Church of Jesus Christ, 
outside of which neither holiness nor salvation can be found. 
Finish the work of their conversion 
by obtaining for them the grace 
to accept all the truths of our Holy Faith, 
and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, 
the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth; 
that so, being united with us in the sweet chains of Divine charity, 
there may soon be one only fold 
under the same one Shepherd; 
and may we all, 
O Glorious Virgin, 
sing forever with exultation: 
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, 
thou only hast destroyed all heresies in the whole world.

Amen.
Help me, O God, to be
A good and true friend.

To be always loyal, and
Never to let my friends down;

Never to talk about them behind
Their backs in a way in which I
Would not do before their faces;

Never to betray a confidence or
Talk about the things about which
I ought to be silent;

Always to be ready to share
Everything I have;

To be as true to my friends
As I would wish them to be to me.

This I ask for the sake of You who are
the greatest and the truest of all friends,
For your love’s sake, Amen.


From the depths of this vale of tears 
where sorrowing humanity makes weary progress,
through the surges of this sea of ours,
endlessly buffeted by the winds of passion,
we raise our eyes to you, 
O most beloved Mother Mary, 
to be comforted by the contemplation of your glory 
and to hail you as Queen of heaven and earth, 
Queen of mankind. 

With legitimate filial pride, 
we wish to exalt your queenship 
and to recognize it as due 
to the sovereign excellence of your whole being, 
O dearest one, 
truly mother of him who is King by right, 
by inheritance and by conquest. 

Reign, O Mother and Queen, 
by showing us the path of holiness 
and by guiding and assisting us 
that we may never stray from it. 

In the heights of heaven 
you exercise your primacy 
over the choirs of angels 
who acclaim you as their sovereign, 
and over the legions of saints 
who delight in beholding your dazzling beauty. 
So, too, reign over the entire human race, 
above all by opening the path of faith 
to those who do not yet know your Divine Son. 

Reign over the Church, 
which acknowledges and extols your gentle dominion 
and has recourse to you 
as a safe refuge amid the calamities of our day. 
Reign especially over that part of the Church 
which is persecuted and oppressed; 
give it strength to bear adversity, 
constancy never to yield under unjust compulsion, 
light to avoid falling into the snares of the enemy, 
firmness to resist overt attack, 
and at every moment unwavering faithfulness to your kingdom. 

Reign over men's minds, 
that they may seek only what is true; 
over their wills, 
that they may follow solely what is good; 
over their hearts, 
that they may love nothing but what you yourself love. 

Reign over individuals and over families, 
as well as over societies and nations; 
over the assemblies of the powerful, 
the counsels of the wise, 
as over the simple aspirations of the humble. 

Reign in the streets and in the squares, 
in the cities and the villages, 
in the valleys and in the mountains, 
in the air, on land and on the sea; 
and hear the pious prayers of all those who recognize 
that yours is a reign of mercy, 
in which every petition is heard, 
every sorrow comforted, 
every misfortune relieved, 
every infirmity healed, 
and in which, 
at a gesture from your gentle hands, 
from death itself there arises smiling life. 

Obtain for us that all 
who now in every corner of the world 
acclaim and hail you Queen and Lady 
may one day in heaven enjoy 
the fullness of your kingdom 
in the vision of your Divine Son, 
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
live and reign forever and ever.

Amen. 
( PRAYER OF POPE PIUS XII )
Give me the grace to annihilate my will 
before the Will of Your Divine Son 
so that the Will of Your Divine Son be mine. 
Kindle my heart with Divine Love! 
See to it that the purest flame of God's Love 
penetrate deeply in my spirit 
and rout out my selfishness. 
Give me a tender devotion to the Blessed Sacrament 
and Your holy Love in order that 
I love You as You deserve. 
Help me detach perfectly from everything, 
creatures, and myself, 
renouncing myself and everything to live only in God. 
My tender Mother, 
obtain for me a deep humility from God, 
internal and external humility, 
a deep knowledge of myself, 
and a spirit of mortification 
so that I humble myself before God and creatures. 
Help me to have contempt and humiliations loved, 
but myself despised. 
Mirror of humility 
grant me the virtue of humility and obedience. 
Grant me the virtue of meekness and sweetness 
so that I treat people with kindness, 
especially when I meet the ones 
against whom I feel repugnance. 
Give me a simple, merry, sweet, 
gentle, kind, benign, compassionate, 
humble and meek heart. 
Impetrate for me a profound contrition 
and intimate sorrow to make my heart bleed 
for my offenses against Your Divine Son. 
Grant me a spirit of holy prayer, 
the grace of meditating upon the sublime truths of faith, 
especially the Passion of Jesus and Your sorrows. 
Give me the grace of praying in the occasions of sin.
Grant me a holy recollection, 
the grace of being aware of Your holy presence, 
and the virtue of silence. 
Grant me from God the holy virtue 
of spiritual and bodily purity; 
as well as purity of conscience through humble, 
frequent, and sincere confession, 
for the greater glory of God. 
Obtain for me a heroic faith along with a loving, 
filial confidence in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
and in Your Motherly affection.
Grant me fervent zeal for the glory of God 
and the salvation of souls, 
letting me perform the duties of my priestly ministry perfectly. 
See to it that I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 
and recite the Holy Canonical Hours 
with deep recollection and intimate devotion. 
My tender Mother, 
give me the virtue of fortitude to prevail over myself 
through internal and external mortification. 
O valiant Lady, 
you have conquered hell. 
Give me strength to triumph over the devil, 
the world, and the flesh. 
You are our life and hope, 
please grant me holy, 
final perseverance in the grace of Your Divine Son. 
See to it that I live and die saintly, 
and love You in Paradise forever. 
(By Blessed Father Annibale Di Francia.)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
God our Father, 
may we always profit by the prayers 
of the Virgin Mother Mary, 
for You bring us life and salvation 
through Jesus Christ her Son 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, 
that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, 
whose most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow 
in the hour of Thy Own Passion, 
may intercede for us before the throne of Mercy, 
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Imprint, O Lady, thy wounds upon my heart, 
that I may read therein sorrow and love; 
sorrow, to endure every sorrow for thee; 
love, to despise every love for thee.

Amen.
I greet thee, Mary,
Daughter of God the Father.

I greet thee, Mary,
Mother of the Son of God.

I greet thee, Mary,
Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

I greet thee, Mary,
Temple of the Blessed Trinity.

I greet thee, Mary,
White Lily of the resplendent Trinity.

I greet thee, Mary,
Fragrant Rose of the heavenly court.

I greet thee, Mary,
Virgin full of meekness and humility, 
of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born 
and nourished by thy milk.

I greet thee, Mary,
Virgin of virgins.

I greet thee, Mary,
Queen of martyrs, 
whose soul was pierced by the sword of sorrows.

I greet thee, Mary,
Lady and Mistress, 
to whom all power has been given 
in Heaven and on earth.

I greet thee, Mary,
Queen of my heart, my sweetness, 
my life and all my hope.

I greet thee, Mary,
Mother most amiable.

I greet thee, Mary,
Mother most admirable.

I greet thee, Mary,
Mother of beautiful love.

I greet thee, Mary,
Conceived without sin.

I greet thee, Mary,
Full of grace, the Lord is with thee, 
blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed be the Fruit of thy womb.

Blessed be thy spouse, Saint Joseph. 

Blessed be thy father, Saint Joachim. 

Blessed be thy mother, Saint Anne. 

Blessed be thy angel, Saint Gabriel. 

Blessed be the Eternal Father,
Who has chosen thee. 

Blessed be thy Son,
Who has loved thee. 

Blessed be the Holy Ghost,
Who has espoused thee. 

May all those who love thee bless thee.

O Blessed Virgin,
bless us all in the name of thy dear Son.

Amen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our
life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do
we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee
do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious
Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward
us, and after this our exile, show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin
Mary! Pray for us O holy Mother of God. That
we may be made holy by the promises of
Christ.
Let us pray, O God, whose only begotten
Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has
purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation.
Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating
on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may
both imitate what they contain and obtain
what they promise, through Christ our Lord.
Amen
SALUTATION

Hail, Infant Mary, 
full of grace, 
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou forever, 
and blessed are thy holy parents Joachim and Ann, 
of whom thou wast miraculously born. 

Mother of God, 
intercede for us.

ANTHEM

We fly to thy patronage, 
holy and amiable Child Mary, 
despise not our prayers in our necessities, 
but deliver us from all dangers, 
glorious and blessed Virgin.

V. Pray for us, holy Child Mary.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray:

O almighty and merciful God, 
Who through the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, 
didst prepare the body and soul 
of the Immaculate Infant Mary 
that she might be the worthy Mother of Thy Son, 
and didst preserve her from all stain, 
grant that we who venerate with all our hearts 
her most holy childhood, 
may be freed, 
through her merits and intercession, 
from all uncleanness of mind and body, 
and be able to imitate her perfect humility, 
obedience and charity. 
Through Christ Our Lord. 

Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Hail, Mary!  Full of grace,
The Lord is with thee;
Blessed are thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen!
Hail Mary, White Lily of the Glorious 
and always-serene Trinity. 
Hail brilliant Rose of the Garden of heavenly delights: 
O, you, by whom God wanted to be born, 
and by whose milk the King of Heaven wanted to be nourished! 
Nourish our souls with effusions of divine grace. 

Amen. 
Hail Mary!
Daughter of God the Father. 

Hail Mary!
Mother of God the Son. 

Hail Mary!
Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. 

Hail Mary!
Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

Hail Mary! 
Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity, God.

Hail Mary! 
Celestial Rose of the ineffable Love o God.

Hail Mary! 
Virgin pure and humble, 
of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born 
and with thy milk to be nourished.

Hail Mary! 
Virgin of virgins. 

Hail Mary! 
Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a s sword transfixed.

Hail Mary! 
Lady most blessed, unto whom all power in Heaven and earth is given.

Hail Mary! 
My Queen and my Mother!  My life, my sweetness and my hope.

Hail Mary! 
Mother most amiable.  

Hail Mary! 
Mother most admirable.  

Hail Mary! 
Mother of Divine Love. 

Hail Mary, 
Immaculate!  Conceived without sin! 

Hail Mary, 
Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee!  

Blessed art thou among women 
and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus!

Blessed be thy spouse, Saint Joseph. 

Blessed be thy father, Saint Joachim. 

Blessed be thy mother, Saint Anne. 

Blessed be thy guardian, Saint John. 

Blessed be thy holy angel, Saint Gabriel. 

Glory be to God the Father, Who chose thee. 
Glory be to God the Son, Who loved thee. 
Glory be to God the Holy Spirit, Who espoused thee. 

O Glorious Virgin Mary,
May all men love and praise thee.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us and bless us, 
Now and at death, in the Name of Jesus, thy Divine Son.


(Composed by St. John Eudes - 1601 to 1680.)
Hail, Mary, full of grace; 
all generations call you blessed.

Hail, Mother of God; 
when asked by the angel 
to bear the Son of the Most High, 
filled with faith, you responded: 
“Let it be done unto me according to your word." 

Holy Mother of Jesus, 
at the wedding feast at Cana, 
you prompted your Son to perform His first sign. 
Be with us as we discern our life’s work 
and guide us in the way 
we are called to follow in the footsteps of your Son.

Holy Mother of the Savior, 
at the foot of the cross 
you mourned the death of your only Son.  
Bless and embrace the loving parents of all priests, 
deacons, brothers and sisters. 

Holy Mother of the Good Shepherd, 
turn your motherly care to our diocese.  
Intercede for us to the Lord of the harvest 
to send more laborers into the harvest.

Queen of Peace, 
Mirror of Justice, 
Health of the Sick, 
inspire vocations to the priesthood in our time.  
Let the word of your Son be made flesh anew 
in the lives of persons 
anxious to proclaim the Good News of everlasting life. 
Draw them near to the heart of your Son 
so that they can understand the beauty and the joy 
that awaits them 
when the Lord Jesus calls them 
to be His witnesses.

Amen.
Hail, Mary, hope of those who are in despair, 
help of the destitute! 
Hail, thou whom thy Son so greatly honors, 
that whatever thou askest, 
thou dost at once obtain; 
whatever thou willest is at once done. 
To thee are the treasures of the kingdom of Heaven entrusted. 
Grant, O Lady, that amid the storms of this life 
I may always remember thee. 
To thy charitable mercy I commend my soul and body. 
O my sweet protectress, 
direct and protect me in every hour, 
in every moment of my life.

Amen.
Hail, Mary, Mother of God, 
venerable treasure of the whole universe, 
lamp that is never extinguished, 
crown of virginity, 
support of the true faith, 
indestructible temple, 
dwelling of Him whom no place can contain, 
O Mother and Virgin! 
Through you all the holy Gospels 
call blessed the One whom comes 
in the name of the Lord. 

Hail, Mother of God. 
You enclosed under your heart 
the infinite God whom no space can contain. 
Through you the Most Holy Trinity is adored and glorified, 
the priceless cross is venerated throughout the universe. 
Through you the heavens rejoice, 
and the angels and archangels are filled with gladness. 
Through you the demons are banished, 
and the tempter fell from heaven. 
Through you the fallen human race is admitted to heaven. 

Hail, Mother of God. 
Through you kings rule, 
and the only-begotten Son of God has become a star of light 
to those who were sitting in darkness 
and in the shadow of death.
( PRAYER OF SAINT CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA )
Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, 
Blessed by the Most High! 
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, 
We join in your song of praise, 
to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, 
to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom 
and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, 
Glorious Mother of Christ! 
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, 
Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, 
and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, 
attentive to his promptings 
in the depths of our conscience 
and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, 
Mother of the living! 
Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, 
Be our guide along the paths of the world. 
Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, 
to stand with you before the innumerable crosses 
on which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith, 
First of the disciples! 
Virgin Mother of the Church, 
help us always to account for the hope that is in us, 
with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. 
Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: 
in the depths of silence and prayer, 
in the joy of fraternal love, 
in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers, 
Our Lady of Lourdes, 
pray for us.

Amen.
( POPE JOHN PAUL II'S PRAYER )
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! 
Guard the kingdom of Thy Vicar on earth, 
our chief bishop. 
Pray for the people; 
intercede for the clergy; 
protect the consecrated virgins. 
Give us strength against our enemies and thine. 
Give courage to the fearful; 
joy to those that mourn; 
peace to the contrite of heart; 
perseverance to the just. 
Let all experience thy protection, 
Virgin and Mother. 
Through thee the nations are brought to repentance, 
the demons are put to flight. 
They that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death 
are filled with the knowledge and love of Thy Son.
( St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R.)
Hail, Mother and Virgin, 
Eternal Temple of the Godhead, 
Venerable Treasure of Creation, 
crown of virginity, 
support of the true faith, 
on which the Church is founded throughout the world.

Mother of God, 
who contained the infinite God 
under your heart, 
whom no space can contain: 
through you the most Holy Trinity is revealed, 
adored, and glorified, 
demons are vanquished, 
Satan cast down from heaven into hell 
and our fallen nature again assumed into heaven.

Through you the human race, 
held captive in the bonds of idolatry, 
arrives at the knowledge of Truth. 
What more shall I say of you? Hail, 
through whom kings rule, 
through whom the Only-Begotten Son of God 
has become the Star of Light 
to those sitting in darkness 
and in the shadow of death. 

Amen.
( St Cyril of Alexandria)
Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned!
Hail, by angels Mistress owned
Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,
Whence the world's true Light was born.

Glorious Virgin, joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in Heaven they see:
Fairest thou where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our sins to spare.
Hail, O star of ocean, 
Gate to joy supernal,
Ever-virgin Mother Of the Lord eternal!
Taking that great Ave 
Once by Gabriel spoken,
Eva's name reversing, 
Be of peace our token.
Break the sinners' fetters, 
Light to blind restoring,
Every ill dispelling, 
Every boon imploring.
Show thyself a mother 
In thy supplication;
He will hear, 
Who chose thee At His Incarnation.
Maiden all excelling, 
Ever meek and holy,
Freed from sin preserve us; 
Make us pure and lowly.
Keep our life all spotless, 
All our ways defending,
Till we gaze on Jesus With a Joy unending.
Praise we God the Father, 
With Christ's worship blending
And the Holy Spirit, 
In one praise unending.
Hail, O Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Empress of America! 
Keep forever under your powerful patronage 
the purity and integrity of Our Holy Faith 
on the entire American continent.
Hail, thou star of ocean!
portal of the sky!
Ever virgin Mother
of the Lord Most High!

Oh! by Gabriel's Ave,
Uttered long ago
Eva's name reversing,
'Stablished peace below.

Break the captives' fetters;
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother,
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate
Did not thee despise.

Virgin of all virgins!
To thy shelter take us;
Gentlest of the gentle!
Chase and gentle make us.

Still as on we journey
Help our weak endeavour;
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever.

Through the highest heaven,
To the Almighty Three,
Father, Son and Spirit,
One same glory be.

Amen.
Hallowed Mother, 
do this favour: 
Those Wounds that gored my Saviour, 
deeply on my heart engraved. 
Mine it be, 
Christ's throes in sharing. 
Mine it be, 
his anguish bearing. 
These, his wounds, 
to keep in mind. 
From the flame of hell unending, 
be thou, Virgin, 
me defending, 
in that dreadful reckoning day! 
When in death my eyes are closing, 
open them, Lord, 
to see reposing, 
Victory's crown in Mary's hand. 
When my frame by death is broken, 
and my doom by thee is spoken, 
be it, Lord, the better land. 

Amen. 

I beseech you, 
O Lord Jesus Christ, 
that the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
whose most holy soul was pierced 
in the hour of your Passion 
by the sword of sorrow, 
may intercede for us 
with Your mercy now 
and at the hour of our death. 

Amen. 
Haste, my Mother, run to help me;  
Mother, haste, do not delay; 
See from Hell the envious serpent 
Comes my trembling soul to slay. 

Ah! his very look affrights me, 
And his cruel rage I fear; 
Whither fly, if he attacks me? 
See him, see him coming near! 

Lo! I faint away with terror, 
For if yet thou dost delay, 
He will dart at me his venom; 
Then, alas! I am his prey. 

Cries and tears have nought availed me,  
Spite of all I see him there; 
Saints I call till I am weary. 
Still he stands with threatening air. 

Now his mighty jaws are open, 
And his forked tongue I see; 
Ah! he coils to spring upon me,
Mother! hasten, make him flee. 

Mary! yes, the name of Mary 
Strikes with dread my cruel foe;  
Straight he flees as from the sunbeam 
Swiftly melts the winter's snow. 

Now he's gone; but do thou ever 
Stay beside me, Mother dear; 
Then the hellish fiend to tempt me 
Never more will venture near. 
O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of God and Mother of Humanity, 
we believe with all the fervour of our faith 
in your triumphal Assumption 
both in body and in soul into heaven 
where you are acclaimed as Queen 
by all the choirs of angels 
and all the legions of saints; 
we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord 
who has exalted you above all other pure creatures 
and to offer you the tribute of our devotion and our love.

We know that your gaze, 
which on earth watched over the humble 
and suffering humanity of Jesus, 
in heaven is filled with the vision 
of that humanity glorified 
and with the vision of uncreated Wisdom, 
and that the joy of your soul 
in the direct contemplation of the adorable Trinity 
causes your heart to throb with overwhelming tenderness; 
and we, poor sinners whose body weights down 
the flight of the soul, 
beg you to purify our hearts so that, 
while we remain below, 
we may learn to see God and God alone 
in the beauties of his creatures.

We trust that your merciful eyes 
may deign to gaze down upon our miseries and anguish, 
upon our struggles and our weaknesses; 
that your countenance may smile 
upon our joys and our victories; 
that you may hear the voice of Jesus 
saying to you of each one of us, 
as He once said to you of His Beloved Disciple: 
"Behold you son," 
and we who call upon you as our Mother, 
we, like John, take you as the guide, 
strength and consolation of our mortal life.

We are inspired by the certainty that your eyes, 
which wept over the earth crimsoned by the blood of Jesus, 
are yet turned toward this world 
racked by wars and persecutions, 
the oppression of the just and the weak. 
From the shadows of this vale of tears, 
we seek in your heavenly assistance, 
tender mercy, comfort for our aching hearts, 
and help in the trials of Church and country.

We believe finally that in the glory where you reign, 
clothed with the sun and crowned with stars, 
you are, after Jesus, 
the joy and gladness of all the angels and the saints, 
and from this earth, 
over which we tread as pilgrims, 
comforted by our faith in the future resurrection, 
we look to you our life, 
our sweetness, our hope; 
draw us onward with the sweetness of your voice, 
so that one day, after our exile, 
you may show us Jesus, 
the blessed fruit of your womb. 
O clement, O loving, 
O sweet Virgin Mary.

Amen.
Holy Immaculate Mary, 
help all who are in trouble. 
Give courage to the faint-hearted, 
console the sad, 
heal the infirm, 
pray for the people, 
intercede for the clergy, 
have a special care for nuns; 
may all feel, 
all enjoy your kind and powerful assistance, 
all who now and always render and will render, 
you honour, 
and will offer you their petitions. 
Hear all our prayers, O Mother, 
and grant them all. 
We are all your children: 
Grant the prayers of your children.

Amen forever.
Holy Mary, mother fair,
Filled with love for God,
Pray for us in all our needs.
Pray for us today.
Holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God, 
who was conceived without sin, 
I choose thee, this day, 
for the lady and Mistress of this House; 
I beseech thee through thy Immaculate Conception, 
to preserve it from pestilence, fire and water; 
from lightning and tempests, 
from robbers, from schisms and heresies, 
from earthquakes and from sudden death. 
Bless and protect, O holy Virgin, 
all its inmates, 
obtain for them grace to avoid sin, 
and save them from every other misfortune and accident. 

Amen.
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
shows us what love is and whence it draws its origin
and its constantly renewed power.
To her we entrust the Church and her mission in the service of love:

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son - the Son of God.
You abandoned yourself completely
to God's call and this became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.
Show us Jesus.  Lead us to him.
Teach us to know and love him,
so taht we too can become capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.

(By Pope Benedict XVI:
Deus Caritas Est [42])
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
Saint John, evangelist 
and beloved disciple of Our Lord, 
Saint Thomas Aquinas, 
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, 
Saint Paschal Baylon, 
Saint Francis Xavier, 
Saint Aloysius, 
Saint Juliana, 
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, 
Saint Clara, 
Saint Gertrude, 
Saint Mechtildis! 
Ye great saints and lovers of Jesus in the sacrament of His love, 
pray for me that I may receive the Lord most worthily in holy communion; 
that I may love Him more and more; 
that I may follow His example in the practice of every virtue 
and in the faithful discharge of all my duties; 
that I may persevere in holiness to the end of my life 
and attain to eternal salvation. 

Amen.
Holy Mother of God and of the Church, 
our Lady of Guadalupe, 
you were chosen by the Father for the Son through the Holy Spirit. 

You are the Woman clothed with the sun 
who labors to give birth to Christ while Satan, 
the Red Dragon, 
waits to voraciously devour your child. 

So too did Herod seek to destroy your Son, 
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 
and massacred many innocent children in the process.

So today does abortion killing many innocent unborn children 
and exploiting many mothers 
in its attack upon human life and upon the Church, 
the Body of Christ. 

Mother of the Innocents, 
we praise God in you for His gifts to you 
of your Immaculate Conception, 
your freedom from actual sin; 
your fullness of grace, 
your Motherhood of God and the Church, 
your Perpetual Virginity 
and your Assumption in body and soul into heaven. 

O Help of Christians, 
we beg you to protect all mothers of the unborn 
and the children within their wombs. 
We plead with you for your help to end the holocaust of abortion. 
Melt hearts so that life may be revered! 

Holy Mother, we pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart 
for all mothers and all unborn children 
that they may have life here on earth 
and by the most Precious Blood shed by your Son 
that they may have eternal life with Him in heaven. 
We also pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart 
for all abortionists and all abortion supporters 
that they may be converted and accept your Son, Jesus Christ, 
as their Lord and Savior. 
Defend all of your children in the battle against Satan 
and all of the evil spirits in this present darkness. 

We desire that the innocent unborn children 
who die without Baptism should be baptized and saved. 
We ask that you obtain this grace for them and repentance, 
reconciliation and pardon from God for their parents and their killers. 

Let there be revealed, once more, 
in the history of the world the infinite power of merciful love. 
May it put an end to evil. 
May it transform consciences. 
May your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart 
reveal for all the light of hope. 
May Christ the King reign over us, 
our families, cities, states, 
nations and the whole of humanity. 

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, 
hear our pleas and accept this cry from our hearts! 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 
Protectress of the Unborn, 
Pray for us! 
 
How I love Thee, O my Blessed Virgin Mother! 
Had I been a priest, 
I would have spoken so much of thee. 
Thou art represented as to thee 
I consecrate my soul and all unapproachable;
rather thou shouldst be shown as so easily imitated. 

Thou art more Mother than Queen! 
Yet I have heard it said that all the Saints are eclipsed 
by thy radiant brightness, 
as the sun at rising makes the stars disappear. 
How strange that seems,
a mother eclipsing the glory of her children! 

I think quite the contrary, sweet Virgin, 
I believe that thou wilt 
immensely increase the splendor of the elect, 
O Sweet Virgin Mary! 
how simple does thy life seem. 
#Make the Sign of the Cross and say the [[Apostles' Creed]]
#Say the "[[Our Father]]."
#Say three "[[Hail Mary]]s."
#Say the "[[Glory be to the Father]]."
#Announce the First Mystery; then say the "[[Our Father]]."
#Say ten "[[Hail Mary]]s," while meditating on the Mystery.
#Say the "[[Glory be to the Father]]."
#Announce the Second Mystery; then say the "Our Father." Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

[[The Joyful Mysteries]]
[[The Luminous Mysteries]]
[[The Sorrowful Mysteries]]
[[The Glorious Mysteries]]

After the Rosary:
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. O GOD, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
After each decade say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy."

As suggested by the Pope John Paul II the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday (with this exception: Sundays of Christmas season - The Joyful; Sundays of Lent - Sorrowful)
(St. Louis De Montfort's Consecration)

I, (Name), a faithless sinner - 
renew and ratify today in thy hands, 
O Immaculate Mother, 
the vows of my Baptism; 
I renounce forever Satan, 
his pomps and works; 
and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, 
the Incarnate Wisdom, 
to carry my cross after Him 
all the days of my life, 
and to be more faihful to Him 
than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court 
I choose thee this day, 
for my Mother and Mistress.  
I deliver and consecrate to thee, 
as thy slave, my body and soul, 
my goods, both interior and exterior, 
and even the value of all my good actions, 
past, present and future; 
leaving to thee the entire 
and full right of disposing of me, 
and all that belongs to me, without exception, 
according to thy good pleasure, 
for the greater glory of God, 
in time and in eternity.

Amen.
O Immaculata, 
Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
refuge of sinner and most Loving Mother, 
God has willed to entrust 
the entire order of mercy on to you. 
I, (State you name), 
a repentant sinner, 
cast myself at your feet, 
humbly imploring you 
to take me with all that I am and have, 
wholly to yourself as your posseession and property. 
Please make of me, 
of all my powers of soul and body, 
of my whole life, 
death and eternity, 
whatever most pleases you. 
If it pleases you, 
use all that I am and have without reserve, 
wholly to accomplish what was said of you: 
"She will crush your head" and 
"You alone have destroyed all the heresies in the world." 

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate 
and merciful hands for introducing 
and increasing your glory to the maximum 
in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, 
and thus help extend as far as possible 
the Blessed Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
For wherever you enter, 
you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, 
since it is through your hands 
that all graces come to us 
from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

V. Allow me to praise you, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies. 

[Source: St. Maximilian Kolbe's Prayer of Total Consecration.]
Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary 
to be the worthy mother of Your Son. 
You let her share beforehand 
in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, 
and kept her sinless 
from the first moment of her conception. 
Help us by her prayers 
to live in Your presence without sin. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 
Father, the image of the Virgin is found in the Church. 
Mary had a faith that Your Spirit prepared 
and a love that never knew sin, 
for You kept her sinless 
from the first moment of her conception. 
Trace in our actions the lines of her love, 
in our hearts her readiness of faith. 
Prepare once again a world for Your Son 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 
O God, 
who by the Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, 
we beseech You that, 
as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, 
You did preserve Her from all stain, 
so too You would permit us, 
purified through Her intercession, 
to come unto You. 
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, 
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God, world without end. 

Amen.
We praise you, Lord,
in this daughter of Israel, who sang the songs of David,
who knew the deeds of Judith,
and held in her heart the burning words of Isaiah.

We pray as Mary did:
may your name be holy,
may the hungry be filled and the rich know hunger,
may the proud be scattered and and the oppressed raised up,
may your love be ever with your people.

We make our prayer always through Mary's child,
for from her arose the sun of justice,
Jesus, who is Lord for ever and ever.

Amen.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father,
You are the most valued Heavenly treasure.

New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body,
Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God,
You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.

Pure Virgin, full of grace then and now,
Your whole being was raised Heavenly in full glory,
To be elevated above all the hosts within the Kingdom of God.

O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I recognize the glory of your highest title,
The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings,
You who continuously intercedes on our behalf,
Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.
(In your own words, make your special request here. Do not just mention a word. Speak to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as you would speak to another person, begging your Heavenly Mother to plea to Jesus on your behalf, that you be granted this special request.)
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I know that you are now presenting my need before Jesus,
For you have never turned away those in dire need.

Mother dearest, I await your favorable answer,
Submitting myself to the Divine will of the Lord,
For all glories are His forever and ever.
Heart of Mary ever Virgin, you are full of grace. 
You are the dearest daughter of the heavenly Father, 
the tabernacle of the Word made Flesh, 
and the beloved home of the Holy Spirit. 
You are the wonder and delight of angels, 
of saints, and of men. 
I offer you my deepest reverence. 
With great love and thanksgiving I consecrate myself, 
body and soul, to you this day, 
and will never take back my word.

You are the marvel of God's creation; 
a Virgin's heart, yet a Mother's too, 
with a mother's love of Jesus and of men. 
Dear Mother, fashion in my heart a child's true love of you. 
Fill me with your own bright virtues: 
simplicity and innocence, 
meekness and courage, 
and unfailing devotedness 
to Jesus Christ.

Since I belong to you then, holy Mother, 
save me from my enemies, 
from the world, from Satan, from myself. 
Keep me always in your sinless Heart 
to make my poor heart more and more 
like your Heart and the Heart of Jesus.

Dear, merciful Mother, 
look with a mother's love and pity on the poor, 
sinful, suffering children of the whole human family. 
Our Holy Father Pius XII has consecrated them to your Immaculate Heart. 
Do not turn them away. 
Remember the cruel pain your heart 
suffered for their salvation with Jesus Christ on Calvary. 
Save them by His precious Blood. 
Draw them out of the darkness and despair 
of their sin and misery into the light, peace, 
and holiness of the Church.

Then with the angels and saints, 
may they join us in singing the everlasting Magnificat of praise, 
gratitude, and love to your tender 
and Immaculate Heart, 
and to the adorable and merciful Heart of Jesus.

Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary
help us to conquer the menace of evil
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.
From famine and war, 
deliver us.

From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, 
from every kind of war, 
deliver us.

From sins against human life from its very beginning, 
deliver us.

From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, 
deliver us.

From every kind of injustice in the life of society, 
both national and international, 
deliver us.

From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, 
deliver us.

From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, 
deliver us.

From the loss of awareness of good and evil, 
deliver us.

From sins against the Holy Spirit, 
deliver us.

Accept, O Mother of Christ,
this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world",
sin in all of its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world
the infinite saving power of the redemption:
the power of merciful love.
May it put a stop to evil.
May it transform consciences.
May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope.

Amen
Immaculate Mary, most Holy Mother of God 
and of Our Lord and SavioUr Jesus Christ, 
we the people of the United States of America 
at this historic moment stand before you
in a humbled condition of love, 
loyalty, affection, and thankfulness. 
To your Immaculate Heart we recommit and dedicate ourselves 
throughout the entire American nation. 
To your Son Jesus Christ we pledge to serve His teaching, 
His church, and to work for His kingdom on earth. 
O Mary, to you do we flee for protection.

Surround the American family with your maternal care; 
enfold us in your arms. 
Give to this American land, 
built on the blood and tears of so many faithful forebears, 
a peaceful and praiseworthy existence in truth, 
love, justice, and freedom. 

O Mary, we submit to you as the Patroness of our beloved country. 
O Mary, Help of Christians, 
enfold the Holy Father and the Catholic Church 
within your protective cloak; 
be our shield in the days ahead. 
Give to the Church true holiness and freedom. 
Obtain for our leaders holy zeal, 
the ability to face the truth, 
and the courage to correct all abuses. 
Stop the flood of atheism, greed, heresy, 
impurity, lukewarmness, materialism, 
and selfishness that threaten our nation. 
Show to those who have strayed from the Church 
the way to Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Mother of God, 
accept our personal consecration to you and, through you, 
bind us forever to the Holy Trinity. 
Gather us all into your Immaculate Heart 
and unite us forever with Jesus. 
O Mary, we love you.
Give me the grace to annihilate my will 
before the Will of Your Divine Son 
so that the Will of Your Divine Son be mine. 
Kindle my heart with Divine Love! 
See to it that the purest flame of God's Love 
penetrate deeply in my spirit 
and rout out my selfishness. 
Give me a tender devotion to the Blessed Sacrament 
and Your holy Love in order that 
I love You as You deserve. 
Help me detach perfectly from everything, 
creatures, and myself, 
renouncing myself and everything to live only in God. 
My tender Mother, 
obtain for me a deep humility from God, 
internal and external humility, 
a deep knowledge of myself, 
and a spirit of mortification 
so that I humble myself before God and creatures. 
Help me to have contempt and humiliations loved, 
but myself despised. 
Mirror of humility 
grant me the virtue of humility and obedience. 
Grant me the virtue of meekness and sweetness 
so that I treat people with kindness, 
especially when I meet the ones 
against whom I feel repugnance. 
Give me a simple, merry, sweet, 
gentle, kind, benign, compassionate, 
humble and meek heart. 
Impetrate for me a profound contrition 
and intimate sorrow to make my heart bleed 
for my offenses against Your Divine Son. 
Grant me a spirit of holy prayer, 
the grace of meditating upon the sublime truths of faith, 
especially the Passion of Jesus and Your sorrows. 
Give me the grace of praying in the occasions of sin.
Grant me a holy recollection, 
the grace of being aware of Your holy presence, 
and the virtue of silence. 
Grant me from God the holy virtue 
of spiritual and bodily purity; 
as well as purity of conscience through humble, 
frequent, and sincere confession, 
for the greater glory of God. 
Obtain for me a heroic faith along with a loving, 
filial confidence in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
and in Your Motherly affection.
Grant me fervent zeal for the glory of God 
and the salvation of souls, 
letting me perform the duties of my priestly ministry perfectly. 
See to it that I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 
and recite the Holy Canonical Hours 
with deep recollection and intimate devotion. 
My tender Mother, 
give me the virtue of fortitude to prevail over myself 
through internal and external mortification. 
O valiant Lady, 
you have conquered hell. 
Give me strength to triumph over the devil, 
the world, and the flesh. 
You are our life and hope, 
please grant me holy, 
final perseverance in the grace of Your Divine Son. 
See to it that I live and die saintly, 
and love You in Paradise forever. 
(By Blessed Father Annibale Di Francia.)
Immaculate Mother of God, 
Queen of the Apostles, 
we know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession. 
We are confident that through God's mercy 
and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, 
you, who are our Mother, 
will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit 
as you obtained it for the community of the apostles 
gathered in the upper room. 
Therefore, relying on your maternal intercession, 
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace, 
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all. 
We wish to carry on those activities 
which especially promote the catholic apostolate 
for the revival of fatih 
and love of the people of God 
and so bring all men and women 
into the faith of Jesus Christ. 
And if a time should come 
when we have nothing more to offer serviceable to this end, 
we will never cease to pray 
that there will be one fold 
and one shepherd Jesus Christ. 
In this way, we hope to enjoy the results 
of the apostolate of Jesus Christ 
for all eternity. 

Amen. 
(By Saint Vincent Pallotti.)
Most holy and immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother, 
being his Mother, 
you shared in His universal kingship. 
The prophets and angels proclaimed Him King of peace. 
With loving fervour in our hearts 
we salute and honor you as Queen of peace. 

We pray that your intercession 
may protect us and all people from hated and discord, 
and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice 
which your Son taught and exemplified. 
We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father 
who works to reconcile the nations in peace. 
We seek your guidance for our Head of Stater 
and other leaders as they strive for world peace. 

Glorious Queen of peace, 
grant us peace in our hearts, 
harmony in our families 
and concord throughout the world. 
Immaculate Mother, 
as patroness of our beloved country, 
watch over us and protect us 
with your motherly love. 

Amen. 
Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God and our most compassionate Mother, 
we present ourselves in thy sight in all humility, 
and with full confidence 
we implore thee for thy maternal patronage. 

Thou hast been proclaimed by Holy Church 
the Comforter of the Afflicted, 
and to thee constant recourse is had 
by the sorrowful in their afflictions, 
the sick in their maladies, 
the dying in their agony, 
the poor in their straitened circumstances, 
those who stand in all manner of need 
in both public and private calamities; 
and from thee they all receive consolation and strength. 

Our dearest Mother, 
turn upon us also, 
wretched sinners that we are, 
thy merciful eyes, 
and graciously accept our humble and confident prayers. 
Aid us in all our spiritual and temporal necessities, 
deliver us from all evil 
and especially from sin, 
which is the greatest evil, 
and from all danger of falling into it; 
obtain for us from thy Son Jesus 
every blessing of which thou seest we stand in need 
both in soul and body, 
and especially the greatest blessing of all, 
which is Divine grace. 
Comfort our spirits, 
troubled and afflicted in the midst of the many dangers that threaten us, 
and the countless miseries and misfortunes that beset us on every side. 
This we ask through that immense joy 
which filled thy pure soul 
in the glorious Resurrection of thy Divine Son. 

Obtain tranquillity for Holy Church, 
help and comfort for her visible Head, 
the Sovereign Pontiff, 
peace for Christian princes, 
refreshment in their pains for the Holy Souls in Purgatory; 
for sinners, the forgiveness of their sins, 
and for the just, perseverance in well-doing. 
Receive us all, our most tender Mother, 
under thy loving and mighty protection, 
that we may be enabled to live virtuously, 
die holily and attain to everlasting happiness in Heaven.

Amen.
Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of Jesus and our Mother, 
we believe in your triumphant assumption into heaven 
where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen. 

We join them in praising you 
and bless the Lord who raised you above all creatures. 
With them we offer you our devotion and love. 

We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and needs,
and we take comfort from the faith in the coming resurrection. 

We look to you, our life, 
our sweetness, and our hope. 
After this earthly life, 
show us Jesus, 
the blest fruit of your womb, 
O kind, O loving, 
O sweet virgin Mary. 
ANT. This is the rod in which was neither knot of original sin, 
     nor rind of actual guilt. 

V. In thy conception, O Virgin! 
   Thou wast immaculate.
R. Pray for us to the Father, 
   Whose Son thou didst bring forth. 

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, 
we beseech Thee that, 
as by the foreseen death of this, Thy Son, 
Thou didst preserve her from all stain, 
so too Thou wouldst permit us, 
purified through her intercession, 
to come unto Thee. 
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, 
who livest and reignest with Thee 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
God, world without end.

Amen.
Holy Mother, pierce me through;
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified.

(This prayer is said with five "Our Father", "Hail Mary" and "Glory be.")
V. Incline unto my aid, O Lord.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory Be...

1. I compassionate Thee,
sorrowing Mary, 
for that affliction which thy tender heart suffered 
at the time of the prophecy of the holy old man Simeon.
O dear Mother, 
by thy heart thus afflicted, 
obtain for me the virtue of humility, 
and the gift of the fear of God.

Hail Mary...

2. I compassionate thee,
sorrowing Mary,
for those bitter pangs 
which thy most feeling heart suffered 
in thy flight and sojourn in Egypt.
O dear Mother,
by thy heart immersed in so great sorrows,
obtain for me the virtue of liberality,
especially towards the poor,
and the gift of piety.

Hail Mary...

3. I compassionate thee,
sorrowing Mary,
for those griefs 
which thy solicitous heart experienced 
in the loss of thy beloved Son.
O dear Mother, 
by thy heart filled with maternal anxieties,
obtain for me the virtue of chastity 
and the gift of knowledge.

Hail Mary...

4. I compassionate thee,
sorrowing Mary,
for that sorrow which oppressed thy maternal heart,
in meeting Jesus carrying His Cross.
O dear Mother,
by thy most loving heart,
so much afflicted,
obtain for me the virtue of patience,
and the gift of fortitude.

Hail Mary...

5. I compassionate thee, 
sorrowing Mary,
for that martyrdom which thy generous heart sustained,
in being present with thine agonizing Jesus.
O dear Mother, by thy heart undergoing so severe a martyrdom,
obtain for me the virtue of temperance,
and the gift of counsel.

Hail Mary...

6. I compassionate thee,
sorrowing Mary,
for those pangs which thine afflicted heart endured,
when the lance pierced the side of Jesus,
and wounded His most amiable Heart.
O dear Mother, by thy heart transfixed,
obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity,
and the gift of understanding.

Hail Mary...

7. I compassionate thee,
sorrowing Mary,
for that anguish which thy loving heart 
experienced in the burial of Jesus.
O dear Mother, 
by thy sacred heart, 
thus steeped in bitter grief,
obtain for me the virtue of diligence,
and the gift of wisdom.

Hail Mary...

V. Pray for us, O most sorrowful Virgin,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let Us Pray, - We beseech Thee,
O Lord Jesus Christ,
that the Blessed Virgin Mary
whose heart at the time of Thy passion
was pierced through with the sword of sorrow,
may intercede for us before the throne of mercy,
now and at the hour of our death;
who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost,
livest and reignest, 
one God, world without end.

Amen.
May we be assisted, we beseech Thee, O Lord, 
by the worshipful intercession of Thy glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary; 
that we, who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings, 
may be delivered from all dangers, 
and through her loving kindness made to be of one heart and mind: 
Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.
Inviolate, immaculate, and chaste art thou, O Mary, 
who hast become the glowing gate of heaven. 
O Mother of Christ, 
so kind and most dear, 
receive our devoted hymns of praise: 
that our minds and bodies may be always chaste, 
with fervent heart and tongue we now implore thee. 
Obtain for us, 
through thy sweetly sounding prayer, 
pardon for ever. 
O Mary, O thou tender Queen, 
who alone inviolate didst stay.

Amen.
Immaculate Queen of Peace, 
pray for us.
In thy Conception, O Virgin Mary, 
thou wast immaculate; 
pray for us to the Father whose Son Jesus Christ, 
after He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, 
thou didst bring forth into the world.
Thou who wast a Virgin before thy delivery, 
pray for us. 

Hail Mary...

Thou who wast a Virgin in thy delivery, 
prayer for us. 

Hail Mary...

Thou who wast a Virgin after thy delivery, 
pray for us. 

Hail Mary...
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin; 
Give me strength against thine enemies.
My Queen! My Mother! 
Remember I am thine own. 
Keep me, guard me, 
as thy property and possession.
O Mary, Mother of grace and Mother of mercy, 
do thou protect us from our enemy, 
and receive us at the hour of our death.
Faithful servant of God
and invincible martyr, Saint George;
favoured by God with the gift of faith,
and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ,
thou didst fight valiantly
against the dragon of pride,
falsehood, and deceit.
Neither pain nor torture,
sword nor death could part thee
from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee
for the sake of this love
to help me by thy intercession
to overcome the temptations that surround me,
and to bear bravely
the trials that oppress me,
so that I may patiently carry the cross
which is placed upon me;
and let neither distress nor difficulties
separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith,
assist me in the combat against evil,
that I may win the crown promised to them
that persevere unto the end.
Haste, my Mother, run to help me;  
Mother, haste, do not delay; 
See from Hell the envious serpent 
Comes my trembling soul to slay. 

Ah! his very look affrights me, 
And his cruel rage I fear; 
Whither fly, if he attacks me? 
See him, see him coming near! 

Lo! I faint away with terror, 
For if yet thou dost delay, 
He will dart at me his venom; 
Then, alas! I am his prey. 

Cries and tears have nought availed me,  
Spite of all I see him there; 
Saints I call till I am weary. 
Still he stands with threatening air. 

Now his mighty jaws are open, 
And his forked tongue I see; 
Ah! he coils to spring upon me,
Mother! hasten, make him flee. 

Mary! yes, the name of Mary 
Strikes with dread my cruel foe;  
Straight he flees as from the sunbeam 
Swiftly melts the winter's snow. 

Now he's gone; but do thou ever 
Stay beside me, Mother dear; 
Then the hellish fiend to tempt me 
Never more will venture near. 
It becomes you to be mindful of us, 
as you stand near Him who granted you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Help us for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason, 
you are called full of grace. 
Remember us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 
from the riches of your graces, 
Virgin full of graces. 

(By. St. Athanasius, Bishop/Doctor)
It is sweet music to the ear to say:
I honour you, O Mother!
It is a sweet song to repeat:
I honour you, O holy Mother!
You are my delight, dear hope, and chaste love,
my strength in all adversities.
If my spirit
that is troubled
and stricken by passions
suffers from the painful burden
of sadness and weeping,
if you see your child overwhelmed by misfortune,
O gracious Virgin Mary,
let me find rest in your motherly embrace.
But alas,
already the last day is quickly approaching.
Banish the demon to the infernal depths,
and stay closer, dear Mother,
to your aged and erring child.
With a gentle touch,
cover the wary pupils
and kindly consign to God
the soul that is returning to him.

Amen.
(POPE LEO XIII)
Knowest thou, sweet Mary,  
Whereto I aspire? 
It is my hope to love thee,
This is my desire. 

I would ever be near thee, 
Queen most fair and sweet! 
Do not, do not drive me 
From my Mother's feet. 

Then, O Rose most lovely! 
Let me hear from thee. 
Loving Mother! tell me 
What thou wilt of me. 

More I cannot offer, 
Lo! I bring my heart;  
Lovingly I give it, 
Never from thee to part. 

Lady, thou didst take it, 
It is no longer mine: 
Long since thou didst love it,  
And its love was thine! 

Do not, then, forsake me, 
Mother of sweet Love,  
Till one day thou see me 
Safe in Heaven above.  
(By Saint Alphonsus Liguori)
Lady of the Highway
protect us on our journey,
for all thy ways are beautiful,
and all thy paths are peace.
To be prayed at the beginning of each prayer below: 

Leader: Let us commend ourselves and all people 
        to the love and protection of the Mother of God.

All:    Holy Mother of God, 
        Mary ever Virgin, 
        intercede for us with the Lord our God.

Leader: God who is mighty has done great things for us.

All: And holy is God's name.

Leader: Let us pray: 

Sunday

Mary, 
On this, the Lord's Day,
We celebrate with joy the fulfillment of the miracle 
God began in your womb. 
He became what we are 
So that we might become what he is. 
He is Risen, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 
He reigns as Lord and God forever. 
In your marveling at the great things the Mighty One worked in you, 
We find our own awe at being chosen sons (and daughters) of God, 
Of being empowered to become a nation of saints, 
Of being commissioned to bear Christ to the world. 
With you as our companion and model, 
May God bring this good work to completion 
And may our dedication to you of all that we have and are 
Bring us to share in your blessedness. 
Amen. 

Monday

Mary, 
God has worked a great wonder: Jesus is risen! 
No longer are we caught in the cords of death, 
For he has loosened our bonds. 
No longer need we walk in fear, 
For he has become our strong hope. 
No longer are we alone and estranged, 
For he has called us friends. 
May your faith in the face of death - even death on the cross, 
May your hope - almost buried with him in the tomb, 
May your love - nearly staunched by the fear of his disciples, 
May your joy in the Resurrected Savior be ours this day, 
As we, in your name for your honor, live out our Easter mission 
To go forth and teach all peoples. 

Amen. 

Tuesday

Mary, 
We, your sons (and daughters) 
Look to you as we treasure and ponder 
The Rising of Jesus - your Son and our brother. 
Teach us how that marvelous moment can topple the proud, 
Elevate the lowly, feed the hungry, 
And mission the rich - even today. 
Confident in God's power and love, 
Trusting in the Risen Lord, 
Relying on the Promised Advocate, 
The Spirit of Life and of Truth, 
We dedicate our lives, in your name and for your honor 
To the transforming power of Easter. 

Amen. 

Wednesday

Mary, 
In the brilliant light of Easter, 
Teach us, too, that nothing is impossible with God. 
All our struggles with self and others, 
All our disappointments and shames, 
All our failures and sinfulness 
Are as nothing in this healing, life-giving light. 
Accept, then, our all. 
May God look upon it, 
As once did the Mighty One upon our lowliness, 
So that we might be gifted with that blessedness 
Promised to all sons and daughters of the Resurrection. 

Amen. 

Thursday

Mary, 
We sing our Alleluias today, for Jesus is risen. 
Our souls proclaim the greatness of God, 
Our spirits rejoice in our Risen Savior. 
May your song be sung in our lives 
At every moment of this day so that God's power, 
Which can do far more than we can ask or imagine, 
May continue to call life from death and light from darkness, 
Transforming our meager efforts 
Into your Son's victory over death. 

Amen. 

Friday

Mary, 
The cross of death has become the Tree of Life, and we rejoice. 
God has sent forth the Spirit, 
And the world quickens to life anew. 
Jesus is risen! 
Teach us no more to fear the sword of division and death; 
Teach us to welcome Jesus, the sign of contradiction, 
And to lay bare the thoughts of our hearts 
To the healing light of Easter. 
Then, in your name and for your honor, 
We will live in the Paschal Mystery 
Today and, with you, see it fulfilled 
On the day of Resurrection. 

Amen. 

Saturday

Mary, 
We ask for your powerful presence this day, 
Just as you shared it 
With the frightened disciples in the Upper Room. 
Teach us, as you did them, to rely upon God's promises, 
Upon our brother and Lord, Jesus, and 
Upon the Advocate and Comforter, 
The Spirit of Life and Love and Truth. 
May we live as you did, in strong hope and invicible confidence. 
And be transformed by the power of the Resurrection 
Into true hearers and doers of God's will. 

Amen. 

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Lord, forgive all reviling of Mary's name! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all contempt of her Immaculate Conception! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all coldness in the honoring of Mary! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all contempt of Mary's pictures! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all neglect of the Holy Rosary! 
We beseech Thee, hear us! 

Lord, forgive all indifference to Mary's Motherly love! 
  
(From the Pilgrimage of the Two Hearts Booklet, published in Australia.)
Lovely Lady dressed in Blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy,
Tell me what to say!
Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently, on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way Mother does to me?
Did you hold His hand at night?
Did you ever try
Telling stories of the world?
O!  And did He cry?
Do you really think He cares
If I tell Him things -
Little things that happen?
And
Do the Angels' wings
Make a noise?
And can He hear
Me if I speak low?
Does He understand me now?
Tell me - for you now?
Lovely Lady dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy.
And you know the way.
Lovely Lady dressed in Blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy,
Tell me what to say!
Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently, on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way Mother does to me?
Did you hold His hand at night?
Did you ever try
Telling stories of the world?
O! And did He cry?
Do you really think He cares
If I tell Him things -
Little things that happen?
And
Do the Angels' wings
Make a noise?
And can He hear
Me if I speak low?
Does He understand me now?
Tell me - for you now?
Lovely Lady dressed in blue,
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little Boy.
And you know the way.
Loving mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
Yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners. 

Alma Redemptoris Mater, 
quae pervia caeli porta manes, 
et stella maris, succurre cadenti, surgere qui curat, populo: 
tu quae genuisti, natura mirante, 
tuum sanctum Genitorem, 
Virgo prius ac posterius, 
Gabrielis ab ore,
sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
for behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and Holy is His Name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, His servant, mindful of His mercy -
Even as He spoke to our father -
to Abraham and to his posterity forever.
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour,
Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid:
for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He that is mighty, 
has done great things to me; and Holy is His Name.
And His mercy is from generation unto generations, 
to them that fear Him.
He has shewed might in His Arm: 
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has cast down the mighty from their seat, 
and has exalted the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things, 
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has received Israel, 
His servant, mindful of His mercy.
As He spoke to our fathers, 
to Abraham and to his seed, for ever.

O Mary conceived without sin, 
pray for us who have recourse to Thee, 
and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee, 
especially for the Freemasons.
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Majestic Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the Angels, 
thou didst receive from God the power 
and commission to crush the head of Satan; 
wherefore we humbly beseech thee, 
send forth the legions of heaven, 
that, under thy command, 
they may seek out all evil spirits, 
engage them everywhere in battle, 
curb their insolence, 
and hurl them back into the pit of hell. 
"Who is like unto God?"

O good and tender Mother, 
thou shalt ever be our hope 
and the object of our love. 

O Mother of God, 
send forth the holy Angels to defend me 
and drive far from me the cruel foe.

Holy Angels and Archangels, 
defend us and keep us.
Foo bar the heck
Blessed are you,
Mother of my Lord,
For you have believed the Word of God.

In faith and love,
You have pondered the Words and actions of God
In your life and the life of God's people.

With Jesus we call you mother.
Pray for us,
And ask your Son to lead us to the Father.

Amen.
Mary, who as teacher of faith
by your obedience to the word of God,
has cooperated in a remarkable way
with the work of redemption,
make the ministry of deacons effective
by teaching them to hear the word
and to proclaim it faithfully. 
Mary, teach of charity,
who by your total openness to God's call
has cooperated in bringing to birth
all the church's faithful,
make the ministry and the life of deacons fruitful
by teaching them to give themselves totally
to the service of the people of God. 
Mary, teacher of prayer,
who through your maternal intercession
has supported and helped the church from her beginnings,
make deacons always attentive
to the needs of the faithful
by teaching them to come to know the value of prayer. 
Mary, teacher of humility,
by constantly knowing yourself
to be the servant of the Lord
you were filled with the Holy Spirit,
make deacons docile instruments
in Christ's work of redemption
by teaching them the greatness
of being the least of all. 
Mary, teacher of that service which is hidden,
who by your everyday and ordinary life filled with love
knew how to cooperate with the salvific plan of God
in an exemplary fashion,
make deacons good and faithful servants
by teaching them the joy of serving the church with an ardent love. 

Amen. 
Hail Mary, 
Mother of God, 
venerable treasure of the whole world. 
You are the lamp that is never extinguished, 
the crown of virginity, 
the rule of orthodoxy, 
the incorruptible temple 
containing the one whom nothing can contain, 
the Mother and Virgin, 
through whom the one who comes 
in the Name of the Lord 
receives in the Gospel the name of "Blessed."

We salute you, 
who have borne the immensity of God 
in your virginal womb. 

Through you, 
the Trinity is sanctified. 

Through you, 
the Cross is venerated in the whole world. 

Through you, 
heaven is filled with joy. 

Through you, 
the Angels and Archangels rejoice.

Through you, 
demons are sent flying. 

Through you, 
the tempter devil is cast out of heaven. 

Through you, 
the fallen creature is elevated to heaven.

Through you, 
the whole universe, 
possessed by idolatry, 
has attained the knowledge of the truth. 

Through you, 
holy Baptism comes to those who believe. 

Through you, 
the oil of gladness reaches us.

Through you, 
churches are established in the whole world. 

Through you,
peoples are led to conversion.

Through you, 
even more, 
the only-begotten Son of God 
has radiated like light 
upon those who sat in darkness 
and the shadow of death.

Through you, 
the Prophets have announced their message, 
and the Apostles have proclaimed salvation to the nations.

Through you, 
the dead rise, 
and kings exercise their royalty, 
by the power of the Holy Trinity.
O Mother of Jesus,
and my Mother,
let me dwell with you,
cling to you
and love you with ever-increasing love.
I promise the honour,
love and trust of a child.
Give me a mother's protection,
for I need your watchful care.
You know better than any other
the thoughts and desires of the Sacred Heart.
Keep constantly before my mind the same thoughts,
the same desires,
that my heart may be filled with zeal
for the interests of the Sacred Heart
of your Divine Son.
Instill in me a love of all that is noble,
that I may no longer be easily turned to selfishness. 
Help me, dearest Mother,
to acquire the virtues that God wants of me:
to forget myself always,
to work solely for him,
without fear of sacrifice.
I shall always rely on your help
to be what Jesus wants me to be.
I am his; I am yours, my good Mother!
Give me each day your holy and maternal blessing
until my last evening on earth,
when your Immaculate Heart
will present me to the heart of Jesus in heaven,
there to love and bless you
and your divine Son for all eternity.
What shall bring me forward in the narrow way, 
as I live in the world, 
but the thought and patronage of Mary? 
What shall seal my senses, 
shall tranquilize my heart, 
when sights and sounds of danger 
are around me but Mary? 
What shall give me patience and endurance, 
when I am wearied out 
with the length of the conflict with evil, 
with the unceasing necessity of precautions, 
with the irksomeness of observing them, 
with the tediousness of their reception, 
with the strain upon my mind, 
with my forlorn and cheerless condition, 
but a loving communion with you!

You will comfort me in my discouragements, 
solace me in my fatigues, 
raise me after my falls, 
reward me for my successes. 
You will show me your Son, 
my God and my all. 
When my spirit within me is excited, 
or relaxed, 
or depressed, 
when it loses its balance, 
when it is restless and wayward, 
when it is sick of what it has, 
and hankers after what it has not, 
when my eye is solicited with evil 
and my mortal frame trembles 
under the shadow of the tempter, 
what will bring me to myself, 
to peace and health, 
but the cool breath 
of the Immaculate 
and the fragrance of the Rose of Sharon?
(A.D. 1801-1890)

It is the time for your Visitation. 
Arise Mary, and go forth in your strength 
into that north country, 
which once was your own, 
and take possession of a land 
which knows you not. 
Arise, Mother of God, 
and with your thrilling voice, 
speak to those who labour with child, 
and are in pain, 
till the babe of grace leaps within them!
O Mary, 
we have exiled your Divine Son from our lives, 
our councils, 
our education, 
and our families! 
Come with the light of the sun 
as the symbol of His Power! 
Heal our wars, 
our dark unrest; 
cool the cannon’s lips so hot with war! 
Take our minds off the atom 
and our souls out of the muck of nature! 
Give us rebirth in your Divine Son, us, 
the poor children of the earth grown old with age!
Give us a heart as beautiful, pure, 
and spotless as yours. 
A heart like yours, 
so full of love and humility. 
May we be able to receive Jesus 
as the Bread of Life, 
to love Him as you loved Him, 
to serve Him under the mistreated face of the poor. 
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.
Mother of the Redeemer, 
with great joy we call you blessed. 
In order to carry out His plan of salvation,
God the Father chose you before the creation of the world.
You believed in His love and obeyed His word. 
The Son of God desired you for His Mother 
when He became man to save the human race.
You received Him with ready obedience and undivided heart. 
The Holy Spirit loved you as His mystical spouse 
and filled you with singular gifts.
You allowed yourself to be led 
by His hidden powerful action. 
On the eve of the third Christian Millennium, 
we entrust to you the Church 
which acknowledges you and invokes you as Mother. 
To you, Mother of human family and of the nations,
we confidently entrust the whole humanity,
with its hopes and fears.
Do no let it lack the light of true wisdom. 
Guide its steps in the ways of peace.
Enable all to meet Christ,
the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 
Sustain us, O Virgin Mary, on our journey of faith 
and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother of God 
and our Mother, Mary! 
O Holy Mary, my mother, 
into your blessed trust and custody, 
and into the care of your mercy 
I this day, every day, 
and in the hour of my death, 
commend my soul and my body. 
To you I commit all my anxieties and miseries,
my life and the end of my life, 
that by your most holy intercession 
and by your merits 
all my actions may be directed 
and disposed 
according to your will 
and that of your Son.

Amen.
(A.D. 1696-1787)

Shelter Me Under Your Mantle

Most holy Virgin Immaculate, 
my Mother Mary, 
to you who are the Mother of my Lord, 
the Queen of the Universe, 
the Advocate, 
the hope, 
the refuge of sinners, 
I who am the most miserable of all sinners, 
have recourse this day. 
I venerate you, 
great queen, 
and I thank you for the many graces 
you have bestowed upon me 
even unto this day; 
in particular for having delivered me 
from the hell 
which I have so often served by my sins.

I love you, my dearest Lady; 
and because of that love, 
I promise to serve you willingly for ever 
and to do what I can 
to make you loved by others also.

I place in you all my hopes for salvation; 
accept me as your servant 
and shelter me under your mantle, 
you who are the Mother of Mercy.
And since you are so powerful with God, 
deliver me from all temptations, 
or at least obtain for me 
the strength to overcome them until death.

From you I implore a true love for Jesus Christ. 
Through you I hope to die a holy death. 
My dear Mother, 
by your love for Almighty God, 
I pray you to assist me always, 
but most of all at the last moment of my life. 
Forsake me not then, 
until you shall see me safe in heaven, 
there to bless you 
and sing of your mercies through all eternity. 
Such is my hope. 

Amen.
Mother of my God, and my Lady Mary;
as a beggar, all wounded and sore, 
presents himself before a great Queen, 
so do I present myself before you, 
who are Queen of heaven and earth. 
From the lofty throne on which you sit, 
disdain not, I implore you, 
to cast your eyes on me, 
a poor sinner. 
God has made you so rich 
that you might assist the poor, 
and has made you Queen of Mercy 
in order that you might relieve the miserable. 
Behold me then, and pity me: 
behold me and abandon me not, 
until you see me changed 
from a sinner into a saint.
MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT AMBROSE

May the life of Blessed Mary be ever present to our awareness. 

In her, as in a mirror, 
the form of virtue and beauty of chastity shrine forth.
She was virgin, 
not only in body, 
but in mind and spirit.
She never sullied the pure affection 
of her heart by unworthy feelings.
She was humble of heart.
She was serious in her conversations.
She was prudent in her counsels.
She was preferred to pray rather than to speak.
She united in her heart the prayers of the poor
And avoided the uncertainty of worldly riches.
She was ever faithful to hr daily duties,
Reserved in her conversations, 
and always accustomed to recognize God 
as the Witness of her thoughts.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Amen.
Mary, I beg you, 
by that grace through which the Lord is with you 
and you will to be with him, 
let your mercy be with me. 
Let love for you always be with me, 
and the care for me be always with you. 
Let the cry of my need, 
as long as it persists, 
be with you, 
and the care of your goodness, 
as long as I need it, 
be with me. 
Let joy in your blessedness 
be always with me, 
and compassion for my wretchedness, 
where I need it, 
be with you.

My most merciful Lady, 
what can I say about the fountains
that flowed from your most pure eyes
when you saw your only Son before you,
bound, beaten, and hurt?
What do I know of the flood 
that drenched your matchless face, 
when you beheld your Son, 
your Lord, and your God, 
stretched on the cross without guilt, 
when the flesh of your flesh 
was cruelly butchered by wicked me?
How can I judge what sobs
troubled your most pure breast when you heard,
"Woman, behold your son,"
and the disciple, "Behold, your Mother,"
when you received as a son
the disciple in place of the master,
the servant for the Lord? 
Mother of Salvation 
Blessed Lady, 
you are the Mother of Justification 
and of those who are justified; 
the Mother of Reconciliation 
and of those who are reconciled; 
the Mother of Salvation 
and of those who are saved. 
What a blessed trust,
and what a secure refuge! 
The Mother of God is our Mother. 
The Mother of the One in whom alone 
we hope and whom alone we fear is our Mother!
The One who partook of our nature,
and by restoring us to life 
made us children of His Mother, 
invites us by this to proclaim 
that we are His brothers and sisters. 
Therefore, our Judge is also our Brother. 
The Saviour of the world is our Brother. 
Our God has become, through Mary, our Brother! 
O Jesus, Son of God, 
and you, O Mother Mary, 
You desire that whatever You love 
should be loved by us. 
Therefore, O good Son, 
by the love you bear your Mother, 
to grant to me that I may truly love her. 
And you, O Good Mother, 
I beg you by the love that you bear your Son, 
to pray for me that I may truly love him. 
Behold I ask nothing that is not in accordance with your will. 
Since this is in your power, 
will my sins prevent this from being accomplished? 
O Jesus, lover of all, 
You were able to love criminals 
and even to die for them. 
Can you, then, refuse me, 
who asks only the love of You and your Mother? 
And you, too, Mary, 
Mother of He who loved us, 
who did bear Him in your womb, 
and fed Him at your breast, 
are you not able to obtain for one who asks it 
the love of your Son and yourself? 

May my mind venerate you both as you deserve. 
May my heart love you as it should. 
May my body serve you as it ought. 
In your service may my life be spent. 
Blessed be God forever. 

Amen, amen. 
Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
Who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with Him
forever on his refulgent throne.

Amen.
It is becoming for you, O Mary, 
to be mindful of us, 
as you stand near Him 
who bestowed upon you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Come to our aid for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason you are called "full of grace."
Be mindful of us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 
from the riches of your graces, 
O Virgin full of grace.
How happy my soul was, good Mother, 
when I had the good fortune to gaze upon you! 
How I love to recall the pleasant moments 
spent under your gaze, 
so full of kindness and mercy for us. 
Yes, tender Mother, 
you stooped down to earth to appear to a mere child.... 
You, the Queen of heaven and earth, 
deigned to make use 
of the most fragile thing in the world’s eyes.
To you we cry, 
O Queen of Mercy! 
Return, that we may behold you dispensing favours, 
bestowing remedies, 
giving strength. 
Ah, tender Mother! 
Tell your all-powerful Son 
that we have no more wine. 
We are thirsty after the wine of His love, 
of that marvelous wine 
that fills souls with a holy inebriation, 
inflames them, 
and gives them the strength to despise 
the things of this world 
and to seek with ardor heavenly goods.
By you we have access to your Son, 
O blessed finder of grace, 
Mother of Life, 
Mother of Salvation, 
that by you He may receive us, 
Who by you was given to us.
Run, hasten, O Lady, 
and in your mercy help your sinful servant, 
who calls upon you, 
and deliver him from the hands of the enemy. 
Who will not sigh to you? 
We sigh with love and grief, 
for we are oppressed on every side. 
How can we do otherwise than sigh to you, 
O solace of the miserable, 
refuge of outcasts, 
ransom of captives? 
We are certain that when you see our miseries, 
your compassion will hasten to relieve us.
O our sovereign Lady and our Advocate, 
commend us to your Son. 
Grant, O blessed one, 
by the grace which you have merited, 
that he who through you 
was graciously pleased to become a partaker 
of our infirmity and misery, 
may also through your intercession, 
make us partakers of his happiness and glory.
Mary, our Mother, 
the whole world reveres you 
as the holiest shrine of the living God, 
for in you the salvation of the world dawned. 
The Son of God was pleased to take human form from you. 
You have broken down the wall of hatred, 
the barrier between heaven and earth 
which was set us by the disobedience of Adam and Eve. 
In you heaven met earth 
when divinity and humanity were joined in one person, 
the God-Man.
Mother of God, 
we sing your praises, 
but we must praise you even more. 
Our speech is too feeble to honour you as we ought, 
for no tongue is eloquent enough 
to express your excellence. 
Mary, most powerful, 
most holy, and worthy of all love. 
Your name brings new life, 
and the thought of you inspires love 
in the hearts of those devoted to you.
Our Mediatrix and Advocate
O blessed Lady, 
you found grace,
brought forth the Life,
and became the Mother of Salvation.
May you obtain the grace for us to go to the Son.
By your mediation, 
may we be received by the One
who through you gave Himself to us.
May your integrity compensate with Him
for the fault of our corruption;
and may your humility, 
which is pleasing to God,
implore pardon for our vanity.
May your great charity cover the multitude of our sins;
and may your glorious fecundity 
confer on us a fecundity of merits.
Dear Lady,
our Mediatrix and Advocate,
reconcile us to your Son,
recommend us to Him,
and present us to your Son.
By the grace your found,
by the privilege you merited,
by the mercy you brought forth,
obtain for us the following favour,
O blessed Lady.
Of your Love, O Mary
O blessed Virgin,
did anyone ever invoke you in need
and yet fail to receive help?
Only such a person could remain silent
about your mercy.
As for us, 
who are your poor servants,
we congratulate ourselves for you
on account of all your other virtues,
but we rejoice in your mercy
in a special way for ourselves.
We praise your virginity,
and we admire your humility;
but your mercy has an even sweeter taste for us sinners.
We have a preferential love for your mercy,
we remember it more often,
and we invoke it more frequently.
Who then could measure,
O blessed Lady,
the length and breadth, 
height and depth of your mercy?
Its length extends indeed until the last day,
so that you may come to the aid
of all who invoke it.
Its breadth spans the whole world,
so that the whole earth is full of your mercy.
Its height is such that it brought about
the restoration of the heavenly city.
Its depth achieved the redemption of those
who sat in darkness and the shadow of death.
Thanks to you,
heaven has been populated,
hell has been emptied,
the ruins of the heavenly Jerusalem have been rebuilt,
and the unfortunate people living in hope
have been given back the life they had lost!
Thus it is that your charity,
so powerful and at the same time so gentle,
pours forth in abundance,
manifesting itself tenderly
and lending assistance effectively.

Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, 
or sought your intercession 
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, 
I fly to you, 
O virgins of virgins, 
my Mother.
To you I come, 
before you I stand, 
sinful an sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, 
but in your mercy, 
hear and answer me. 

Amen.
O Lady, since thou art the dispenser of all graces, 
and since the grace of salvation 
can only come through thy hands, 
our salvation depends on thee.
O Mary, may my heart never cease to love you, 
and my tongue never cease to praise you.
Have mercy on me, O Lady, 
for my enemies have trodden upon me every day: 
all their thoughts are turned to evil against me. 
Stir up fury, and be mindful of war: 
and pour out your anger upon them. 
Renew wonders and change marvelous things: 
let us feel the help of your arm. 
Distill upon us the drops of your sweetness: 
For you are the cupbearer of the sweetness of grace.
ABANDONMENT TO MARY

Virgin full of goodness, 
Mother of Mercy, 
I entrust to you my body and soul, 
my thoughts, my actions, 
my life and my death.

O my Queen, help me, 
and deliver me from all the snares of the devil. 
Obtain for me the grace 
of loving my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
with a true and perfect love, 
and after him, O Mary, 
to love you with all my heart 
and above all things.

Amen.
FOR A PEACEFUL PARTING

Holy Virgin,
I beg of you,
when my soul shall depart from my body,
be pleased to meet and receive it.
Mary, do not refuse me then 
the grace of being sustained by your sweet presence. 
Be for me the ladder 
and the way to heaven, 
and finally assure me of pardon 
and eternal rest.
O Lady, by the love which you bear Jesus, 
help me to love Him.
O Mary, temple of the Trinity.
O Mary, bearer of fire.
O Mary, dispenser of mercy.
O Mary, restorer of human generation, 
because the world was repurchased 
by means of the sustenance 
that your flesh found in the Word, 
Christ repurchased the world 
with his Passion 
and you with your suffering.
O Mary, peaceful ocean.
O Mary, giver of peace.
O Mary, fruitful land.
You, O Mary, 
are that new plant 
from which we have the fragrant flower of the Word, 
only-begotten Son of God, 
because this Word was sown in you, 
O fruitful land. 
You are the land and the plant.
O Mary, vehicle of fire
you bore the fire hidden 
and veiled beneath the ash of your humanity.
O Mary, vase of humility, 
in which there burns the light of true knowledge 
with which you lifted yourself above yourself 
and yet were pleasing to the eternal Father; 
hence he took 
and brought you to himself, 
loving you with a singular love.
With this light and fire of your charity 
and with the oil of your humility, 
you drew and inclined His divinity 
to come into you,
although He was first drawn to us 
by the most ardent fire of His inestimable charity.
Today, O Mary, 
you have become a book 
in which our rule is written. 
In you, today, 
is written the wisdom of the eternal Father. 
In you, today, 
is manifested the strength and freedom of all humankind.
I say that the dignity of humankind 
is manifested because when I look at you, O Mary, 
I see that the hand of the Holy Spirit 
has written the Trinity in you, 
forming in you the Incarnate Word, 
the only begotten Son of God. 
He has written for us 
the wisdom of the Father, 
that is, the Word. 
He has written for us his power, 
because he was powerful 
in effecting this great mystery. 
And He has written for us 
the clemency of that Holy Spirit, 
because only through grace 
and the Divine clemency 
was so great a mystery ordained and accomplished.
But today I ardently make my request, 
because it is the day of graces, 
and I know that nothing is refused to you, O Mary. 
Today, O Mary, 
your land has generated the Saviour for us. 
O Mary, blessed are you among women 
throughout the ages. 

Amen.
PRAYER FOR HOLY PRIESTS

O Holy Mother of God, 
pray for the priests
your Son has chosen to serve the church.
Help them by your intercession,
to be holy, 
zealous and chaste.
Make them models of virtue
in the service of God’s people.
Help them to be prayerful in meditations,
effective in preaching,
and enthusiastic in the daily offering of
the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
Help them to administer the sacraments with joy.

Amen.
Hail, Mother and Virgin, 
Eternal Temple of the Godhead, 
Venerable Treasure of Creation, 
crown of virginity, 
support of the true faith, 
on which the Church is founded throughout the world.

Mother of God, 
who contained the infinite God 
under your heart, 
whom no space can contain: 
through you the most Holy Trinity is revealed, 
adored, and glorified, 
demons are vanquished, 
Satan cast down from heaven into hell 
and our fallen nature again assumed into heaven.

Through you the human race, 
held captive in the bonds of idolatry, 
arrives at the knowledge of Truth. 
What more shall I say of you? Hail, 
through whom kings rule, 
through whom the Only-Begotten Son of God 
has become the Star of Light 
to those sitting in darkness 
and in the shadow of death. 

Amen.
We honour you, O Mary,
Mother of God,
treasure of the universe,
inextinguishable flame,
crown of virginity,
sceptre of the true faith,
indestructible temple,
Tabernacle of the one whom 
the world cannot contain,
and Mother and Virgin.
In your virginal womb
you enclosed the immense and
incomprehensible One.
Through you the Trinity is glorified
and the cross is celebrated and adored
everywhere on earth.
Through you the heavens exult with joy,
the angels and archangels are glad, 
demons are put to flight,
the demon tempter is cast out of heaven,
and our fallen nature has again
been assumed into heaven.
It is through you that the only-begotten Son of God,
who is the Light,
shone amid the nations
who were seated in darkness and the shadow of death.
What human voice can ever worthily celebrate
the ineffable greatness of Mary?
She is Mother and Virgin
at the same time.
Through her peace has been restored to the world.
What peace?
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
whom Mary has brought forth!
O Mary, I give you my heart. 
Grant me to be always yours. 
Jesus and Mary, 
be ever my friends; 
and, for love of you, 
grant me to die a thousand deaths 
rather than to have the misfortune 
of committing a single mortal sin.
O Virgin, 
most pure, 
wholly unspotted, 
O Mary, 
Mother of God, 
Queen of the universe, 
you are above all the saints, 
the hope of the elect 
and the joy of all the blessed. 
It is you who have reconciled us with God. 
You are the only refuge of sinners 
and the safe harbour of those who are shipwrecked. 
You are the consolation of the world, 
the ransom of captives, 
the health of the weak, 
the joy of the afflicted, 
and the salvation of all. 
We have recourse to you, 
and we beseech you to have pity on us. 

Amen!
O Immaculate and wholly-pure Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God, 
Queen of the world, 
hope of those who are in despair: 
You are the joy of the saints; 
you are the peacemaker between sinners and God; 
you are the advocate of the abandoned, 
the secure haven of those who are on the sea of the world; 
you are the consolation of the world, 
the ransom of slaves, 
the comfortress of the afflicted.
O great Queen, 
we take refuge in your protection. 
After God, 
you are all my hope. 
We bear the name of your servants; 
allow not the enemy to drag us to hell. 
I salute you, 
O great mediatress of peace 
between men and God, 
Mother of Jesus our Lord, 
who is the love of all men and of God, 
to whom be honor and benediction 
with the Father and the Holy Ghost. 

Amen!
Most Holy Mary Virgin Mother of God, 
I am unworthy to be your servant. 
Yet moved by your motherly care for me 
and longing to serve you, 
I choose you this day to be my Queen, 
my Advocate, and my Mother. 
I firmly resolve ever 
to be devoted to you 
and to do what I can to encourage others 
to be devoted to you.
My loving Mother, 
through the Precious Blood of your Son shed for me, 
I beg you to receive me 
as your servant forever. 
Aid me in my actions 
and beg for me the grace 
never by thought, word, or deed 
to be displesing in your sight 
and that of your most holy Son. 
Remember me, dearest Mother, 
and do not abandon me at the hour of death.
Salutation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hail, holy Lady, most holy Queen,
Mary, Mother of God, ever-virgin;
Chosen by the most holy Father in Heaven, 
consecrated by Him
with His most holy and beloved Son 
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
On you descended 
and in you still remains 
all the fullness of grace and every good.
Hail, His palace.
Hail, His tabernacle.
Hail, His robe.
Hail, His handmaid.
Hail, His mother.
And hail, all holy virtues,
who by the grace 
and inspiration of the Holy Spirit
are poured into the hearts 
of the faithful so that, 
faithless no longer, 
they may be faithful servants of God through you. 

Amen.
Holy Virgin Mary, 
there is none like you among women born in the world. 
Daughter and handmaid of the heavenly Father, 
the almighty King, 
Mother of our most high Lord Jesus Christ, 
and Spouse of the Holy Spirit, 
pray for us to your most holy Son, 
our Lord and Master.
Hail holy Lady, 
most noble Queen, 
Mother of God, 
and Mary ever Virgin. 
You were chosen by the heavenly Father, 
who has been pleased to honour you 
with the presence of his most holy Son 
and the Divine Paraclete.
You were blessed with the fulness of grace and goodness. 
Hail, Temple of God, 
His dwelling place, 
His masterpiece, 
His handmaid. 
Hail, Mother of God, 
I venerate you for the holy virtues that,
through the grace and light of the Holy Spirit,
you bring into the hearts 
of your devoted ones
to change them from unfaithful Christians 
to faithful children of God. 

Amen.
Grant me, O Mary, 
that I may get to know the cross; 
not only Jesus’ cross, 
but whatever cross fits me best.
Jesus entrusted me to His Mother, 
and charged me to love her very much. 
You are then my heavenly Mother. 
You will be towards me 
like any mother towards her children. 
You see me weak? 
You will have mercy on my weakness. 
You see me poor in virtue? 
You will help me. 
O my Mother, 
do not forsake me! 
My dearest Mother, 
do not abandon me!
Hail Mary, full of grace, 
more holy than the Saints, 
more elevated than the heavens, 
more glorious than the Angels, 
and more venerable than every creature.

Hail heavenly paradise, 
all fragrant and a lily 
that gives off the sweetest scent, 
a perfumed rose that opens up for the health of mortals.

Hail immaculate temple of the Lord, 
constructed in a holy fashion, 
ornament of Divine magnificence, 
open to everyone, 
and oasis of mystical delicacies.

Hail mountain of shade, 
grazing ground for the holy Lamb 
who takes upon himself 
the miseries and sins of all.

Hail sacred throne of God, 
blessed dwelling, 
sublime ornaments, 
precious jewel, 
and splendidferous heavens.

Hail urn of purest gold, 
who contained the manna Christ, 
the gentle sweetness of our souls.

Hail most pure Virgin Mother, 
worthy of praise and veneration, 
fount of gushing waters, 
treasure of innocence, 
and splendor of sanctity.

O Mary, lead us to the port of peace and salvation, 
to the glory of Christ 
who lives in eternity 
with the Father and with the Holy Spirit.
O Most Honored One 
We are poor in Divine gifts, O Mary, 
but through you 
we see the riches of kindness offered to us. 
Therefore, we say with confidence: 
the earth is full of the mercies of the Lord. 
Rejected by God 
because of the multitude of our sins, 
through you we seek him out again, 
rediscover him, and are saved. 
Therefore, O Mother of God, 
grant us your powerful help 
so that we may attain salvation. 
And obtain for us the aid of your Son, 
the sole Mediator necessary with God. 
For your magnificence is infinite, 
your goodness in helping the needy is inexhaustible, 
and the number of your benefits is limitless. 
No one achieves salvation except through you, 
O Most Immaculate One! 
No one receives grace except through you, 
O Most Chaste One! 
And no one obtains mercy except through you, 
O Most Honored One! 
Who would then fail to call you blessed? 
I will call you,
who were enriched by your Son and God.
glorious and blessed, 
and I will praise you with all generations. 

Amen.  
Our Lady 
Your name is Our Lady. 
You alone are Mother of God 
and raised high over all the earth. 
O Spouse of God, we celebrate you with faith, 
we honor you with longing, 
we venerate you with awe; 
at every moment we exalt you 
and reverently proclaim you blessed. 

Amen. 
My refuge and My Strength 
My Lady, 
my refuge, life, and help, 
my armor and my boast, 
my hope and my strength, 
grant that I may enjoy 
the ineffable, inconceivable gifts of your Son, 
your God and our God, 
in the heavenly kingdom. 
For I know surely 
that you have power to do as you will, 
since you are Mother of the most High. 
Therefore, Lady most pure, 
I beg you 
that I may not be disappointed in my expectations 
but may obtain them, O Spouse of God, 
who bore him who is the expectation of all, 
Our lord Jesus Christ, 
true God and master of all things, 
visible and invisible, 
to whom belongs all glory, honor, and respect, 
now and always and through endless ages. 

Amen. 
Who could know God, 
if it were not for you, 
most holy Mary? 
Who could be saved? 
Who would be preserved from dangers? 
Who would receive any grace, 
if it were not for you, 
Mother of God, 
full of grace? 

What hope could we have of salvation 
if you were to abandon us, 
O Mary, 
who are the life of Christians? 
O Sovereign Queen! 
Thou art our defense and our joy. 
Make me worthy to share with thee 
the happiness which thou enjoyest in heaven. 
Yes, my refuge, 
my defense, 
my strength, 
my hope, 
obtain for me, 
by thy all-powerful intercession, 
a place with thee in Paradise. 
Being the Mother of God, 
thou canst obtain it, 
if thou pleasest, O Mary. 
Thou are all-powerful in saving sinners, 
and being the Mother of mercy, 
thou canst want no inducement 
to save them by thy intercession.
Most Holy Virgin! 
Who art the greatest consolation 
that I receive from God, 
thou who art the heavenly dew 
which assuages all my pains, 
thou who art the light of my soul 
when it is enveloped in darkness, 
thou who art my guide in unknown paths, 
the support of my weakness, 
my treasure in poverty, 
my remedy in sickness, 
my consolation in trouble, 
my refuge in misery, 
and the hope of my salvation, 
hear my supplications, 
have pity on me, 
as becomes the Mother of so good a God, 
and obtain for me a favourable reception 
of all my petitions at the throne of mercy. 
Most chaste Virgin Mary,
by the spotless purity
with which you prepared for the Son of God 
a dwelling of delight in your virginal womb, 
I beg of you to intercede for me 
that I may be cleansed from every stain. 
Most humble Virgin 
by that most profound humility 
by which you deserved to be raised high 
above all the choirs of angels and saints, 
I beg of you to intercede for me 
that all my sins may be expiated. 
Most amiable Mary, 
by that indescribable love 
that united you so closely and inseparably to God, 
I beg of you to intercede for me 
that I may obtain an abundance of all merits. 

Amen.
Mary, you are the vessel 
and tabernacle containing all Mysteries. 
You know what the Patriarchs did not know; 
you experienced what was not revealed to the Angels; 
you heard what the Prophets did not hear. 
In short, everything that was hidden 
from preceding generations 
was made known to you; 
even more, 
most of these wonders depended on you.
Virgin Mary, hear my prayer: 
through the Holy Spirit 
you became the Mother of Jesus; 
from the Holy Spirit may I too have Jesus. 
Through the Holy Spirit your flesh conceived Jesus; 
through the same Spirit may my soul receive Jesus. 
Through the Holy Spirit you were able to know Jesus, 
to possess Jesus, 
and to bring him into the world. 
Through the Holy Spirit may I too come to know your Jesus.
Imbued with the Spirit, 
Mary, you could say: 
"I am the handmaid of the Lord, 
be it done unto me according to your word"; 
in the Holy Spirit, 
lowly as I am, 
let me proclaim the great truths about Jesus. 
In the Spirit you now adore Jesus as Lord 
and look on Him as Son; 
in the same spirit, 
Mary, let me love your Jesus
I beg you, O holy Virgin, 
that I may have Jesus 
from the Spirit from whom you conceived Jesus. 
May my soul receive Jesus through the Spirit, 
through whom your flesh conceived the same Jesus. 
Let it be granted to me to know Jesus from the Spirit, 
from whom it was given to you to know, 
to have and to bring forth Jesus. 
May I in my lowliness 
speak exalted things of Jesus in the Spirit, 
in whom you confess yourself 
to be the handmaid of the Lord, 
choosing that it be done unto you 
according to the angel’s word. 
May I love Jesus in that Spirit 
in which you adore Him as Lord, 
contemplate Him as your Son. 

Amen. 
Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who can worthily repay you 
with praise and thanksgiving 
for rescuing a fallen world 
by your generous consent? 
What songs of praise 
can our weak human nature 
offer in your honour, 
since it was through you 
that it has found the way to salvation?

Accept then such poor thanks 
as we have to offer, 
unequal though they be to your merits. 
Receive our gratitude 
and obtain by your prayers 
the forgiveness of our sins. 
Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven 
and enable them to make our peace with God.

May the sins we repentantly bring 
before Almighty God 
through you be forgiven. 
May what we beg with confidence 
be granted through you. 
Accept our offering 
and grant our request; 
obtain pardon for what we fear, 
for you are the sole hope of sinners. 
We hope to obtain the pardon of our sins through you. 
Blessed Lady, 
in you is our hope of reward.

Holy Mary, help those who are miserable, 
strengthen those who are discouraged, 
comfort those who are sorrowful, 
pray for your people, 
plead for the clergy, 
intercede for all women consecrated to God. 
May all who venerate you 
experience your assistance and protection.

Be ready to aid us when we pray, 
and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. 
Make it your continual concern 
to pray for the People of God,
for you were blessed by God 
and were made worthy 
to bear the Redeemer of the world, 
who lives and reigns forever.

Amen.
Hail, O Mother! 
Virgin, heaven, throne, 
glory of our Church, 
its foundation and ornament. 
Earnestly pray for us to Jesus, 
your Son and Our Lord, 
that through your intercession 
we may have mercy on the day of judgment. 
Pray that we may receive 
all those good things 
which are reserved for those who love God. 
Through the grace and favour of Our Lord, 
Jesus Christ, to whom, 
with the Father 
and the Holy Spirit, 
be power, honour, and glory, 
now and forever. 

Amen.
Today, the root of Jesse has produced its shoot: 
she will bring forth a Divine flower for the world.
Today, the Creator of all things, 
God the Word, 
composes a new book: 
a book issuing from the heart of his Father 
and written by the Holy Spirit, 
who is the tongue to God.

O daughter of King David and Mother of God, 
the universal King; 
O Divine and living object 
whose beauty has charmed God the Creator; 
your whole soul is completely open 
to God’s action and attentive to God alone. 

All your desires are centered 
only on what merits to be sought 
and is worthy of love. 
You harbour anger only for sin and its author. 
You will have a life superior to nature,
but not for your own sake. 
For it has not been created for you 
but has been entirely consecrated to God, 
who has introduced you into the world 
to help bring about our salvation 
in fulfillment of his plan,
the Incarnation of his Son 
and the Divinization of the human race. 

Your heart will find nourishment in the words of God, 
like the tree planted near the living waters of the Spirit, 
like the tree of life 
that has yielded its fruit in due time,
the incarnate God who is the life of all things. 

Your ears will be ever attentive to the Divine words 
and the sounds of the harp of the Spirit, 
through whom the Word has come to take on our flesh.
Your nostrils will inhale the fragrance of the Bridegroom, 
the Divine fragrance with which He scented His humanity. 

Your lips will savour the words of God 
and will rejoice in their Divine sweetness. 
Your most pure heart, 
free from all stain, 
will ever see the God of all purity 
and will experience ardent desire for Him. 

Your womb will be the abode 
of the one whom no place can contain. 
Your milk will provide nourishment for God, 
in the little Infant Jesus. 
Your hands will carry God,
and your knees will serve 
as a throne for Him 
that is more noble 
than the throne of the Cherubim.

Your feet, led by the light of the Divine Law, 
will follow Him along an undeviating course 
and guide you to the possession of the Beloved. 

You are the temple of the Holy Spirit, 
the city of the living God, 
made joyous by abundant flowers, 
the sacred flowers of Divine grace. 
You are all-beautiful 
and very close to God, 
above the Cherubim 
and higher than the Seraphim, 
right near God Himself! 
At the New Year

O Blessed Virgin, 
Mother of my God and Saviour, 
I honour and revere you 
in the first moment of your life. 
I honour and revere 
the dispositions of your holy soul, 
an all that took place in you at that time.

You began immediately, 
O holy Virgin, 
to love and glorify God most perfectly, 
and from that first moment 
to the last of your life, 
you did ever love and glorify him more and more. 
As for me, in spite of all the years 
I have been in this world, 
I have not yet begun to love 
and serve him as I should.

O Mother of mercy, 
beg your divine Son to have mercy on me. 
Atone for my failings, 
offering Him on my behalf 
all the love 
and glory you ever gave Him, 
to satisfy for my neglect 
in loving and glorifying Him. 
Grant that I may share 
in your surpassing love for him, 
and in the fidelity of that great eternal love. 
Pray for me, 
that He may give me the grace to begin, 
at least now, 
to love Him perfectly, 
and that all that shall take place 
during this year, 
and all my life, 
may be consecrated to His glory and your honour.

O angels, and saints of Jesus Christ, 
pray for me, 
that our loving Saviour may give me new grace 
and new love for him, 
to devote this year and my whole life, 
purely and solely to the service of His glory and love.
A TRINITARIAN PRAYER OF PRAISE TO MARY

Let us offer praise and thanksgiving 
to the most Holy trinity 
who has shown us the Virgin Mary, 
clothed with the sun, 
the moon beneath her feet, 
and on her head a mystic crown of twelve stars.

Let us praise and thank the Divine Father 
who elected her for his daughter.

"Our Father..."

Praised be the Divine Father 
who predestined her to be the Mother of His Divine Son.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Father 
Who preserved her from all stain in her conception.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Father 
Who adorned her at her birth with his most beautiful gifts.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Father 
Who gave her St. Josph to be her companion and chaste spouse.

"Hail Mary..."
"Glory be..."

Let us praise and thank the Divine Son 
Who chose her for his Mother.

"Our Father..."

Praised be the Divine Son 
Who became incarnate in her bosom and there abode for nine months.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Son 
Who was born of her and was nourished by her.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Son 
Who in his childhood was taught by her.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Divine Son 
Who revealed to her the mystery of the redemption of the world.

"Hail Mary..."
"Glory be..."

Let us praise and thank the Holy Spirit 
Who took her for his spouse.

"Our Father..."

Praised be the Holy Spirit 
Who revealed first to her his name of Holy Spirit.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Holy Spirit 
by whose miracle she was the living temple 
of the ever blessed Trinity.

"Hail Mary..."

Praised be the Holy Spirit
by whom she was exalted in heaven 
above every living creature.

"Hail Mary..."
"Glory be..."
For the Spirit of Mary

My powerful Queen,
you are all mine through your mercy,
and I am all yours.
Take away from me all that may displease God
and cultivate in me all that is pleasing to Him.
May the light of your faith
dispel the darkness of my mind,
your deep humility
take the place of my pride,
your continual sight of God
fill my memory with His presence.
May the first of the love of your heart
inflame the lukewarmness of my own heart.
May your virtues take the place of my sins.
May your merits be my enrichment
and make up for all
that is wanting in me before God.
My beloved Mother,
grant that I may have no other spirit but your spirit, 
to know Jesus Christ and his Divine will
and to praise and glorify the Lord,
that I may love God with burning love like yours.

Amen.
In the Arms of Your Mercy

O Mary, my Queen,
I cast myself in the arms of your mercy.
I place my soul and body 
in your blessed care
and under your special protection 
from this world.
I entrust to you all my hopes and consolations,
all my anguish and misery,
my life and the end of my life.
Through your most holy intercession
and through your merits,
grant that all my works may be directed and carried out
in accord with your will
and the will of your Divine Son.

Amen.
Your name, O Mother of God, 
is replete with all graces 
and Divine blessings. 
You have contained Him who cannot be contained, 
and nourished Him who nourishes all creatures.

He who fills heaven and earth, 
and is the Lord of all, 
was pleased to be in need of you, 
for it was you who clothed Him with that flesh 
which He did not have before. 
Rejoice, then, O Mother and Handmaid of God! 

Rejoice, because you have made Him a debtor 
who gives being to all creatures. 
We are all debtors to God, 
but He is a debtor to you. 

That is why, O most holy Mother of God, 
you possess more goodness 
and greater charity than all the other Saints, 
and have freer access to God than any of them, 
for you are his Mother. 
Be mindful of us, 
we beg you, 
in our miseries, 
for we celebrate your glories 
and know how great is your goodness. 
Deign, O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother most pure, 
to accept the loving cry of praise 
which we send up to you
from the depths of our hearts. 
Though they can but add little to your glory, 
O Queen of Angels, 
you do not despise, in your love, 
the praises of the humble 
and the poor. 

Cast down upon us a glance of mercy, 
O most glorious Queen; 
graciously receive our petitions. 
Through your immaculate purity of body and mind, 
which rendered you so pleasing to God, 
inspire us with a love of innocense and purity. 

Teach us to guard carefully the gifts of grace, 
striving ever after sanctity, so that, 
being made like the image of your beauty, 
we may be worthy to become the sharers 
of your eternal happiness.

Amen.
Mary, I love you.
Mary, make me live in God, 
with God, 
and for God.
Draw me after you, holy mother.
O Mary, may your children persevere in loving you.
Mary, Mother of God and mother of mercy, 
pray for me and for the departed.
Mary, holy Mother of God, 
be our helper.
In every difficulty and distress, 
come to our aid, O Mary.
O Queen of Heaven, 
lead us to eternal life with God.
Mother of God, 
remember me, 
and help me always to remember you.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you.
Pray for us, 
O holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray to Jesus for me.
O Mary, Mother of God, 
you were foretold by the Prophets, 
foreshadowed by the Patriarchs 
in types and figures, 
described by the Evangelists, 
and saluted most graciously by the Angels. 
Lead us to the wisdom 
of the Presence of God now and forever.
Truly, you are blessed among women,
for you have changed Eve’s curse into a blessing;
and Adam, who hitherto lay under a curse,
has been blessed because of you.

Truly, you are blessed among women,
Through you the Father’s blessing has shone forth on mankind,
setting them free of their ancient curse.

Truly, you are blessed among women,
because through you
your forebearers have found salvation.
For you were to give birth to the Savior
who was to win them salvation.

Truly, you are blessed among women,
for without seed you have borne, as your fruit,
him who bestows blessings on the whole world
and redeems it from that curse
that made it sprout thorns.

Truly, you are blessed among women,
because, though a woman by nature,
you will become, in reality, God’s mother.
If he whom you are to bear is truly God make flesh,
then rightly do we call you God’s mother.
For you have truly given birth to God.
The Depths of the Love of Your Heart
Virgin full of grace,
I know that at Nazareth you lived modestly,
without requesting anything more.
Neither ecstasies, nor miracles, 
nor other extra ordinary deeds
enhanced your life,
O Queen of the elect.
The number of the lowly, 
"the little ones," 
is very great on earth.
They can raise their eyes to you without any fear.
You are the incomparable Mother
who walks with them along the common way
to guide them to heaven.
Beloved Mother,
in this harsh exile,
I want to live always with you
and follow you every day.
I am enraptured by the contemplation of you
and I discover the depths of the love of your heart.
All my fears vanish under your motherly gaze,
which teaches me to weep and to rejoice!

Amen.
0 most blessed and sweet Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God, filled with all tenderness,
Daughter of the most high King, 
Lady of the Angels,
Mother of all the faithful, 
On this day and all the days of my life, 
I entrust to your merciful heart my body and my soul,
all my acts, thoughts, choices,
desires, words, deeds,
my entire life and death, 
So that, with your assistance, 
all may be ordered to the good
according to the will of your beloved Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ.

From your beloved Son, 
request for me the grace to resist firmly
the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil.

My most holy Lady, 
I also beseech you to obtain for me 
true obedience and true humility of heart 
So that I may recognize myself truly 
as a sinner, wretched and weak,
and powerless, 
without the grace and help of my Creator
and without your holy prayers.

Obtain for me as well, 
O most sweet Lady, 
true charity with which 
from the depths of my heart 
I may love your most holy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
and, after Him, 
love you above all other things.

Grant, O Queen of Heaven, 
that ever in my heart 
I may have fear and love alike 
for your most sweet Son.

I pray also that, at the end of my life, 
you, Mother without compare,
Gate of Heaven and Advocate of sinners,
will protect me with your great piety and mercy.

and obtain for me, 
through the blessed and glorious Passion of your Son 
and through your own intercession, 
received in hope, 
the forgiveness of all my sins. 

When I die in your love and His love, 
may you direct me 
into the way of salvation and blessedness. 

Amen. 
Virgin full of goodness,
Mother of mercy,
I entrust to you my body and my soul,
my thoughts and my actions,
my life and my death.
My Queen,
come to my aid
and deliver me from the snares of the devil.
Obtain for me the grace of loving
my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
with a true and perfect love,
and after him, 
O Mary,
of loving you with all my heart
and above all things.

Amen.
Immaculate Mother of God, Queen of Apostles
We know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession.

We are confident that through God's mercy 
and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, 
you, who are our Mother, 
will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit 
as you obtained it for the community 
of the apostles gathered in the upper room.

Therefore, relying on your maternal intercession, 
we are resolved from this moment on 
to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace,
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all.

We wish to carry on those activities 
which especially promote the catholic apostolate 
for the revival of faith 
and love of the people of God 
and so bring all men and women 
into the faith of Jesus Christ.

And if a time should come 
when we have nothing more to offer serviceable to this end, 
we will never cease to pray 
that there will be one fold 
and one shepherd, Jesus Christ.

In this way, 
we hope to enjoy the results 
of the apostolate of Jesus Christ 
for all eternity. 

Amen. 
O Mary, you are inviolate, 
pure and without stain, 
you who became the glistening gate of heaven. 
O most dear and gracious Mother of Jesus, 
receive our modest songs of praise. 

We beg you with heart and lips: 
make our bodies and our souls pure. 
By your sweet prayers, 
obtain eternal pardon for us. 
O Mother most kind! 
O Queen! 
O Mary! 
Who alone remained inviolate! 
Assist me by the wings of your prayers,
O you who are called the Mother of the living,
so that on my exit from this valley of tears
I may be able to advance without torment
to the dwelling of life
that has been prepared for us
to lighten the end of a life burdened by my iniquity.

Healer of the sorrows of Eve,
change my day of anguish into a feast of gladness.
Be my Advocate,
ask and supplicate.
For as I believe in your inexpressible purity,
so do I also believe in
the good reception that is given to your word. 

O you who are blessed among women,
help me with your tears
for I am in danger.
Bend the knee to obtain my reconciliation,
O Mother of God. 

Be solicitous for me for I am miserable,
O Tabernacle of the Most High.
Hold out your hand to me as I fall,
O heavenly Temple. 

Glorify your Son in you:
may he be pleased to operate Divinely in me
the miracle of forgiveness and mercy.
Handmaid and Mother of God,
may your honour be exalted by me,
and may my salvation be manifested through you. 
O most holy Virgin Mary,
always present before the most holy Trinity, 
to whom it is granted at all times 
to pray for us to your most blessed Son, 
pray for me in all my needs. 
Help me, defend me, 
give thanks for me, 
and obtain for me the pardon 
of all my sins and failings.
Help me especially in my last hours. 
Then, when I can no longer give 
any sign of the use of reason, 
give me courage 
and protect me against all evil spirits. 
Make in my name a profession of faith. 
Assure me of my eternal salvation.
Never let me despair of the mercy of God. 
Help me to overcome the evil spirits. 
When I can no longer say, 
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 
I place my soul in your hands," 
say it for me. 
When I can no longer hear 
human words of consolation, 
bring me comfort. 
Stay with me when I stand 
in judgment before your Son.
If I have to do penance 
for my sins in purgatory, 
pray for me after my death. 
Inspire my friends to pray for me, 
and thus help gain for me 
very soon the happiness of being 
in the presence of God. 
Lead my soul to heaven where, 
united with all the elect, 
I may bless and praise God 
and yourself for all eternity. 

Amen.
O holy Virgin, 
Mother of God, 
help those who implore your assistance.
Turn toward us.
Have you perhaps forgotten us
because you have been elevated
to a position close to God?
No, certainly not. 

You know well in what danger you left us.
You know the miserable condition of your servants.
No, it would not benefit such great mercy
as yours to forget such great misery as ours.

Turn toward us, then,
with your power,
for He who is powerful
has made you omnipotent in heaven and on earth.
For you, nothing is impossible.
You can raise even those who are in despair
to a hope of salvation.
There more powerful you are,
the greater should be your mercy. 

Turn also to us in your love.
I know.
O Mary, that you are all kindness
and that you love us with a love
that no other love can surpass.
How often you appease the wrath of our Divine Judge,
when He is on the point of punishing us! 

All the treasures of the mercy of God
are in your hands.
You will never cease to benefit us, I know,
for you are only seeking an opportunity
to save all sinners
and to shower your mercies upon them.
Your glory is increased when,
through you,
penitents are forgiven and reach heaven. 

Turn , then, toward us,
so that we may also be able to go
and see you in heaven.
For the greatest glory that we can have,
after seeing God,
will be to see you,
to love you,
and to be under your protection.
So be pleased to grant our prayer;
for your beloved Son wishes to honour you
by refusing nothing that you ask. 
Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty, 
and impelled by the anxieties of the world, 
we cast ourselves into your arms,
O immaculate mother of Jesus and our mother, 
Mary, confident of finding in your most loving heart 
appeasement of our ardent desires 
and a safe harbor from the tempests 
which beset us on every side. 
Though degraded by our faults 
and overwhelmed by infinite misery, 
we admire and praise the peerless richness 
with which God has filled you 
above every other mere creature, 
from the first moment of your conception 
until the day on which He crowned you Queen of the Universe. 
O Crystal Fountain of Faith, 
bathe our minds with the eternal truths. 
O Fragrant Lily of all holiness, 
captivate our heart with your heavenly perfume. 
O conqueress of evil and death, 
inspire in us a deep horror of sin 
which makes the soul detestable to God and a slave to hell. 
O well beloved of God, 
hear the ardent cry which rises up from every heart 
in this year dedicated to you (1954). 
Bend tenderly over our aching wounds, 
convert the wicked, 
dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed, 
comfort the poor and humble, 
quench hatreds, 
sweeten harshesss, 
safeguard the flower of purity in you, 
protect the Holy Church, 
make all men feel the attraction of Christian goodness. 
In your name, 
resounding harmoniously in Heaven 
may they recognize that they are brothers 
and that the nations are one family 
upon which there may shine forth 
the sun of a universal and sincere peace. 
Receive O most sweet mother our humble supplications 
and obtain for us that one day, 
happy with you, 
we may repeat before your throne 
that hymn which is sung today around your altars... 

"You are all beautiful O Mary, 
you are the glory, 
you are the joy, 
you are the honor of our people." 

Amen.
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[[A Farmer's Prayer To Mary]]
[[A Night Prayer To Our Blessed Mother]]
[[A Parish Priest's Prayer To Mary Most Holy]]
[[A Salutation To Mary (Saint John Eudes)]]
[[A Salutation To The Immaculate Heart]]
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[[For A Happy Death]]
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[[Hail, O Virgin of Guadalupe]]
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[[Marian Anthem]]
[[Marian Prayer For Deacons]]
[[Marian Prayer Of A Father Of The Council Of Ephesus]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Cardinal John Henry Newman # 1]]
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[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Albert The Great]]
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[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Catherine of Siena]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Charles Borromeo]]
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[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Ephraem The Syrian]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Francis De Sales]]
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[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Gregory]]
[[Marian Prayer of Saint Gregory of Narek]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Ildephonsus Of Spain]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Ildephonsus Of Toledo]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint John Augustine]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint John Chrysostom]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint John Eudes]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint John Damascene]]
[[Marian Prayer of Saint John Vianney (Curé d'Ars)]]
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[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Louis De Montfort # 1]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Louis De Montfort # 2]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Methodius]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Paschasius Radbertus]]
[[Marian Prayer of Saint Peter Damian]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Philip Neri]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Sophronius]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Sophronius, Patriarch Of Jerusalem]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Therese De Lisieux]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Thomas Aquinas # 1]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Thomas Aquinas # 2]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Saint Vincent Pallotti]]
[[Marian Prayer Of Unknown Source (11th Century)]]
[[Marian Year Prayer]]
[[Mary]]
[[Mary As A Patron Of A Community]]
[[Mary As A Personal Patron]]
[[Mary, Help Of Christians # 1]]
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[[Mary, Help Of Those In Need]]
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[[Mary, Our Model In Prayer]]
[[Mary Our Mother... (Haiku Prayer # 4)]]
[[Mary Our Strength]]
[[Mary, Powerful Virgin... (Our Lady, Help Of Christians)]]
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[[Mary, Queen Of The Home]]
[[Mary, Show That You Are...]]
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[[Morning Offering # 1]]
[[Morning Offering # 6]]
[[Most Glorious Virgin Mary... (Reparation For Blasphemy Against The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[Most Holy And Afflicted Virgin... (Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[Most Holy And Immaculate Virgin... (Immaculate Queen Of Peace)]]
[[Most Holy, Immaculate Virgin... (For Confidence In Mary)]]
[[Most Holy Mary, Mother all-good and all-loving... (For A Happy Death)]]
[[Most Holy Virgin And Mother... (For The Pope # 4)]]
[[Most Holy Virgin Immaculate... (Shelter Me Under Your Mantle)]]
[[Most Holy Virgin Mary... (Dedication Of Oneself To Mary)]]
[[Most Holy Virgin, Who Wast... (Our Lady Immaculate)]]
[[Mother Of Grace... (St. Albert The Great)]]
[[Mother Of Our Redeemer... (For Priests)]]
[[Mother Of Perpetual Help, Today We... (Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 8)]]
[[Mother Of Perpetual Help, You Have... (Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 9)]]
[[Mother Of Sorrows]]
[[Mother Of Sweetness]]
[[My Queen, My Mother... (Consecration To Mary)]]
[[My Soul, The Happy Hour Is Arrived... (Act Of Desire)]]
[[Night Is Falling Dear Mother... (A Night Prayer To Our Blessed Mother)]]
[[O August Queen Of Victories... (Petition To Our Lady Of The Rosary Of Pompeii)]]
[[O, Beautiful Flower Of Carmel... (Prayer Of St. Simon)]]
[[O Blessed Lady Of The Tears... (Prayer For Priests # 28)]]
[[O Blessed Virgin, Grant That We...]]
[[O Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother... (To Our Lady Of Sorrows)]]
[[O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of God... (Benediction Prayer For England)]]
[[O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of God... (Reparation For Insults To The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[O Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother... (Consecration To The Blessed Virgin)]]
[[O Father In Heaven... (Mary, Mother Of The Preborn)]]
[[O Full Of Grace]]
[[O God, Who didst will... (For The Feast Of The Presentation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[O God, Who Established... (Blessed Virgin Mary Of Fatima)]]
[[O Gracious And Beautiful Heaven... (Acclamations To Mary)]]
[[O Immaculata... (Prayer To The Immaculata)]]
[[O Immaculate Heart Of Mary... (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary # 5)]]
[[O Immaculate Heart Of Mary... (The Immaculate Heart Of Mary)]]
[[O Immaculate Queen Of Heaven... (Spiritual Communion with Mary)]]
[[O Immaculate Virgin]]
[[O Immaculate Virgin... (To Our Lady Of The Assumption)]]
[[O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother Of Mercy... (Our Lady Of Lourdes)]]
[[O Immaculate Virgin, Mother Of The True God... (By Pope John Paul II)]]
[[O Lord God Almighty... (For The Feast Of Our Lady Of The Miraculous Medal)]]
[[O Loving Mother Of Our Redeemer]]
[[O Mary # 1 (By Pope John XXIII)]]
[[O Mary # 2 (By Pope John XXIII)]]
[[O Mary Bright Dawn Of The New World]]
[[O Mary, Conceived Without Sin... (Aspirations To Mary)]]
[[O Mary, Conceived Without Sin... (To Obtain A Good Death)]]
[[O Mary, Crowned With Stars]]
[[O Mary, Full Of Grace... (O Full Of Grace)]]
[[O Mary, Help Of Christians... (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary # 6)]]
[[O Mary, I Wish I Could See How... (Mary, Help Of Christians # 1)]]
[[O Mary, Look Upon The Church... (You Are Our Mother)]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of God... (Mary, Mother Of God)]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of Jesus... (Our Lady Of Evangelization)]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of Jesus Christ... (Prayer For Priests) By Pope John-Paul II]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of Mercy... (For Humility)]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of Mercy... (The Splendor Of Truth)]]
[[O Mary, Mother Of Mercy... (For The Conversion Of America)]]
[[O Mary Of All Creatures... (For Love Of Jesus And Mary)]]
[[O Mary, Powerful Virgin... (For Protection Against Demons)]]
[[O Mary, Queen Of All Saints... (Consecration Our Lady Of Mount Carmel)]]
[[O Mary, Queen Of Peace]]
[[O Mary, Thou Who Desirest... (To The Blessed Virgin For The Love Of Jesus And A Happy Death)]]
[[O Mary Virgin Most Powerful... (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary # 2)]]
[[O Mary Who In Thy Maternal Love... "Beatification Of Jacinta Marto)]]
[[O Most Beautiful Flower Of Mount Carmel... (Our Lady Of Mount Carmel)]]
[[O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of Christ...]]
[[O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of Gentleness...]]
[[O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Most...]]
[[O Most Excellent, Most Glorious... (To The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[O Most Holy, O Most Benign... (To The Blessed Virgin Mary After Holy Communion)]]
[[O Most Holy Virgin (Prayer Of Pope Pius X)]]
[[O Most Holy Virgin... (Act Of Reparation For The First Saturdays Of The Month)]]
[[O Most Holy Virgin Mary... (Our Lady Of Fatima)]]
[[O Most Pure Spouse Of Mary... (Devotion In Honour Of The Seven Sorrows And Joys Of Saint Joseph)]]
[[O Most Most Sweet]]
[[O Mother Of God, Immaculate Mary... (Our Lady of Czestochowa # 2)]]
[[O Mother Of Men... (To You, O Mary)]]
[[O Mother Of Mercy, Help Of... (To Our Lady)]]
[[O Mother Of Perpetual Help... (Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 2)]]
[[O Mother Of Perpetual Help... (Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 6)]]
[[O Mother Of Sorrows... (For A Happy Death)]]
[[O Mother Of Sorrows... (To Our sorrowful Mother)]]
[[O My Most Loving Mother]]
[[O My Mother Mary, Mother of God...]]
[[O My sovereign Lady]]
[[O Queen of Heaven]]
[["O Virgin, Fair As The Moon... (Mary Our Strength)]]
[[O Virgin Mary, Help Of Christians... (Pilgrim's Prayer Through Mary)]]
[[O Virgin Mother]]
[[O Virgin Mother Of God... (Consecration To Our Lady Of The Miraculous Medal)]]
[[O Virgin Mother Of God... (The Miraculous Medal)]]
[[O Virgin Of Guadalupe... (Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 2)]]
[[O Virgin Of Guadalupe... (To The Virgin Of Guadalupe)]]
[[O What Consolation... (Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 3)]]
[[O You, Who More Than Any Other... (Consecration Of The Church And World To The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[O You, Who More Than Any Other... (Consecration Of The Church And World To The Blessed Virgin Mary)]]
[[Obedient To The Invitation]]
[[Offering One's Life To Our Lady]]
[[Oh Immaculate Heart Of Mary... (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary # 4)]]
[[Oh Most Sacred Virgin Mary... (Acclamations In Praise Of Mary)]]
[[Oh Mother Most Pure... (Consecration Of A Family # 2)]]
[[Our Lady # 1]]
[[Our Lady # 2]]
[[Our Lady Assumed In Heaven]]
[[Our Lady By Saint Bonaventure, To]]
[[Our Lady Comforter Of The Afflicted]]
[[Our Lady, Help Of Christians # 1]]
[[Our Lady, Help Of Christians # 2 (By St. John Bosco)]]
[[Our Lady, Mother of Advent]]
[[Our Lady Of America (Patroness of our Land)]]
[[Our Lady Of Aparecida]]
[[Our Lady Of Czestochowa # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Czestochowa # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Combermere]]
[[Our Lady Of Evangelization]]
[[Our Lady Of Fatima]]
[[Our Lady Of Good Counsel # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Good Counsel # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Good Counsel # 3]]
[[Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 3]]
[[Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 4]]
[[Our Lady Of Knock # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Knock # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of La Leche During Pregnancy]]
[[Our Lady Of La Leche For The Gift Of Children]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 3]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 4]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 5 ("Hail Mary, Poor And Humble Woman...")]]
[[Our Lady Of Lourdes # 6]]
[[Our Lady Of Mentorella]]
[[Our Lady Of Mount Carmel # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Mount Carmel # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Mount Carmel # 3]]
[[Our Lady Of Mount Carmel # 4]]
[[Our Lady Of Palestine]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 3]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 4]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 5]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 6]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 7]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 8]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 9]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 10 (For Financial Aid)]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 11 (For The Conversion Of Sinners)]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 12 (In Sickness)]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 13 (In Temporal Wants)]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 14]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 15]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 16]]
[[Our Lady Of Perpetual Help # 17]]
[[Our Lady of Perpetual Help # 18]]
[[Our Lady of Perpetual Help # 19]]
[[Our Lady Of Pompeii]]
[[Our Lady Of Prompt Succor # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Prompt Succor # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Ransom]]
[[Our Lady Of Rest]]
[[Our Lady Of Sorrows # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of Sorrows # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of Sorrows # 3]]
[[[[Our Lady Of Sorrows # 4]]
[[Our Lady Of Sorrows # 5]]
[[Our Lady Of Studies]]
[[Our Lady Of The Assumption # 1]]
[[Our Lady Of The Assumption # 2]]
[[Our Lady Of The Atonement]]
[[Our Lady Of The Most Blessed Sacrament]]
[[Our Lady Of The New Millennium]]
[[Our Lady Of The Rosary, For The Feast Of]]
[[Our Lady Of The Smile]]
[[Our Lady Of The Prairies]]
[[Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart]]
[[Our Lady Of Victory]]
[[Our Lady, Queen Of Angels]]
[[Our Lord's Virgin And Mother]]
[[Our Mother, Mary]]
[[Our Mother Of Sorrows]]
[[Our sorrowful Mother]]
[[Parish Priest's Prayer To Mary Most Holy]]
[[Patronage Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, For The]]
[[Petition To Our Lady Of The Rosary Of Pompeii]]
[[Petition For Our Lady To Be Present At Our Death]]
[[Prayer At The Shrine]]
[[Queen Of Heaven... (Regina Coeli)]]
[[Queen of Heaven, Most Holy Mary... (For Perseverance)]]
[[Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary... (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart)]]
[[Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary... (Supplication To The Immaculata)]]
[[Queen of The Rosary]]
[[Regina Coeli]]
[[Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary... (Memorare Of St. Bernard)]]
[[Reparation For Blasphemy Against The Blessed Virgin Mary]]
[[Reparation For Insults To The Blessed Virgin Mary]]
[[Salutations To Mary]]
[[Salve, O Vergine]]
[[Salve Regina, The]]
[[Song In Late Summer]]
[[Spiritual Communion with Mary]]
[[Stabat Mater Dolorosa]]
[[Star Of Sea And Ocean]]
[[Star Of The Sea]]
[[Sub Tuum Praesidium]]
[[Supplication To The Immaculata]]
[[Supplication To The Immaculate Heart]]
[[Sweet Child Mary... (Holy Child Mary)]]
[[The Angel Of The Lord Declared... (The Angelus)]]
[[The Virgin To Her Son On Calvary]]
[[Thirty Days Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary In Honour Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus]]
[[Thirty Days Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary]]
[[This Is The Rod In Which... (In Honour Of The Immaculate Conception)]]
[[Tho Who, With Special Mercy... (Our Lady Of Mount Carmel # 2)]]
[[Thou Art Clement... (Our Mother, Mary)]]
[[To Christ]]
[[To Mary]]
[[To Mary In Honour Of Her Seven Sorrows]]
[[To Mary, Queen]]
[[To The Blessed Virgin To Beg For A Special Grace From The Holy Spirit]]
[[To the Virgin of the Magnificat on the Vocation and Mission of Lay People]]
[[To You Do We Turn... (Ever Virgin, Holy Mary, Mother Of The True God)]]
[[To You, O Mary... (O Mary, Queen Of Peace)]]
[[To You O Mary... (To Mary, Mother Of Divine Love)]]
[[Tota Pulchra]]
[[Tridium To Our Lady Of Guadalupe]]
[[Trust In The Immaculate Heart]]
[[Under Thy Patronage... (Prayer For Students)]]
[[Virgin Mary, most loving Mother... (Offering Of The Heart)]]
[[Virgin, Most Holy, Mother Of... (Our Lady, Health Of The Sick)]]
[[Virgine Benedicta]]
[[Vouchsafe That I May Praise Thee... (In Honor Of Mary's Nativity)]]
[[You Are Our Mother]]
[[We Fly To Thy Patronage]]
[[We Honour You, O Mary...]]
[[We Turn To You For Protection... (Ancient Prayer To The Virgin Mary)]]
[[Woman, Behold Your Son... (Act Of Entrustment To Mary)]]
Mary! A Name too pure for mortal lips
Or language of the seraphim,
First borrowed from the songs of heaven,
It stirs the soul, yet soothes our fears.
O Mary! Who, in joy, or tears,
While onward o'er the surges driven,
Hath e'er unaided called on thee,
Thou Star of life's tempestuous sea!
Sweet Name of power and virgin love,
Fair as the spotless heavens above,
Bright as the wave beneath the sun,
Pure as the cloudless diamond.

@copyright
[Tabernacle and Purgatory - September 1960.]
Lord Jesus, our Saviour,
You have made Your mother Mary
a faithful follower of God's law
and a chosen member of Your Church.
Through her prayers,
may we continue to grow in Your love.

Lord Jesus, King of all the saints,
we praise You now and for ever.

Amen.
Holy Mary, my patron,
I ask you to pray for me to Jesus your son.
Through your constant prayers,
may God continue to guide my paths
and help me to follow Jesus in love.

Holy Mary,
pray for me
and for all the people of God.

Amen.
"Haiku" prayers, in Japanese poetical form, have their origin in the fourteenth century. They consist of 17 syllables arranged in three lines (5-7-5). This provides a simple format for composing personal and family prayers. The following haiku prayer is a Canadian example. You are encouraged to develop your own.
 Mary our mother,
teach us to love your Jesus
as you have loved Him.
O Virgin, fair as the moon,
delight of the angels and saints in heaven,
grant that we may become like you
and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty,
which does not decline with the years
but shines forth into eternity.
O Mary, sun of heaven,
restore life where there is death
and enlighten spirits where there is darkness.
Turn your countenance to your children
and radiate on us your light and your fervor.
O Mary, powerful as an army,
grant victory to our ranks.
We are very weak
and our enemy rages with uttermost conceit.
But under your banner
we are confident of overcoming him. 
Save us, O Mary,
fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe inspiring as an army set in battle array
and sustained not by hatred
but by the ardor of love.

Amen.
O Mary, I wish I could see how 
you used to behave toward father and mother, 
especially toward St. Anne; 
and then how you behaved toward the priests of the temple; 
and then toward St. Joseph; 
and toward St. Elizabeth, 
and St. John the Baptist; 
and afterwards toward the Apostles, 
especially toward St. John.  
I should see how sweet 
and lovely you were to every one of them; 
but still your heart was with Jesus only.  
And they would all feel and understand this, 
however kind you were to them.

Amen.

(By John Henry Cardinal Newman)
Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin, 
Help of the Christians, 
we place ourselves under your motherly protection. 
Throughout the Church's history 
you have helped Christians in times of trial, 
temptation and danger. 
Time and time again, 
you have proven to be the Refuge of sinners, 
the Hope of the hopeless, 
the Consoler of the afflicted, 
and the Comforter of the Dying. 
We promise to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, your Son, 
to proclaim His Good News of God's love for all people, 
and to work for peace and justice in our world. 
With faith in your intercession, 
we pray for the Church, 
for our family and friends, 
for the poor and abandoned, 
and all the dying. 
Grant, O Mary, Help of Christians, 
the graces of which we stand in need. 

(State your intention(s) here.)

May we serve Jesus with fidelity and love until death.
Help us and our loved ones
to attain the boundless joy of being forever
with our Father in heaven.

Amen.

Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us!

(Discalced Carmelite Friars, Holy Hill, Hubertus, WI 53033)
Holy Mary,
help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God's people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for religious. 

Mary all who seek your help
experience your unfailing protection.

Amen. 
Mary, Mother of mercy, 
watch over all people, 
that the Cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power, 
that man may not stray from the path of good 
or become blind to sin, 
but may put his hope ever more fully in God 
Who is "rich in mercy." 
May he carry out the good works 
prepared by God beforehand 
and so live completely "for the praise of His glory."

Amen.
Mary, most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, 
accept the sincere homage of my filial affection. 
Into thy Heart, pierced by so many swords, 
do thou welcome my poor soul. 
Receive it as the companion of thy sorrows 
at the foot of the Cross, 
on which Jesus died for the redemption of the world. 
With thee, O sorrowful Virgin, 
I will gladly suffer all the trials, 
contradictions, and infirmities 
which it shall please Our Lord to send me. 
I offer them all to thee in memory of thy sorrows, so that: 
every thought of my mind 
and every beat of my heart 
may be an act of compassion and of love for thee. 
And do thou, sweet Mother, 
have pity on me, 
reconcile me to thy Divine Son, Jesus; 
keep me in His grace and assist me in my last agony, 
so that I may be able to meet thee in Heaven 
and sing thy glories. 

Most holy Virgin and Mother, 
whose soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow 
in the Passion of thy Divine Son, 
and who in His glorious Resurrection 
wast filled with never ending joy at His triumph, 
obtain for us who call upon thee, 
so to be partakers in the adversities of Holy Church 
and the Sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff, 
as to be found worthy to rejoice with them 
in the consolations for which we pray, 
in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.
God our Father, 
may we always profit by the prayers 
of the Virgin Mother Mary, 
for You bring us life and salvation 
through Jesus Christ her Son 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever. 

Amen. 
Father, source of light in every age, 
the virgin conceived and bore Your Son 
Who is called Wonderful God, 
Prince of Peace. 
May her prayer, 
the gift of a mother's love, 
be Your people's joy through all ages. 
May her response, 
born of a humble heart, 
draw Your Spirit to rest on Your people. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 
Mary, Mother of Jesus, 
give me your heart so beautiful, 
so pure, so immaculate, 
so full of love and humility 
that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life, 
love Him as You loved Him and serve Him 
as You served Him in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor.

Amen.
Mary, Mother of God, at your request, 
Jesus worked His first miracle. 
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee. 

Over the centuries you have not ceased 
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor, 
exiled children of Eve. 

We therefore ask you to intercede with your Divine Son 
for the miraculous graces which the modern world so desperately needs:

For the conversion and reconversion of whole nations to Jesus Christ 
and His teaching on marriage and the family.

For the heroic preservation among Christians of their faith 
in the indissolubility of marriage, 
marital fidelity 
and the loving acceptance of children, 
as the bedrock of the Christian family.

For the courage of martyrs in all of us followers of Christ, 
that we may witness to His power 
to overcome the powers of darkness 
that are bent on destroying the human family and the moral law.  

Mary, Mother of the Holy Family, 
and Mother of our families, 
pray for us. 

Amen. 
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(Imprimatur: Rene H. Gracida, Bishop of Corpus Christi. December 12, 1992) 
Mary, Mother of grace,
Mother of mercy,
Shield me from the enemy
And receive me at the hour of my death.
It becomes you to be mindful of us, 
as you stand near Him who granted you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Help us for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason, 
you are called full of grace. 
Remember us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 
from the riches of your graces, 
Virgin full of graces. 
Mary, Mother of the Church, 
we pray to you for your sons 
chosen and sent by your Son Jesus 
to prolong his ministerial priesthood. 
Come to fill them with the same attention 
and the same motherly love 
with which you surrounded your Divine Son Jesus.

By your powerful intercession 
may they receive all the Divine grace 
which they need to accomplish faithfully 
the priestly task that has been entrusted to them 
in the service of God's People. 

Come and pray with us, Mary, 
in this intense prayer of Jesus 
on the night before his Passion: 
"May they all be one, Father, 
just as you are in me 
and I am in you, 
so that the world will believe it was you who sent me." [Jn 17:21].

Amen. 
O Father in Heaven. 
Thou art the Creator of life. 
Protect all expectant mothers 
and the babies they carry in their wombs. 
We pray that those who suffer from the evils of abortion 
will be open to Thine Infinite mercy and love. 
We ask for the conversion of all 
who fail to respect the gift of human life. 
Heavenly Father, guide our actions 
to help restore in the hearts of all people 
the sanctity of human life.

Amen.
"Haiku" prayers, in Japanese poetical form, have their origin in the fourteenth century. They consist of 17 syllables arranged in three lines (5-7-5). This provides a simple format for composing personal and family prayers. The following haiku prayer is a Canadian example. You are encouraged to develop your own.
 Mary, our Lady,
pray to your Son for us all,
pray for us today.
All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:
You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.
We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,
for teaching her to believe Your message,
for helping her to accept Your holy will.

Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary:
to ponder Your word in our hearts,
to obey Your will,
to love Your Son,
to sing Your praises every day.

Father,
we praise You through Jesus Christ Your Son
in the love of Your Spirit,
for ever and ever.

Amen.
Mary, powerful Virgin, 
You are the mighty 
and glorious protector of the Church. 
You are the marvelous help of Christians. 
You are awe inspiring as an army in battle array. 
In the midst of our anguish, 
struggle, and distress, 
defend us from the power of the enemy, 
and at the hour of hour death, 
receive our soul in Heaven.
Immaculate Mother of God, 
Queen of the Apostles, 
we know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession. 
We are confident that through God's mercy 
and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, 
you, who are our Mother, 
will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit 
as you obtained it for the community of the apostles 
gathered in the upper room. 
Therefore, relying on your maternal intercession, 
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace, 
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all. 
We wish to carry on those activities 
which especially promote the catholic apostolate 
for the revival of fatih 
and love of the people of God 
and so bring all men and women 
into the faith of Jesus Christ. 
And if a time should come 
when we have nothing more to offer serviceable to this end, 
we will never cease to pray 
that there will be one fold 
and one shepherd Jesus Christ. 
In this way, we hope to enjoy the results 
of the apostolate of Jesus Christ 
for all eternity. 

Amen. 

(By Saint Vincent Pallotti.)
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin
Mary, that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection, implored thy
help, or sought thy intercession was left
unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I
come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy
hear and answer me. Amen.
(For 9 Consecutive Days, say the following prayers...)

O Lord Jesus Christ, 
who said unto Your Apostles, 
"Peace I leave with you, 
My peace I give unto you," 
regard not our sins, 
but the faith of Your church, 
and grant unto her that peace and unity which 
are agreeable to Your will, 
who live and reign, 
God, forever and ever. 

Amen.

O Lord, increase in us the faith.


Five Our Father...
Five Hail Mary... and 
Five Glory Be...

(Repeat for 9 consecutive days.)

Lord, we thank you for your gifts to us.
We are threatened by the possibility of war and terrorism. 
Grant to the leaders of nations a readiness to work 
for a just and peaceful settlement 
to the tensions in the Middle East 
and especially in Iraq. 
Guide our minds and hearts 
to treat each other
with dignity and respect as we work for peace 
in the world and in our country, Australia. 
Help us to value and conserve peace as a reality.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

[sOURCE: +Denis J. Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, 14th February, 2003.]
Holy Spirit, third Person of the Blessed Trinity, 
Spirit of truth, love, and holiness, 
proceeding from the Father and the Son, 
and equal to Them in all things, 
I adore You with all my heart.

Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, 
personal love for me, 
I am making this novena for the following request, 
if it should be Your holy Will to grant it: 

(State Your request here...)

Teach me, Divine Spirit, 
to know and seek my last end; 
grant me the holy fear of God; 
grant me true contrition and patience. 
Do not let me fall into sin. 
Give me an increase of faith, hope, and charity, 
and bring forth in my soul 
all the virtues proper to my state of life.

Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus 
and an obedient child of the Church. 
Give me efficacious grace 
sufficient to keep the Commandments 
and to receive the Sacraments worthily. 
Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, 
Your Seven Gifts, 
Your Twelve Fruits. 
Raise me to perfection in the state of life 
to which you have called me 
and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. 
I ask this through Christ our Lord.

Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love, 
I consecrate to you my understanding, 
heart, and will, my whole being, 
for time and for eternity. 
May my understanding be always submissive 
to Your heavenly inspirations 
and to the teaching of the Catholic Church, 
of which You are the infallible Guide. 
May my heart be ever inflamed with the love of God 
and of my neighbour. 
May my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will. 
May my whole life be faithful 
to the imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
to Whom with the Father and You 
be honour and glory forever.

God, Holy Spirit, Infinite Love of the Father and the Son, 
through the pure hands of Mary, 
Your Immaculate Spouse, 
I place myself this day, 
and all the days of my life, 
upon Your chosen altar, 
the Divine Heart of Jesus, 
as a sacrifice to You, consuming fire, 
being firmly resolved now more than ever 
to hear Your voice 
and to do in all things Your most holy and adorable Will.

<u>For the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit</u>

Blessed Spirit of Wisdom, 
help me to seek God. 
Make Him the centre of my life and order my life to Him, 
so that love and harmony may reign in my soul.

Blessed Spirit of Understanding, 
enlighten my mind, 
that I may know and love the truths of faith 
and make them truly my own.

Blessed Spirit of Counsel, 
enlighten and guide me in all my ways, 
that I may always know and do Your holy Will. 
Make me prudent and courageous.

Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, 
uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity. 
Make me loyal and confident.

Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, 
help me to know good from evil. 
Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God. 
Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.

Blessed Spirit of Piety, 
possess my heart, 
incline it to a true faith in You, 
to a holy love of You, my God, 
that with my whole soul I may seek You, 
Who are my Father, and find You, 
my best, my truest joy.

Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, 
penetrate my inmost heart 
that I may ever be mindful of Your presence. 
Make me fly from sin, 
and give me intense reverence for God 
and for my fellow men who are made in God’s image.

Prayer

Grant, we beg of You, Almighty God, 
that we may so please Your Holy Spirit by our earnest prayers, 
that we may, by His grace, 
be freed from all temptations and merit 
to receive the forgiveness of our sins. 
Through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... and 
Say 1 Glory Be...

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
enkindle in them the fire of Thy Love.
Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created,
and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. 

O God, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful people 
by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. 
Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things 
and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. 
Through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.
Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit
of courage and right judgment, a spirit
of knowledge and love. By governing
with fidelity those entrusted to his care,
may he, as successor to the Apostle Peter 
and Vicar of Christ, 
build your Church into a sacrament of unity, 
love and peace for all the world. 

Amen.

V. Let us pray for Benedict, the Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, 
   give him a long life, 
   make him blessed upon the earth, 
   and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.

V. May your hand be upon your holy servant.
R. And upon your son, whom you have anointed.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Mary, Mother of Jesus,
you were with Jesus
at the beginning of His life and mission.
You stood beside Jesus when He was lifted on the cross 
and gave His life for all.
We ask you now to be with our priests,
who give themselves in service to God's people.
Intercede for them that they may grow in holiness;
proclaim God's word with courage;
celebrate the sacraments with joy;
and be among God's people as Jesus, the Good Shepherd, was.
We offer this prayer to God the Father,
through your intercession,
in the name of your Son, Jesus,
and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen
There are three intentions:

1) We pray in atonement for the sins of the Church in Ireland 
   and for all those who were hurt.

2) We pray for all of our priests and bishops,
   the guilty that they might find God’s mercy 
   and the innocent that God might support them in this difficult time.

3) We pray for the healing and renewal of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

<u>Prayer for the Church in Ireland</u>

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people 
in the way of truth and goodness,
holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit,comforter,advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland,our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.
FIRST DAY

Leader: 

Lord our God, receive our supplications, 
prayers and mortifications and sighs 
in suffrage for the holy souls for whom we make this novena; 
and we pray that by the motherly love 
bestowed on you by your most holy Mother, 
when she followed you on the way of sorrow up to Mount Calvary, 
and grant what we ask of you in this novena 
for your greater honour and glory.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SECOND DAY

Leader: 

Merciful God, we beseech you, 
by the pain which your Holy Mother saw you suffer 
and agonise on the cross, 
that the holy souls in purgatory be freed from those pains; 
especially for the soul of _____________, 
for whom we are praying and offering in This novena. 
Bring those who are submerged in their sins 
to a true knowledge of their guilt 
and grant what we ask of you in this novena, 
for your greater honour and glory.

All: AMEN

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

THIRD DAY

Leader: 

Almighty Father, to whom nobody asks without the hope of receiving, 
by the intercession of St. Joseph 
and the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
enable the suffering souls in purgatory 
to be able to leave that place, 
especially for the soul of ____________. 
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

FOURTH DAY

Leader: 

Gracious God, 
through whose mercy the saints rest in glory, 
we beg you to set free those blessed souls in purgatory,
especially for the soul of___________, 
for whom we are praying in this novena. 
May you radiate your compassion and love 
to them so they may enter into your Kingdom. 
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

FIFTH DAY

Leader: 

Souvereign Lord, 
in whom it is proper to be merciful,
through the intercession of St. Michael, the archangel, 
and by the sorrow of your Blessed Mother 
who suffered when the soldier pierced your side with a lance, 
have mercy on the soul of __________ 
for whom we are offering this novena 
and bring him/her to your eternal rest in heaven, 
for the better glory and honour of your name.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SIXTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord Jesus Christ, 
incline your ears to our petitions. 
Have mercy on the souls in purgatory, 
especially for the soul of_______
for whom we make this novena. 
We humbly ask you to set them free 
and bring them to the happiness in heaven, 
for the greater glory and honour of your name.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

SEVENTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord of mercy, hear our prayer. 
May our brother/sister _______, 
whom you called your son/daughter on earth, 
enter into the Kingdom of peace and light, 
where your saints live in glory.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, 
who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit, 
one God forever and ever.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

EIGHT DAY

Leader: 

Creator and Redeemer of all mankind, 
through the infinite merits of passion, 
death and resurrection, 
we beg you to shower the immense treasures of your clemency 
on those blessed souls,
especially for the eternal repose of the soul of ___________. 
Bring those who are in sin 
to a true knowledge and repentance 
and grant what we ask for in this novena, 
through Christ, our Lord.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

NINTH DAY

Leader: 

Lord God, you are the glory of the believers 
and the life of the just. 
Your Son redeemed us by dying and rising to life again.
Our brother/sister ________________, 
was faithful and believed in the resurrection. 
Give to him/her the joys and the blessings of the life to come. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God forever and ever.

All: AMEN.

Leader:         Jesus, through your blood on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the blow you received on your sacred face,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the cruel scourging you endured,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through the crown of thorns that pierced your head,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your carrying of the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your face covered with blood which 
                you allowed to be imprinted on the veil of Veronica,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your garments which were cruely removed from your wounded body,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your holy body nailed on the cross,
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of

Leader:         Jesus, through your side pierced with a lance and from which flowed blood and water.
Response (All): Have mercy on the soul of
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. 
From thy bright heavenly throne! 
Come, take possession of our souls, 
And make them all Thine Own! 

Thou who art called the Paraclete, 
Best gift of God above, 
The Living Spring, The Living Fire, 
Sweet Unction, and True Love! 

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, 
Finger of God's right hand, 
His Promise, teaching little ones 
To speak and understand! 

O guide our minds with thy blest light, 
With love our hearts inflame, 
And with thy strength, which ne'er decays, 
Confirm our mortal frame. 

Far from us drive our hellish foe, 
True peace unto us bring, 
And through all perils guide us safe 
Beneath thy sacred wing. 

Through Thee may we the Father know, 
Through Thee the Eternal Son, 
And Thee the Spirit of them both
Thrice blessed Three in One. 

Now to the Father, and the Son 
Who rose from death, be glory given, 
With Thee, O holy Comforter, 
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. 

Amen. 

Prayer

O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, 
that in Thy boundless mercy 
Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, 
who by his zeal for us, 
may be pleasing to Thee, 
and by his good government may ever be honoured 
by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. 
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
who with Thee livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.

Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
pray for us who have recourse to Thee!

O Heavenly Father, 
Creator and Giver of all life, 
Author of justice, 
Source of love and mercy: 
Although it is deserving of thine anger and punishment, 
look with mercy on our nation, 
which has offended thee 
by condoning the killing of millions of innocent children, 
thy precious sons and daughters, 
who, like all of us, 
were created in thine image and likeness, 
but whose only offense was their very existence.

Amen.

O Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer, 
whose inestimable gift of self-sacrificing love 
provided the means of Salvation for all mankind 
through the shedding of thine innocent blood: 
grant that all may come to know thee, 
serve thee and love thee, 
and thus may know the meaning of true freedom and true liberty, 
which never destroys, 
but always serves and protects life. 

amen.

O Holy Spirit, source of wisdom, 
knowledge, understanding, counsel, 
fortitude, piety and holy fear: 
inspire us with these gifts. 
Fill the hearts of the leaders of this nation, 
especially those who have the temporal power 
and the grave responsibility to make 
and interpret and execute laws, 
with the desire to do God’s will, 
to restore justice 
and to establish laws 
that govern the people of this land 
in conformity with the Divine Law,
laws that will preserve, 
protect and defend the lives of all sons and daughters of God, 
from their earliest beginnings until death.

Amen.

O Mary, Mother of Jesus, 
entrusted to be the mother of God’s only begotten Son, Our Savior, 
through thine obedient consent to God’s will, 
and who thus became for all people 
and all time the model of faith 
and of the self-giving love and devotion of Motherhood: 
take into thy motherly arms all the babies who are victims of abortion, 
that they may receive eternally the comfort of a mother’s love. 
May thine example and intercession 
open the hearts of all who reject God and His holy laws.
comfort all those who suffer remorse because of abortion, 
and restore to hope in Christ 
those mothers and fathers who grieve 
and repent the killing of their children. 

Amen.

All Angels and Saints: 
may thy guidance and example 
show fallen humanity the way to perfect joy 
and freedom and peace found only in unity with God 
in obedience to His will through salvation in Christ Jesus; 
and may thy constant prayers be joined by those 
of all the little children,
the “slaughtered innocents” 
as a “cloud of witnesses” interceding for sinful man. 

Amen.

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, 
is now and ever shall be, 
world without end. 

Amen.

Novena: Day 1

Say the above prayers,
Psalm 139 (below)
1 Glory Be...
Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Magnificat: [Luke 1:46-55] (below)
1 Glory Be...

Novena: Days 2-9

1 Our Father...
Above prayers
3 Hail Mary...
1 Glory Be...

Psalm 139

Antiphonal (Responsive):

 1. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me!

 2. Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; 
    thou discernest my thoughts from afar.

 3. Thou searchest out my path and my lying down,  
    and art acquainted with all my ways.
 
 4. Even before a word is on my tongue, 
    lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

 5. Thou dost beset me behind and before,  
    and layest thy hand upon me.

 6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; 
    it is high, I cannot attain it.

 7. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? 
    Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

 8. If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! 
    If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!

 9. If I take the wings of the morning, 
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, 
    and thy right hand shall hold me.

11. If I say, “Let only darkness cover me, 
    and the light about me be night,”

12. Even the darkness is not dark to thee, 
    the night is as bright as the day; 
    for darkness is as light with thee.

13. For thou didst form my inward parts: 
    thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14. I praise thee; for thou art fearful and wonderful. 
    Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;

15. My frame was not hidden from thee, 
    when I was being made in secret, 
    intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.

16. Thine eyes beheld my unformed substance; 
    in thy book were written, every one of them, 
    the days that were formed for me, 
    when as yet there was none of them.

17. How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! 
    How vast is the sum of them!

18. If I would count them, they are more than the sand. 
    When I awake, I am still with thee.

19. O that thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God, 
    and that men of blood would depart from me,

20. Men who maliciously defy thee, 
    who lift themselves up against thee for evil!

21. Do I not hate them that hate thee, O Lord? 
    And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee?

22. I hate them with perfect hatred; 
    I count them my enemies.

23. Search me, O God, and know my heart! 
    Try me, and know my thoughts!

24. And see if there be any wicked way in me, 
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, 
is now and ever shall be, 
world without end. 

Amen. 

The Magnificat: (Luke 1:46-55) 

Unison:

My soul doth magnify the Lord
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He hath regarded the low estate of 
His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth 
all generations will call me blessed; 
for He who is mighty hath 
done great things for me, 
and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on them that fear Him 
throughout all generations.
He hath shown strength with His arm;
He hath scattered the proud 
in the imagination of their hearts;
He hath put down the mighty
from their thrones, 
and exalted the humble and meek;
He hath filled the hungry with good things, 
and the rich He hath sent empty away.
He hath helped His servant Israel, 
in remembrance of His mercy, 
as He spake to our forefathers,
to Abraham and his seed forever.

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, 
is now and ever shall be, 
world without end. 

Amen.

[Each day, for 9 days, say the following prayers...]

Pray one Our Father...
Pray one Hail Mary...
Pray one Glory Be...

O Lord our God, 
You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of All Nations. 
We pray to You, Lord, 
in the great expectation of receiving from You, 
O Divine King, 
mercy, peace, justice and all good things. 

Protect, O Lord our King, 
our families and the land of our birth. 
Guard us, we pray, 
Most Faithful One! 
Protect us from our enemies 
and from Your Just Judgement. 

Forgive us, O Sovereign King, 
our sins against You. 
Jesus, You are a King of Mercy. 
We have deserved Your Just Judgement. 
Have mercy on us, 
Lord, and forgive us. 
We trust in Your Great Mercy. 

O Most Awe-inspiring King, 
we bow before You and pray; 
may Your reign, 
Your kingdom, 
be recognized on earth!

Amen.
O Mary Immaculate!  
Guard with loving care this country dedicated to thee.  
Let thy purity keep it pure.  
Watch over its institutions.  
As thou art the Refuge of all sinners, 
this country is the refuge of the exiled and the oppressed.  
Guide it ever in the ways of peace.  
Let not its prosperity be its ruin.  
Alas!  Many of its children, 
who know not what they do, 
are walking in uncertain paths, 
which are dark, and lead them away from the truth.  
Mother of all, pray for us and plead for them, 
that we, thy children, 
may love and adore thy adorable Son with more fervent faith, 
and that those who are wandering in error’s path may, 
through thy intercession, 
return to the one Fold of the True Shepard,
to thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen.
O God, 
who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, 
we beseech You that, 
as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, 
You did preserve Her from all stain, 
so too You would permit us, 
purified through Her intercession,  
to come unto You. 
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God, world without end. 

Amen. 

Day One

O most Holy Virgin, 
who was pleasing to the Lord and became His mother, 
immaculate in body and spirit, 
in faith and in love, 
look kindly on me as I implore your powerful intercession. 
O most Holy Mother, 
who by your blessed Immaculate Conception, 
from the first moment of your conception 
did crush the head of the enemy, 
receive our prayers as we implore you 
to present at the throne of God the favor we now request... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Two

O Mary, ever blessed Virgin, Mother of God, 
Queen of angels and of saints, 
we salute you with the most profound veneration and filial devotion 
as we contemplate your holy Immaculate Conception, 
We thank you for your maternal protection 
and for the many blessings 
that we have received through your wondrous mercy 
and most powerful intercession. 
In all our necessities we have recourse to you with unbounded confidence. 
O Mother of Mercy, 
we beseech you now to hear our prayer 
and to obtain for us of your Divine Son 
the favor that we so earnestly request in this novena... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Three

O Blessed Virgin Mary, 
glory of the Christian people, 
joy of the universal Church and Mother of Our Lord, 
speak for us to the Heart of Jesus, 
who is your Son and our brother. 
O Mary, who by your holy Immaculate Conception 
did enter the world free from stain, 
in your mercy obtain for us from Jesus 
the special favor which we now so earnestly seek... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Four

O Mary, Mother of God, 
endowed in your glorious Immaculate Conception 
with the fullness of grace; 
unique among women in that you are both mother and virgin; 
Mother of Christ and Virgin of Christ, 
we ask you to look down with a tender heart from your throne 
and listen to our prayers 
as we earnestly ask that you obtain for us 
the favor for which we now plead... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Five

O Lord, who, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, 
did prepare a fitting dwelling for your Son, 
we beseech You that as by the foreseen death of Your Son, 
You did preserve her from all stain of sin, 
grant that through her intercession, 
we may be favored with the granting of the grace 
that we seek for at this time... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Six

Glorious and immortal Queen of Heaven, 
we profess our firm belief in your Immaculate Conception 
preordained for you in the merits of your Divine Son. 
We rejoice with you in your Immaculate Conception. 
To the one ever-reigning God, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
three in one Person, 
one in nature, 
we offer thanks for your blessed Immaculate Conception. 
O Mother of the Word mad Flesh, 
listen to our petition 
as we ask this special grace during this novena... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.


Day Seven

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and my mother, 
from the sublime heights of your dignity 
turn your merciful eyes upon me while I, 
full of confidence in your bounty 
and keeping in mind your Immaculate conception 
and fully conscious of your power, 
beg of you to come to our aid 
and ask your Divine Son 
to grant the favor we earnestly seek in this novena... 
if it be beneficial for our immortal souls 
and the souls for whom we pray. 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Eight

O Most gracious Virgin Mary, 
beloved Mother of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, 
intercede with Him for us 
that we be granted the favor 
which we petition for so earnestly in this novena...
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, 
we feel animated with confidence that your prayers 
in our behalf will be graciously heard 
before the throne of God. 
O Glorious Mother of God, 
in memory of your joyous Immaculate Conception, 
hear our prayers and obtain for us our petitions. 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.

Day Nine

O Mother of the King of the Universe, 
most perfect member of the human race, 
"our tainted nature's solitary boast," 
we turn to you as mother, 
advocate, and mediatrix. 
O Holy Mary, assist us in our present necessity. 
By your Immaculate Conception, 
O Mary conceived without sin, 
we humbly beseech you from the bottom of our heart 
to intercede for us with your Divine Son 
and ask that we be granted the favor 
for which we now plead... 

[Mention your intention(s) here...]
 

O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, 
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon this earth; 
you have the same influence now in heaven. 
Pray for us and obtain for us from Him 
the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.

Amen.
[To be said for 9 consecutive days.]

O Mary Immaculate, lily of purity, I salute you, 
because from the very first instant of your conception 
you were filled with grace. 
I thank and adore the Most Holy Trinity 
for having imparted to you favors so sublime. 
O Mary, full of grace, 
help me to share, 
even though just a little, 
in the fullness of grace so wonderfully bestowed on you 
in your Immaculate Conception. 
With firm confidence in your never failing intercession, 
we beseech you to obtain for us the intention of this novena, 

[State your intention here...]

and also that purity of mind, heart, 
and body necessary to unite us with God. 

Amen.

O Mary, conceived without sin, 
pray for us who have recourse to you. 
O Mother of God, by your Immaculate Conception, 
intercede for us with your Divine Son, 
and obtain for us from Him, 
the favor for which we pray. 

Amen.
I

Eternal Father, 
I offer to Thine honour and glory, 
for my eternal salvation 
and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the mystery of the birth of our divine Redeemer.

Glory be...

II. 

Eternal Father, 
I offer to Thine honour and glory, 
for my eternal salvation 
and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the sufferings of the most holy Virgin and Saint Joseph 
on that long and weary journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, 
and the anguish of their hearts 
at not finding a place of shelter 
when the Saviour of the world was about to be born.

Glory be...

III. 

Eternal Father, 
I offer to Thine honour and glory, 
for my eternal salvation 
and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the sufferings of Jesus in the manger where He was born, 
the cold He suffered, 
the tears He shed and His tender infant cries.

Glory be...

IV. 

Eternal Father, 
I offer to Thine honour and glory, 
for my eternal salvation 
and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the pain which the Divine Child Jesus felt in His tender Body, 
when He submitted to the rite of circumcision: 
I offer Thee that Precious Blood 
which He then first shed for the salvation of all mankind.

Glory be...

V. 

Eternal Father, 
I offer to Thine honour and glory, 
for my eternal salvation 
and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the humility, mortification, patience, charity 
and all the virtues of the Child Jesus; 
I thank Thee, I love Thee, 
and I bless Thee infinitely 
for this ineffable mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God.

Glory be...

V. The Word was made flesh;
R. And dwelt amongst us.

Let us pray.

O God, whose only-begotten Son 
hath appeared in the substance of our flesh; 
grant, we beseech Thee, 
that through Him, 
whom we acknowledge to have been outwardly like unto us, 
we may deserve to be renewed in our inward selves. 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee for ever and ever.

Amen.

Say the following prayers for 9 days in a row.

AN ACT OF REPARATION<hr>

Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
we offer you an act of reparation 
for the indifference often shown to you. 
We ourselves have been inattentive many times. 
Not only do we now ask your pardon 
but we also declare our readiness 
to atone both for our personal offenses 
and for the faults of others.

We are resolved to expiate every outrage committed against you. 
We wish to make amends too 
for the injustices perpetrated against the poor and unprotected.

In reparation for all violations of your Divine honor 
and of the rights of our fellowmen, 
we offer the satisfaction you once made 
to your Eternal Father on the cross 
and which you continue to renew daily on our altars. 
In union with the faithful on earth, 
we promise to make recompense, as far as we can, 
for all neglect of your great love 
and for the sins we and others have committed.

Loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
deign to receive our act of reparation 
and keep us faithful to you, 
so that we may one day come to that home 
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever. 

Amen.

ACT OF CONSECRATION

Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, 
we freely consecrate ourselves today to your Most Sacred Heart. 
We grieve that many do not yet know you; 
many, too, reject you. 
Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, 
and draw them to your Sacred Heart.

We pray that you, O Lord, 
will be King not only of the faithful 
who have never forsaken you, 
but also of the prodigals. 
Grant that all may be admitted to your Father's house.

We pray, too, that you will be King 
of those who are now deceived by erroneous opinions, 
or whom discord keeps unmindful of you. 
Call them to believe in you 
so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Grant, O Lord, to all your people, 
assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; 
give tranquility to all nations; 
make the world resound from pole to pole with one cry: 
Praise to the Divine Heart 
that made possible our salvation; 
to it be glory and honor for ever.

Amen.
"Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, 
I thank Thee for all the blessings and favours 
Thou hast showered upon the soul of Thy servant Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
during the twenty-four years she spent here on earth, 
and in consideration of the merits of this Thy most beloved Saint, 
I beseech Thee to grant me this favor, 
if it is in accordance with Thy most Holy Will 
and is not an obstacle to my salvation." 

After this Prayer follows the twenty-four "Glory Be...,"
between each of which may be included this short prayer: 

"Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us." 

The Glory Be Prayer 


Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost. 
As it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end. 

Amen. 
DAY 1

O God, come to my assistance.
O Lord, make haste to help me. 

Heavenly Father, 
you know all things, 
and nothing is hidden from you; 
in your kindness come to my aid in my present distress, 
and grant my humble petition. 
In Christ's name I beg your help.

Amen.

Action: Do a kind deed today for someone you meet. 

<hr>

DAY 2 

Hear, O Lord, and have pity on me.
O Lord, be my helper. 

Father in heaven, 
your love for us never falters in spite of our sins and failures. 
Please show your mercy and care for me in my difficulty. 
For the sake of Christ, our Savior, 
have pity of me.

Amen. 

Action:> Recognize the image of Christ today in those around you. 

<hr>

Day 3

Lord, be not far from me.
Awake and be vigilant in my defense, my God. 

Loving Father, 
you are not far from any of us since in you we live, 
move and have our being. 
Kindly increase my awareness of your presence, 
and take care of my pressing need. 
Christ, our Lord, assures us you will. 

Amen. 

Action: For this day, cast all your cares upon the Lord. 

<hr>

Day 4

Your ways, O Lord, make known to me.
Teach me your paths. 

Father almighty, 
your ways and mysterious purpose are often hidden from us; 
guide me now, I beg you, 
in my sorrow, and by your power aid me to know your will. 
May I do it in imitation of Christ, our redeemer. 

Amen. 

Action: Consider seriously today how best you can do God's will. 

<hr>

Day 5

Now will I arise, says the Lord.
I will grant safety to him who longs for it. 

In you, heavenly Father, 
I confidently place all my trust. 
In your hands I leave all my anxieties with faith in your care for me. 
From you alone I away relief because of Christ, 
your Son, who pleads for us. 

Amen. 

Action: For God's sake, help some person today whom you may not like. 

<hr>

Day 6

O Lord, reprove me not in your anger,
Nor chastise me in your wrath. 

Merciful Father, 
you know my sins and disobedience, 
my weakness and ingratitude which have deserved punishment. 
Yet, you are ever ready to forgive, 
and gracious to all in trouble. 
In Christ's name, 
come quickly to help me. 

Amen. 

Action: Hold back today the harsh word; banish the unkind thought. 

<hr>

Day 7

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in time of distress. 

Father in heaven, 
you never reject those who seek your help, 
and are ever ready to comfort the sorrowful. 
Have pity on me in my needs, 
and rescue me from all my afflictions. 
In Christ's name, 
I implore your compassion. 

Amen. 

Action: In imitation of Christ, do good to those who dislike you. 

<hr>

Day 8

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
And those who are crushed in spirit, He saves. 

Your goodness, heavenly Father, 
responds speedily to our wretchedness. 
In my distress I call upon you 
to hear and answer my prayers. 
In you alone, O God, 
I will continue to trust despite everything. 
In Christ's name.

Amen. 

Action: Help someone you know who needs your aid today. 

<hr>

Day 9

The Lord came to my support.
He set me free and rescued me because He loves me. 

Gracious Father, 
I will thank you each day for your merciful goodness to me. 
With your help I will ever praise your kindness in my trouble. 
Please assist me now in faithfully following Christ, my Savior.

Amen. 

Action: In gratitude, be good to others today and always. 
[A novena of conversion for those who use or promote contraception.]

Heavenly Father, 
“from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name,” (Eph 3:15) 
grant conversion of heart to our world, 
our society, our families 
and especially to our own hearts regarding the sin of contraception. 

We believe, beyond a doubt, 
what the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church 
teaches about this moral evil, 
and we wish to be a light to the nations 
to make the truth known wherever this evil practice and ideology has taken root. 

Call us to be faithful to your command to “Be fruitful and multiply!” 
so that we may advance the civilization of life and love 
that you wish to create for the human family.

Bring to conversion those who, in public or private, 
lead others into the sin of contraception 
and who erroneously teach that it prevents abortion. 
Help us all to be purified of the lies and distortions 
of the culture of death by obedience to the truth 
and bring us all to the fullness of truth 
through the guidance of your Church. 

We ask this through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
in whose fertile womb your Blessed Son found his home on earth.

Amen. 
Oh Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of Life,
We honor you as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Thank you for pointing us to Jesus your Son,
The only Savior and hope of the world.
Renew our hope in him,
That we all may have the courage to say Yes to life,
And to defend those children in danger of abortion.
Give us your compassion
To reach out to those tempted to abort,
And to those suffering from a past abortion.
Lead us to the day when abortion
Will be a sad, past chapter in our history.
Keep us close to Jesus, the Life of the World,
Who is Lord forever and ever.

Amen.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and loved 
in all the tabernacles until the end of time.

Amen.

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
be praised and glorified now and forever.

Amen.

Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Pray for us and hear our prayer.

Amen.
“Glorify this mystery by word and work.” 


Come, Holy Spirit, 
fill the hearts of your faithful, 
and kindle in them the fire of your love. 
Send forth your spirit, 
and they shall be created; 
and you shall renew the face of the earth. 


O God, you instructed the hearts of the faithful 
by the light of the Holy Spirit. 
Grant us in the same spirit to be truly wise 
and ever to rejoice in His consolation, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. 


O Mary, conceived without sin, 
pray for us who have recourse to you. 


Lord Jesus Christ, 
you have been pleased to glorify 
by numberless miracles the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
immaculate from the first moment of her conception. 
Grant that all who devoutly implore her scapular on earth 
may eternally enjoy your presence in heaven, 
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
live and reign, God, 
forever and ever. 
Amen. 


Lord Jesus Christ, 
for the accomplishment of your works, 
you have chosen the weak things of the world, 
that no flesh may glory in your sight. 
And for a better belief in Out Lady of Mount Carmel, 
you have wished that the scapular be filled with like humility, 
we may glorify this mystery be word and work. 
Amen. 

  
“His Greater Glory” 


Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother, 
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful 
and never failing intercession, 
manifested so often through the scapular, 
we your loving and trustful children 
implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors 
we ask during this Novena, 
if they be beneficial to our immortal soul, 
and the souls which we pray: (Mention your request.) 


You know, Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries 
of your Son who disdains iniquity. 
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin 
and that purity of heart 
which will attach us to God alone 
so that our every thought, word, and deed, 
may tend to his greater glory. 


Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial 
that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin 
and at length attain to that blessed abode 
where you are queen of angels and of people. 
Amen.
First Day: 

O Blessed Margaret of Castello,
In embracing your life just as it was, 
You gave us an example of resignation
To the Will of god. 

In so accepting God’s Will, 
You knew that you would grow in virtue, 
Glorify God, save your own soul, 
And help the souls of your neighbors. 

Obtain for me the grace, 
To recognize the will of God, 
In all that may happen to me in my life, 
And so resign myself to it. 
Obtain for me also the special favor, 
Which I now ask, 
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Second Day:

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
In reflecting so deeply
Upon the sufferings and death
Of our Crucified Lord, 
You learned courage 
And gained the grace 
To bear your own afflictions. 
Obtain for me 
The grace and courage 
That I so urgently need 
So as to be able to bear 
My infirmities and endure my afflictions
In union with our Suffering Savior. 
Obtain for me also
The special favor which I now ask
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

Our Father...
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Third Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
Your love for Jesus
In the Blessed Sacrament
Was intense and enduring. 
It was here 
In intimacy with the Divine Presence
That you found spiritual strength
To accept suffering, 
To be cheerful, patient and kindly
Towards others. 
Obtain for me the grace
That I may draw from this same source, 
As from an exhaustible font, 
The strength whereby I may be
Kind and understanding 
Of everyone despite whatever pain or discomfort
May come my way. 
Obtain for your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Fourth Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
You unceasingly turned to God in prayer
With confidence and trust
In His Fatherly love. 
It was only through continual prayer
That you were enabled
To accept your misfortunes, 
To be serene, patient, and at peace. 
Obtain for me the grace
To persevere in my prayer, 
Confident that God will give me
The help to carry whatever cross
Comes into my life. 
Obtain for me also the special favor
Which I now ask 
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Fifth Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
In imitation of the Child Jesus, 
Who was subject to Mary and Joseph, 
You obeyed your father and mother, 
Overlooking their unnatural harshness. 
Obtain for me 
That same attitude of obedience
Toward all those 
Who have legitimate authority over me, 
Most especially toward
The Holy Roman Catholic Church. 
Obtain for me also 
The special favor which I now ask
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Sixth Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
Your miseries taught you
Better than any teacher
The weakness and frailty
Of human nature. 
Obtain for me 
The grace to recognize
My human limitations 
And to acknowledge 
My utter dependence upon God. 
Acquire for me 
That abandonment which leaves me
Completely at the mercy of God
To do with me whatsoever He wills. 
Obtain for me also
The special favor which I now ask
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Seventh Day:   

O blessed Margaret of Castello, 
You could have so easily
Become discouraged and bitter; 
But, instead, you fixed your eyes
On the suffering Christ 
And there you learned from Him
The redemptive value of suffering - 
How to offer your pains and aches, 
In reparation for sin 
And for the salvation of souls. 
Obtain for me the grace
To learn how to endure
My sufferings with patience. 
Obtain for me also 
The special favor which I now ask 
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Eigth Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
How it must have hurt
When your parents abandoned you! 
Yet you learned from this
That all earthly love and affection, 
Even for those who are closest, 
Must be sanctified. 
And so, despite everything, 
You continued to love your parents – 
But now you loved them in God. 
Obtain for me the grace
That I might see 
All my human loves and affections 
In their proper perspective… 
In God and for god. Obtain for me also
The special favor which I now ask
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

   Ninth Day:   

O Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
Through your suffering and misfortune, 
You became sensitive 
To the sufferings of others. 
Your heart reached out
To everyone in trouble – 
The sick, the hungry, the dying prisoners. 
Obtain for me the grace
To recognize Jesus in everyone
With whom I come into contact, 
Especially in the poor, 
The wretched, the unwanted! 
Obtain for me also
The special favor which I now ask
Through your intercession with God. 

Let us pray…

O God by whose Will
The blessed virgin, Margaret, 
Was blind from birth, 
That the eyes of her mind 
Being inwardly enlightened
She might think without ceasing
On You alone; 
Be the light of our eyes, 
That we may be able 
To flee the shadows in this world, 
And reach the home 
Of never-ending light. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 
Glorify your servant blessed Margaret, 
By granting the favor
We so ardently desire. 
This we ask in humble submission
To God’s Will, 
For His Honor and Glory
And the salvation of souls. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

Prayer 

O my God, I thank you
For having given
Blessed Margaret of Castello
To the world as an example
Of the degree of holiness
That can be attained by anyone
Who truly loves you, 
Regardless of physical abnormalities. 
In today’s perverted culture, 
Margaret would have, most likely, 
Never been born; 
Death through abortion
Being preferable to life, 
Especially life
In an ugly distorted twisted body. 
But Your ways are not the world’s ways… 
And so it was Your Will
That Margaret would be born into the world
With just such a malformed body. 
It is Your way that uses our weakness
To give testimony to Your power. 
Margaret was born blind, 
So as to see You more clearly; 
A cripple, so as to lean on You completely; 
Dwarfed in physical posture, 
So as to become a giant in the spiritual order; 
Hunch-backed, 
So as to more perfectly resemble
The twisted, crucified body of Your Son. 
Margaret’s whole life 
Was an enactment of the words
Expressed by Paul: 
“So I shall be very happy
To make my weaknesses my special boast
So that the power of Christ may stay over me
And that is why I am content
With my weaknesses, 
And with insults, hardships, 
Persecutions and the agonies
I go through for Christ’s sake. 
For it is when I am weak that I am strong.” (2 Cor 12:10). 

I beseech you, O God, 
To grant through the intercession
Of Blessed Margaret of Castello, 
That all the handicapped … 
And who among us is not?… 
All rejected, all unwanted of the world 
May make their weaknesses
Their own special boast 
So that your power may stay over them
Now and forever. 

Amen. 

Blessed Margaret of Castello, pray for us. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
First Day

You are Only Love

   See what love the Father has given us…  [1 Jn. 3:1]   

Father, how wonderful! With you all is so simple. 
Before you, I can be like a child. 
I can ask you for everything, and you give me all I need.
I can tell you without fear, whatever l like.
You listen to me. I am important to you. 
You understand me. 
You never grow tired of me. You never turn away from me. 
At all times you are entirely present to me. 
You don't regard my fortune, my knowledge, my performance. 
You accept me as I am. 
You don’t look at my faults. 
You don’t condemn me.
You pardon me everything, and you don’t bear me any grudge.
You take me as I am now, not as I have been, 
and you permit me always to begin again. 
From you I have nothing to fear.
You are the Father of all of us. 
Whoever wants can come to you, no one is excluded.
You love everyone with the same love, even more than that: 
you love everyone as your own Son. 

Father, how unheard of, how unbelievable all this sounds! 
However it is true. 
Jesus has testified that you really are so: 
Love, infinite Love. 

   Our Father...   

Second Day

The Greatest Gift

   If you then, who are evil, 
know how to give good gifts to your children, 
how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! [Lk. 11:13]   

Father, all good gifts come from you. 
The greater and more precious the gift is, 
the more gladly you want to give it to us. 
Therefore, dear Father, 
I want to ask you today for the greatest and best of all gifts: 
For love, for the Holy Spirit.
Father, I need the Holy Spirit. 
I want to live, to enjoy life without having to fear death.  
I would like to keep my spirit young and flexible.
I want to become generous, compassionate and ready to help.
I wish to become free from all that burdens me, 
what is inhibiting me or making a slave out of me. 
I want to defeat my indifference, my laziness, 
my anxiety, my discouragement and my sadness 
I need strength for suffering, for pardoning, for rising again. 
I would like to become a new creature 
and contribute that the world becomes a little more human.
It’s You, who have put these desires in our heart. 
It is your joy to fulfil them in giving us the Holy Spirit.
Send out your Spirit who makes us your children, 
who hallows your name by crying in us “Abba, dear Father!”
Grant me that I don’t cease to pray again and again: Come, Holy Spirit!

   Our Father...   

Third Day

Your Heart’s Desire

   He destined us in Love to be his sons through Jesus Christ [Eph. 1:5]   

Dear Father, from eternity you have thought of us. 
Your loving heart concealed a wonderful plan: 
You wanted to raise children, loving them in your Son and as your Son.
With a holy enthusiasm you have created the universe with this aim.
You will one great family in which all would be united 
in the love of Christ as brothers and sisters.
This community of love is your Church. 
All in it is founded on love. 
That’s why all in it shall be accomplished by love, in love and for love.
What a dream! A community which knows only love and is open to all men. 
Father, this dream shall become reality! 
I will begin just where I am: 
Let me consider my neighbor as this whom Jesus wants to love through me.
Make me patient, comprehensive, large-hearted, 
considering others better than myself, 
everywhere emphasizing what is good, 
abstaining from loveless criticism of others.
May I keep only those thoughts in my mind which serve love and unity, 
and endeavour to make peace.
Father, let the Church more and more resemble the Trinitarian Communion of Love! 

   Our Father...   

Fourth Day

Only Love Matters

   If I have not love, I am nothing. [Cor. 13:2]   

Father, your will is love, for you are love, 
unconditional, unlimited love – and only love. 
Father, all love comes from you.
Fill my heart and hand with love, goodness and mercy, 
and let these overflow upon everyone of my fellow-men.
You want that I love you in my fellow-creatures. 
I am not closer to you than I am to my neighbor, even to my greatest enemy.
Let me be so cheerful and kind 
that all I meet feel your presence and your love.
Help me to love everyone as I wish to be loved.
Give me the power to repay evil with good.
Allow me to love myself too, with all my deficiencies, 
weakness and limits, as you love me.
Let me consider everything as an occasion 
to love and answer everything with love:
what is obscure and incomprehensible, with faith and confidence; 
sickness and need, with help and consolation;
hatred and spite, with goodness and forgiveness;
injustice and oppression, with courageous involvement for justice and freedom.
Only love matters.
I am born to love.
Love is my vocation.
So I ask you only for this: for love, for still more love.  

   Our Father...   

Fifth Day

You Take Care of Us

   Your Father knows what you need  [Mt. 6:8]   

Father, I don’t know what life will bring me yet. 
The future is hidden to us. Will I always have a job? How will my health be? 
What will the future of the Church be? Where is the world going? 
You don’t want us to be troubled, for you take care of us. 
You are our Father and we are your children. 
A child cannot earn his living. It cannot maintain itself. 
It depends on others.
Father, could I exist without you? 
What is my own that I haven’t received from you? 
Finally I owe all to you, my kindly Father. 
Only you know the future. You know everything, 
you have power over all and you love me. 
That’s why with you I can feel myself totally safe.
Father, I abandon all to you. 
As you ordain it, that is best for me. 
I believe in your love. 
I believe that you always assist your Church with your Spirit 
and that you guide us by our shepherds in good pasture.
You love our earth. 
That’s why I believe that you will also grant it a future. 
Father, I trust you entirely. 
I am still wanting only one thing: 
to answer your love with gratitude 
and to please you with my confidence and simplicity.
All for your greater joy!

   Our Father...   

Sixth Day

Forgive Me 

   Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. [Lk. 23:34]   

Father, I have failed against love. 
I was self-righteous, lacking in generosity, and ungrateful.
For you, our offenses are not an affront to your honor.
What hurts you is, that by our sin, we act against our own well-being.
You are not concerned about your honor 
which was violated but only about the happiness of your children.
Father, I am so sorry that I didn’t listen to the appeal of your love.
I am aware that I cannot claim your pardon if I myself do not pardon others. 
But my negative feelings still remain. 
However, you do not look on what we are feeling 
but only on what we are willing to do. 
Father, I am resolved to forgive everyone who trespassed against me, 
and I will pray for them. 
Pardon me too all my trespasses. 
I regret them from the bottom of my heart. 
I can be sure that you pardon me, 
for seeing your child return to you is your greatest joy.
Father, preserve me from judging others, 
being irreconcilable and resentful.
Let me always remember that Jesus pardoned even those who crucified him.
Father, I thank you for your love, and I praise your infinite mercy. 

   Our Father...   

Seventh Day
 
In spite of suffering  I believe in your love

   This slight momentary affliction is preparing for us 
an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. [2 Cor. 4:17]   

Father, when it becomes gloomy in my soul, 
don’t let me think that you are no longer with me. 
If I am afflicted by sickness or harm, 
don’t let me think that you want to punish me for something.
If I have fallen into sin and guilt, 
don’t let me believe that you are angry with me 
and that you won’t love me any longer.
If I feel useless and weak, 
don’t let me think that I don’t count for you any more. 
Aren’t you then especially near to me since you are love?
Can I do anything greater than to accept suffering and to say: 
Father, I love you?
The greatest performance is suffering and the greatest action is love.
What could Jesus still do on the cross? 
Nothing else than suffer and love.
It was not you who wanted his suffering, for you are love. 
But you have turned all into the best: 
into life and salvation for the whole world, 
into victory over sin and death, 
into glory without end for all those who have opened their hearts to love. 
Father, I believe in your almighty power and infinite love.
You have done what is best for your children. 
All is an occasion for love.
You are able to turn the greatest evil into greatest good. 
Into your hands I put everything that I have and that I am.
Not my will shall be done but yours, always and everywhere.
Father, I love you!

   Our Father...   

Eighth Day

Home to you

   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; 
for thou art with me... [Ps. 23 (22), 4]   

Father, time is passing away. I am growing older and older.
My forces decrease. I am going towards my death. 
Shall I be sad about it?
No, every moment that passes draws me nearer to you.
Though my outer nature is wasting away, 
my inner nature is being renewed every day by your love. 
Your love doesn’t fade away but is eternal youth, beauty, power and freshness. 
That’s why I can continue my way with joy and confidence. 
I can be certain of your love and have nothing to fear, 
neither have I to fear even you. 
Your justice is not in opposition to your goodness. 
It is not revenging, repaying justice like ours but one which makes all just.
It doesn’t put to death but brings to life. 
Your justice is your holiness - and holiness is love.
In your eyes sin is sickness. So you are not like a judge in front of the accused, 
but like a mother or father at the bed of a child who is sick.
Father, help me cling to nothing but you, that I take nothing for important except love.
Let me become more and more simple, devote, grateful, 
joyful until the summit of my life 
where I can give myself entirely to you and enter into your house forever.

   Our Father...   

Ninth Day

Heavenly Joy
 
   Give thanks to the Father, who has qualified us
to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. [Col. 1:12]   

Heavenly Father, how few there are who look forward to heaven! 
Heaven seems not to interest people…or, on the contrary, 
are they interested in anything else than in heaven? 
The whole world is looking for joy, happiness and bliss. 
Father, you have created us for joy because you are love. 
Love wants to give joy.
What can a father wish more than to see cheerful children?
In our joys your Heart is uncovering itself.
The enjoyment of the goods of our earth 
allows us to experience who you are: 
goodness, unlimited goodness.
Heaven has already begun! All the joys you give us are messengers of heaven.
All your commands are signposts to heaven.
Already we can spread around us a little heaven through our love and goodness. 
Already we can cordially rejoice with you, 
with each other and all your creatures, and sing the praise of your glory. 
How beautiful it will be once we are in heaven! You will wipe away every tear. 
No guilt, no suffering, no death will be any more. 
Forever only one thing will fill our heart and make us perfectly happy: Love.   
Praise to you, Father so good, who has made us your children!
Praise to your Son, joy of the world, in whom you reveal to us your true face! 
Praise to the Spirit, jubilation of love, in whom we cry: 
Abba, dear Father!
God, my heavenly Father, I adore You, 
and I count myself as nothing before Your Divine Majesty. 
You alone are Being, Life, Truth, and Goodness. 
Helpless and unworthy as i am, I honor You, 
I praise You, I thank You, 
and I love You in union with Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
our Savior and our Brother, 
in the merciful kindness of His Heart and through His infinite merits.

I desire to serve You, to please You, to obey You, 
and to love You always in union with Mary Immaculate, 
Mother of God and our Mother. 
I also desire to love and serve my neighbor for the love of You.

Heavenly Father, thank You for making me Your child in Baptism. 
With childlike confidence I ask You for this special favor: 

[State your intention(s) here...]

I ask that Your Will may be done. 
Give me what You know to be best for my soul, 
and for the souls of those for whom I pray.

Give me Your Holy Spirit to enlighten me, to correct me, 
and to guide me in the way of Your commandments and holiness, 
while I strive for the happiness of heaven 
where I hope to glorify You forever.

Amen.
<u>Prayer</u>

O most faithful companion, 
appointed by God to be my guardian, 
and who never leaves my side, 
how shall I thank you for your faithfulness and love
and for the benefits which you have obtained for me!

You watch over me when I sleep; 
you comfort me when I am sad; 
you avert the dangers that threaten me 
and warn me of those to come; 
you withdraw me from sin 
and inspire me to good; 
you exhort me to penance when I fall
and reconcile me to God.

I beg you not to leave me. 
Comfort me in adversity,
restrain me in prosperity, 
defend me in danger, 
and assist me in temptations, 
lest at any time I fall beneath them.

Offer up in the sight of the Divine Majesty 
my prayers and petitions, 
and all my works of piety, 
and help me to persevere in grace 
until I come to everlasting life.

Amen.
[Say the novena for nine consecutive days.] 

O holy angels, whom God, 
by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, 
has charged with the care of my conduct, 
and who assists me in all my wants 
and comforts me in all my afflictions, 
who supports me when I am discouraged 
and continually obtains for me new favors, 
I return thee profound thanks, 
and I earnestly beseech thee, 
O most amiable protector, 
to continue thy charitable care and defense of me 
against the malignant attacks of all my enemies. 
Keep me away from all occasions of sin. 
Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively 
to thy holy inspirations 
and of faithfully putting them into practice. 
In particular, I implore thee to obtain for me 
the favor which I ask for by this novena. 

[Here mention your need(s).] 

Protect me in all the temptations and trials of this life, 
but more especially at the hour of my death, 
and do not leave me until thou hast conducted me 
into the presence of my Creator 
in the mansions of everlasting happiness.

Amen.
Day One

Our Lady of America, 
you asked that the United States of America 
“be the country dedicated to my purity” 
and that your children in America 
“be the children of my Pure Heart.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Two 

Our Lady of America, you said, 
“I desire, through my children of America, 
to further the cause of faith 
and purity among peoples and nations. 
Let them come to me with confidence and simplicity, 
and I, their Mother, 
will teach them to become pure like to my Heart 
that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Three 

Our Lady of America, you said, 
“What I ask, have asked, and will continue to ask 
is reformation of life. 
There must be sanctification from within. 
I will work my miracles of grace 
only in those who ask for them 
and empty their souls of the love and attachment to sin 
and all that is displeasing to my Son.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Four 

Our Lady of America, you said, 
“My dear children, 
either you will do as I desire and reform your lives, 
or God Himself will need to cleanse you 
in the fires of untold punishment. 
You must be prepared to receive His great gift of peace.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Five 

Our Lady of America, you said, 
“It is the wish of my Son 
that fathers and mothers strive to imitate me 
and my chaste spouse in our holy life at Nazareth. 
We practiced the simple virtues of family life, 
Jesus our Son being the center of all our love and activity. 
The Holy Trinity dwelt with us 
in a manner far surpassing anything that can ever be imagined. 
For ours was the earthly paradise 
where once again God walked among men.”... 
“The Divine Trinity will dwell in your midst 
only if you are faithful in practicing the virtues 
of our life at Nazareth. 
Then, you also, my children, 
you also will become another paradise. 
God will then walk among you and you will have peace.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Six 

Our Lady of America, 
you asked your beloved sons, the priests, 
“to practice self-denial and penance in a special manner, 
because it is you who must lead my children in the way of peace... 
Thus, by sanctification from within you, 
you will become a bright and burning light to the faithful, 
who look to you for help and guidance.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Seven  

Our Lady of America, 
you asked that the youth of our nation 
be the leaders of a movement of renewal 
on the face of the earth. 
You asked that they be prepared by instilling into them, 
not only the knowledge of the Divine Indwelling, 
but a serious study of it, 
living it in such a way that the Divine Presence becomes, 
as it were an intimate and necessary part of their life and daily living. 
From this will flow a great love, 
a conflagration that will envelop the world 
in the flames of Divine Charity.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Eight  

Our Lady of America, 
you said that those who wear your medal 
“with great faith and fervent devotion to you 
will receive the grace of intense purity of heart 
and the particular love of the Holy Virgin and her Divine Son.” 
You also said, 
‘Sinners will receive the grace of repentance 
and the spiritual strength to live as true children of Mary. 
As in life, so in death, 
this blessed medal will be as a shield to protect them 
against the evil spirits, 
and St. Michael himself will be at their side 
to allay their fears at the final hour.”

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Day Nine 

Our Lady of America, 
you asked that a statue be made in your image and placed, 
after being solemnly carried in procession, 
in the Basilica of the National Shrine 
of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. 
You said that you wished to be honored there 
in a special way as Our Lady of America, 
the Immaculate Virgin. 
You promised that the placement of your statue in the Shrine 
would be a special safeguard for our country.

Please intercede for us 
that we may be granted this grace 
and morally good leaders who will act 
according to the revealed will of God 
and the foundational principles 
of the Declaration of Independence 
and the Constitution of the United States of America.

(The following prayer is said each day after the above prayer is completed.)<

Prayer of Sister Mildred to Our Lady of America<

O Immaculate Mother, Queen of our Country, 
open our hearts, our homes, 
and our Land to the coming of Jesus, your Divine Son. 
With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, 
so pure and so bright 
with the radiance of God's light shining in and about you. 
Be our Leader against the powers of evil 
set upon wresting the world of souls, 
redeemed at such a great cost 
by the sufferings of your Son and of yourself, 
in union with Him, from that same Savior, 
Who loves us with infinite charity.

We gather about you, O chaste and holy Mother, 
Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, 
determined to fight under your banner of holy purity 
against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, 
without God and without your loving maternal care.

We consecrate our hearts, our homes, 
our Land to your Most Pure Heart, O great Queen, 
that the kingdom of your Son, 
our Redeemer and our God, 
may be firmly established in us.

We ask no special sign of you, sweet Mother, 
for we believe in your great love for us, 
and we place in you our entire confidence. 
We promise to honor you by faith, love, 
and the purity of our lives according to your desire.

Reign over us, then, O Virgin Immaculate, 
with your Son Jesus Christ. 
May His Divine Heart and your most chaste Heart 
be ever enthroned and glorified among us. 
Use us, your children of America, 
as your instruments in bringing peace among men and nations. 
Work your miracles of grace in us, 
so that we may be a glory to the Blessed Trinity, 
Who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us.

May your valiant Spouse, St. Joseph, 
with the holy Angels and Saints, 
assist you and us in "renewing the face of the earth.” 
Then when our work is over, 
come, Holy Immaculate Mother, 
and as our Victorious Queen, 
lead us to the eternal kingdom, 
where your Son reigns forever as King.

Amen.

Our Father...
Hail Mary... and
Glory Be...

By thy holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, 
deliver us from evil!
Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, 
grant thy good success to this request... 

[State your intention(s) here...]

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

Saint Michael, 
pray for us. 

Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, 
grant thy good success to this request...

[State your intention(s) here...]

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

Saint Michael, 
pray for us. 

Hail Mary Most Holy, Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, 
grant thy good success to this request... 
[State your intention(s) here...]

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory Be...   

Saint Michael, 
pray for us. 

Hail Mary Most Holy, Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity. 
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, 
pray for us. 

Our Lady of Good Success, 
thou who art the all-powerful intercessor before the Most Holy Trinity, 
deign to hear and answer my request,
so long as it contributes to the salvation of my soul 
and the glory and exaltation of Holy Mother Church. 

   Salve Regina...   
   Hail, Holy Queen...   

   CONSECRATION TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER   

Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, 
mother of our Lord Jesus, 
I call upon you this day to be my special friend here on earth, 
today and all the days of my life. 
I ask you to be my special protectress 
and I place all my thoughts, words and deeds at your feet.  
I ask you to be my guide and guardian 
so I may please Jesus in all that I do and say.

   PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE   

O, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 
mystical rose, 
make intercession for Holy Church, 
protect the Sovereign Pontiff, 
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, 
and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary 
and Mother of the true God, 
obtain for us from thy most holy Son 
the grace of keeping our faith, 
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, 
burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.

Amen.  

   FIRST DAY:  THE VIRGIN’S NAME WAS MARY   
First Day

Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, 
fruitful Mother of holiness, 
teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. 
Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor......

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   
 
Second Day

O Mary, conceived without sin, 
I come to your throne of grace 
to share the fervent devotion of your faithful Mexican children 
who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe. 
Obtain for me a lively faith 
to do your Son’s holy will always: 
May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Third Day

O Mary, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced by seven swords of grief, 
help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns 
strewn across my pathway. 
Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. 
This I ask you, my dear Mother. 

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Fourth Day

Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, 
I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, 
to always seek the good of others in need. 
Grant me this, I humbly ask of you.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   
 
Fifth Day

O most holy Mother, 
I beg you to obtain for me pardon of all my sins, 
abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on, 
and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Sixth Day

Mary, Mother of vocations, 
multiply priestly vocations 
and fill the earth with religious houses 
which will be light and warmth for the world, 
safety in stormy nights. 
Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious. 
This we ask of you, O Mother.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Seventh Day

O Lady of Guadalupe, 
we beg you that parents live a holy life 
and educate their children in a Christian manner; 
that children obey and follow the directions of their parents; 
that all members of the family pray and worship together. 
This we ask of you, O Mother.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Eighth Day

With my heart full of the most sincere veneration, 
I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, 
to ask you to obtain for me the grace 
to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

Ninth Day

O God, You have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors 
by having placed us under the special protection 
of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. 
Grant us, your humble servants, 
who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, 
the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...    and 
   Glory Be...   

DAY ONE

Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin of Guadalupe, 
You appeared on Mount Tepeyac to reconcile mankind to God. 
Plead and intercede with Your Son Jesus today, 
that a bond of Holy Love is formed between all humanity and God.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

DAY TWO

Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin of Guadalupe, 
You left Your Image on the cloak of Juan Diego, 
using a humble vessel to bring Your Grace into the world. 
Imprint on our hearts the virtue of humility, dear Mother, 
and use us to bring others to You.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

DAY THREE

Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Your Image of Guadalupe was a symbolic story to the Aztecs, 
converting them from paganism to Christianity. 
Pray for us, dear Mother, 
that our lives will be symbols of Holy Love, 
converting those around us.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

DAY FOUR

Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Your Image has remained intact 
on the frail cactus fiber of the tilma for centuries, 
free from corruption of the elements of the world. 
Give to us, dear Mother, 
a lasting and enduring faith, 
a faith that will not be compromised by the World.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

DAY FIVE

Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin of Guadalupe, 
You proclaimed Yourself Our Mother and Protectress 
when You appeared on Mt. Tepeyac. 
Take us into Your Maternal Heart, dear Mother, 
and protect our faith.

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us! 
In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit,

Amen. 

Give praise to the Father Almighty, 
To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, 
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, 
Both now and forever. Amen. 

Our Lady of Knock, 
Queen of Ireland, 
you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, 
and comforted them in sorrow. 
You have inspired countless pilgrims 
to pray with confidence to your Divine Son, 
remembering His promise, 
"Ask and you shall receive, 
seek and you shall find." 

Help me to remember 
that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. 
Fill me with love and concern 
for my brothers and sisters in Christ, 
especially those who live with me. 
Comfort me when I am sick, 
lonely or depressed. 
Teach me how to take part 
ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. 
Give me a greater love of Jesus 
in the Blessed Sacrament. 
Pray for me now, 
and at the hour of my death.

Amen. 

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Grant us peace. 

ST. JOSEPH, 

Chosen by God to be
The Husband of Mary,
The Protector of the Holy Family,
The Guardian of the Church.
Protect all families
In their work and recreation
And Guard us on our journey through life.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Grant us peace. 

ST. JOHN, 

Beloved Disciple of the Lord, 
Faithful priest.
Teacher of the Word of God. 
Help us to hunger for the Word. 
To be loyal to the Mass
And to love one another.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; 
Grant us peace. 

Our Lady of Knock,
Pray for Us.

Refuge of Sinners,
Pray for Us.

Queen Assumed into Heaven,
Pray for Us.

Queen of the Rosary,
Pray for Us.

Mother of Nazareth,
Pray for Us.

Queen of Virgins,
Pray for Us.

Help of Christians,
Pray for Us.

Health of the Sick,
Pray for Us.

Queen of Peace,
Pray for Us.

Our Lady, Queen and Mother,
Pray for Us.

Our Lady, Mother of the Church,
Pray for Us.

(Here mention your own special intentions) 

With the Angels and Saints let us pray: 
Give praise to the Father Almighty,
To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, 
Both now and forever. Amen. 

Instruction:

The Rosary or Mass and Holy Communion is recommended each day.
O Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
you are the refuge of sinners, 
the health of the sick, 
and the comfort of the afflicted. 
By your appearances at the Grotto of Lourdes 
you made it a privileged sanctuary 
where your favors are given to people streaming to it from the whole world. 
Over the years countless sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities,
whether of soul, mind, or body. 

Therefore I come with limitless confidence 
to implore your motherly intercession. 

Loving Mother, obtain the grant of my requests. 
Let me strive to imitate your virtues on earth 
so that I may one day share your glory in heaven.

   First Day: THE VIRGIN’S NAME WAS MARY   

Scripture Reading:

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God 
to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, 
of the House of David; 
and the virgin’s name was Mary.” Luke 1:26-28 

Prayer:

Sometimes the messages God sends into my life are difficult to hear, 
as you told Bernadette. 
I need to do penance for the salvation of my life 
and all those in this world whom God loves.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Second Day: THE LORD IS WITH YOU   

Scripture Reading:

“He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favored! 
The Lord is with you.’” Luke 1:28-29 

Prayer:

You came to seek out Bernadette 
for the love you bear your children on this earth. 
In telling her what pleased God 
you could tell us all! 
Help me to rejoice and tell others wha God wants of them.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...] 

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Third Day: SHE WAS DISTURBED   

Scripture Reading: 

“She was deeply disturbed by these words 
and asked herself what this greeting could mean.” Luke 1:29-30 

Prayer:

Often I am disturbed, as was Bernadette, 
when I hear of how poorly your children treat one another. 
Help me to be the example of love and concern for others as you are.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   

Scripture Reading:

“The angel said to her, Mary, do not be afraid; 
you have won God’s favor.’” Zephaniah 2:3 

Prayer:

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who brought God’s favor to this earth, 
help me not to be afraid of life 
with all the challenges and changes it brings 
but to live it free from sin and please God in all things.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Fifth Day: HOW CAN THIS BE?   

Scripture Reading:

“Mary said to the angel, 
‘But how can this come about, 
since I am a virgin?’” Luke 1:34-35 

Prayer:

I often wonder how can my life be in such a disarray? 
I must do something to change the way I live 
so I may conform to the will of God and be an example, 
as was Bernadette, to brings others to God.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Sixth Day: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD   

Scripture Reading:

“Know this too: your kinswoman Elizabeth has, 
in her old age, herself conceived a son, 
and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, 
for nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:36-38 

Prayer:

I know, because of your appearance to Bernadette, 
that nothing is impossible with your help! 
I pray for the health of (name) who is in disparate need of your aid.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Seventh Day: I AM THE HANDMAID OF THE LORD   

Scripture Reading:

“’I am the handmaid of the Lord. 
Let what you have said be done to me.’ 
And the angel left her.” Luke 1:38 

Prayer:

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
you asked Bernadette to dig a hole in the dirt. 
She obeyed your wish as a loyal handmaid. 
God made the earth send out healing water. 
The holy water of the river has cured many. 
I ask that you extend the healing gift to (name) for body and soul.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Eighth Day: THE CHILD LEAPT   

Scripture Reading:

“She went to Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. 
Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, 
the child leapt in her womb 
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:40-42 

Prayer:

In your greeting to Bernadette 
you told her you are the Immaculate Conception. 
Help me to be filled with the Holy Spirit 
so I may live free from sin 
and treat others with the same love of God that Bernadette had.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

   Ninth Day: YOU ARE MOST BLESSED   

Scripture Reading:

“She gave a loud cry and said, 
‘Of all women you are most blessed, 
and blessed if the fruit of your womb.’” Luke 1:42 

Prayer:

Blessed Virgin Mary 
you came to us to tell us we needed God’s forgiveness. 
Help me to become more forgiving 
and not to hold grudges so I may become one of God’s blessed.

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
who appeared to Bernadette to call the world to penance, 
pray for me that I may please God in all things. 

[Here state your intention...]

Pause for Personal Meditation.

   Our Father...      
   Hail Mary...      
   Glory Be...         

Blessed Virgin Mary, 
pray for me who have recourse to you, 
and obtain from Jesus what I ask of you! 

(Nihil Obstat: Rev. Msgr. Adrian I. Dwyer, Meditations written by the Rev. Francis M. Vivona, J.C.L.)
                                                                                                               
0 Mother of Perpetual Help, 
grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, 
which is the safeguard of the living 
and the salvation of the dying. 
0 purest Mary, 0 sweetest Mary, 
let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. 
Delay not, 0 Blessed Lady, 
to help me, whenever I call on thee; 
for, in all my temptations, 
in all my needs, I shall never cease to call on thee, 
ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary, Mary.

0 what consolation, what sweetness, 
what confidence, what emotion, 
fill my soul when I utter thy sacred name, 
or even only think of thee. 
I thank the Lord for having given thee, 
for my good so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. 
But I will not be content with merely uttering thy name. 
Let my love for thee prompt me ever to hail thee, 
Mother of Perpetual Help.

Say 3 Hail Mary...
0 Mother of Perpetual Help, 
thou art the dispenser of all the gifts 
which God grants to us miserable sinners; 
and for this end He has made thee so powerful, 
so rich, and so bountiful, 
in order that thou mayest help us in our misery. 
Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners 
who have recourse to thee: 
come to my aid, 
for I recommend myself to thee.

In thy hands I place my eternal salvation, 
and to thee I entrust my soul. 
Count me among thy most devoted servants; 
take me under thy protection, 
and it is enough for me. 
For, if thou protect me, I fear nothing; 
not from my sins, 
because thou wilt obtain for me the pardon of them; 
nor from the devils, 
because thou art more powerful than all hell together; 
nor even from Jesus, my judge, 
because by one prayer from thee He will be appeased.

But one thing I fear: 
that in the hour of temptation 
I may through negligence fail to have recourse to thee 
and thus perish miserably. 
Obtain for me, therefore, 
the pardon of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, 
and the grace ever to have recourse to thee, 
O Mother of Perpetual Help.

Say 3 Hail Mary...
Dear Mother of Perpetual Help 
from the cross Jesus gave you to us for our Mother. 
You are the kindness, 
the most loving of all mothers. 
Look tenderly on us your children 
as we now ask you to help us 
in all our needs especially this one.

(State your intention here...)

While you were on earth, 
dear Mother you willing shared in the sufferings of your Son. 
Strengthened by your faith and confidence in the fatherly love of God 
you accepted the mysterious designs of His Will. 
We too have our crosses and trials. 
Sometimes they almost crush us to the ground. 

Dearest Mother, share with us your abundant faith and confidence in God. 
Make us aware that God never ceases to love us; 
that He answers all our prayers in the way that is best for us. 
Strengthen our hearts to carry the cross
in the footsteps of your Divine Son. 
Help us to realize that he who shares the cross of Christ 
will certainly share His resurrection. 

Dearest Mother, as we worry about our own problems 
let us not forget the needs of others. 
You always love others so much; 
help us to do the same. 
While praying for our own intentions 
and for all the intentions of all here present 
at this Novena we earnestly ask you, our Mother, 
to help us comfort the sick and the dying,
give hope to the poor and unemployed, 
heal the broken-hearted,
lighten the burden of the oppressed, 
teach justice to their oppressors 
and bring back to God all those who have offended Him. 

Dearest Mother, help us to avoid sin 
which separates us from our heavenly Father 
and from one another. 
Full of trust in you, 
we place ourselves under the mantle of your maternal protection 
and confidently hope for your powerful help.

Amen.
   FIRST DAY - THE TITLE OF OUR LADY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
Mother of Jesus and our tender Mother, 
we invoke thee under the title of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
because thou art the Mother of the Savior 
who lives in the Eucharist, 
and because it was from thee that He took the Flesh and Blood 
with which He there feeds us! 
We invoke thee under that title because, again, 
thou art the sovereign dispensatrix of all graces and, 
consequently, of those contained in the august Eucharist, 
also, because thou didst first fulfill the duties of the Eucharistic life, 
teaching us by thy example 
how to assist properly at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 
how to communicate worthily, 
and how to visit frequently and piously the Most Blessed Sacrament. 

V. Pray for us, O Virgin Immaculate, 
   Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. 

R. That the Eucharistic Kingdom of Jesus Christ may come among us!  

Let us pray:

Lord Jesus Christ, our King and our God, 
who having become Man to make us sharers in The Divinity, 
art truly our Bread in the adorable Eucharist, 
grant, we beseech Thee, 
that in venerating so great a Mystery, 
we may be mindful of the most sweet Virgin Mary, 
of whom Thou didst will to be conceived 
by the operation of the Holy Ghost! 
Grant, also that we may imitate the worship 
that she rendered while on earth to this most august Sacrament, 
so we may behold Thy Eucharistic Kingdom 
spread and flourish throughout the whole world! 
O Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever!

Amen. 

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

O Virgin Mary, 
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
the glory of Christians, 
the joy of the universal Church, 
and the hope of the world, 
pray for us. 
Kindle in all the faithful a lively devotion 
to the most Holy Eucharist, 
so that they may be worthy to receive Holy Communion every day.  

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
pray for us. 
Let us with Mary Immaculate adore, 
thank, supplicate, and console 
the most sacred and beloved Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.  

   SECOND DAY - MARY AND THE HOLY MASS   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
after having been present at the death of thy Divine Son on Calvary, 
where thou didst unite thy immense sorrow to the Redeemer's sacrifice, 
thou didst frequently assist at the real, 
though mysterious, renewal of that adorable sacrifice 
in the celebration of the Holy Mass. 
Teach us by thy example to esteem as it deserves 
the Divine action performed at the altar, 
and obtain for us the grace to be able often, 
and even daily, 
to assist piously at the Holy Sacrifice.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

   THIRD DAY - MARY AND HOLY COMMUNION   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
thy Communions were the most fervent, 
the most holy that were ever made! 
When thou didst possess thy Divine Son in thy breast, 
thou didst love Him with a love exceeding 
that of any other creature soever for his God. 
Teach us to make Holy Communion the center of our life, 
and may that life be spent in preparing us 
for so great an action 
and in thanking God for so inappreciable a benefit!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

   FOURTH DAY  - MARY AND THE REAL PRESENCE   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
who after the ascension of thy Divine Son, 
didst console thy exile on earth 
by thy Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacrament, 
and didst spend before the tabernacle 
the greater part of thy days and even thy nights, 
make us comprehend the treasure we possess on the altar.
Inspire us to visit often the God of Love in the Sacrament 
in which He abides to receive the homage that He deserves by so many titles, 
and to guide, protect, and console us in this exile!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)  

   FIFTH DAY - MARY, THE MODEL OF ADORERS   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
thou art our perfect Model in the service of the Divine Eucharist. 
With the most lively faith 
and the most profound respect thou didst adore Jesus 
hidden under the sacramental veils. 
After thy example we desire to render to the Sacred Host 
all the honor due the Divinity 
and the glorified Humanity of the Son of God made Man. 
We wish to maintain at all times 
in the holy place the modesty 
and recollection becoming true adorers.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

   SIXTH DAY - MARY, THE MODEL OF THANKSGIVING   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
who didst return to Jesus so perfect a Thanksgiving 
for the institution of the Divine Eucharist 
and the ineffable Gift in which the Savior exhausted His power 
and the treasures of His Heart, 
teach us to thank thy Divine Son for this great benefit, 
and especially to make our thanksgiving 
well when we have had the happiness of receiving Him in Holy Communion.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)  

   SEVENTH DAY  - MARY, THE MODEL OF REPARATION   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate thou didst adore thy Divine Son 
in His state of perpetual Victim, 
always immolated on our altars, 
incessantly demanding, 
by His death, 
grace and mercy for sinners. 
We unite with thy dolors and thy perfect reparation. 
We desire to accept our daily trials for love of Him, 
and with thee to console Jesus for the ingratitude of men 
and the outrages He daily receives in the Blessed Sacrament.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)
  
   EIGHTH DAY - MARY, THE MODEL OF PRAYER   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

O Virgin Immaculate, 
while the Apostles went to preach the Gospel, 
thou didst remain close to the tabernacle, 
supplicating for them the goodness of the Savior, 
and thy prayer obtained for them 
the grace to convert the world! 
Teach us to pray, above all, 
to pray near the tabernacle, 
where Jesus wills to abide continually 
in order to hear our petitions.
Teach us to pray for the extension of the Eucharistic kingdom, 
for the salvation of the whole world, 
for the exaltation of the Holy Church, 
and most especially for the sanctification of the clergy 
and the conversion of sinners.

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day) 

   NINTH DAY - MARY, THE DISPENSATRIX OF EUCHARISTIC GRACES   

O Sacrament Most Holy, 
O Sacrament Divine, 
all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine. 

Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God!  

0 Virgin Immaculate, 
Mother most loving and admirable Model of adorers of Jesus 
in the Blessed Sacrament, 
thou art also the dispensatrix of the graces 
necessary to fulfill that great duty! 
Grant us, then, we beseech thee, 
as the fruit of this novena, 
the virtues that will render our adoration 
less unworthy of thy Divine Son. 
Teach us to honor so well this Mystery of mysteries 
that we may receive here below the graces it contains, 
in order to enjoy in heaven the eternal life 
of which it is the pledge!

(Versicle, Response, and Prayer as on the first day)

[Taken from Volume VII of the Eymard Library. Courtesy of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament]

   ACT OF CONSECRATION PRAYER   

O Mary, Virgin and most powerful Mother of Mercy, 
Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, 
we consecrate ourselves today, 
to thy Immaculate Heart. 
We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life, 
all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. 
To thee we give our bodies, 
our hearts and souls, 
to thee we give our homes, 
our families, and our country. 
Mindful of this consecration, 
we now promise to imitate thee by the practice of Christian virtues. 
We resolve to receive Holy Communion 
on the first Saturday of every month when possible, 
and to offer daily, 
five decades of the Rosary 
with all our sacrifices in the spirit of penance and reparation.

Amen.
Our Lady of the Divine Commission,
Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
You were created as the New Eve, the doorway 
To the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies.
Your fiat to the Divine calling as the handmaid of the Lord [Lk 1:38]
Raised you to become the mother of God in the human nature.
Consequently, in the fullness of time, 
You gave birth to the Son of God. [Gal. 4:4]
Your love and protection of the Child Jesus
Made you a living example to parents,
And a model of purity to teenagers.
You stood by your Son during His crucifixion and death,
Persevering afterwards during the foundation of the Church,
Until such time as you were taken to Heaven.
Thus you became the mother of the Catholic Church.
Through your words, the Holy Spirit foretold
That all generations would call you blessed. [Lk. 1:48]
From the Heavenly Throne, 
You were commissioned to make yourself known worldwide.
You have revealed the Marian Sacramentals,
The Miraculous Medal, the Rosary and the Scapular
As spiritual weapons against the forces of evil.
You made known your fame on many continents,
Securing Europe against the Turkish invasion, 
Appearing to shepherd children in many lands,
And revealing yourself as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
O Queen of all creations, refuge of sinners
Mother of mercy, health of the sick
Comfort of the troubled of all ages,
I come to you on my knees, 
Seeking your powerful intercession before God.
With the promise to make known to the world
That you have obtained for me a special grace,
I ask this special favour of you.

[State your intention here...]

O Mary, blessed be your most Holy Name.
May the world come to know you
As Our Lady of the Divine Commission, 
A title that you well deserve now and forever.
   The Fatima Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary   

Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother. 
I come to you this day as a little child in prayer. 
I beg to make this offering of my heart as simple and childlike as I can. 
The three little ones of Fatima have taught us 
what pleases your maternal heart. 
I earnestly desire that all the people of the world 
be brought back to a humble knowledge and love of the Sacred Heart of your dear Son. 
I pray, dear Mother of my God 
that the indescribable beauty and the glow-white purity of your own Immaculate Heart 
may so captivate our souls that we will detest all sin 
and dedicate our lives to the honor and glory of the God who created us.

As much as I feel the need of many things, 
I do not dare in this novena Mother Mary 
to ask one selfish petition for myself. 
You revealed the secrets of your own sad heart at Fatima 
and begged for the restoration of the world to God. 
What can I ask of greater good 
than to unite my heart to yours in this great yearning. 
What can I add but the fervent prayer 
that all the world may listen to your pleading.

I give my heart to you, 
my heavenly Queen and in utmost confidence 
I leave to you the choice of what is best for me 
in answer to my prayer of love and reparation.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
I give you my heart.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
I put my trust entirely in you.

Immaculate Heart of the Mother of my God we implore, 
through your powerful intercession, 
the conversion of the hearts of men, 
complete victory over sin, 
and the return of peace which you have promised.

   Prayer To Our Lady Of Fatima   

Queen of the Holy Rosary, 
Sweet Lady of Fatima, 
who has deigned to appear in the land of Portugal 
and hast restored peace at home and abroad to this country once in turmoil, 
we beseech thee, look graciously upon our dear land, 
and by thy power raise it from the depths to which it has fallen, 
and re-establish it in spiritual and moral strength.

Bring back peace, also, 
to all the peoples of the earth, 
so that all nations, especially our own, 
may rejoice to hail thee as their Queen, 
and as the Queen of Peace. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary, 
pray for our country.

Our Lady of Fatima, 
obtain for humanity a lasting peace. 

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my love.

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my salvation.

   

   Prayers For Each Day Of The Novena   

Each day, we will pray for one of the things that our Lady revealed as objects 
of interest or necessity in the restoration of human society.

DAY ONE (REPARATION)

O Mary Immaculate, Mother of the Sacred Heart, 
I beg the grace to grieve with sincere heart 
for the sins that weigh upon the souls of men. 
With vivid memory I now recall the sharp spikes, 
the crown of thorns, 
the cruel lash that brought about His agony. 
Yet they were but the lifeless instruments of pain. 
It was my sins that really shed the Precious Blood. 
He willed through an excess of love to suffer all for my salvation. 
Can I do anything but lend the little love I have 
to make amends for the thoughtless world that lacks appreciation.

O Mother of the Sorrowful Passion, 
you shared with Him, each pain our sins inflicted. 
Beg for us the privileged grace that we may unite our hearts with yours 
in an honest effort to pay up for the double insult 
we have dealt by the malice of deliberate sin.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
inflame our hearts with love. 

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY TWO (THE ROSARY)

O Mother Immaculate, Queen of the Rosary, 
we must learn to love those little beads. 
In every trial and sorrow 
they have always been a consolation to all who trust in you. 
Our joyful days are happier 
when you can share the things that cause delight. 
May your Rosary, O Mary my Mother, 
always be for me my strength in weakness, 
my peace in affliction, 
my comfort in day of doubt, 
my courage in time of trial, 
the consolation of all my days through all my life. 
May it be the steadying influence that I need 
when I find success and the support of my soul 
when failure marks my efforts. 
In all things, with childlike trust may I live my life, 
in peaceful union with your own, 
through the happy medium of the rosary.

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
may true devotion to your Rosary quickly spread throughout the world.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY THREE (PEACE)

O Mary Immaculate, great Mediatrix of all men, 
please bring to quick fulfillment the promise 
and the hope your spoke at Fatima. 
Our dear ones died and 
our loved ones languished in the horrible hardships 
that had come upon a world at war. 
It is the deepest desire of your Immaculate Heart 
that we know the things that are for our peace. 
You have told us, Mother Mary, 
what you wish, reparation, 
the Rosary and repentance for our sinful deeds. 
We beg that we may give heed to your wistful pleadings 
and by the example of our zealous lives, 
point out the path that all must take 
to the goal of world-wide harmony.

Bless the fortunate land of Portugal, 
chosen to welcome you as our earthly guest. 
Inspire our own people and our leaders 
that we may humbly recognize, receive, 
ponder and promote the glorious cause 
that your message clearly revealed in Fatima. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
dispel the hatred in the hearts of men, 
and grant us in its stead, 
the gift of universal charity.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY FOUR (THE SOULS IN PURGATORY)

O Mary Immaculate, Mother of gentle love, 
hasten the day of deliverance 
for the poor suffering souls in Purgatory. 
We obey your request to pray for them 
and beg the solace of relief, 
especially for the most abandoned souls. 
Sweet Mother of a merciful Son, 
lessen the toll that must be taken. 
Accept our humble sacrifices,
 our much distracted prayers, 
our small efforts at reparation. 
Draw from the inexhaustible treasury of the undying Church, 
the payment for the punishment that is due. 
I pray that through the merits of your suffering Son, 
your own precious spiritual treasures and those of the saints, 
that God, our Father, 
may be mindful of the prayers 
we make for those poor souls 
who can no longer help themselves. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
relieve the poor suffering souls in Purgatory, 
especially those who have no one to pray for them.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY FIVE (THE FIRES OF HELL)

O Mary Immaculate, Merciful Mother, 
it is sad that you must remind us of the pains of hell. 
The vision that you gave the little ones 
was really meant for us. 
Spare us from the Judgment that proclaims eternal loss. 
Stir up in our hearts so strong and lively a Faith, 
that we may keenly realize the meaning of this awesome, 
this undeniable truth. 
We know from the teaching of His Holy Writ, 
that the malice of sin will be justly met by an everlasting punishment. 
I believe in the Infinite Justice of the one true God. 
I believe in the Infinite Love of the Father, 
Son and Holy Spirit. 
I beg the grace that I may so live my life that I may be worthy, 
through the merits of Jesus Christ, 
to enjoy the reward of His all-merciful Heart. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
impress upon our minds the reality of the flames of hell 
and deliver us from their burning touch.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY SIX (PURITY)

O Immaculate Mother, Queen of the angels, 
Guardian of man, 
have pity on those who fall prey to the allurements of impurity. 
Strengthen us in our weakness. 
Give courage in the conflict. 
Purify our strong desires of sincere repentance. 
We have heard your heartfelt plea 
for a renewal of the noble ideals of holy purity.

O Mother of the Immaculate Heart, 
I pledge to you this day, 
my heart, my mind, my lips, my whole being, entire, complete. 
I give my hand in solemn word that with your help and in your love, 
I shall be firm in my holy resolve 
to serve you with unswerving fidelity. 
I ask a special grace. 
Grant me the prudent courage 
to resist the first whisperings of temptation 
and to shun whatever has been a source of sin to me. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
make me and keep me pure of heart.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY SEVEN (FORGIVENESS OF SIN)

O Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, 
to whom will we go if not to you, our loving Mother? 
Where will we find comfort, 
and the solace that we need, 
in shame of sin, except with you? 
Draw us gently back, dear Mother of Love, 
to the quiet path that leads to the haven of the Sacred Heart.

I have sinned often, Mother Mary. 
I have sinned with scarce a thought of heaven, 
hell or the love you have heaped upon me. 
The memory of my misdeeds disturbs my thoughts. 
But that is over now. 
I know that in my trust of your protecting care, 
I shall find peace and hope, 
and pardon for those sins. 
Like Magdalene, Augustine and a million more, 
I feel confident of the welcome of His warming smile, 
for you are interceding for me. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
I thank you with all my heart 
for your constant intercession.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY EIGHT (RUSSIA)

O Immaculate Mary, Queen of all nations, 
our fears grow less and our spirits rise, 
because of your calm assurance of protection. 
How could we have known that the menace of atheism, 
and the threat of godless Communism, 
would be averted? 
Your promise of conversion for the harassed victims of this tyranny, 
gives hope and joy and confident relief 
to all the nations of the world.

Our hearts go out to the homeless waifs, 
the persecuted people that the Communist terror raised up 
in that war-weary land. 
Grant that the gratitude we feel 
may be expressed in worthy deeds not empty words. 
We fail our part, by your own words, 
unless we spread in every place, 
devotion to your Immaculate Heart in sincere, 
active reparation. 
O Mary, Mother of the Prince of Peace, 
we promise with our prayers at least, 
to play our part. 

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
may the reign of Christ reach out 
to all the nations of the world.  

(Prayer at the top.)

DAY NINE (LITTLE CHILDREN)

O Mary Immaculate, 
Mother of the Babe of Bethlehem, 
light in our poor dull hearts, 
a tiny spark of the spirit of childlike innocence. 
Three tiny ones in Fatima drew from our loving Lord, 
the favor of your saving presence here on earth. 
How often you have shown your great regard 
for the sinlessness of youth! 
Can we show you, Mother Mary, that we really understand, 
in any better way than by a fervent prayer 
for all the little children everywhere?

Keep them, O sinless Mother, in their happy innocence. 
Protect their homes. 
Preserve the schools wherein they learn, 
and let them not be harmed by godless teaching. 
Direct their play and little chores 
that they may grow in wisdom, age and grace. 
Inspire their parents everywhere with a Godly fear and love of His Commandments.

Grant that through the prayers of little ones, 
we may soon enjoy the peace and unity that you have foretold. 
May the Blessed Trinity hasten the day 
when the world will be restored in thought and word and deed, 
through the name of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
and to the honor of thine own great Immaculate Heart.

Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, 
we beg to share in the triumph of thy Immaculate Heart throughout the world. 

(Prayer at the top.)
OPENING 

In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son 
and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

ST. ANTHONY’S PRAYER 

Lord Jesus, bind us to you 
and to our neighbor with love. 
May our hearts not be turned from you. 

May our souls not be deceived 
nor our talents or minds enticed by allurements of error, 
so that we may never distance ourselves from your love. 

Thus may we love our neighbor as ourselves with strength, 
wisdom and gentleness. 
With your help, you who are blessed throughout all ages.

Amen.

Pray for us, St. Anthony. 
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

God, our loving Father, 
You are glorified in your servant St. Anthony, 
whose glory is the crowning of Your gifts to him. 
In his life on earth You give us an example. 
In our prayerful communion with him
You give us his friendship. 
In his prayer for the Church 
You give us strength and protection. 
We praise and thank You, Lord, 
for these benefits through Jesus Christ, Your Son.

Amen.

PRAYER OF PETITION 

Holy St. Anthony, 
you are the consolation of so many people. 
We come to invoke your help, 
confident of experiencing your goodness and power. 
Pray for us to the Father of mercies 
that we may obtain the graces we need 
for ourselves and for our loved ones. 

(Pause for your Personal Petitions) 

True follower of St. Francis, 
put into our hearts the flame of your love 
that we may love our merciful Father in heaven 
and our neighbors as ourselves. 

Pray that we may fulfill the will of God 
and live the way Jesus shows us in the Gospel. 
Be a guide for us this day 
that we may recognize the opportunities God gives us to be helping and caring. 

Assist us in keeping the promises we made at our Baptism. 
Help us to obtain the grace to walk in the light of faith 
and to proclaim that faith by the way we live. 
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR EACH TUESDAY 

Conclude each Tuesday’s Novena with the appropriate prayer. 

   First Tuesday   

Finding Quiet Time 

St. Anthony, you found quiet time to retreat into private communion 
with God to replenish your life with new strength. 
Help me in the midst of my busy life 
to seek the Spirit’s guiding presence within my heart. 

   Second Tuesday    

A Spirit of Prayer 

St. Anthony, you lived in the midst of storm and danger 
and were exposed to evils, 
yet you kept a prayerful spirit. 
Keep me prayerful and surround me by your constant care. 

   Third Tuesday    

Spirit of Renewal 

St. Anthony, you were challenged by change and new experiences 
so many times in the course of our life. 
Help me not to be afraid of the changes 
that will take place in my own life 
and to realize that by dealing with them I grow in faith. 

   Fourth Tuesday    

Sorrow for Sin 

St. Anthony, in your preaching of the Gospel 
you proclaimed that God forgives sinners 
and understands our human frailty. 
Help me to acknowledge my trespasses against God 
and act as a compassionate and forgive person. 

   Fifth Tuesday    

Forgiveness of Sin 

St. Anthony, you experienced in your ministry as a priest 
the power of God healing the wounds through your touch. 
Heal me and my dear ones according to God’s will. 

   Sixth Tuesday    

Living Faith 

St. Anthony, you carried out the daily responsibilities 
of your religious life with attention, 
care and loving faith. 
May I dedicate myself in the same spirit of love 
to the tasks God has given to me in union with Jesus. 

   Seventh Tuesday    

A Grateful Heart 

St. Anthony, you felt grateful for the countless blessings 
that flowed into your life from the hands of God. 
May I also gratefully recognize God’s presence in the events of my daily life. 

   Eighth Tuesday    

The Gift of Love 

St. Anthony, you found that the companionship 
of your Franciscan brothers and sisters gave you happiness 
and support as you spread the Gospel of “love at work”. 
May I be loyal and honest with my friends and respect their support. 

   Ninth Tuesday    

Our Daily Bread 

St. Anthony, each day you celebrated the Sacrifice of God’s Son, 
the Living Bread broken and shared in love. 
May I nurture others by sharing my daily bread unselfishly. 

   Tenth Tuesday    

Gospel Living 

St. Anthony, you walked in the footsteps of our Suffering Savior 
by accepting with love the challenges of life. 
Help me to live in your Gospel spirit 
by accepting patiently whatever God permits for my own growth in holiness. 

   Eleventh Tuesday    

Christ in the Poor 

St. Anthony, you brought hope and comfort to the needy 
and outcast people of your day. 
Help me to view any problems as opportunities to grow 
and share myself with those in need. 

   Twelfth Tuesday    

Light to the World 

St. Anthony, you led many from darkness to light 
by your preaching and works of kindness. 
May I also become light to others 
and a radiant instrument of peace. 

   Thirteenth Tuesday    

Reward of Eternal Life 

St. Anthony, you rejoiced in God’s mysterious ways 
and holy designs for your life here on earth. 
I thank the Lord for my own unique existence 
and for the people I alone can influence for good during my lifetime. 

-from The Franciscans, St. Anthony’s Guild (Paterson, New Jersey)
   Opening Prayer   

Most lovable St. Anthony, 
we honor you as God's servant 
for your fidelity and perseverance in His service. 
May we always be assisted by your merits and intercession 
in following your example.

Amen. 

   1st Day   

V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. Make haste, Lord to help me.

St. Anthony, great wonder-worker, 
God has honored you abundantly 
by granting many miracles through your intercession. 
In your goodness, 
kindly come to my aid now, 
and hear my request.

Amen.

   2nd Day    

V. Hear me, O God, and have pity on me;
R. O Lord, be my helper.

Lovable St. Anthony, 
I come to you with complete confidence 
in your favor before God who heeds your pleas for those in need. 
Forget me not in your place of heavenly glory, 
and intercede for me.

Amen.

   3rd Day    

V. Be not far from me, O Lord;
R. Awake, and be vigilant, O God, in my defense.

Glorious St. Anthony, 
I acknowledge my weakness and my many sins against the Almighty. 
Despite my unworthiness, 
please assist me in my pressing necessity. 
In your kindness, plead my cause. 

Amen 

   4th Day    

V. Make your ways known to me, O Lord;
R. Teach me your paths.

Zealous St. Anthony, 
help me now to appreciate God's purpose in my life, 
and be my powerful patron in granting my intention. 
You will, I am sure, 
beg God's mercy for me in my difficulties.

Amen.

   5th Day    

V. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
R. Lord, hear my voice.

Most chaste St. Anthony, 
by your love for Christ and His Church 
I implore your aid in my anxiety, 
and ask your prompt response. 
You show the power of God's saints by your ready aid to His people.

Amen.

   6th Day    

V. My help is in the name of the Lord;
R. Who made heaven and earth.

Most humble St. Anthony, 
your dedication to poverty has enriched the Church 
with countless favors and blessings. 
I beg your assistance in my behalf 
so I may be enriched by honoring your example.

Amen.

   7th Day    

V. All that the Lord wills He does;
R. In heaven and on earth.

O good St. Anthony, 
you comfort those like me who sorrow. 
Be with me as I give solace to others in imitation of you. 
Forget not my need in my difficulty, 
and entreat our God for me.

Amen.

   8th Day    

V.The Lord defends His people;
R. He is merciful to His servants.

Blessed St. Anthony, 
in your life you were a model of perfection 
who worked wonders for those afflicted. 
From your place in heaven, 
come now to my aid, 
and beg from God the answer to my petition. 

Amen.

   9th Day    

V. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good;
R. His mercy endures forever.

Faithful St. Anthony, 
my heart overflows with gratitude. 
I know your power with God is great, 
and that you will obtain for me my heart's desire. 
Help me now, I beg you, 
to serve God as faithfully as you did.

Amen.

V. St. Anthony whom the infant Jesus so much loved and honored.
R. Grant us what we ask of you. 

   Closing Prayer    

O God, may it always be a source of joy to Your Church 
that we honor the memory of St. Anthony, 
Your Confessor and Doctor. 
May his spiritual help make us strong, 
and his assistance help us gain an everlasting reward. 
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen.
O marvelous wonder of the Church, 
seraphic virgin, Saint Catharine, 
because of your extraordinary virtue 
and the immense good 
which you accomplished for the Church and society, 
you are acclaimed and blessed by all people. 
Oh, turn your benign countenance to me who, 
confident of your powerful patronage, 
calls upon you with all the ardor of affection 
and begs you to obtain, 
by your prayer, 
the favors I so ardently desire. 

You, who were a victim of charity, 
who in order to benefits your neighbor 
obtained from God the most stupendous miracles 
and became the joy and the hope of all, 
you cannot help but hear the prayers 
of those who fly into your heart,
that heart which you received 
from the Divine Redeemer in a celestial ecstasy. 

Yes, O seraphic virgin, 
demonstrate once again proof of you power 
and of your flaming charity, 
so that your name will be ever more blessed and exalted; 
grant that we, 
having experienced your most efficacious 
intercession here on earth, 
may come one day to thank you in heaven 
and enjoy eternal happiness with you.


Amen.
O Jesus, who filled Blessed Faustina 
with profound veneration for Your boundless Mercy,
deign, if it be Your Holy will, 
to grant me, through her intercession, 
the grace for which I fervently pray... 

(Mention your intention here.)

My sins render me unworthy of Your Mercy, 
but be mindful of Sister Faustina’s spirit of sacrifice and self-denial,
and reward her virtue by granting the petition which, 
with childlike trust, I present to You through her intercession. 

Pray one    Our Father...   
Pray one    Hail Mary...   
Pray one    Glory Be...   

Saint Faustina, 
pray for us.
O Blessed Francis de Sales, 
who in your mortal life did excel in all virtues, 
especially in love of God and of neighbor, 
I earnestly entreat you to take me under your immediate protection, 
to obtain from God my perfect conversion, 
and that of all sinners, especially of 

(the names of persons for whom you wish to pray should be mentioned here). 

Teach me, O Father, 
to fix my eyes on heaven, 
that I may generously trample under foot 
every obstacle that presents itself in my way, 
and attain that degree of glory 
which You in Your mercy hold out to me. 
Obtain also that particular favor for which I now pray. 

(mention intention)

Assist us, O Lord, we beseech You, 
through the merits of St. Francis de Sales. 
That what our endeavors cannot obtain may be given us by his intercession. 

Let us pray: 

O God, who for the salvation of souls, 
did will that St. Francis de Sales, 
Your confessor and bishop, 
should become all things to all men and women, 
mercifully grant that we, 
infused with the gentleness of his charity, 
guided by his teachings, 
and sharing in his merits, 
may obtain eternal happiness. 
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.
God, our Father, 
you have granted to your church 
the gift of Gianna Beretta Molla. 
In her youth she lovingly sought you 
and drew other young people to you, 
involving them, 
through apostolic witness 
and Catholic who soothes the sufferings of men. 
Treasuring her example, 
may we become generous Christians 
at the service of our brothers and sisters, 
especially those with whom you deign to share your Cross.

Say the    Glory be...   

God, Sanctifying Spirit, 
who love the Church as your Bride, 
you poured into the heart of Saint Gianna 
a share of your Love 
so that she could radiate it in her family, 
and thus cooperate with you 
in the wonderful plan of creation, 
and give life to new children 
who could not know and love you.

We thank you for this model wife and, 
through her encouraging witness, 
we beg you to grant to our families 
the serene and Christian presence of mothers 
committed to transform them into cenacles of faith and love, 
rich with generous activity 
and who soothes the sufferings of men. 
Treasuring her example 
may we become generous Christians 
at the service of our brothers and sisters, 
especially those with whom you deign to share your Cross.

Say the    Glory be...   

God, Sanctifying Spirit, 
who love the Church as your Bride, 
you poured into the heart of Saint Gianna 
a share of your Love 
so that she could radiate it in her family, 
and thus cooperate with you 
in the wonderful plan of creation, 
and give life to new children 
who could not know and love you.

We thank you for this model wife and, 
through her encouraging witness, 
we beg you to grant to our families 
the serene and Christian presence of mothers 
committed to transform them into cenacles of faith and love, 
rich with generous activity and sanctifying service.

Say the    Glory be...   

O God, Creator and lover of mankind, 
you were close to Saint Gianna when, 
affected by illness, 
she was in the painful dilemma 
of choosing between her own life and the life of the child 
whom she was carrying in herself, 
a gift long-awaited. 
Trusting you alone, 
and aware of your Commandment to respect human life, 
Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother 
and to say “yes” to the new life of her baby, 
generously sacrificing her own. 
Through the intercession of Mary, 
Mother of Jesus, 
and after the example of Gianna, 
inspire all mothers to welcome with love 
the sparkle of new life. 
Grant us the grace we are praying for 

(State your intention here...)

and the joy to find in Saint Gianna who, 
as a model spouse and mother, 
after the example of Christ, 
gave up her life for the life of others. 

Say the    Hail Mary...   
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray:

O almighty God who in thy unspeakable providence didst choose Blessed Hilda 
to be thy instrument in bringing together diverse elements, that where there 
was discord and division her labours brought harmony and unity, grant we 
beseech thee that she, whom we venerate as our patroness, may be our intercessor 
in Heaven.

Amen.

V. Lord have mercy upon us.
R. Christ have mercy upon us.

V. Lord have mercy upon us; Christ hear us.
R. Christ graciously hear us.

V. God the Father of Heaven.
R. have mercy upon us.

V. God the Son Redeemer of the world.
R. have mercy upon us.

V. God the Holy Ghost.
R. have mercy upon us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God.
R. have mercy upon us.

V. Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.

V. Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.

V. Mother of Christ.
R. Pray for us.

V. Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.

V. Mother of good counsel.
R. Pray for us.

V. Queen of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.

V. Saint Hilda.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda most prudent.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda most renowned.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda faithful Virgin.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda just leader of her flock.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda venerable counselor.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda comforter of those in need.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda honoured by her peers.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda Chaste vessel of unity.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda courageous in time of distress.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda obedient to the Holy Rule.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda patient in time of affliction.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda labourer for harmony.
R. Pray for us.

V. Hilda filled with love of Holy Church.
R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Spare us O Lord.

V. Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us O Lord.

V. Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy upon us.

V. He hath made her mistress of His house.
R. And ruler of all His possessions.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Grant we beeseech thee, Almighty God, that we who are afflicted by the burden 
of discord may by the glorious intercession of thy Abbess, the Virgin Hilda, 
who through the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit was instrumental in unifying 
thy Church in England, be brought to the safe harbour of unity and peace and 
delivered from all adversities and attain to everlasting salvation, through 
Jesus Christ, Our Lord and God.

R. Amen
FIRST DAY

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

Hymn

O Lord, as You have made the earth,
To man and beast have given birth,
Have given sun and rain that thence
The soil might give them sustenance:

We beg You make us willing to 
Perform the law we get from You 
That work of ours and grace of Yours 
May bring the increase that endures.

Through Jesus Christ let this be done,
Who lives and reigns, our Lord, Your son, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
One God with You forevermore.

Antiphon

P. How manifold are your works, O Lord! 
   In wisdom you have wrought them all;
   the earth is full of your creatures.

(Psalm 8)

All: 

O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is your name over all the earth! 
You have exalted your name above the heavens.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings 
you have fashioned praise because of your foes, 
to silence the hostile and the vengeful.

When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers, 
the moon and the stars which you set in place:

What is man that you should be mindful of him, 
or the son of man that you should care for him?

You have made him little less than the angels, 
and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him rule over the works of your hands, 
putting all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen, 
yes, and the beasts of the field.
The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, 
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord, 
how glorious is your name over all the earth!

Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, 
is now and ever shall be world without end. 

Amen.

Antiphon

All: How manifold are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you have wrought them 
all; / the earth is full of your creatures.

P. (Chapter--Genesis 1:25 and 2:15)

God made all kinds of wild beasts, 
every kind of cattle, 
and every kind of creature crawling on the ground. 
And God saw that it was good. 
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden, 
to till it and to keep it.

R. Thanks be to God.

V. You raise grass for the cattle and vegetation for men's use.
R. Producing bread from the earth, and wine to gladden men's hearts.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

P. Grant, we beg of You, 
O Merciful Lord, 
that through the intercession of blessed Isidore, 
farmer and confessor, 
we may forego the pride of worldly wisdom, 
and that, through his merits and exemplary life, 
we may, with all humility, 
ever perform works pleasing to You, through our Lord, 
Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
who lives and is King and God with You, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
for ever and ever.

R. Amen. 

V. St. Isidore. 
R. Pray for us.

Prayer in Honor of Saint Isidore

All:

O God, who taught Adam the simple art of tilling the soil,
and who through Jesus Christ, the true vine,
revealed Yourself the husbandman of our souls,
deign, we pray, through the merits of blessed Isidore,
to instill into our hearts a horror of sin and a love of prayer,
so that, working the soil in the sweat of our brow,
we may enjoy eternal happiness in heaven,
 through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen. 

V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 

V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

V. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
R. Amen.

REFLECTIONS

In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the love of God, 
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with youl  

O Saint Joseph, 
my patron and my advocate, 
to you do I have recourse 
that you may obtain for me that grace for which I humbly pray. 
It may well be that the disappointments 
and the bitterness in my life 
may be the just punishment for my sins. 
But even If I should have to recognize my own guilt, 
need I lose hope in obtaining the help of the Lord? 
‘Oh no,’ would be the answer of your devoted client, 
Saint Theresa, ‘indeed, nor all you poor sinners. 
No matter how great your needs, 
turn to the powerful help of Saint Joseph. 
Go to Saint Joseph with sincere confidence 
and rest assured that your pleas will be heard.’

Following the teaching of Saint Theresa, 
therefore, I present myself before your glorious throne, 
0 Holy Saint Joseph 
and beg for your powerful intercession in my present tribulations. 

Bring my petitions before the throne of God, 
that by your power and mercy 
I may obtain that which of myself 
I would not be worthy to receive. 
And grant that having obtained the favorable answer to my petition, 
I may return to your altar 
and there fulfill my devotion of praise and thanksgiving for your Intercession.

Remember O most merciful foster father of the Lord Jesus, 
that no one who has ever had recourse to you was left unaided.
Countless are the graces and favors which you have obtained 
in answer to the prayers addressed to you.
The sick, the oppressed, those who suffer injustice, 
the betrayed, the abandoned, in short, 
all who have had recourse to your protection 
were aided in their afflictions.
O Holy Saint Joseph, 
do not leave me to be the only one to be deprived of your help.
Show yourself kindly and generously even to me,
so that my prayers of thanksgiving for your mercy 
may rebound for the greater glory of God.

O Saint Joseph, 
head of the Holy Family, 
I venerate you from the profoundest depth of my heart.
To the afflicted who have appealed to you before me, 
you have granted comfort and peace.
Console even my own poor afflicted soul.
You know all my needs, Saint Joseph, 
even before I set them before you in prayers.
O powerful Saint Joseph, 
you know how important this petition is for me.
I place all my hope in your intercession.

Grant me the answer to the favor 
for which I so desperately pray 
and I pledge myself to spread your devotion everywhere and to support, 
within the limits of my abilities, 
those charities which, in your name, 
aid the afflicted and the dying throughout the world.

Saint Joseph, 
consoler of the afflicted, 
have mercy on my Sorrow.

Amen.
O glorious Saint Joseph, 
you were appointed by the eternal Father 
as the guardian and protector of the life of Jesus Christ.  
You were the comfort and support of His holy Mother, 
and the instrument in His great design 
for the redemption of mankind. 
You had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, 
and of dying in their arms. 
Be moved with the confidence we place in you, 
and procure for us from the Almighty, 
the particular favors which we humbly ask through your intercession. 

(Here ask for the favors you desire.)

Pray for us, O great Saint Joseph, 
and by your love for Jesus and Mary, 
and by their love for you, 
obtain for us the supreme happiness of living 
and dying in the love of Jesus and Mary.

Amen.
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector, 
and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. 
I have special confidence in you. 
You are powerful with God 
and will never abandon your faithful servants.

I humbly invoke you and commend myself, 
with all who are dear to me, 
to your intercession. 
By the love you have for Jesus and Mary, 
do not abandon me during life, 
and assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, 
spouse of the immaculate Virgin, 
Foster-father of Jesus Christ, 
obtain for me a pure, humble, and charitable mind, 
and perfect resignation to the Divine Will. 
Be my guide, my father, 
and my model through life 
that I may merit to die as you did 
in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, 
faithful follower of Jesus Christ, 
I raise my heart to you 
to implore your powerful intercession 
in obtaining from the Heart of Jesus 
all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, 
particularly the grace of a happy death, 
and the special grace I now implore: 

[State your intention here...]

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, 
I am confident that your prayers in my behalf 
will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
Great Saint Joseph, 
prostrate at thy feet with feelings of unlimited confidence 
we beg thee to bless the Novena that I began in thy honor. 
I will meditate upon thy virtues; 
grant that I may learn fully to appreciate them. 
The knowledge of them will be the source of great confusion for me 
because of the poverty and destitution of my soul. 

Great dispenser of the heavenly treasures, 
assist me in my poverty, 
help me to display thy virtues in my own soul. 
"Thou art never invoked in vain," 
says the seraphic Theresa of Jesus; 
be thou to me what thou hast been 
to that Spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; 
graciously hearken to me as thou didst hearken to her.

Amen.

[State your intention(s) here...]

<h3>FIRST DAY</h3>

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF THE LIFE OF FAITH

THE words of the great Apostle: 
"The just man liveth by faith," 
may be applied particularly to Saint Joseph 
who was the most just of men and whose life was ever guided by faith. 
Joseph submitted his intelligence to the holy truths of religion. 
He applied his heart from his tenderest infancy 
to the observance of the divine precepts.

In the trials and sorrows of life, 
Joseph was sustained by faith. 
He shaped his whole conduct 
by the desire to please God 
and he attained the great aim of man upon earth, 
which is to adore God, 
to serve Him, 
and hence to deserve the everlasting Truth. 

Let us glorify this great Servant of God 
who possessed faith so universal, 
so simple, so enlightened, so firm, 
so constant, and, above all, so fruitful in good works.

Let us examine ourselves with regard to this great virtue 
and see how we resemble him.

Is my faith firm, unshaken? 
Is my conduct animated by faith! 
Is the predominant thought that directs my acts to please God, 
and to obtain merit for everlasting life? 
Have I tried to derive consolation and strength 
from the thought of faith in time of trial?

PRAYER 

Great Saint, † model of the just living by faith,
revive that virtue in our souls.
†  May it be  principle,
† the motive,
† the aim of all my actions;
consolation and my strength in the trials of this life,
the source of abundant merit for everlasting life.

† Amen

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<h3>SECOND DAY</h3>

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF HOPE 

Joseph, abandoning himself entirely to the care of Divine Providence, 
glorified God by his life. 
Among all the virtues, 
hope is the most pleasing to God, 
because it is based upon His infinite goodness. 
In the sufferings of this life 
it is the source of the greatest consolation and encouragement.

Joseph hoped in the Lord. 
He hoped for His grace in the accomplishment of His adorable will; 
for His help in time of trial; 
for His light in the difficulties of life. 
By hope he detached his heart from the perishable goods 
and the deceitful affections of this world. 
In the hour of trial 
he sustained his courage by hope, 
and fortified his heart with a peace that nothing could alter. 

Let us imitate Saint Joseph. 
Let us elevate our hopes 
towards the only veritable and imperishable treasures. 
Let us trust in the wisdom and solicitude of Divine Providence. 
Let us rely upon the grace of the Lord; 
upon His goodness, 
and upon His power. 
Let us renew our confidence in the hour of trial. 
Let us avoid discouragement, 
which outrages the wisdom and goodness of God. 

PRAYER 

JOSEPH, 
† do thou cause the gift of Christian hope to descend into my heart. 
† May it enlighten me, 
† console me, 
† defend me. 
† May it detach me from the earth 
† so as to elevate my thoughts and my affections towards Heaven. 
† May it henceforward inspire my whole conduct 
† and give me the right to die like thee, 
† saying: "Lord, I have hoped in Thee; 
† I shall not be confounded." 

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<h3>THIRD DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF CHARITY 

Joseph loved God from his earliest youth 
and loved Him during his whole life. 
Joseph loved God with his whole heart, 
with his whole soul, 
with his whole strength. 
Joseph loved God with a love of preference, 
giving Him his first affections, 
and cutting off his heart from all that could hinder or alter his love 
for his Lord and Sovereign Master. 
Joseph loved God with a love of union, keeping himself; 
constantly united to God by prayer, 
meditation, the thought of His holy presence, 
and the most perfect conformity to the will of God.

Joseph loved God with a love of immolation 
which prompted him to perfect devotedness, 
enabling him to perform with joy 
the greatest and most numerous sacrifices. 
Joseph loved God with a love of perseverance 
that experienced neither decrease nor alteration. 
He always loved God with all his power to love, 
and constantly endeavored to love Him more and more. 

PRAYER 

Blessed Saint, 
† enkindle in my cold heart a spark  of thy charity. 
† May God be always the first and only object of my affections. 
†  Keep my soul always, in sanctifying peace, 
† and, if I should be so unhappy as to lose it, 
† give me the strength to recover it immediately by a sincere repentance. 

Grant me such a love of my God 
† as will always keep me united to Him, 
† and will be the principle and motive of all my actions. 
† Grant me a generous love that will make me overcome all obstacles, 
† and accept the greatest sacrifices 
rather than separate myself from the charity of my God. 

† Amen. 

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<h3>FOURTH DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF PURITY

"How beautiful is the chaste generation!" [Wis. IV] 
"The whole weight of gold is as nothing 
in comparison with a pure soul." [Ecc. XXV] 

Saint Joseph was preeminent in purity 
because he feared God and faithfully observed His holy law; 
because he safeguarded his virtue 
by fear of the Sovereign Good and by prudence; 
because he sheltered it under the virginity of Mary, 
and felt the influence of Jesus, the Divine Son of all sanctity. 

How pure must he have been 
who was to become the worthy spouse of the Immaculate Virgin! 
How holy must he have been whose relations 
with the thrice holy God were so intimate. 

PRAYER

Joseph, 
† help me to understand the excellence of purity 
† and how dear it is to the heart of God. 
Teach me to preserve carefully this delicate virtue 
† and the shadow of the fear of God; 
† to safeguard it by prayer, by vigilance, 
† by shunning the world, 
† by careful watch over my heart and my senses. 
† Grant that I may hence forward close my heart to all disorderly affections; 
† that I may deserve to enjoy like thee upon earth 
† the friends and intimacy of Jesus, 
† and that it may be given to me one day 
to sing in Heaven the canticle reserved for Virgins. 

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<h3>FIFTH DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF HUMILITY 

Joseph excelled in humility 
because he realized that glory is due to God alone, 
and that, of himself,
man is but misery and nothingness. 
By reason of his humility 
Joseph was accorded the most glorious privileges 
and entrusted with the most sublime mission. 
To accomplish His designs, 
God employs only the humble 
who do not claim for themselves the glory. 

As Foster Father of Jesus 
and Spouse of the Queen of Heaven and earth, 
Joseph was more highly honored than any king in this world. 
What pretexts, furnished by zeal for the glory of God, 
might have prompted him to speak, 
to put himself forward, 
to attribute to himself the greatness of the precursor of the Messiah, 
and the glories of the apostles! 
He rather conceals the astonishing prodigies 
which have been revealed to him, 
and the sublimity of the functions he exercises. 
Under an impenetrable veil 
he hides all that can draw upon him the esteem of men. 

PRAYER 

O Joseph, 
† what a lesson for me 
† ever so eager to appear, 
† so anxious to display before the eyes of men 
† the graces that I owe entirely to the liberality of God. 
† Obtain that I may attribute to God the glory of all things;  
† that I may love the humble and hidden life; 
† that I may not desire any other position than the one given by Providence; 
† and that I may always be a docile instrument in the hands of God. 

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<h3>SIXTH DAY</h3>

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF PATIENCE 

Consider how Joseph suffered in his life time. 
He tasted, indeed, ineffable consolations, 
but he also endured much suffering. 
In contrast with the glories of his fallen family, 
his was a life of labor and self denial. 
What did he not have to suffer, 
especially after the Incarnation of the Son of God? 
It is verily Joseph who experienced that wherever Jesus enters, 
He comes with His Cross and His Crown of Thorns. 

He suffers in perfect conformity with the Divine Will. 
Joseph renews his courage in the hope of eternal joys and treasures, 
in the examples of patience which are given him by Jesus and Mary. 
Thus, whatever may be his trials 
they cannot trouble the peace of his soul. 

PRAYER

Joseph, model of patience, 
† teach me this virtue; 
which is so necessary † 
in the midst of the sufferings and trials of this sorrowful life. 

Grant that your example and that of Mary, 
† as well as the hope of celestial joys, 
† may ever renew my courage.

Amen.

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<h3>SEVENTH DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF PRUDENCE 

Let us honor in Saint Joseph the faithful and prudent servant 
to whom Almighty God entrusted the care of His family. 
Prudence inspired Saint Joseph to adopt 
as the foundation and rule of his conduct, 
the great principles of faith; 
God, the end of man in this world; 
God, the reward of man in eternity. 

Remembering that life is short and uncertain, 
that upon a moment may depend our eternity, 
Saint Joseph wisely employs his time. 
He is careful to make a holy use of his senses 
and his other faculties in order to give to his Lord and Master 
a faithful account of the talents entrusted to him; 
he watches over the world around him, 
yielding to the world in the measure willed by God, 
but not giving himself up to it. 
He makes within himself a retreat accessible to God alone 
and impenetrable to creatures. 

PRAYER 

Faithful and prudent servant, 
† watch over my weakness and my inexperience; 
† obtain for me that prudence which reminds me of my end, 
† which directs my paths, 
† and which protects me from every danger.

Amen.

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<h3>EIGHTH DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF OBEDIENCE

Joseph regarded obedience as rendering man particularly pleasing to God. 
What esteem Joseph had particularly for obedience, 
when he heard Mary answering the Angel: 
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord, 
be it done unto me according to thy word!" 
When he saw Jesus submit to his orders, 
anticipate his wishes, 
execute them faithfully and promptly! 
When he considered that the Incarnate Word would be obedient until death, 
even the death of the Cross. 

PRAYER 

Joseph, so faithful to display in thy conduct the obedience of Jesus and Mary, 
† obtain for me this important virtue. 
† Obtain for me a perfect docility of heart 
† to accomplish the will of God, 
† and that of those who replace Him. 
† Inspire me by your example, 
† to obey with promptness and generosity; 
† obtain for me above all, 
† the grace to obey without murmuring, 
† without reasoning 
† upon the orders given me, 
† in spite of every pretext, 
† and with an entire immolation of my own will. 

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<h3>NINTH DAY</h3> 

SAINT JOSEPH, MODEL OF DETACHMENT 

Saint Joseph loved poverty 
because it detaches man from all passing and perishable goods, 
delivers the soul from dangerous obstacles, 
and from a thousand evils and cares, 
and permits him to keep his eyes raised toward Heaven, 
instead of stooping, like a slave, toward the earth. 

Saint Joseph loved poverty, 
because he saw it practised in the highest degree by Jesus Christ. 
Did he not regard it as a hidden and priceless treasure, 
when he contemplated Jesus in His abnegation, 
when he saw Him stretch out His Divine hands 
to ask for the most necessary needs of life?

Saint Joseph suffered the privations of life with patience, 
without murmur of complaint, 
using his poverty to detach himself more and more from worldly goods, 
and to seek the goods of Heaven. 

PRAYER

St JOSEPH, make me understand the excellence of poverty.
† Grant that I may enter into the interior dispositions 
† which animated thee in regard to that virtue. 
† Disclose to me the snares of riches, 
† the dangers which are attached to them, 
† the solicitude which they engender. 
† Make me understand how much God favors us, 
† when he refuses us riches, 
† since he furnishes us a precious occasion to detach us from ourselves 
† and from creatures, 
† and to increase our merit for Heaven.

Amen. 

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Litany of Saint Joseph 

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. 

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us. 

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us. 
 
Holy Mary,
Pray for us. 

Saint Joseph,
Pray for us.

Renowned offspring of David,
Pray for us.

Light of patriarchs,
Pray for us.

Spouse of the Mother of God,
Pray for us. 

Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Pray for us. 

Foster Father of the Son of God,
Pray for us.

Diligent protector of Christ,
Pray for us. 

Head of the Holy Family,
Pray for us. 

Joseph, most just,
Pray for us.

Joseph, most chaste,
Pray for us.

Joseph, most prudent,
Pray for us. 

Joseph, most strong,
Pray for us.

Joseph, most obedient,
Pray for us.

Joseph, most faithful,
Pray for us.

Mirror of patience,
Pray for us. 

Glory of home life,
Pray for us.

Guardian of virgins,
Pray for us.

Pillar of families,
Pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Lover of poverty,
Pray for us.

Model of laborers,
Pray for us.

Solace of the wretched,
Pray for us.

Hope of the sick,
Pray for us.

Patron of the dying,
Pray for us.

Terror of demons,
Pray for us.

Protector of Holy Church,
Pray for us. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, 0 Lord, 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously bear us, 0 Lord,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V. He made him the lord of His household. 
R. And prince over all his possessions. 

Let Us Pray 

God, WHO in Thy ineffable providence 
didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse; 
of Thy most holy Mother; 
grant, we beseech Thee, 
that we may have for our advocate in heaven 
him whom we venerate as our protector on earth: 
Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.
<u>Prayer in Great Affliction</u>

St. Jude Thaddeus, 
relative of Jesus Christ, 
glorious Apostle and martyr, 
renowned for your virtues and miracles, 
faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honor you and trust in you!
You are a powerful patron and helper in great afflictions.
I entreat you from the depths of my heart;
come to my aid with your powerful intercession,
for you have received from God
the privilege to assist with your visible help
those who almost despair of all hope.
Look down upon me.
Time and again I find myself discouraged
and depressed by the troubles I must face.
I know that others around me have burdens
as heavy or heavier than mine 
but I sometimes come close to despairing 
that I will be able to continue carrying mine.
Overwhelmed by these thoughts, I ask your help. 

Do not forsake me in my sadness.
Hasten to my aid.
I will be grateful to you all my life
and will honor you as my special patron.
I will than God for the graces bestowed upon you,
and will encourage honor to you to best of my ability.

Amen.

Let Us Pray 

Glorious Apostle and martyr, 
St. Jude Thaddeus, 
whose life and accomplishments we celebrate 
and who used your gifts and talents 
to bring Christ's love to many people, 
pray for us today 
that the love of Christ in our lives may increase.
Pray that we may renounce every sinful habit 
and refrain from all selfish actions.  
May we always know your intercession in danger and difficulty, 
and may we safely reach heaven to adore with you 
the most Holy Trinity, 
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
forever and ever.

Amen.
[Say the following for 9 consecutive days.]

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus
be adorned and loved, in all tabernacles, until the end of time. 

Amen.

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
be praised and glorified now and forever.

Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us 
and hear our prayers.

Amen. 

Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Blessed be Saint Jude Thaddeus.
In all the world and for all eternity. 


Pray one Our Father...
Pray one Hail Mary...
In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit. 
Amen.

O glorious apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, 
true relative of Jesus and Mary, 
I salute you through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus! 
Through this Heart I praise and thank God 
for all the graces He has bestowed upon you. 
Humbly prostrate before you, 
I implore you through this Heart 
to look down upon me with compassion. 
Oh, despise not my poor prayer; 
let not my trust be confounded! 
To you God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind 
in the most desperate cases. 
Oh, come to my aid 
that I may praise the mercies of God! 
All my life I will be grateful to you 
and will be your faithful client 
until I can thank you in heaven. 

Amen.

Priest: "Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!"
People:"Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!"

Priest: "St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress."
People: "St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress."

Pray for us that we before death may expiate all our sins 
by sincere repentance 
and the worthy reception of the holy Sacraments.

Pray for us that we may appease the Divine Justice 
and obtain a favorable judgment.

Pray for us that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed 
to rejoice in the presence of our God forever.

   The following prayer to be recited by both priest and people.   

Saint Jude, glorious apostle, 
faithful servant and friend of Jesus, 
the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. 
But the Church honors and invokes you universally 
as the patron of difficult and desperate cases. 
Pray for me who am so miserable. 
Make use, I implore you, 
of that particular privilege accorded to you 
to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. 
Come to my assistance in this great need 
that I may receive the consolation 
and help of heaven in all my necessities, 
tribulations and sufferings, particularly 

[State your intention(s) here...]

and that I may bless God with you 
and all the elect throughout all eternity.

I promise you, O blessed Jude, 
to be ever mindful of this great favor, 
and I will never cease to honor you 
as my special and powerful patron 
and do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. 

Amen.

Saint Jude, pray for us 
and for all who honor you and invoke your aid.

Say 3    Our Father...   
Say 3    Hail Mary...    
Say 3    Glory Be...   
Saint Mary Goretti who, 
strengthened by God's grace, 
did not hesitate, even at the age of twelve, 
to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself 
to defend your virginal purity, 
look graciously on the unhappy human race, 
which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation. 
Teach us all, and especially youth, 
with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus, 
anything that could offend Him 
or stain our souls with sin. 
Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, 
comfort in the sorrows of life, 
and the grace which we earnestly beg of Thee, 

[State your intention here...] 

and may we one day enjoy with Thee 
the imperishable glory of heaven. 

Amen. 

DAY ONE (July 1)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen

Most lovable little Saint, 
who valued your purity above any earthly gain, 
and who sealed this choice with a martyr's death, 
obtain for me also a strong love of this virtue, 
so consoling to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
The pleasures of the world create many temptations for me. 
I turn to your powerful intercession in Heaven, 
so that with this help I may remain ever loyal to God, 
no matter what the price. 
In danger inspire me to repeat with you, 
"No, it is a sin!" 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY TWO (July 2)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Saint Mary Goretti, 
model of loving obedience to parents, 
teach me to imitate your example. 
Help me to overcome all selfishness and stubborn pride, 
draw my parents to Thee, 
then lead me to accept this authority 
as the Voice of God in my life. 
Help them to direct me aright 
and enable me to obey their every wish. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY THREE (July 3)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Saint Mary! 
You were ready for the moment of martyrdom 
because your short life was given over to daily and heroic self-denial. 
Your great love of the Sacred Hearts 
made all this possible. 
Teach me to love Jesus and His Blessed Mother, 
so that I too will be inspired to daily self-denial. 
I am inclined to pamper myself, 
to gratify my senses, 
and to excuse myself from all penance. 
This keeps me from being a true follower of Christ. 
Help me, lovable Little Martyr, 
to a sincere practice of self-denial, 
so that I may be your worthy follower 
and thus gain Heaven for all Eternity. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY FOUR (July 4)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Saint! 
Your days were spent in the filth of the marshes, 
willingly helping your desperately poor parents and family. 
Obtain for me the grace to accept my present circumstances in life, 
no matter how difficult or humiliating they may be. 
"Just one little drop of water" 
as the only request that fell from your parched lips 
during those last horrible hours of life. 
How much I demand, 
how unhappy I am when I cannot have my share of the world's conveniences 
and gaudy attractions! 
Teach me by your heroic example to be content with what I have, 
to be grateful for the blessings God has already showered upon me. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY FIVE (July 5)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Saint, 
I depend a great deal upon the help of my friends 
in time of trouble or sorrow. 
I look for their approval in many things I do. 
I am disconsolate and lonely when they desert me. 
Through your powerful intercession in Heaven, 
obtain for me the grace to place all my confidence in God. 
Only by walking constantly in His presence and depending upon His help, 
will I have the courage to stand up for His laws, 
even though it may mean loss of friends, 
criticism and complete removal of worldly comfort. 
Help me to look for all of my strength in Him. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY SIX (July 6)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Saint! 
Help me to greater love of my Faith. 
I have many God-given opportunities to study it but, 
sad to say, I neglect them. 
I am even critical of the Priests, 
Brothers and Sisters who offer their lives 
that I may better know and love my holy religion. 
Dear Saint Mary Goretti, 
teach me to be thankful for these grace which you did not have. 
Make me proud of my Faith and ready to die for it, 
if God should require that of me. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY SEVEN (July 7)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Saint, 
never was Jesus more welcome in a human heart than in yours. 
The Great Day of First Communion 
could not come quickly enough. 
In borrowed clothes and head crowned with flowers of the field, 
you knelt to receive Him into your soul, 
so rich with Innocence and Love, 
and this after months of keen anticipation!

O Powerful Intercessor with the Lamb of God, 
inflame my soul with your "ardent longing to receive Jesus in the Eucharist." 
Obtain for me the grace to put aside laziness and indifference, 
so that I may often, even daily, 
allow myself to be consumed in the "burning Furnace of Charity." 
Teach me what true Love really is! 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY EIGHT (July 8)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

Dear Little Martyr! 
To the last you followed your beloved Jesus! 
He, while hanging upon His Cross of Suffering, 
uttered through parched lips, 
"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do!" 
And you upon your bed of pain, 
burning with fever,
forgave your murderer with the words, 
"I too, pardon him... 
I too, wish him to join me in Paradise!"

Grant me the grace, O Heroic Saint, 
to be charitable to others! 
Much of my time is spent on vengeful thoughts, 
seeking how I may pay back to others 
the harm they have done to me. 
Teach me to forgive, 
so that I may not only gain Heaven, 
but also lead others there 
who might otherwise be doomed to Hell. 
If I am to follow Christ, 
help me to imitate His Charity, 
even as you have done.

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

DAY NINE (July 9 Feast)

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen

Dear Saint Mary Goretti! 
Once again I turn to you, 
and beg of you in the words of Our Holy Father, 
Pope Pius XII, that 
"serenity of spirit and deep joy which is the heritage of those who are pure of heart." 
Help me to turn to Our Blessed Lady, 
confident in the hope that she will take my hand as she did yours, 
and lead me on to Paradise, 
my heavenly country, 
there to enjoy with you and Her, 
the company of God the Father, 
Son and Holy Ghost for all Eternity. 

Amen.

Recite the    Litany of the Blessed Virgin.   

Sweet Heart of Jesus, 
be my Love!

Sweet Heart of Mary, 
be my Salvation!

Recite the Prayer to Saint Mary Goretti above, 

Say 1    Our Father...   
Say 1    Hail Mary...    
Say 1    Glory Be...   

Saint Mary Goretti, 
Pray for us!

In the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

Amen.
O St. Maximilian Kolbe, 
faithful follower of St. Francis, 
inflamed by the love of God 
you dedicated your life to the practice of virtue 
and to works of the apostolate. 
Look down with favor upon us 
who devoutly confide in your intercession. 
Having consecrated yourself to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, 
you inspired countless souls to a holy life 
and various forms of the apostolate 
in order to do good to others 
and to spread the kingdom of God. 
Obtain for us the grace by our lives and labors 
to draw many souls to Christ. 
In your close conformity to our Divine Savior 
you reached such an intense degree of love 
that you offered your life to save a fellow prisoner. 
Implore God that we, 
inflamed by such ardent charity, 
may through our living faith and our apostolic works 
witness Christ to others, 
and thus merit tojoin you in the blessed vision of God. 

Amen.

(Readings and Meditations for each day of novena are given here and are to be followed each day by the closing daily Novena prayer shown below.) 
 
Day 1: Maximilian's Call to Holiness

Reading: Raymond Kolbe was born of poor parents in Poland on January 7, 1894. Raymond came to love the Blessed Virgin quite early in life. This devotion did not prevent him from getting into trouble. His lively nature tried the patience of his mother. Once she remarked in exasperation, "Raymond, what is going to become of you?" After this incident there was a noticeable change in his behavior. His mother became worried. Upon questioning him, she found Raymond at first reluctant to tell her his "secret." Finally he told her how much her reproach had troubled him. He had prayed to Mary, and asked her the same question, "Mother of God, what will become of me?" She took compassion on the miserable boy and appeared to him holding in her hands two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked Raymond which one he would choose; the white signified purity, the red martyrdom. "I choose both" he answered. 

Meditation: Every genuine conversion experience be it that of a mischievous child or that of a hardened adult involves the individual's humble recognition of his own weaknesses and capacity for sin. May Maximilian's humility be ours in our pursuit of Christian holiness through ongoing conversion. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 2: Maximilian Discerns God's Will

Reading: When Raymond Kolbe was a seminary student at Lwow, Poland, he bowed his face to the floor during Mass one day and promised the most holy Virgin that he would fight for her. It was a surprising thing to do, especially since he had already chosen to be a Franciscan priest. Not knowing how he was to fulfill his promise he began to picture to himself a struggle with material weapons. The more he thought about it the more he felt attracted to a military career, fighting for the freedom of his homeland under the banner of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Finally, he decided he had made a mistake: he would give up the idea of studying for the priesthood. He was on his way to inform the Minister Provincial of his decision when he was called to the parlor. His mother had just arrived for a visit. What Maria Kolbe told her son we do not know, but shortly afterward Raymond was invested in the Conventual Franciscan habit and took the name Maximilian Maria. On September 5, 1911, he made his first vows. The following year, another crisis arose, and again Maximilian Kolbe's destiny hung in the balance. His superiors had decided to send him to Rome for philosophical and theological studies, but Friar Maximilian requested that his name be stricken from the list. That night he reconsidered. Had he not placed his own will in the way of God's will as expressed by his superiors? Was it not better to obey? The following morning he told his Provincial that he was prepared to go to Rome. 

Meditation: Discernment of the direction that God wishes our lives to take requires an absolute truthfulness with oneself and God. May Maximilian's inner honesty be ours as we strive continually to do God's will. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 3: Maximilian's Consecration to Mary

Reading: It was in Rome that Friar Maximilian learned the true meaning of his call to fight for Mary. Exposed to the rabid anti-Christian forces that burgeoned in Europe he saw the need for a new era of evangelization that would bring all peoples back to God. Suddenly during prayer one morning, Friar Maximilian was enlightened to understand the critical importance of the role God had given Mary in this work. Meditating on the Miraculous Medal conversion story of Alphonse Ratisbonne, a young nineteenth-century Jewish agnostic, Friar Maximilian was illumined to perceive Mary's role as the Holy Spirit's indispensable partner and instrument in the evangelizing work of conversion and growth in holiness. He saw that this work was a spiritual war with Satan, and that Mary needed consecrated souls to serve as her knights in this battle. Maximilian lost little time putting this inspiration into action. On October 16, 1917, he and six fellow Franciscans established the Militia of the Immaculata (MI) movement. Its goal was as simple and vast as the Church's mission: the interior transformation of all souls in Christ through the Immaculata. To achieve this goal, Friar Maximilian proposed a practical spirituality of "Total Consecration to Mary." He and all "MIs" would make a free and total offering of themselves to Our Lady, so that they might become instruments in her work for Christ. 

Meditation: True consecration to Mary is a Marian way of livinga life of close union with Christ through the Holy Spirit. May we find in Maximilian's spirituality of Marian consecration a powerful means for living Christ's Gospel and spreading it to others. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 4: Maximilian's Faith

Reading: After his ordination, Father Maximilian returned to Poland in July 1919, worn by tuberculosis. Despite his poor health, he was assigned to the Franciscan friary at Cracow where the climate is fatal to tubercularsas as university professor. Not only was his body exhausted but at times his soul was harrowed by ridicule from some of his own Franciscan confreres. He had hoped on returning to interest all the friars at Cracow in his work. A good number of priests, brothers and student friars did respond to his call, but others shrugged their shoulders. They listened to him, then laughed among themselves, calling him a bore and a dreamer. One friar even found a nickname, which delighted the detractors for awhile: "Marmalade." The young priest walked very slowly, like animated marmalade, to avoid any abrupt movement that could provoke hemorrhage. Maximilian bore this mockery with patience and mildness. Faith, alone, allowed him to find in God and the Immaculata the affirmation and support that some of his confreres initially denied him. 

Meditation: When all seems lost and one is stripped of everything, there remains one vital source of spiritual energy: faith. May Maximilian's faith be ours, especially when adversity robs us of the affirmation and support we crave. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 5: Maximilian's Hope

Reading: Through Father Maximilian's efforts, the influence of the MI movement began to spread through Poland in the 1920s. As distances became too great for his one unaided human voice to reach, Maximilian realized that only the printed word would suffice. With a complete lack of capital, but full trust in providence, he began publishing the Knight of the Immaculata (Rycerz Niepokalanej) a sixteen-page magazine. Once when bankruptcy seemed imminent, he threw himself at the feet of the Immaculata and begged for help. As he was about to leave the church, he found an envelope on the altar with these words on it, "For thee, O Immaculate Mother." Inside was the exact sum to pay the debt. In 1927 when quarters for his printshop became too small, he entered into negotiations to purchase a large tract of land for a whole "City of the Immaculata" (Niepokalanow), where he and the friars would expand their apostolate. However, he again lacked capital. He explained to the landowner, Prince Drucki-Lubecki, that he could not afford the price. Abruptly the Prince decided to make a free gift of it to Maximilian and the friars. By 1939 Niepokalanow had become the largest Franciscan friary in the world with over 700 friars and students. The circulation of their magazine exceeded 750,000 copies per month. 

Meditation: When the customary human solutions to the complexities that beset our lives prove ineffective, we are placed in a situation of total dependence upon God. May Maximilian's unflagging hopea complete trust in God's providencebe ours throughout the course of our life. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 6: Maximilian's Sanctification of Labor

Reading: Father Maximilian's zeal for the inner conversion and sanctification of all people was not confined by national boundaries. With appropriate ecclesiastical permission, he and four other friars sailed to the Orient in 1930. They established themselves in Japan, where they hoped to publish the Knight of the Immaculata in Japanese. As a condition to publish the magazine, Father Maximilian was obliged to teach philosophy in the diocesan seminary. In exchange, the bishop would allow diocesan priests to help in the translating of articles into the Japanese language. Remarkably, Father Maximilian was able to publish the first issue of Seibo no Kishi within one month of his arrival. Father Maximilian soon founded a second City of the Immaculata, Mugenzai no Sono. Throughout his apostolic labors in Japan, Father Maximilian suffered constantly from high fevers, violent headaches, and abscesses, due to overwork and an inadequate diet. He concealed these problems so well, however, that for some time only his most intimate companions had any awareness of the seriousness of his condition. 

Meditation: Work can serve to enhance our dignity as God's people, when we work diligently to nourish our families and build up God's kingdom. May Maximilian's zealous commitment to each task at hand stimulate our own religious zeal for the daily work that God has entrusted to us. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 7: Maximilian's Obedience

Reading: Scarcely two months after his arrival in Japan and the first publication of a Japanese version of the Knight of the Immaculata, Father Maximilian was summoned by his superiors to defend this enterprise at the Province Chapter in Lwow, Poland. Obedient as always, he left Japan for this meeting, but his heart was heavy because there was no one capable of maintaining the gigantic work in his absence. Father Maximilian had no doubts that only through full obedience would his own labors for the Immaculata's cause be fruitful. At the chapter, the very future of the Japanese Niepokalanow was put to question. The expenses were heavy, and the capitular friars discussed the prudence of undertaking such a foolish venture. Father Maximilian followed his usual tactics. Having explained all his arguments and spoken from the abundance of his heart, he remained silent, waited, closed his eyes, with his hands under his capuche he held his rosary and very slowly while his superiors discussed the business he summoned his council, reciting innumerable Hail Marys. He won on all scores and returned to Japan with full permission to continue the Immaculata's work there. 

Meditation: Submission to legitimate authority frees us from the tyranny of our own willfulness, stubbornness or selfishness. May Maximilian's obedience to authority in the Church move our consciences along the lines of a more generous obedience to Christ's chosen representatives. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 8: Maximilian and the Eucharist

Reading: Under Father Maximilian's spiritual leadership, the friars of Niepokalanow and Mugenzai no Sono had incredible success in their press apostolate. Their secret for success was a community life of prayer centered on the Eucharist. In the mid-1930s, when the friars of Niepokalanow were about to inaugurate their first newspaper, the Maly Dziennik (Little Journal), they had formidable opponents in the secular press of Poland. For nine days, the friars prayed day and night before the Blessed Sacrament. The newspaper venture met with a tremendous success. Years later, Father Maximilian initiated a program of daytime adoration of the Eucharist at Niepokalanow. This began on December 8, 1939, the day on which Father Maximilian and the friars were released from a three-month imprisonment by their Nazi captors. He immediately introduced adoration of the Eucharist in order to increase his "active forces of prayer." Every half hour, day after day, a fresh group of four friars took its place before our Lord in the tabernacle. This became the friars' primary apostolate. 

Meditation: For every Christian, prayer is not a luxury but a necessity. Maximilian knew that prayer before the Eucharist is the ultimate source for fruitful Christian living. May our own reverence for the Eucharist reflect this same conviction. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer at the bottom) 
Day 9: Maximilian's Love

Reading: On February 17, 1941, Father Maximilian was arrested by the Gestapo for the second time. Subjected to extreme cruelty throughout his captivity, Father Maximilian prepared himself and his fellow prisoners for the ultimate moment: "They will not kill our souls . . . they will not be able to deprive us of the dignity of a Catholic. We will not give up." Love was to impel Father Maximilian to become a "martyr of charity" in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. After the escape of a prisoner, ten inmates were condemned to death by starvation. Sergeant Francis Gajowniczek cried out, "What will happen to my poor family?" At that moment, Father Maximilian slipped out of line, and boldly asked the commandant if he could take the place of Sergeant Gajowniczek. The astounded officer consented. Amidst the horror of the death bunker, love triumphed. Daily prayers, rosaries and hymns were heard as Father Maximilian ministered to his nine fellow victims. Finally after two weeks, on August 14, 1941, the Nazis hastened Maximilian's death by the injection of carbolic acid. 

Meditation: True charity always places the needs of others ahead of our own because true charity sees Christ himself mirrored in the face of others. May Maximilian's total love for God and neighbor always through the Immaculata characterize our own approach to Christ in others. 

(Follow with the daily novena prayer below) 

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Daily Novena Prayer for St. Maximilian's Intercession

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, 
"Greater love than this no man has that a man 
lay down his life for his friends," 
through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 
whose life illustrated such love, 
we beseech you to grant our petitions. 

[State your intention(s) here...]

Through the Militia of the Immaculata movement, 
which Maximilian founded, 
he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. 
He gave up his life for a total stranger 
and loved his persecutors, 
giving us an example of unselfish love for all people, 
a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary. 
Grant, O Lord Jesus, 
that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve 
to the love and service of our heavenly Queen 
in order that we may better love and serve our neighbor 
in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. 

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,
You perserveringly pursued your wayward son
Not with wild threats 
But with prayerful cries to heaven. 

Intercede for all mothers in our day 
So that they may learn 
To draw their children to God. 

Teach them how to remain
Close to their children, 
Even the prodigal sons and daughters 
Who have sadly gone astray. 

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother, 
Many sorrows pierced your heart
During your lifetime. 
Yet you never despaired or lost faith. 
With confidence, persistence and profound faith, 
You prayed daily for the conversion
Of your beloved husband, Patricius 
And your beloved son, Augustine. 

Grant me that same fortitude, 
Patience and trust in the Lord. 
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, 
That God may favorably hear my plea 
For 

[State your petition here.) 

And grant me the grace 
To accept his will in all things, 
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 
In the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
One God forever and ever.

Amen.
All-praised and all-honored hierarch, 
Great wonderworker, 
Saint of Christ. 
Father Nicholas, 
Man of God and faithful servant, 
Man of love, 
Chosen vessel, 
Strong pillar of the Church, 
Most-brilliant lamp, 
Star that illumines and enlightens the whole world; 
Thou art a righteous man 
That did flourish like a palm tree
Planted in the courts of the Lord; 
Dwelling in Myra thou hast diffused
The fragrance of myrrh, 
And thou pourest out the ever-flowing myrrh
Of the grace of god. 

By thy presence most-holy Father, 
The sea was sanctified 
When your most-miraculous relics 
Were carried to the city of Bari, 
From the East to the West 
To praise the name of the Lord. 

O most-superb 
And most-marvellous wonderworker, 
Speedy helper, 
Fervent intercessor, 
Good shepherd that saveth 
The rational flock from all dangers
We glorify and magnify thee 
As the hope of all Christians, 
A fountain of miracles, 
A defender of the faithful, 
A most wise teacher, 
A feeder of the hungry, 
The gladness of those that mourn, 
Clothing of the naked, 
Healer of the sick, 
Pilot of those that sail the sea, 
Liberator of prisoners, 
Nourisher and protector of widows and orphans, 
Guardian of chastity, 
Gentle tutor of children, 
Support of the aged, 
Guide of fasters, 
Rest of those that labor, 
Abundant riches of the poor and needy. 

Hearken unto us
That pray unto thee
And flee to thy protection, 
Show thy mediation on our behalf
With the Most High, 
And obtain through thy God-pleasing intercessions
All that is useful 
For the salvation of our souls and bodies; 
Keep this holy habitation (or this temple), 
Every city and town, 
And every Christian country, 
And the people that dwell therein, 
From all oppression through thy help; 
For we know 
That the prayer of a righteous man
Availeth much for good; 
And after the most-blessed Virgin Mary, 
We have thee as a righteous mediator 
With the All-Merciful God, 
And to thy fervent intercession
And protection we humbly hasten. 

Do thou, as a watchful and good shepherd, 
Keep us from all enemies and pestilence, 
Earthquake and hail, 
Famine, flood and fire, 
The sword and invasions, 
And in all our misfortunes and affliction 
Do thou give us a helping hand
And open the doors of God’s compassion; 
For we are unworthy
To look upon the height of heaven
Because of the multitude of our sins; 
We are bound by the bonds of sin 
And have not done the will of our Creator
Nor kept His commandments. 

Wherefore, we bow the knees
Of our broken and humble heart to our Maker, 
And we ask thy fatherly intercession with Him; 
Lest we perish with our sins, 
Deliver us from all evil, 
And from every adverse thing, 
Direct our minds and strengthen our hearts
In the Orthodox Faith, 
Which, through thy mediation and intercession, 
Neither wounds, nor threats, nor plague, 
Nor the wrath of our Creator shall lessen; 
But vouchsafe that we may live a peaceful life here
And see the good things in the land of the living, 
Glorifying the Father, 
And the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
One God glorified and worshipped in Trinity, 
Now and ever, 
And unto the ages of ages. 

Amen. 
The Benefits of praying this Novena are:

1. good health and productive work;
2. success in work; and
3. being free from adversities and ill-intentioned persons.

Novena Prayer

Act of Contrition: 

Jesus, my God, 
how often have I offended Thee and, 
despite my firm promise never to sin again, 
how many times have I left Thy sweet company 
to follow the path of sin! 
Dearest Lord, I am sorry for my past negligences. 
I regret this weakness of mine. 
I would be ashamed to promise again 
that I will not sin were it not for the confidence 
I have in Thy love and Thy mercy. 
I kneel in Thy presence, 
hopeful that despite so many past violations of Thy commandments, 
notwithstanding so many failures to correspond with Thy grace, 
I can still repent. 
I know that there is time to make a new beginning. 
With Thy aid I will strive to be faithful to Thee, 
with Thy assistance I will do my utmost to serve Thee faithfully - and always. 
Do Thou, dear Jesus, help me. 

Amen.

First Day

Our hearts have been created to love. 
It is God Whom you have to love most, 
more than all beings, 
more than all riches of the world,
and in this way you will avoid many disappointments. 
St. Pancratius did it so 
and by it he obtained many favors from God. 
Ask him fervently for this grace, 
you will live peacefully 
and will obtain his protection in all your needs.

Prayer for each day to the Blessed Trinity,
to whom St. Pancratius was greatly devoted. 

Prayer to the Eternal Father

I believe, Heavenly Father, 
all that Faith teaches, 
and in that faith I wish to live and die; 
through the intercession of St. Pancratius 
grant us good health to fulfill our duties.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory be...   

Prayer to God the Son

O good Jesus, 
grant me the virtue of Hope in your promises 
in the same measure that St. Pancratius 
always trusted in your Providence,
so that I may, through his intercession, 
obtain work and success in all my undertakings.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory be...   

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Grant me the virtue of Charity 
that I may love God above all things 
and my neighbor for the love of God, 
as St. Pancratius did. 
Through his intercession 
I hope to obtain this grace 
and that of being free from adversities 
and from ill-intentioned persons.

   Our Father...   
   Hail Mary...   
   Glory be...   

Concluding Prayer: 

O glorious St. Pancratius, 
I beg thee to obtain for me
all the graces that I need, 
but especially health and work, 
so that I may appear before thee 
to thank God for the favors 
I received through your powerful intercession.

Amen.

Second Day

It is the law of God to love our neighbor, 
but only in as much as this love does not hinder us from loving God. 
St. Pancratius gave us the examples, 
thus leading many souls in the right path to heaven. 
Let us ask him from the depth of our hearts 
to give us the grace to love our neighbors 
as ourselves in order to love God better; 
in this way we shall obtain many graces 
from the glorious St. Pancratius. 

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Third Day

St. Pancratius possessed such a kind heart 
that he always sympathized with the poor and the unfortunate; 
for this reason he obtained so many graces from heaven. 
You too, should imitate this virtue and thereby obtain, 
through his intercession, 
many favors from God.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Fourth Day

The glorious St. Pancratius not only tried to be good himself 
but also strived to lead other souls to heaven, 
and for this reason God bestowed on him 
such a great power in behalf of those devoted to him. 
You too, should try to spread this devotion 
and to lead others to heaven. 
In this way you will gain many graces, 
especially those that you like to receive in this novena.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Fifth Day

There are many persons in the world who due to human respect, 
fail to serve God wholeheartedly. 
Be not one of them, 
but rather imitate St. Pancratius 
in defending always the truth and the good, 
for the sake of God. 
In this way, 
you will obtain all that you need 
through the intercession of St. Pancratius 
who is always ready to hear your prayer.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Sixth Day

One of the hardest things for the heart 
is to forgive those who have injured us. 
Ask St. Pancratius to obtain for you this grace 
when someone has offended you, 
since he forgave even those who martyred him. 
Be sure you will then be more at peace 
and will obtain for yourself and for your family 
graces that grow more than you can hope for.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Seventh Day

In this world, 
great patience is needed for everything, 
for more obstacles always come in our way than we expect. 
Imitate St. Pancratius who always conforms his will 
to the Holy Will of God, 
and thus succeeded in living happily 
and becoming a great saint amidst difficulties. 
Ask him fervently to help you, 
and he will grant you this grace and many others.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Eighth Day

Just as you treasure the picture of your parents 
and other dear persons, 
so also should you treasure the image of St. Pancratius,
assured that from heaven above he sees you 
as you kneel before his altar. 
The greater the fervor with which you do it 
the more he will intercede for you before God 
that he may grant you the graces you want 
to obtain in this novena, 
for you as well as for your family.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Ninth Day

Now that you are ending this novena, 
you are encouraged 
and you feel a greater desire to love St. Pancratius 
and by it to make yourself worthy of attaining heaven 
where you will keep his company. 
Be sure that he waits for you there, 
and you will fulfill your duties faithfully, 
leading the life of a good Christian; 
and thus obtain his protection for yourself and for your family.

(Prayer to the Blessed Trinity as on First Day)

Source:    Dennis-Emmanuel Cabrera; February 17, 2005   

Saint Peter Julian, 
who received the great privilege 
of so perfectly knowing what treasures are ours 
in the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
of being all afire with seraphic love for It, 
and of consecrating unto It your untiring zeal 
that It might be perpetually adored and glorified by all mankind, 
we beg of you to obtain for us the spiritual and temporal favors 
of which we stand in need. 

Obtain for us particularly to become, 
in imitation of you, 
faithful adorers in spirit and in truth 
of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
while tending ever more toward the acquiring of Christian virtue, 
above all, of sincere humility. 
Thus we hope to live that life of union with Our Lord 
which was the aim of your constant zeal, 
as it is the principal effect on Holy Communion in our souls.

Finally, Saint Peter Julian, 
obtain for us your own filial devotion 
toward Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
that we may learn from that dear Divine Mother 
how to serve and adore on earth Our Saviour hidden in His Sacrament, 
and thus come to adore and glorify Him unveiled in heaven. 

Amen

Say 1 [[Our Father]]...
Say 1 [[Hail Mary]]... 
Say 1 [[Glory Be]]...


O Sacrament most holy, 
O Sacrament divine. 
All Praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 
pray for us.

Saint Peter Julian, 
pray for us.

Coming of the Eucharistic Reign of Christ

Saint Peter Julian who, 
all aflame with faith in the Holy Eucharist, 
pleaded with the world, 
"Jesus is there, go to Him," 
obtain through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 
that this cry from the depths of your heart 
may re-echo in all hearts 
and lead to a renewal and deepening of Christian life everywhere.

May your call resound even more powerfully 
and fruitfully from heaven 
where you now share the glory of the saints. 
May it raise among the faithful and especially among priests, 
to whom you were so constantly devoted, 
new armies of adorers and apostles of the Eucharist who, like you, 
will dedicate themselves to its glorification among individuals and nations, 
and work for the coming of the peace of Christ in His reign of love.

Amen
[Say the following prayer for 9 consecutive days.]

O, great Saint Philomena, 
glorious Virgin and Martyr, 
wonder-worker of our age, 
obtain for me purity of body and soul, 
purity of heart and desire, 
purity of thought and affection. 

Through thy patience under multiplied sufferings, 
obtain for me a submissive acceptance of all the afflictions 
it may please God to send me 
and as thou didst miraculously escape unhurt from the waters of the Tiber, 
into which thou wert cast by order of thy persecutor, 
so may I pass through the waters of tribulation 
without detriment to my soul. 
In addition to these favors, 
obtain for me, 
O faithful spouse of Jesus, 
the particular intention I earnestly recommend to thee at this moment. 
O pure Virgin and holy Martyr, 
deign to cast a look of pity from Heaven 
on thy devoted servant, 
comfort me in affliction, 
assist me in danger, 
above all come to my aid in the hour of death. 
Watch over the interests of the Church of God, 
pray for its exaltation and prosperity, 
the extension of the faith, 
for the Sovereign Pontiff, 
for the clergy, 
for the perseverance of the just, 
the conversion of sinners, 
and the relief of the souls in purgatory, 
especially those dear to me. 
O great Saint, 
whose triumph we celebrate on earth, 
intercede for me, 
that I may one day behold the crown of glory 
bestowed on thee in Heaven, 
and eternally bless Him who so liberally rewards for all eternity 
the sufferings endured for His love during this short life. 

Amen.
First Day<hr>

O Heavenly Father, 
Who in Thine ineffable goodness 
didst place in the soul of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
the precious treasure of sanctifying grace, 
and didst grant her ever to keep it in the midst of earthly dangers, 
we pray Thee to grant to us for our part 
the happiness of never losing this inestimable gift 
whereby we become Thine adopted children, 
the brothers and sisters of Thy Son Jesus, 
the temples of the Holy Spirit and the heirs of Heaven. 

Enable us, to this end, 
carefully to avoid mortal sin 
which would rob us of this grace more to be desired 
than all the wealth of the world, 
to fly the occasions of sin, and to resist temptation. 

We implore these graces 
through the intercession of the one 
who was ever Thy faithful child 
and whose memory we venerate. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
who would have preferred to die rather than lose God's grace, 
vouchsafe to obtain for us all 
the help necessary to avoid the misfortune of committing mortal sin, 
incompatible with this divine grace. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through you powerful intercession. 

Amen. 


Second Day<hr>

O Heavenly Father, 
Who to assure our advancement in the right path 
dost never cease to multiply the supernatural means of help which we need, 
and which Thou has divinely poured out 
upon Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
we beg of Thee, 
through this Saint so dear to Thy Heart, 
all the graces of light 
and of fortitude necessary or helpful 
to fulfill Thine adorable will. 

Thy grace ever went before Saint Theresa 
and Thou didst uphold her at each moment, 
for Thou didst give to her both to will and to do, 
and without Thee none can even utter the name of Jesus 
whereby we may be saved. 

Father, shed abroad in our minds and hearts 
those graces won by the merits of our Savior 
and which Saint Theresa asks for us. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
upon whom so many divine graces were showered, 
we pray you to intercede with our Heavenly Father, 
so that through the merits of our Savior and you merits, 
He may vouchsafe to give to our souls 
all the graces needful for the perfect fulfillment of our duty. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen. 



Third Day<hr>

O Heavenly Father, 
Who didst dispose the soul of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
to ascend by such wonderful steps 
and didst make this lovable saint to rise from virtue to virtue, 
aiding her so admirably to practice humility, 
simplicity, patience, confidence, zeal and love, 
we beseech Thee to place in our hearts dispositions like to hers 
and to grant us to resemble her, 
that we may hence become conformable to Thy Son Jesus, 
our Model and the Divine Example of Thine adorable perfections. 

These virtues are so needful for us, 
for without them we cannot be happy here below; 
without them we cannot gain for Thee the glory 
that Thou dost look for from us. 

Vouchsafe, O Father, 
to help us to make these virtues ours. 
May Thy numerous graces joined to our generous efforts, 
bring forth, as in Saint Theresa, 
true and lasting virtue. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus who to please God 
ever Wonderfully grew in virtue each day of your life, 
obtain for us to resemble you 
and generously to practice those virtues 
of which you have left us such a beautiful example. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen. 


Fourth Day<hr>

O Heavenly Father, 
Who in Thine infinite wisdom 
dost permit the just to be tried upon earth, 
like gold in the furnace, 
hereafter to crown them gloriously in Heaven, 
we beseech Thee to grant us 
through the intercession of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
all the graces of fortitude and consolation 
which we urgently need in the difficulties we encounter here below. 

Thou dost order all things for the good of those who love Thee, 
nothing befalls without Thy permission, 
Thou knowest how to draw good out of evil. 
May these consoling truths be our support in the midst of our sorrows. 
Sweeten for us all that is bitter by the unction of Thy grace. 

Permit not, O Father, 
that impatience shall possess our heart or murmurs rise to our lips. 
Make us understand the providential use of sorrow, 
as it was undertook by Saint Theresa 
who owned to finding happiness in the midst of suffering. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
who suffered much here below, 
and knew how to find joy in every bitterness, 
intercede for us with God 
that so He may help us to bear patiently all our crosses, 
and console our hearts saddened by the trials of earth's exile. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen. 


Fifth Day<hr>

O Heavenly Father, 
Who so loved men that Thou didst give them Thine Only-begotten Son 
to be their Redeemer upon the Cross, 
and Food in the Divine Sacrament of the Altar, 
we beseech Thee to grant us, 
through the prayers of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
so inflamed with love for this Adorable Sacrament 
and so eager to receive It, 
the grace for our part to draw near very often to the Holy Table. 

Following the example of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
may we bring to it the best dispositions, 
a right intention, 
hearts filled with lively faith, 
sincere humility, 
deep confidence, 
ardent charity. 

Father, make us truly understand that this Divine Bread 
is no less needful to our soul than material bread is to our body 
and that we cannot abstain from It without hurt to our soul. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
who so much loved the Divine Sacrament of the Altar 
and so greatly longed to unite yourself to It through Holy Communion, 
obtain for us from God a love like to yours 
for this Adorable Sacrament 
and a fervent longing often to receive It in our hearts. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen 

Sixth Day<hr> 

O Heavenly Father, 
Who bestowed upon the Blessed Virgin Mary 
the greatest and most precious graces and privileges, 
and called her to become the Mother of Thy Son Jesus 
also giving her to be our Mother, 
we beseech Thee through the intercession of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
ever so faithful to honor this beloved Virgin, 
whose radiant countenance and gracious smile she one day beheld, 
to grant us too the inestimable favor 
of being the very loving children of this Holy Mother. 

We need her maternal mediation, 
for this good Mother is the way that leads to Jesus, 
and she is the treasurer of all the graces that our Savior acquired for us 
by shedding of His Precious Blood. 

We thank Thee, O Father, 
for having given us the Blessed Virgin to be our Mother, 
and our guide along our life's path, 
and we beseech Thee that, 
like Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
we may be true imitators of her virtues: 
of her perfect humility, 
her immaculate purity, 
and her ardent love. 
We look to her for the greatest succor now 
and at the hour of our death. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
who ever manifested a great love 
for the One you named the Immaculate Virgin, 
and from whom you received so many benefits, 
we ask you to obtain for us 
the grace to imitate your tender devotion towards her 
and to help us to reproduce her beautiful and admirable virtues 
even as you yourself did. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen. 



Seventh Day<hr> 

O Heavenly Father, 
Who has bestowed upon us so many benefits 
through the intercession of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
and willest that we should honor this lovable saint 
with a special devotion, 
we earnestly implore Thee of Thy fatherly loving-kindness 
the grace to be ever faithful in veneration her, 
invoking her and imitating her virtues. 

It is good for us to pay honor to the Saints. 
Thou has placed these blessed Saints as powerful mediators 
between ourselves and Thee, 
that so Thou mayest bestow upon us more ready and more abundant aids. 
That which our prayer cannot obtain, 
theirs will obtain for us. 

Thou hast willed that the Saints should be our models. 
They were once what we are; 
we can with Thy grace become what they are, 
what they have done, 
we can do in our turn. 
Father, give us a true and lasting devotion 
towards Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
a devotion well ordered and constant, 
a devotion that will sanctify us 
and lead us to Thee 
to Whom all the homage we pay to the Saints returns. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
placed by the Church upon our altars 
to be out protectress with God and model in Christian life, 
obtain for us, we ask of you, 
ever to have you in honor, 
to venerate you, 
to invoke you, 
to imitate you for the greater glory of God 
and the greater good of our souls. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen. 

Eighth Day<hr> 

O Heavenly Father, 
Who hast created all the good things of earth 
for the use of man 
and dost measure them out to him with marvelous bounty, 
we beg Thee through the intercession of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
to give us all those things 
of which we have need for the preservation of our life here below. 

Teach us to use these things with the moderation befitting Christians, 
let us not attach our heart to them; 
may they serve not to keep us from Thee, 
the Only True Good to be desired 
and the Giver of all that is good in this world. 
Give us, as Thou gavest to Thy faithful handmaid 
Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
to make a holy use of earthly things 
and to make them serve on for Thy Glory. 

Father, Who dost feed the birds of the air 
and clothe the lilies of the valley, 
forsake not the souls of those who trust in Thee. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
who ever used the things of this world 
according to the order willed by God, 
you who made earthly gifts serve to merit those that are heavenly, 
we ask you to obtain for us 
all that is necessary for us during our life upon earth. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession.

Amen. 


Ninth Day<hr> 

O Heavenly Father, 
Who hast prepared for us a glorious reward 
after the labors of this life, 
and hast promised to crown with honor and glory 
those who are faithful to the end in Thy love, 
we beseech Thee to grant us 
through the intercession of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
the grace to be faithful to Thy Commandments, 
to those of the Holy Church 
and to Thy holy inspirations until the hour of our death. 

Father, grant that, 
after the example of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, 
we may not recoil from labors, 
that temptations may not keep us from Thee, 
that trials may not cause us to lose courage. 
May neither the world, 
nor the devil, 
nor our own inclinations separate us 
from Thee to Whom we desire to belong for ever, 
as we promised Thee on the day of our Baptism 
and on the day of our First Communion. 

Perseverance in grace is a grace, 
we beseech Thee to grant it to us, 
and in Thy merciful love not to refuse us the grace of graces, 
that of final perseverance which will unite us to Thee for evermore 
and will give us to contemplate during all Eternity Thine adorable Face. 

Father, uphold us in the midst of our combats 
until the day when we shall gain the victory, 
when Thou Thyself wilt triumph in us. 

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus 
who persevered throughout your life in exact fidelity to God's grace, 
you who saw your perseverance crowned own the glorious day of your death, 
obtain for us to be fully faithful to God's law 
and never to separate ourselves from His holy love. 
Obtain for us the favors we crave 
and implore through your powerful intercession. 

Amen

[Repeat the following prayer for 9 consecutive days.]

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, 
please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens 
and send it to me as a message of love. 

O Little Flower of Jesus, 
ask God today to grant the favors 
I now place with confidence in your hands... 

[Mention your intention here...] 

Saint Therese, 
help me to always believe as you did, 
in God's great love for me, 
so that I might imitate your "Little Way" each day. 

Amen. 
Saint Therese, 
who in your short life attained to angelic purity, 
generous love, and wholehearted purity, 
and wholehearted surrender to Almighty God, 
pray for us who trust in you. 

You have received the reward of your virtues; 
obtain for us the grace to be pure of heart 
and to avoid whatever may tarnish any virtue pleasing to God. 

May we know in every need the power of your prayer for us. 
Comfort us in the sorrows of this life 
and especially at its end, 
that we be worthy to share your happiness in Heaven. 

Amen.
Pray for us, blessed Therese.
That we may beworthy of
the promises of Christ. 

O Lord Who has said: 
"Unless you become as little children, 
you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven," 
grant us, we implore you, 
to walk int he footsteps of Saint Therese. 

Amen. 


Intention for the FIRST DAY - Faith<hr>

Almighty God and Creator of all things, 
to overcome lukewarmness and inflame souls with Your love, 
you have enriched the soul of Your Little Flower 
with such firm faith that she longed to give her life for You. 
I ask You, by the merits of her lively faith, 
to infuse in me a like faith. 
Grant that I may believe all the truths 
taught by the Catholic Church 
and practice until death all virtues.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 1 Glory Be...



Intention for the SECOND DAY - Hope<hr>

Almighty God, You Who are glorified in Your saints, 
grant me the gift of hope as was evident in the life of Saint Therese, 
that I may believe firmly in Your words: 
Whatever you ask in My Name shall be given to you."

As Saint Therese turned away from the vanities of this world 
and consecrated herself to You with complete confidence, 
may I also turn from those vanities and seek You alone, 
my love and my all. 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 1 Glory Be...



Intention for the THIRD DAY - Love<hr>

My Jesus, grant that I may love You as much as Saint Therese, 
Your Little Flower, 
and say with her: 
"My Jesus, I beg You only for Your love, 
without limits and without bounds. 
Grant, my Jesus that I may love you with the strength of a martyr. 
I wish to love You as You have never been loved." 

And you, Saint Therese, 
help me to be ever grateful to Him 
Who loves me so much. 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...


Intention for the FOURTH DAY - Submission<hr>

My Lord and my God, 
You always will what is best for me. 
As Your Little Flower consecrated herself to You 
to endure all sufferings and pain, 
may I accept with perfect resignation and even cheerfulness 
all the hardships that come to me in life, 
that I may be able to say, 
as did Your beloved spouse: 

"Jesus, I offer my hardships to You in the name of Your love." 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...



Intention for the FIFTH DAY - Patience 
My Lord, Innocence Itself, 
You endured all forms of shameful treatment for love of me. 
Give me the humility, self-denial, 
and patience to imitate Your spouse, 
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, 
and say with all my heart: 

My despised Jesus, grant me, 
by the merits of Your humility and patience, 
to bear with a a calm spirit all the sufferings of this life, 
and then to enjoy Your company with Your spouse, 
the Little Flower. 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 1 Glory Be...


Intention for the SIXTH DAY - Simplicity <br>

My sweet Jesus, 
give me the charity and simplicity of Saint Therese. 
She said her mission in Heaven 
would be to make others love God as she loved Him, 
and to teach others to seek and find God 
in the little things in life. 
Grant that I may not rest until I love God 
with all my strength 
and with the childlike simplicity of the Little Flower. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...


Intention for the SEVENTH DAY - Humility<hr>

My Jesus, give me the grace to practice virtue in little things. 
It is sometimes difficult, 
but I trust in Your goodness, 
and Your love for humble persons. 
I am too weak to climb the ladder of perfection alone, 
but I know that I shall obtain from You the help I hope for. 
I join the Little Flower in asking You for this blessing. 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...



Intention for the EIGHTH DAY - Doing for Others<hr>

My God and my Love, 
give me on earth the same mission You gave Your Little Flower in Heaven, 
of spending my life doing good to my neighbor. 
My Jesus, help me to console all men 
and encourage them to love You. 
Make all love You 
as Your Immaculate Mother, 
Your foster father, Saint Joseph, 
Your holy angels, 
and Saint Therese love you. 
Allow me to pray with her: 

"Let Your divine glance rest upon a vast number of little souls, 
worthy of Your love." 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...


Intention for the NINTH DAY - Happy Death<hr>

My dear Lord, 
grant me the same childlike love for Your foster father 
and Your holy and immaculate Mother as Saint Therese had. 

And you, Saint Therese, 
ask my great protector and father, Saint Joseph, 
and my holy Mother, Mary, 
to obtain for me the grace of dying the friendship of Jesus, 
and expressing in your own words: 

"My God, I love You." 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 1 Glory Be...
PRAYERS TO BE SAID EACH DAY.<hr>

Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, 
and kindle in them the fire of divine love.

V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: 

O God, who have instructed the hearts of the faithful 
by the light of the Holy Spirit; 
grant that by the gift of the same Spirit, 
we may be ever truly wise and rejoice in His consolation, 
through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love: 

O my God! I believe in Thee: strengthen my faith. 
All my hopes are in Thee: do Thou secure them. 
I love Thee: teach me to love Thee daily more and more.

The Act of Contrition: 

O my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended You, 
and I detest all my sins, 
because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, 
but most of all because they offend You, my God, 
who are all good and deserving of all my love. 
I firmly resolve, 
with the help of Your grace, 
to confess my sins, 
to do penance, 
and to amend my life. 

Amen.

Concluding Prayer Prayed Each Day:

O Lord, You have said: 
Unless you become as little children 
you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven; 
grant us, we beg You, so to follow, 
in humility and simplicity of heart, 
the footsteps of the Virgin blessed Thérèse, 
that we may attain to an everlasting reward. 

Amen.



First Day

St. Thérèse, privileged Little Flower of Jesus and Mary, 
I approach you with childlike confidence and deep humility. 
I lay before you my desires, 
and beg that through your intercession they may be realized. 
Did you not promise to spend your heaven doing good upon earth? 
Grant me according to this promise the favors I am asking from you.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but specially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask 
through your intercession. 

Amen. 

Thought for the day: 

Confidence in God. 
We can never have too much confidence in the good God 
who is so powerful and so merciful. 
We obtain from Him as much as we hope for.

If you are nothing, 
do you forget that Jesus is everything? 
You have only to lose your nothingness in His Infinity 
and think only of loving Him.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Second Day

O dear little Saint, 
now that you see the crucified Jesus in heaven, 
still bearing the wounds caused by sin, 
you know still more clearly than you did upon earth the value of souls, 
and the priceless worth of that Precious Blood 
which He shed to save them. 
As I am one of those children for whom Christ died, 
obtain for me all the graces I need 
in order to profit by that Precious Blood. 
Use your great power with our divine Lord and pray for me.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.

Thought for the day: 

Sin. 

The only grace I ask, O Jesus, is never to offend Thee.

By love and not by fear, 
does a soul avoid committing the least fault.

Yes, even if I have on my conscience every possible crime, 
I should lose none of my confidence; 
my heart breaking with sorrow, 
I should go and throw myself into the arms of my Savior.

The remembrance of my faults humbles me 
and makes me afraid to rely on my own strength, 
which is nothing but weakness.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Third Day

Dear Little Flower, 
make all things lead me to heaven and God, 
Whether I look at the sun, the moon, the stars 
and the vast expanse in which they float, 
or whether I look at the flowers of the field, 
the trees of the forest, 
the beauties of the earth so full of color and so glorious, 
may they speak to me of the love and power of God; 
may they all sing His praises in my ear. 
Like you may I daily love Him more and more in return for His gifts. 
Teach me often to deny myself in my dealings with others, 
that I may offer to Jesus many little sacrifices.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.

Thought for the day: 

The Use of God’s Gifts. 

How much benefit have I received from the beauties of nature, 
bestowed in such abundance. 
How they raise me to Him 
who placed such wonders in this land of exile 
which is only to last a day.

O sparkling nature, 
if I did not see God in you, 
you would be naught but a great tomb.

With your little hand which caresses Mary, 
You sustain the universe and bestow life; 
and You think of me, 
O Jesus my little King.

I do not wish creatures to have one atom of my love. 
I wish to give all to Jesus, 
since He has shown me that He alone is perfect happiness.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Fourth Day

Dear Little Flower of Carmel, 
bearing so patiently the disappointments and delays allowed by God, 
and preserving in the depths of your soul 
an unchanging peace because you sought only God’s will, 
ask for me complete conformity to that adorable Will 
in all the trials and disappointments of life. 
If the favors I am asking during this Novena are pleasing to God, 
obtain them for me. 
If not, it is true I shall feel the refusal keenly, 
but I too wish only God’s Will, 
and pray in the words you used, 
that I "may ever be perfectly fulfilled in me."

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.

Thought for the day: 

Abandonment to God. 

I fear only one thing, to keep my own will; 
take it, my God, for I choose all that You choose.

The only happiness here below is to strive 
to be always content with what Jesus gives us.

I can demand nothing with fervor, 
except the perfect accomplishment of God’s will in my soul.

O my Beloved, I offer myself to You, 
that You may perfectly accomplish in me Your holy designs, 
and I will not allow anything created to be an obstacle in their path.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Fifth Day

Little Flower of Jesus, 
from the very first moment of your religious life 
you thought only of denying yourself 
in all things so as to follow Jesus more perfectly; 
help me to bear patiently the trials of my daily life. 
Teach me to make use of the trials, 
the sufferings, the humiliations, that come my way, 
to learn to know myself better and to love God more.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.

Thought for the day: 

Patience in Sufferings. 

I do not fear trials sent by Jesus, 
for even in the most bitter suffering 
we can see that it is His loving hand which causes it.

When we are expecting nothing but suffering, 
we are quite surprised at the least joy; 
but then suffering itself becomes the greatest of joys 
when we seek it as a precious treasure.

Far from resembling those beautiful saints 
who practiced all sorts of austerities from childhood, 
my penance consisted in breaking my self-will, 
in keeping back a sharp reply, 
in doing little kindnesses to those about me, 
but considering these deeds as nothing.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Sixth Day

St. Thérèse, Patroness of the Missions, 
be a great missionary throughout the world to the end of time. 
Remind our Master of His own words, 
"The harvest is great, but the laborers are few." 
Your zeal for souls was so great, 
obtain a like zeal for those now working for souls, 
and beg God to multiply their numbers, 
that the millions to whom Jesus is yet unknown may be brought to know, 
love and follow Him.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.
 
Thought for the day: Zeal for souls. 
Let us work together for the salvation of souls. 
We have only the day of this life to save souls 
and to give them to the Lord as proofs of our love.

I tell Jesus that I am glad not to be able to see, 
with the eyes of my soul, 
this beautiful heaven which awaits me, 
in order that He may vouchsafe to open it forever to poor unbelievers.

I cannot perform brilliant works; 
I cannot preach the Gospel or shed my blood. 
But what matter? 
My brothers work in place of me, 
and I a little child, 
keep very close to the royal throne. 
I love for those who are carrying on the warfare.

My deeds, my little sufferings, 
can make God loved all over the world.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Seventh Day

O little martyr of Love, 
you know now even better than in the days of your pilgrimage 
that Love embraces all vocations; 
that it is Love alone which counts, 
which unites us perfectly to God and conforms our will with His. 
All you sought on earth was love; 
to love Jesus as He had never yet been loved. 
Use your power in heaven to make us love Him. 
If only we love Him we shall desire to make Him loved by others; 
we shall pray much for souls. 
We shall no longer fear death, 
for it will unite us to Him forever. 
Obtain for us the grace to do all for the love of God, 
to give Him pleasure, 
to love Him so well that He may be pleased with us as He was with you.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.
 
Thought for the day: 

Love of God. 

I will love God alone 
and will not have the misfortune of attaching myself to creatures, 
now that my heart perceive what He has in store for those who love Him.

What attracts me to the kingdom of Heaven is the call of our Lord, 
the hope of loving Him as I have so desired 
and the thought that I shall be able to make Him loved 
by a great number of souls who will bless Him forever.

When Christ said, "Give Me a Drink," 
it was the love of His poor creatures that He, 
the Creator of all things, desired. 
He thirsted for love.

Remember that the dear Jesus 
is there in the tabernacle expressly for you, for you alone. 
Remember that He is consumed with a desire to come into your heart.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Eighth Day

Dear St. Thérèse, like you I have to die one day. 
I beseech you, obtain from God, 
by reminding Him of your own precious death, 
that I may have a holy death, 
strengthened by the Sacraments of the Church, 
entirely resigned to the most holy Will of God, 
and burning with love for Him. 
May my last words on earth be, 
"My God. I love You."

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.
 
Thought for the day: 

Death. 
It says in the catechism that death is nothing 
but the separation of the soul and body. 
Well, I have no fear of a separation 
which will unite me forever with the good God.

I am happy to die because I shall be able to help souls 
who are dear to me, 
far more than I can here below.

Life is not sad; it is very joyous. 
If you say, "This exile is sad," I understand you. 
We are wrong to give the name "life" to something which will end; 
it is only to the things of Heaven that we should apply this beautiful name.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

Ninth Day

Dear Little St. Thérèse, 
by love and suffering while you were on earth, 
you won the power with God which you now enjoy in heaven. 
Since your life there began, 
you have showered down countless blessings on this poor world; 
you have been an instrument made use of by your divine Spouse 
to work countless miracles. 
I beg of you to remember all my wants. 
Sufferings must come to me also, 
may I use them to love God more, 
and follow my Jesus better. 
You are especially the little missionary of love. 
Make me love Jesus more, 
and all others for His sake. 
With all my heart I thank the most Holy Trinity 
for the wonderful blessings conferred on you, 
and upon the world through you.

Intercede for us all the days of our life, 
but especially during this Novena 
and obtain for us from God 
the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. 

Amen.

Thought for the day: 

The Mission of the Little Flower. 
I do not intend to remain inactive in Heaven. 
I want to work for the Church and for souls. 
I have asked this of God 
and I am certain that He will grant my request.

I will spend my Heaven doing good upon earth. 
This is not impossible, 
since the angels though always enjoying the beatific vision, watch over us. 
No, I cannot be at rest 
until the end of the world.

I beseech Thee, O Jesus, 
to cast Thy divine glance on a great number of little souls. 
I beg of Thee to choose in this world 
a legion of little victims, 
worthy of Thy Love.

Say the concluding Prayer mentioned above.

PRELUDE<hr>

Saint Therese, flower of Carmel, 
you said you would spend your heaven 
doing good upon the earth. 
Your trust in God was complete.

Listen to my prayer; 
bring before God my special intention... 
Pray for me that I may have something of your confidence 
in the loving promises of our God. 
Pray that I may live my life in union with God’s plan for me, 
and one day see the Face of God who you so ardently loved. 

Saint Therese, 
you kept your word to love God 
and to trust the world to that loving providence. 
Pray for us that we may be faithful to our commitment to love. 
May our lives, like yours, 
be able to touch the world and bring it to peace. 

DAY ONE 

Loving God, 
you blessed St. Therese with a capacity for a great love. 
Help us to believe in your unconditional love for each of us. 

DAY TWO 

Loving God, 
you loved St. Therese’s complete trust in your care. 
Help us to rely on your providential care 
for us in each circumstance of our lives. 

DAY THREE 

Loving God, 
you graced St. Therese with a capacity to see your hand 
in the ordinary routine of each day. 
Help us to be aware of your presence in the everyday events of our lives. 

DAY FOUR 

Loving God, 
you taught St. Therese how to find a direct way to you 
through the “little way” of humility and simplicity. 
Grant that we may never miss the grace there is 
in humble service to others in family and neighborhood. 

DAY FIVE 

Loving God, 
you graced St. Therese with the gift of forginving others 
even when she felt hurt and betrayed. 
Help us to be able to forgive others who have wounded us, especially... 

DAY SIX 

Loving God, 
St. Therese experienced each day as a gift from You, 
as a time for loving and through others. 
May we, too, see each new day as a single moment 
of saying yes to Your will in our lives. 

DAY SEVEN 

Loving God, 
St. Therese offered to You her frailty and powerlessness. 
Help us to see in our weakness and our diminishments 
an opportunity for letting Your light and Your strength be all we need. 

DAY EIGHT 

Loving God, 
You shepherded St. Therese with a gracious love 
and made her a tower of strength to people who had lost faith in You. 
Help us to be unafraid to pray with confidence 
for the many in our culture who do not believe they can be loved. 

DAY NINE 

Loving God, 
St. Therese never doubted that her life had meaning. 
Help us to understand our possiblities for loving and blessing our children, 
our elderly parents, 
our neighbors in need, 
and for priests throughout the world. 

CONCLUSION

Say one Our Father...
Say one Hail Mary...
Say one Glory Be...
Novena prayer<hr>

St. Thomas Aquinas, 
patron of students and Catholic schools, 
I thank God for the gifts 
of light and knowledge he bestowed on you, 
which you used to build up the Church in love. 
I thank God, too,
for the wealth and richness of theological teaching 
you left in your writings. 
Not only were you a great teacher, 
you lived a life of virtue 
and you made holiness the desire of your heart. 
If I cannot imitate you 
in the brilliance of your academic pursuits, 
I can follow you in the humility and charity which marked your life. 
As St. Paul said, 
charity is the greatest gift, 
and it is open to all. 
Pray for me that I might grow in holiness and charity. 
Pray also for Catholic schools, 
and for all students. 
In particular, please obtain the favor I ask during this novena.

[Make you request here...]

Amen.

First Day<hr>

St. Thomas, called by God

"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; 
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me" (Mt 10:37).

St. Thomas, as a young man 
you became convinced that God was calling you to religious life.
Although your family was opposed to it, 
you were determined to follow God's call. 
Even when your brothers kidnapped you 
and forced you to remain a prisoner in your own house, 
you did not give up but waited patiently for God's hour. 
St. Thomas, pray for all young people 
who are considering their vocation in life. 
Help them to be open to the call of God. 
Inspire them to make choices 
motivated by love for God 
and an unselfish love for other people.
Whatever their state in life, 
help them to see their chosen path 
as a call to service. 
May all married couples, single persons,
priests and religious build up the Church 
through lives of unselfish devotion and love.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Second Day<hr>

St. Thomas, lover of purity
"For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness" (1 Thes 4:7).

St. Thomas, you had a great esteem for the virtue of purity.
When your family tried to deter you 
from entering the Dominicans by sending a woman to lead you into sin, 
you resisted the temptation 
and determined to consecrate your chastity to God forever.

Today we are immersed in a culture 
that degrades the gift of human sexuality. 
Human persons are viewed as objects of pleasure 
and their human dignity is devalued. 
As a consequence, society tolerates abortion, 
disregarding human life at the very outset. 
Children suffer abuse 
and families are damaged by infidelity.

Pray that our society may once again 
value the virtue of chastity. 
Pray that those in the media will work 
to promote a Christian view of marriage and family life. 
May the plague of pornography in all its forms be eliminated. 
May Christian moral standards act as a leaven in society 
and bring about a greater respect for human life.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Third Day<hr>

St. Thomas, example of humility

"All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted" (Mt 23:12).

St. Thomas, when you were a young student 
some of your classmen called you the "dumb ox." 
Although you were more intelligent than all of them, 
you bore their insults patiently without retaliating. 
You were endowed with a keen mind 
but recognized that God is the source of all gifts.
You humbly acknowledged your dependence on God, 
and begged him to enlighten you 
so that you would act only for his glory.

St. Thomas, pray for me 
that I too learn to act out of humility 
and never from the empty desire 
for esteem in the sight of others. 
Help me to seek only God's glory 
and to act with a right intention. 
May I seek to humble myself now, 
so that in heaven 
I will shine like the stars for all eternity.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Fourth Day<hr>

St. Thomas, devoted to truth

"But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way 
into him who is the head, into Christ" (Eph 4:15).

St. Thomas, you devoted your life 
to seeking the truth and explaining it to others. 
You dedicated your mind to God, 
and used it to probe the Word of God more deeply. 
Your gifts as a theologian and philosopher 
make you stand out as one of the greatest doctors of the Church. 
In your discussions, 
you made truth your primary aim, 
while treating respectfully anyone who differed with you.

Obtain for me too a great love of truth. 
Help me to ponder God's word 
so as to draw from it the light I need 
to nourish myself spiritually. 
Keep me firmly rooted in the truth, 
and never let me be swayed by false teachings. 
I pray also for those who are lost in darkness; 
please bring them into the light of truth.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Fifth Day<hr>

St. Thomas, afire with love for the Blessed Sacrament

"So Jesus said to them, 'Very truly, I tell you, 
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you have no life in you"' (Jn 6:53).

St. Thomas, you had a great love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist 
and spent many hours in adoration be fore the Blessed Sacrament. 
You once said that you learned more from prayer 
before the tabernacle than from many hours of study. 
The Church owes you a debt of gratitude 
for the beautiful Eucharistic hymns you wrote 
at the request of Pope Urban IV, 
for the newly-established feast of Corpus Christi.

Pray that I too might be inflamed 
with an ardent love for the Holy Eucharist. 
Help me to always esteem and reverence this wonderful sacrament. 
Pray for me that I might always participate devoutly in Mass, 
receive Holy Communion with great fervor, 
and often visit Jesus in the tabernacle. 
Through contact with the Eucharistic Lord, 
may my heart overflow with love for God and for my neighbor.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Sixth Day<hr>

St. Thomas, filled with charity

"Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. 
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth" (1 Cor 1 3 :4-6).

St. Thomas, you were noted during your life 
for the charity you showed to others. 
During debates at the university, 
you did not ridicule those who argued with you 
but treated them with respect and love. 
You showed consideration for the needs of other people.
Help me also to be more deeply rooted 
in love of God and neighbor, 
keeping in mind Jesus' words,
"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, 
if you have love for one another" (Jn 13:35). 
Help me to practice this same charity 
in a concrete way that does not stop at words, 
but is shown with sacrifice. 
May it begin first of all in my family, 
and then radiate to everyone I meet.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Seventh Day<hr>

St. Thomas, defender of the Church

"...the Church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth" (1 Tim 3:15).

St. Thomas, from your youth you learned to love the Church, 
your spiritual home. 
In your teaching, you sought to explain 
and defend the doctrine of the Church, 
making it known through your writings. 
You understood that true wisdom 
means to let oneself be instructed by the Church,
for Jesus guaranteed that the Holy Spirit 
would always be with the Church, 
to lead it into all truth.
At the end of your life you said, 
"I have taught and written much...
according to my faith in Christ
and in the holy Roman Church, 
to whose judgment I submit all my teaching."
Intercede for the Church today, 
that it might grow stronger 
and more spiritually fruitful in the world. 
Raise up holy priests, 
religious and laity, 
that they may all be the salt of the earth 
and the light of the world. 
Bless the pope in his efforts to guide the Church, 
witnessing to the power of the Gospel 
to renew the face of the earth. 
May all theologians work to explore the richness of Catholic teaching 
so as to show forth its truth and benefit the faithful. 
Pray for missionaries as they work to spread the Gospel. 
May the whole Church be renewed by the power of the Spirit 
to more effectively witness to Christ in the world today.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Eighth Day<hr>

St. Thomas, teacher of prayer

"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving" (Col 4:2).

St. Thomas, you knew that prayer is the source of wisdom 
and you spent long hours in conversation with God. 
Prayer became your very life.
Whenever you pondered over a problem in theology, 
you turned to prayer to seek God's enlightenment. 
Now in heaven you see God face to face. 
Pray for me, too, 
that I might become a person of profound prayer. 
Obtain for me the grace 
that I might always pray with humility, 
confidence and perseverance. 
Help me to grow more and more in the spirit of prayer, 
so that my whole life may become a prayer. 
May I always seek the face of the living God.

[Recite the novena prayer.]

Ninth Day<hr>

St. Thomas, patron of students

"For in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind" (1 Cor 1:5).

St. Thomas, God called you 
to spend most of your life in academic pursuits, 
first as a student, and then as a professor of theology. 
In your work as a teacher, 
you desired to help your students apply 
what they learned to their lives, 
in order to grow in holiness. 
You realized that knowledge is meant
to draw people closer to God. 
In your teaching you sought to communicate the truth, 
desiring to help your students become better Christians.

Pray for all students. 
Pray for those who may have difficulty in their studies, 
as well as for those who can study with ease. 
Pray that they may all be open to the truth, 
and always seek to better under stand it. 
May they grow in knowledge 
so as to know God better 
and to be able to serve 
their brothers and sisters as the Lord desires. 
St. Thomas, pray especially for theologians, 
that in their studies and research 
they may come to a deeper knowledge of revealed doctrine 
in keeping with the mind of the Church. 
May their lives reflect the holiness of the Word of God 
which they seek to more fully under stand.

[Recite the novena prayer.]
Holy Walburga, 
you dwell in the glory of heaven, 
gazing upon the face of the Triune God 
in the company of all the saints.  
I turn to you, 
full of trust in the words of Jesus Christ, 
"Amen, amen I say to you, 
the one who has faith in me will do the works I do, 
and greater far than these" (John 14:12).  
God has granted you the gift of healing; 
help me in my need, 
which I bring before you 

(Mention your intention here...).  

Beg God to grant healing, 
consolation and strength to me 
and to all those for whom I pray.  
Implore Him to let me recognize His love 
and know His presence, 
whatever He may have in store for me.

Ask this for me through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 
who lives and reigns in the unity of the Father 
and the Holy Spirit, 
one God for ever and ever.

Amen.
Invocation<hr>

Come, let us worship the Lord in the company of his angels.

Reading (Ex 23:20-21a)<hr>

See, I am sending an angel before you 
to guard you on the way 
and bring you to the place I have prepared.

Intercessions<hr>

Let us entreat the Lord that, 
with the angels who do His will,
we may respond more promptly to the sense of His message:
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

Lord, You made Your angels messengers of Your wonders;
fashion us into heralds of Your mighty deeds before all.
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

The angels ceaselessly proclaim Your holiness;
fashion Your Church into a worthy voice for Your praise.
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

You commanded the angels to protect Your servants;
may they be with us in all our endeavors.
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

Through the agency of the angels
may all our petitions rise to You.
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

May the angels help us in our final hour
and lead us to the land of paradise.
R. With the angels we sing of Your glory.

Prayer<hr>

Father with great wisdom You direct the ministry 
both of Angels and human beings. 
Grant that those who always minister to You in heaven 
may also defend us during our life on earth. 
We ask this in the Name of Jesus the Lord.

Amen.

O all ye holy Angels, 
who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated beauty of the Divinity, 
in company with our ever glorious Queen, 
we present and offer to thee this novena 
not only as a means of obtaining favors 

[State your intention(s) here...]

but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude, 
and that of all men. 
Deign to accept it, 
O amiable Spirits, 
in union with the love and devotion of such Saints 
as were especially devout to thee, 
and obtain for us the grace to spend this life fervently 
that it may be the commencement of that blessed life 
which we hope to live forever with thee in Heaven. 

O God, Who with wonderful order 
hast regulated the functions of Angels and men, 
grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in Heaven 
may defend our lives here on earth, 
through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
one God, world without end.

Amen.
Bless the Lord, all you His angels. 
You who are mighty in strength and do His will, 
intercede for me at the throne of God. 
By your unceasing watchfulness 
protect me in every danger of soul and body. 
Obtain for me the grace of final perseverance, 
so that after this life 
I may be admitted to your glorious company 
and with you may sing the praises of God for all eternity. 

All you holy angels and archangels, 
thrones and dominations, 
principalities and powers and virtues of heaven, 
cherubim and seraphim, 
and especially you, 
my dear guardian angel, 
intercede for me 
and obtain for me the special favor I now ask 

(Mention your need here...). 
Glory Be...
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT<hr>

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, 
I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. 
I adore the brightness of Your purity, 
the unerring keenness of Your justice, 
and the might of Your love. 
You are the Strength and Light of my soul. 
In You I live and move and am. 
I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace 
and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. 
Mercifully guard my every thought 
and grant that I may always watch for Your light, 
and listen to Your voice, 
and follow Your gracious inspirations. 
I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, 
by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. 
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus 
and looking at His Five Wounds, 
and trusting in His Precious Blood 
and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, 
I implore You, Adorable Spirit, 
Helper of my infirmity, 
to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. 
Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, 
Spirit of the Father and the Son 
to say to You always and everywhere, 
"Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." 

Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT<hr>

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, 
before ascending into heaven 
did promise to send the Holy Spirit 
to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, 
deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me 
that He may perfect in my soul, 
the work of Your grace and Your love. 
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom 
that I may despise the perishable things of this world 
and aspire only after the things that are eternal, 
the Spirit of Understanding 
to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, 
the Spirit of Counsel 
that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, 
the Spirit of Fortitude 
that I may bear my cross with You 
and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, 
the Spirit of Knowledge 
that I may know God and know myself 
and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, 
the Spirit of Piety 
that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, 
and the Spirit of Fear 
that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God 
and may dread in any way to displease Him. 
Mark me, dear Lord, 
with the sign of Your true disciples 
and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. 

Amen. 


FIRST DAY (Friday, 6th Week of Easter) <hr>

Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! 
From Your clear celestial height, 
Your pure beaming radiance give!

The Holy Spirit 

Only one thing is important, eternal salvation. 
Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared, sin? 
Sin is the result of ignorance, 
weakness, and indifference.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Light, 
of Strength, and of Love. 
With His sevenfold gifts He enlightens the mind, 
strengthens the will, 
and inflames the heart with love of God. 
To ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Divine Spirit daily, 
for "The Spirit helpeth our infirmity. 
We know not what we should pray for as we ought. 
But the Spirit Himself asketh for us."

Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, 
Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Spirit, 
and hast given us forgiveness all sins, 
vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us your sevenfold Spirit, 
the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, 
the Spirit of Counsel and fortitude, 
the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, 
and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father..
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.


SECOND DAY (Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)

Come. Father of the poor. 
Come, treasures which endure; 
Come, Light of all that live!

The Gift of Fear

The gift of Fear fills us with a sovereign respect for God, 
and makes us dread nothing so much as to offend Him by sin. 
It is a fear that arises, 
not from the thought of hell, 
but from sentiments of reverence 
and filial submission to our heavenly Father. 
It is the fear that is the beginning of wisdom, 
detaching us from worldly pleasures 
that could in any way separate us from God. 
"They that fear the Lord will prepare their hearts, 
and in His sight will sanctify their souls."

Prayer

Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, 
penetrate my inmost heart, that I may set you, 
my Lord and God, before my face forever, 
help me to shun all things that can offend You, 
and make me worthy to appear before the pure eyes of Your Divine Majesty in heaven, 
where You live and reign in the unity of the ever Blessed Trinity, 
God world without end. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.


THIRD DAY (7th Sunday of Easter)

Thou, of all consolers best, 
Visiting the troubled breast, 
Dost refreshing peace bestow.

The Gift of Piety

The gift of Piety begets in our hearts 
a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. 
It inspires us to love and respect for His sake 
persons and things consecrated to Him, 
as well as those who are vested with His authority, 
His Blessed Mother and the Saints, 
the Church and its visible Head, 
our parents and superiors, 
our country and its rulers. 
He who is filled with the gift of Piety 
finds the practice of his religion, 
not a burdensome duty, 
but a delightful service. 
Where there is love, 
there is no labor.

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, 
possess my heart. 
Enkindle therein such a love for God, 
that I may find satisfaction only in His service, 
and for His sake lovingly submit to all legitimate authority. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



FOURTH DAY (Monday, 7th Week of Easter)

Thou in toil art comfort sweet, 
Pleasant coolness in the heat, 
solace in the midst of woe.

The Gift of Fortitude

By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, 
and supported to the end in the performance of duty. 
Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse 
and energy which move it to undertake without hesitancy 
the most arduous tasks, to face dangers, 
to trample under foot human respect, 
and to endure without complaint the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation. 
"He that shall persevere unto the end, 
he shall be saved."

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, 
uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, 
sustain my efforts after holiness, 
strengthen my weakness, 
give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, 
that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, 
my God and greatest Good. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)

Light immortal! 
Light Divine! 
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, 
And our inmost being fill!

The Gift of Knowledge

The gift of Knowledge enables the soul 
to evaluate created things at their true worth
in their relation to God. 
Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, 
reveals their emptiness, 
and points out their only true purpose 
as instruments in the service of God. 
It shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, 
and directs us to glorify Him in every circumstance of life. 
Guided by its light, 
we put first things first, 
and prize the friendship of God beyond all else. 
"Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it."

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, 
and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; 
show me the nothingness of earthly things, 
that I may realize their vanity 
and use them only for Thy glory and my own salvation, 
looking ever beyond them to Thee, 
and Thy eternal rewards. 

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter)

If Thou take Thy grace away, 
nothing pure in man will stay, 
All his good is turn'd to ill.

The Gift of Understanding

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, 
helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion.
BY faith we know them, 
but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. 
It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths 
and through them to be quickened to newness of life. 
Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, 
but inspires a mode of life 
that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; 
we begin to "walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, 
and increasing in the knowledge of God."

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Understanding, 
and enlighten our minds, 
that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; 
and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; 
and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee 
and the Father and the Son.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



SEVENTH DAY (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)

Heal our wounds, our strength renews; 
On our dryness pour Thy dew, 
Wash the stains of guilt away.

The Gift of Counsel

The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, 
enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must done, 
especially in difficult circumstances. 
Counsel applies the principles furnished by Knowledge 
and understanding to the innumerable concrete cases 
that confront us in the course of our daily duty as parents, 
teachers, public servants, and Christian citizens. 
Counsel is supernatural common sense, 
a priceless treasure in the quest of salvation. 
"Above all these things, 
pray to the Most High, 
that He may direct thy way in truth."

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Counsel, 
help and guide me in all my ways, 
that I may always do Thy holy will. 
Incline my heart to that which is good; 
turn it away from all that is evil, 
and direct me by the straight path of Thy commandments 
to that goal of eternal life for which I long. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter)

Bend the stubborn heart and will, 
melt the frozen warm the chill. 
Guide the steps that go astray!

The Gift of Wisdom

Embodying all the other gifts, 
as charity embraces all the other virtues, 
Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. 
Of wisdom it is written 
"all good things came to me with her, 
and innumerable riches through her hands." 
It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, 
fortifies hope, perfects charity, 
and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree. 
Wisdom enlightens the mind to discern and relish things divine, 
in the appreciation of which earthly joys lose their savor, 
whilst the Cross of Christ yields a divine sweetness 
according to the words of the Saviour: 
"Take up thy cross and follow me, 
for my yoke is sweet and my burden light.

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, 
and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, 
their exceeding greatness, power and beauty. 
Teach me to love them above and beyond all the passing joys 
and satisfactions of earth. 
Help me to attain them and possess them for ever.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary... 
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.



NINTH DAY (Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost)

Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, 
in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; 
Give Them Comfort when they die; 
Give them Life with Thee on high; 
Give them joys which never end. Amen 

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit 

The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues 
by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. 
As we grow in the knowledge and love of God 
under the direction of the Holy Spirit, 
our service becomes more sincere and generous, 
the practice of virtue more perfect. 
Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and consolation 
and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit. 
These Fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive 
and become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, 
to serve Whom is to reign.

Prayer

Come, O Divine Spirit, 
fill my heart with Thy heavenly fruits, 
Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, 
benignity, goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance, 
that I may never weary in the service of God, 
but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration 
may merit to be united eternally with Thee 
in the love of the Father and the Son. 

Amen. 

Say 1 Our Father...
Say 1 Hail Mary...
Say 7 Glory Be...
Say the Act of Consecration, and 
Say the Prayer for the Seven Gifts.

O Holy Spirit, 
Third person of the Blessed Trinity! 

Spirit of Truth, 
Love and Holiness, 
Proceeding from 
The Father and the Son, 
And equal to Them 
In all things! 

I adore you 
And love you 
With all my heart. 

Teach me 
To know and to seek God, 
By whom and for whom I was created. 

Fill my heart 
With holy fear and love of God. 

Grant me 
Compunction and patience, 
And allow me not to fall into sin.

Give me 
An increase of Faith, 
Hope and Charity, 
And bring forth in my soul 
All the virtues 
Proper to my state of life. 

Give me 
The four Cardinal Virtues, 
Your seven Gifts 
And your twelve Fruits.

Make me 
A faithful follower of Jesus 
And an obedient child 
Of the Church. 

Give me 
The grace to keep the Commandments 
And to receive 
The Sacraments worthily. 

Raise me to perfection 
In the state of life 
To which you have called me, 
And lead me 
Through a happy death, 
To everlasting life,
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Grant me also, 
O Holy Spirit, 
You who are the giver 
Of all good gifts,
The special favor for which I ask 

(name the request) 

If it be 
For your greater honor and glory 
And the good of my soul.

Say 3 Glory Be...

O Holy Spirit, O my God, 
I adore Thee, and acknowledge, 
here in Thy divine presence, 
that I am nothing and can do nothing without Thee. 
Come, great Paraclete, 
Thou father of the poor, 
Thou comforter the best, 
fulfil the promise of our blessed Savior, 
Who would not leave us orphans, 
and come into the mind and the heart of Thy poor, 
unworthy creature, 
as Thou didst descend on the sacred day of Pentecost 
on the holy Mother of Jesus 
and on His first disciples. 
Grant that I may participate in those gifts 
which Thou didst communicate to them so wonderfully, 
and with so much mercy and generosity. 
Take from my heart whatever is not pleasing to Thee, 
and make of it a worthy dwelling-place for Thyself. 
Illumine my mind, 
that I may see and understand the things 
that are for my eternal good. 
Inflame my heart with pure love of Thee, 
that I may be cleansed from the dross 
of all inordinate attachments, 
and that my whole life may be hidden with Jesus in God. 
Strengthen my will, 
that I may be made comformable to Thy divine will, 
and be guided by Thy holy inspirations. 
Aid me by Thy grace to practice the divine lessons of humility, 
poverty, obedience, and contempt of the world, 
which Jesus taught us in His mortal life.

Oh, rend the heavens, and come down, consoling Spirit! 
that inspired and encouraged by Thee, 
I may faithfully comply with the duties of my state, 
carry my daily cross most patiently, 
and endeavor to accomplish the divine will with the utmost perfection. 
Spirit of love! 
Spirit of purity! 
Spirit of peace! 
Sanctify my soul more and more, 
and give me that heavenly peace 
which the world cannot give. 
Bless our Holy Father the Pope, 
bless the Church, 
bless our bishops, 
our priests, all Religious Orders, 
and all the faithful, 
that they may be filled with the spirit of Christ 
and labor earnestly for the spread of His kingdom.

O Holy Spirit, 
Thou Giver of every good and perfect gift, 
grant me, I beseech Thee, 
the intentions of this novena. 
May Thy will be done in me and through me. 
Mayest Thou be praised and glorified forevermore! 

Amen.
Divine Spirit, 
all of us children of God 
are an edifice built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets 
with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. 
In Christ the whole structure is being closely fitted together by You 
to become God's temple consecrated to the Lord.
 
St. Paul warns me: "Do not extinguish the Spirit," 
Never let me despise the utterances You inspire, 
but accept them all.
 
Give me the grace to hold on to that which is good, 
and have nothing to do with any kind of evil.

Divine Author of grace, 
make me perfect in holiness. 
May every part of my being, soul and body, 
be preserved  blameless for the day when our Lord Jesus Christ shall come.
 
You have called me to holiness. 
Make me worthy of that call.  
By Your power accomplish all my yearning for moral goodness, 
and bring to perfection the actions my faith prompts.
 
In this way may the Name of our Lord Jesus be glorified in me, 
and may I be glorified in Him by Your Grace, 
which He merited for me.
 
God's love is poured forth in our hearts by You, 
Holy Spirit, Who have given us.  
Pour forth that grace into my own heart in rich abundance.
 
Amen.
O Merciful Infant Jesus! 
I know of Your miraculous deeds for the sick. 
How many diseases You cured during Your blessed life on earth, 
and how many venerators of Your Miraculous image 
ascribe to You their recovery 
and deliverance from most painful and hopeless maladies. 
I know, indeed, that a sinner like me 
has merited his sufferings and has no right to ask for favors. 
But in view of the innumerable graces 
and the miraculous cures granted even to the greatest sinners 
through the veneration of Your holy infancy, 
particularly in the miraculous statue of Prague 
or in representations of it, 
I exclaim with the greatest assurance: 
O most loving Infant Jesus, 
full of pity, You can cure me if You will! 
Do not hesitate, O Heavenly Physician, 
if it be Your will that I recover from this present illness; 
extend Your most holy hands, 
and by Your power take away all pain and infirmity, 
so that my recovery may be due, 
not to natural remedies, but to You alone. 
If, however, You in Your inscrutable wisdom have determined otherwise, 
then at least restore my soul to perfect health, 
and fill me with heavenly consolation and blessing, 
that I may be like You, O Jesus, 
in my sufferings, and may glorify Your providence until, 
at the death of my body, 
You bestow on me eternal life. 

Amen.
1 st day: THE NATIVITY<hr>

Scripture Reading: 

While they were there, the days of her confinement were completed. 
She gave birth to her first born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes 
and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place 
where travelers lodged.

There were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping night 
watch by turns over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them, 
and the glory of the Lord shone around them: “You have nothing to fear! 
I come to proclaim good news to you, tidings of great joy to be shared by 
the whole people. This day in David’s city a Saviour has been born to you, 
the Messiah and Lord. Let this be a sign to you: in a manger you will find 
an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.” [Luke 2:6-12.]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, my companion, confidant and friend, 
I come eagerly and often to unite myself closely to You. 
Your church shall be my Bethlehem, the altar, the crib; 
bread and wine, the swaddling clothes by which I can recognize You as my God. 
I take You into my arms as Mary, 
Joseph and the shepherds did in adoration to You, 
my Saviour and Messiah.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

2 nd day: THE PRESENTATION

Scripture Reading: 

There lived in Jerusalem at the time a certain man named Simeon. 
He was just and pious, and awaited the consolation of Israel, 
and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It was revealed to him by the 
Holy Spirit that he would not experience death until he had seen 
the Anointed of the Lord. He came to the temple now, inspired 
by the Spirit; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus 
to perform for Him the customary ritual of the law, he took Him 
in his arms and blessed God in these words: “Now, Master, you 
can dismiss your servant in peace; you have fulfilled your word. 
For my eyes have witnessed your saving deed displayed for all 
the peoples to see; a revealing light to the Gentiles, the glory 
of your people Israel.” [Luke 2:25-32]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, 
Your presentation in the temple was Your first external consecration 
to your priestly mission. 
This mission continues today at Daily Mass in the hands of all Your priests. 
Through frequent Holy Communion, 
make me more like You, 
that my whole life may be a holy sacrifice pleasing to God.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

3 rd day: THE FINDING IN THE TEMPLE

Scripture Reading: 

The parents of Jesus used to go every year to Jerusalem for the 
feast of the Passover, and when Jesus was twelve they went up for 
the celebration as was their custom. As they were returning at the 
end of the feast, unknown to His parents, the child Jesus remained 
behind. Thinking He was in the party, they continued their journey 
for a day, looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Not finding Him, they returned to Jerusalem in search of Him. On 
the third day they came upon Him in the temple sitting in the midst 
of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. All 
who heard Him were amazed at His intelligence and His answers.

When His parents saw Him they were astonished, and His mother said 
to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? You see that Your father 
and I have been searching for You in sorrow.” He said to them, “Why 
did you search for Me? Did you not known I would be in My Father’s 
house?” But they did not grasp what He said to them. Luke 2:41-50

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, Mary and Joseph searched for three days to find You. 
How often we, too, search for answers to life’s complex problems. 
In our impatience we become frustrated and angry and lose our way. 
Instill in us a supreme faith in God’s love. 
Through the prayers of Your dear mother an father, 
teach us to abandon ourselves completely in Your Divine plan.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

4 th day: THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
Scripture Reading: 

Jesus went out and made His way, as was His custom, to the Mount of 
Olives; His disciples accompanied Him. On reaching the place He said 
to them, “Pray that you may not be put to the test.” He withdrew from 
them about a stone’s throw, then went down on His knees and prayed in 
these words: “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup from Me; let 
not My will but Yours be done.” An angel then appeared to Him from 
heaven to strengthen Him. In His anguish He prayed with all the greater 
intensity, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the 
ground. Then He rose from prayer and came to His disciples, only to 
find them asleep, exhausted with grief. He said to them, “Why are you 
sleeping? Wake up, and pray that you may not be subject to the trial.” 
[Luke 2:39-46]

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

5 th day: CARRYING THE CROSS

Scripture Reading: 

Jesus was led away, and carrying the cross by Himself, went out to what 
is called the Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they 
crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, with Jesus 
in the middle. Pilate had an inscription placed on the cross which read, 
JESUS THE NAZARENE, KING OF THE JEWS. This inscription, in Hebrew, Latin 
and Greek, was read by many of the Jews, sine the place where Jesus was 
crucified was near the city. The chief priests of the Jews tried to tell 
Pilate, “You should not have written, ‘The King of the Jews.’ Write 
instead, ‘This man claimed to be king of the Jews.’ Pilate answered, 
“What I have written, I have written.” John 19:16-22

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, 
You and the cross are at last together 
and Your heart is already nailed to it. 
Teach me to bear my pains and disappointments 
patiently in atonement for my sins. 
Make my cross of life Your own, 
and help me to love my sufferings 
as You loved Your cross.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

6 th day: THE CRUCIFIXION<hr>

Scripture Reading: 

Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the 
wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Seeing His mother there with the 
disciple whom He loved, Jesus said to His mother, “Woman, there is your 
son.” In turn He said to the disciple, “There is your mother.” From that 
hour onward, the disciple took her into his care.

After that, Jesus, realizing that everything was now finished, said to 
fulfill the Scripture, “I am thirsty.” There was a jar there, full of 
common wine. They stuck a sponge soaked in this wine on some hyssop and 
raised it to His lips. When Jesus took the wine, He said, “Now it is 
finished.” Then He bowed His head, and delivered over His spirit. 
[John 19:25-30]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, 
at last Calvary is reached. 
The soldiers seized You roughly 
and strip the garments from Your torn body. 
Strip me of all sinfulness 
and clothe my poor soul with Your own purity and holiness. 
I thank You for Your love for me. 
May I always live for love of You.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

7 th day: THE RESURRECTION<hr>

Scripture Reading: 

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and 
Salome bought perfumed oils with which they intended to anoint Jesus. Very 
early, just after sunrise on the first day of the week they came to the 
tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for 
us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked, they found that the 
huge boulder had been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young 
man sitting at the right, dressed in a white robe. This frightened them 
thoroughly, but he reassured them: “You need not be frightened! You are 
looking for Jesus of Nazareth, the one who was crucified. He has been 
raised up/ He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. Go now 
and tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee, 
where you will see Him just as He told you.’” [Mark 16:1-7]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, 
after Your burial Your enemies sealed the opening of Your tomb 
and rejoiced that they had conquered You at last. 
Through Your glorious resurrection 
I hope that you will make my body like Your own in glory, 
and permit me to dwell with you in heaven.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

8 th day: THE ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN<hr>

Scripture Reading: 

Jesus said to His disciples, “Thus it is written that the Messiah must 
suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. In His name, penance for 
the remission of sins is to be preached to the nations, beginning at 
Jerusalem. You are witnesses of this. See, I send down upon you the promise 
of My Father. Remain here in the city until you are clothed with power from 
on high.”

He then led them out near Bethany, and with hands upraised, blessed them. 
As He blessed, He left them, and was taken up to heaven. They fell down to 
worship Him, then returned to heaven. They fell down to worship Him, then 
returned to Jerusalem filled with joy. There they were to be found in the 
temple constantly, speaking the praise of God. [Luke 24:46-53]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, 
on this fortieth day after Your resurrection, 
standing on the Mount of Olives 
You prepare to ascend on high to where the glories of heaven await You. 
When the struggle of this life is over, 
give me the grace to share Your joy and triumph 
in heaven for all eternity.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 

9 th day: THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT<hr>

Scripture Reading: 

When the day of Pentecost came it found them gathered in one place. Suddenly 
from up in the sky there came a noise like a strong, driving wind which was 
heard all through the house where they were seated. Tongues as of fire 
appeared which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with 
the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make 
bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them.

Staying in Jerusalem at the time were devout Jews of every nation under heaven. 
They heard the sound, and assembled in a large crowd. They were very confused 
because each one heard these men speaking his own language. The whole 
occurrence astonished them. [Acts 2:1-7]

Prayer: 

Jesus, Divine Infant, You have fulfilled Your promise 
“I will ask the Father and He will give you another paraclete, 
to be with you always.” 
Being filled with Your Divine grace, 
may we go forth fearlessly to preach Jesus Christ in both word and deed.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us. 
28 December:

O holy Magi! 
You were living in continual expectation of the rising of the Star of Jacob, 
which would announce the birth of the true Sun of justice; 
obtain for us an increase of faith and charity, 
and the grace to live in continual hope 
of beholding one day the light of heavenly glory and eternal joy. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

29 December:

O holy Magi! 
who at the first appearance of the wondrous star 
left your native country to go 
and seek the newborn King of the Jews; 
obtain for us the grace of corresponding 
with alacrity to every divine inspiration. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

30 December:

O holy Magi! 
who regarded neither the severity of the season, 
nor the inconveniences of the journey 
that you might find the newborn Messiah; 
obtain for us the grace not to allow ourselves 
to be discouraged by any of the difficulties 
which may meet us on the way of salvation. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

31 December:

O holy Magi, 
who, when deserted by the star in the city of Jerusalem, 
sought humbly, and without human respect, 
from the rulers of the Church, 
the place where you might discover the object of your journey; 
obtain for us grace to have recourse, 
in faith and humility, 
in all our doubts and perplexities to the counsel of our superiors, 
who hold the place of God on earth. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

1 January:

O holy Magi, 
who were gladdened by the reappearance of the star 
which led you to Bethlehem; 
obtain for us from God the grace, that, 
remaining always faithful to Him in afflictions, 
we may be consoled in time by His grace, 
and in eternity by His glory. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

2 January:

O holy Magi, 
who, entering full of faith into the stable of Bethlehem, 
prostrated yourselves on the earth, 
to adore the newborn King of the Jews, 
though he was surrounded only by signs of poverty and weakness; 
obtain from the Lord for us 
a lively faith in the real presence of Jesus in the blessed Sacrament, 
the true spirit of poverty, 
and a Christ-like charity for the poor and suffering. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

3 January:

O holy Magi, 
who offered to Jesus Christ gold, incense, and myrrh, 
thereby recognizing Him to be at once King, God, and Man; 
obtain from the Lord for us 
the grace never to present ourselves before Him with empty hands; 
but that we may continually offer to Him the gold of charity, 
the incense of prayer, and the myrrh of penance and mortification. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

4 January:

O holy Magi, 
who, when warned by an angel not to return to Herd, 
traveled back to your country be another road; 
obtain for us from the Lord, 
the grace that, after having found Him in true repentance, 
we may avoid all danger of losing Him again. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.

5 January:

O holy Magi, 
who were first among the Gentiles 
called to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, 
and who persevered in the faith till your deaths, 
obtain for us of the Lord the grace of living always 
in conformity to our baptismal vows, 
ever leading to a life of faith; 
that like you we may attain to the beatific vision 
of that God Who now is the object of our faith. 

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son 
and to the Holy Ghost, 
as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end.
Dearest Jesus, Little Infant of Prague, 
how tenderly You love us! 
Your greatest joy is to dwell among us 
and to bestow Your blessing upon us. 
Though I am not worthy that You should help me, 
I feel drawn to You by love 
because You are kind and merciful. 

So many who turned to You with confidence 
have received graces and had their petitions granted. 
Behold me as I come before You to lay open my heart to You 
with its prayers and hopes. 
I present to You especially this request, 
which I enclose in Your loving Heart: 

[State your intention here...]

Rule over me, dear Infant Jesus, 
and do with me and mine according to Your Holy Will, 
for I know that in Your Divine Wisdom and Love 
You will arrange everything for the best. 
Do not withdraw Your hand from me, 
but protect and bless me forever. 

I pray You, all-powerful and gracious Infant Jesus, 
for the sake of Your Sacred Infancy, 
in the Name of Your Blessed Mother Mary 
who cared for You with such tenderness, 
and by the greatest reverence 
with which Saint Joseph carried You in his arms, 
help me in my needs. 
Make me truly happy with You, dearest Infant, 
in time and in eternity, 
and I shall thank You forever with all my heart. 

Amen. 
Jesus, I believe that by Your own power 
You rose from death, 
as You promised, 
a glorious Victor. 
May this mystery strengthen my hope 
in another and better life after death, 
the resurrection of my body on the last day, 
and an eternity of happiness. 
I firmly hope that You will raise me up glorified. 
Through Your glorious Resurrection, 
I hope that You will make my body like Your own in glory and life, 
and permit me to dwell with You in heaven for all eternity. 

I believe that Your Resurrection 
is the crown of Your life and work as God-Man, 
because it is Your glorification. 
This is the beginning of the glorious life 
that was due to You as the Son of God. 
Your Resurrection is also the reward of Your life of suffering. 

Jesus, my Risen Lord and King, 
I adore Your Sacred Humanity 
which receives this eternal Kingdom of honor, power, joy and glory. 
I rejoice with You, my Master, 
glorious, immortal, and all-powerful. 

Through the glorious mystery of Your Resurrection, 
I ask You to help me to rise with You spiritually 
and to live a life free from sin, 
that I may be bent upon doing God's will in all things, 
and may be patient in suffering. 
Through the Sacraments, 
may my soul be enriched ever more with sanctifying grace, 
the source of Divine life. 
I also ask that you grant me this special request: 

[Make you request here...]

May Your Will be done! 

Amen 
Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
we know that there is but one thing impossible to You: 
to be without pity for those who are in suffering or distress. 
Look down on us, 
we beg of You 
and grant us the grace which we humbly and earnestly implore, 
through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother 
to whom You confided us as her children, 
and whose prayers are all powerful with You. 

Amen.

[sOURCE: "Heart Speaks to Heart," The Sacred Heart Program.]
[Say the following prayer 6 times per day for 9 consecutive days.]

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
be loved and adored 
in all the Tabernacles of the world now and forever. 

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
be loved and glorified 
until the end of all time. 

Saint Jude pray for us 
and hear our prayers. 
Holy Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.

From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. In honor of your Assumption into heaven I ask for this favor (state your specific request or intention here)

When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you. Amen. (pray the novena for 9 days or 9 hours straight)

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Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from
the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
I compassionate thee, O most sorrowful Mother! 
Thy heart was pierced with a sword of grief 
when Simeon foretold to thee in the Temple 
the ignominious death and the desolation of thy Divine and most dear Son, 
which thou west destined one day to witness. 
By the great anguish of thy suffering heart, 
O gracious Queen of the universe, 
impress upon my mind, 
in life and in death, 
the sacred Passion of Jesus and shine own sorrows.

Amen.
Our Lady of the Prairies,
Mary Immaculate, Our Queen,
Our Mother, obtain for us,
we humblay pray,
the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Graciously be near us in our present needs
and help us by thy intercession,
that, Almighty God
may be pleased to grant us
the favour for which we pray.

Amen.

Our Lady of the Prairies,
Pray for us.

(Imprimatur July 16th, 1959, + F. J. Klein, Bishop of Saskatoon.)
Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, 
to be fittingly prepared for the offering of these gifts, 
and through the Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary, 
so to meditate upon the life, 
Passion and glory of Thine only-begotten Son, 
that we may be made worthy of His promises. 
Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father, 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end.

Amen.

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 
what ineffable power Thy divine Son hath given Thee 
over His own adorable Heart. 
Full of trust in Thy merits, 
we come before Thee and beg Thy protection. 
O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, 
that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, 
which Thou mayest open to us at Thy good pleasure, 
in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind 
the riches of love and mercy, 
light and salvation, 
that are contained therein; 
grant unto us, we beseech Thee, 
the favours which we seek...

(State your request here.)

We can never, never be refused by Thee, 
and since Thou art our Mother, 
O our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 
graciously hear our prayers 
and grant our request.

Amen. 
Gentle Mary, My Mother,
I place before you the worries,
hurts and hopes of my heart.
They shrink my soul and I feel heavy and hopeless.
Darkness closes in around me.
I reach out to you, bright Lady of Hope.
Smile on me.
Smile on my loved ones and the intentions I place before you.

(Mention your intentions here...)

Your tender smile works miracles and heals,
as you did with St. Thérèse, the Little Flower.
You are my true Mother.
You show the tender mercy of God.
Smile on me, Blessed Mother,
and all will be well.
O Victorious Lady,
Thou who has ever such powerful influence
with Thy Divine Son,
in conquering the hardest of hearts,
intercede for those for whom we pray,
that their hearts being softened
by the ways of Divine Grace,
they may return to the unity of the true Faith,
through Christ, our Lord.

Amen	
August Queen of Heaven! 
Sovereign Mistress of the angels! 
Thou who from the beginning 
hast received from God 
the power and mission to crush the head of Satan, 
we humbly beseech thee 
to send thy holy Legions, 
that, under thy command 
and by thy power, 
they may pursue the evil spirits, 
encounter them on every side, 
resist their bold attacks 
and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe.

Amen
We turn in all our needs to Christ's blessed Mother, Mary, 
because we know that our Lord, 
as her obedient and loving Son, 
can refuse her nothing. 
Hence, we turn with confidence to our blessed Lady 
as "comforter of the afflicted," 
"the help of Christians," 
"health of the sick," 
and "Virgin most powerful." 

Our Virgin Mother still stands by us 
as she stood faithfully by the foot of the Cross, 
and as she remained praying with His apostles and disciples. 
So, too, will she be close to us 
when we turn to her in our necessities. 
Our mother of sorrows,
with strength from above you stood by the cross,
sharing in the sufferings of Jesus,
and with tender care
you bore Him in your arms, mourning and weeping.

We praise you for your faith,
which accepted the life God planned for you.
We praise you for your hope,
which trusted that God would do great things in you.
We praise you for your love
in bearing with Jesus the sorrows of His passion.

Holy Mary,
may we follow your example,
and stand by all your children
who need comfort and love.

Mother of God,
stand by us in our trials
and care for us in our many needs.
Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Amen!
Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 

O Mother blest! whom God bestows 
On, sinners and on just, 
What joy, what hope, thou givest those 
Who in thy mercy trust! 

Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 

O heavenly Mother! Mistress sweet! 
It never yet was told 
That suppliant sinner left thy feet 
Unpitied, unconsoled. 

Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 

O Mother pitiful and mild! 
Cease not to pray for me; 
For I do love thee as a child, 
And sigh for love of thee. 

Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 

Most powerful Mother! all men know 
Thy Son denies thee nought; 
Thou askest, wishest it, and, lo, 
His power thy will has wrought. 
 
Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 

Mother of Love! for me obtain, 
Ungrateful though I be, 
To love that God Who first could deign 
To show such love to me. 

Thou art clement, thou art chaste,
Mary, thou art fair; 
Of all mothers sweetest, best, 
None with thee compare. 
 Mother of Sorrows, thou, 
who beneath the Cross of Jesus 
were given to us as our Mother, 
look down with pity on us, 
thy children, who weep and mourn in this valley of tears. 
By that sword of sorrow which pierced thy Heart 
when thou looked upon the Face of thy dead Son, 
obtain for us that comfort 
we so sorely need in our sufferings. 

Thou were given to us our Mother 
in the hour of thy greatest grief 
that thou might be mindful of our frailty 
and the evils that press upon us. 
Without thy aid, O Sorrowful Mother, 
we cannot gain the victory 
in this struggle against flesh and blood. 
Therefore, we seek thy help, 
O Queen of Sorrows, 
lest we fall prey to the wiles of the enemy. 
We are orphans in need of the guiding hand of our Mother 
amid the dangers that threaten our destruction. 
Thou whose grief was boundless as the sea, 
grant us by the memory of those sorrows 
the strength to be victorious. 

Intercede further, O Mother of Sorrows, 
for us and all who are near and dear to us, 
that we may ever do the Will of thy Son, 
and may direct all our actions to His honoUr, 
and to the furtherance of devotion to thy sorrows. 

Amen. 

Virgin Most Sorrowful,
pray for us. 


Say 1 of each prayer...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, 
Mother of the Church, a priestly people (1 Pet 2,9), 
Mother of priests, ministers of your Son: 
accept the humble offering of myself, 
so that in my pastoral mission 
the infinite mercy of Eternal High Priest may be proclaimed:
 O "Mother of Mercy".

You who shared the "priestly obedience" (Heb 10, 5-7; Lk 1, 38), of your Son, 
and who prepared for him a worthy receptacle 
by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, 
keep my priestly life in the ineffable mystery 
of your divine maternity, 
"Holy Mother of God".

Grant me strength in the dark hours of this life, 
support me in the exertions of my ministry, 
entrust me to Jesus, 
so that, in communion with you, 
I may fulfil the ministry with fidelity and love, 
O Mother of the Eternal Priest 
"Queen of Apostles and Help of Priests".

Make me faithful to the flock 
entrusted to me by the Good Shepherd, 
You silently accompanied Jesus on his mission 
to proclaim the Gospel to the poor.

May I always guide it with patience, 
sweetness firmness and love, 
caring for the sick, the weak, 
the poor and sinners, 
O "Mother, Help of the Christian People".

I consecrate and entrust myself to you, Mary, 
who shared in the work of redemption at the Cross of your Son, 
you who "are inseparably linked to the work of salvation".

Grant that in the exercise of my ministry 
I may always be aware of the "stupendous 
and penetrating dimension of your maternal presence" 
in every moment of my life, 
in prayer, and action, in joy and sorrow, 
in weariness and in rest, O "Mother of Trust".

Grant, Holy Mother, than in the celebration of the Mass, 
source and center of the priestly ministry, 
that I may live my closeness to Jesus 
in your maternal closeness to Him, 
so that as "we celebrate the Holy Mass 
you will be present with us" 
and introduce us to the redemptive mystery 
of your divine Son's offering 
"O Mediatrix of all grace 
flowing from this sacrifice to the Church 
and to all the faithful"
O "Mother of Our Savior".

O Mary: I earnestly desire to place my person 
and my desire for holiness under your maternal protection 
and inspiration so that you may bring me to that "conformation with Christ, 
Head and Shepherd" which is necessary 
for the ministry of every parish priest.

Make me aware that "you are always close to priests" 
in your mission of servant of the One Mediator, 
Jesus Christ: O "Mother of Priests" "
Benefactress and Mediatrix" of all graces.

Amen.
Grant unto us, Thy servants, O Lord Jesus Christ, 
to be protected at all times 
and in all places 
by the patronage of Blessed Mary, 
Thy Virgin Mother.

Amen.
Most holy Virgin Mary, 
by the love and fidelity with which thy Divine Son, 
when fastened to the Cross, 
confided thee to Saint John, 
I confide to thee my soul, my body, 
my thoughts, words, actions, and life, 
especially the end thereof,
that moment which will decide my fate for eternity 
as thou didst invite thy Son to thy most holy death, 
so also I invite thee to mine, 
entreating thee to be present thereat, 
in the name of the love 
with which thou didst assist at the dying of Jesus. 
  
By the tears thou didst shed at seeing Him 
incline His head and expire in such torments, 
vouchsafe in thy maternal bounty, 
to watch beside me and the members of my family, 
and leave us not until thou hast introduced us into Paradise.

Amen.
To be recited on the 8th of May
and the first Sunday in October 

In the name of the Father 
and of the Son 
and or the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

I.

O august Queen of victories, 
Virgin who reignest in paradise, 
whose mighty name causes heaven to rejoice 
and hell to tremble, 
O glorious Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
we, thy happy children 
chosen by thy goodness in this century 
to build thee a temple at Pompeii, 
kneeling at thy feet on this solemn day 
to commemorate thy latest triumphs 
on the spot where idols and demons 
were formerly worshipped, 
we pour out with tears 
the feelings of our hearts 
and with a filial confidence 
lay before thee our miseries. 

From that throne of mercy 
where thou sittest as Queen, 
O Mary, turn down thy pitiful eyes on us, 
on our families, 
on Italy, 
on Europe, 
and the whole Church; 
take into pity the afflictions 
which overwhelm us 
and the cares which embitter our life. 
Thou seest, O Mother, 
how many dangers of soul and body, 
how many calamities and afflictions press upon us. 

O Mother, keep back the arm of justice 
of thy indignant Son, 
and conquer by thy mercy the hearts of sinners, 
since they are our brethren and thy children, 
redeemed through the blood of our sweet Jesus 
and through the wounds of thy most tender heart 
pierced with the sword. 
Show thyself to all in this day, 
as thou art, 
the Queen of peace and mercy. 

Hail, Queen, Mother of mercy,
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, o sacred Virgin.
Give me strength against thy enemies.
Pray for us, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

II.


It is but too true that we, 
although thy children, 
are the first who crucify Jesus in our hearts 
and wound anew thy heart by our sins. 
We confess it, 
we deserve the severest chastisements; 
yet remember how thou didst receive, 
on the top of Golgotha, 
the last drops of that Divine blood, 
and the testament of our dying Redeemer. 
And this testament of a God, 
sealed with the blood of a Man-God, 
appointed thee our Mother, 
the Mother of sinners. 
Thus, as our Mother, 
thou art our Advocate 
and our Hope. 
To thee, amidst sighs,  
do we lift up our hands, 
crying for mercy! 

Have pity, good mother, 
have pity on us, 
on our souls, 
on our families, 
on our relations, 
on our friends, 
on our departed brethren, 
above all, on our enemies, 
and on so many who claim the name of Christians, 
yet wound the loving heart of thy Son. 
Pity, O Mother, 
we now implore thee for pity 
on the erring nations, 
on all Europe, 
on the whole world, 
that they may repair repentant to thy heart. 
Be merciful to all,
O Mother of mercy.  

Hail, Queen, Mother of mercy,
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, o sacred Virgin.
Give me strength against thy enemies.
Pray for us, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

III.


What does it cost thee, O Mary, to hear us? 
What does it cost thee to save us? 
Did not Jesus entrust to thy hands 
all the treasures of His graces and mercies? 
Thou sittest as Queen at the right hand of thy Son, 
crowned with immortal glory, 
above all the choirs of angels. 
Thou extendest thy dominion 
as far as the heavens expand, 
the earth and all the creatures 
that people it are subject to thee. 
Thy power even reaches hell; 
and thou alone, O Mary, 
canst rescue us from the devil's grasp. 
Thou art almighty by grace, 
and therefore thou canst save us. 
Now if you sayest thou wilIest not help us 
because we are ungrateful children 
and unworthy of thy protection, 
tell us at least to whom shall we have recourse 
in order to be released from so many evils? 
Oh! No, thy maternal heart 
will never bear to see the ruin of thy children. 
The Divine Child we behold on thy knees, 
the mystical crown we admire in thy hand, 
both inspire us with hope that we will be heard. 
And full of confidence in thee, 
we throw ourselves at thy feet, 
we trust ourselves as feeble children 
into the arms of the tenderest 
amongst mothers and today, 
this very day, 
we expect from thee 
the graces we are longing for. 

Hail, Queen, Mother of mercy,
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, o sacred Virgin.
Give me strength against thy enemies.
Pray for us, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us ask Mary for her blessing 

We now ask of thee, O Queen, 
a last favour 
which thou canst not refuse on this solemn day. 
Grant to all of us 
thy constant love 
and in a special manner thy maternal blessing. 
No, we will not leave thy feet today 
nor cease clasping thy knees 
till thou hast blessed us. 
Bless now, O Mary, 
the sovereign Pontiff: 
to the first laurels of thy crown, 
to the ancient trophies of the Rosary, 
whence thou art called Queen of victories, 
add also this one, O Mother, 
grant triumph to religion 
and peace to mankind. 
Bless our bishop, 
the priests 
and particularly those who promote 
the honour of thy Sanctuary; 
bless finally all those 
who are associated to thy new temple of Pompeii 
and who practice 
and spread devotion to thy most holy rosary . 

O blessed rosary of Mary, 
sweet chain which unites us to God, 
bond of love, 
which connects us with the angels, 
tower of safety against the assaults of hell, 
sure harbor in the universal shipwreck, 
never more shall we part with thee; 
thou shall be our comfort in the hour of agony: 
to thee the last kiss of our life; 
and the last word of our dying lips 
shall be thy sweet name, 
O Queen of the Rosary of Valle di Pompei. 
Mother dear, 
only refuge of sinners, 
supreme comforter of the afflicted, 
blessed be thy name, 
now and forever, 
on earth and in heaven. 

Amen.

Hail; Queen, Mother of mercy,
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, o sacred Virgin.
Give me strength against thy enemies.
Pray for us, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

This prayer has been approved by the Congregation of rites, and Leo XIII has granted an indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines to those who devoutly recite it on the 8th of May or on the first Sunday in October. (Rescript of June 18th, 1887).
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		type=params.shift().toLowerCase();
	var url=params.shift(); if (!url || !url.trim().length) url="";
	if (url.length && config.macros.attach!=undefined) // if AttachFilePlugin is installed
		if ((tid=store.getTiddler(url))!=null && tid.isTagged("attachment")) // if URL is attachment
			url=config.macros.attach.getAttachment(url); // replace TiddlerTitle with URL
	var width=params.shift();
	var height=params.shift();
	var autoplay=false;
	if (params[0]=='autoplay'||params[0]=='true'||params[0]=='false')
		autoplay=(params.shift()!='false');
	var show=true;
	if (params[0]=='showcontrols'||params[0]=='true'||params[0]=='false')
		show=(params.shift()!='false');
	var extras="";
	while (params[0]!=undefined)
		extras+="<param name='"+params.shift()+"' value='"+params.shift()+"'> ";
	this.loadURL(place,id,type,url,width,height,autoplay,show,extras);
}

if (config.options.txtPlayerDefaultWidth==undefined) config.options.txtPlayerDefaultWidth="100%";
if (config.options.txtPlayerDefaultHeight==undefined) config.options.txtPlayerDefaultHeight="480"; // can't use "100%"... player height doesn't stretch right :-(

config.macros.player.typeMap={
	windows: ['mms', '.asx', '.wvx', '.wmv', '.mp3'],
	realone: ['rtsp', '.ram', '.rpm', '.rm', '.ra'],
	quicktime: ['.mov', '.qt'],
	flash: ['.swf', '.flv'],
	image: ['.jpg', '.gif', '.png'],
	iframe: ['.htm', '.html', '.shtml', '.php']
};

config.macros.player.loadURL=function(place,id,type,url,width,height,autoplay,show,extras) {

	if (id==undefined) id="tiddlyPlayer";
	if (!width) var width=config.options.txtPlayerDefaultWidth;
	if (!height) var height=config.options.txtPlayerDefaultHeight;
	if (url && (!type || !type.length || type=="auto")) { // determine type from URL
		u=url.toLowerCase();
		var map=config.macros.player.typeMap;
		for (var t in map) for (var i=0; i<map[t].length; i++)
			if (u.indexOf(map[t][i])!=-1) var type=t;
	}
	if (!type || !config.macros.player.html[type]) var type="none";
	if (!url) var url="";
	if (show===undefined) var show=true;
	if (!extras) var extras="";
	if (type=="none" && url.trim().length) type="iframe"; // fallback to iframe for unrecognized media types

	// adjust parameter values for player-specific embedded HTML
	switch (type) {
		case "windows":
			autoplay=autoplay?"1":"0"; // player-specific param value
			show=show?"1":"0"; // player-specific param value
			break;
		case "realone":
			autoplay=autoplay?"true":"false";
			show=show?"block":"none";
			height-=show?60:0; // leave room for controls
			break;
		case "quicktime":
			autoplay=autoplay?"true":"false";
			show=show?"true":"false";
			break;
		case "image":
			show=show?"block":"none";
			break;
		case "iframe":
			show=show?"block":"none";
			break;
	}

	// create containing div for player HTML
	// and add or replace player in TW DOM structure
	var newplayer = document.createElement("div");
	newplayer.playerType=type;
	newplayer.setAttribute("id",id+"_div");
	var existing = document.getElementById(id+"_div");
	if (existing && !place) place=existing.parentNode;
	if (!existing)
		place.appendChild(newplayer);
	else {
		if (place==existing.parentNode) place.replaceChild(newplayer,existing)
		else { existing.parentNode.removeChild(existing); place.appendChild(newplayer); }
	}

	var html=config.macros.player.html[type];
	html=html.replace(/%i%/mg,id);
	html=html.replace(/%w%/mg,width);
	html=html.replace(/%h%/mg,height);
	html=html.replace(/%u%/mg,url);
	html=html.replace(/%a%/mg,autoplay);
	html=html.replace(/%s%/mg,show);
	html=html.replace(/%x%/mg,extras);
	newplayer.innerHTML=html;
}


// status values:
// Windows: 0=Undefined, 1=Stopped, 2=Paused, 3=Playing, 4=ScanForward, 5=ScanReverse
//          6=Buffering, 7=Waiting, 8=MediaEnded, 9=Transitioning, 10=Ready, 11=Reconnecting
// RealOne: 0=Stopped, 1=Contacting, 2=Buffering, 3=Playing, 4=Paused, 5=Seeking
// QuickTime: 'Waiting', 'Loading', 'Playable', 'Complete', 'Error:###'
// Flash: 0=Loading, 1=Uninitialized, 2=Loaded, 3=Interactive, 4=Complete
config.macros.player.isReady=function(id)
{
	var d=document.getElementById(id+"_div"); if (!d) return false;
	var p=document.getElementById(id); if (!p) return false;
	if (d.playerType=='windows') return !((p.playState==0)||(p.playState==7)||(p.playState==9)||(p.playState==11));
	if (d.playerType=='realone') return (p.GetPlayState()>1);
	if (d.playerType=='quicktime') return !((p.getPluginStatus()=='Waiting')||(p.getPluginStatus()=='Loading'));
	if (d.playerType=='flash') return (p.ReadyState>2);
	return true;
}
config.macros.player.isPlaying=function(id)
{
	var d=document.getElementById(id+"_div"); if (!d) return false;
	var p=document.getElementById(id); if (!p) return false;
	if (d.playerType=='windows') return (p.playState==3);
	if (d.playerType=='realone') return (p.GetPlayState()==3);
	if (d.playerType=='quicktime') return (p.getPluginStatus()=='Complete');
	if (d.playerType=='flash') return (p.ReadyState<4);
	return false;
}
config.macros.player.showControls=function(id,flag) {
	var d=document.getElementById(id+"_div"); if (!d) return false;
	var p=document.getElementById(id); if (!p) return false;
	if (d.playerType=='windows') { p.ShowControls=flag; p.ShowStatusBar=flag; }
	if (d.playerType=='realone') { alert('show/hide controls not available'); }
	if (d.playerType=='quicktime')      // if player not ready, retry in one second
		{ if (this.isReady(id)) p.setControllerVisible(flag); else setTimeout('config.macros.player.showControls("'+id+'",'+flag+')',1000); }
	if (d.playerType=='flash') { alert('show/hide controls not available'); }
}
config.macros.player.toggleControls=function(id) {
	var d=document.getElementById(id+"_div"); if (!d) return false;
	var p=document.getElementById(id); if (!p) return false;
	if (d.playerType=='windows') var flag=!p.ShowControls;
	if (d.playerType=='realone') var flag=true; // TBD
	if (d.playerType=='quicktime') var flag=!p.getControllerVisible();
	if (d.playerType=='flash') var flag=true; // TBD
	this.showControls(id,flag);
}
config.macros.player.fullScreen=function(id) {
	var d=document.getElementById(id+"_div"); if (!d) return false;
	var p=document.getElementById(id); if (!p) return false;
	if (d.playerType=='windows') p.DisplaySize=3;
	if (d.playerType=='realone') p.SetFullScreen();
	if (d.playerType=='quicktime') { alert('full screen not available'); }
	if (d.playerType=='flash') { alert('full screen not available'); }
}

// placeholder (no player)
config.macros.player.html.none=' \
	<table id="%i%" width="%w%" height="%h%" style="background-color:#111;border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"> \
	<tr style="background-color:#111;border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"> \
	<td width="%w%" height="%h%" style="background-color:#111;color:#ccc;border:0;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:center;"> \
	&nbsp; \
	%u% \
	&nbsp; \
	</td></tr></table>';

// JPG/GIF/PNG still images
config.macros.player.html.image='\
	<a href="%u%" target="_blank"><img width="%w%" height="%h%" style="display:%s%;" src="%u%"></a>';

// IFRAME web page viewer
config.macros.player.html.iframe='\
	<iframe id="%i%" width="%w%" height="%h%" style="display:%s%;background:#fff;" src="%u%"></iframe>';


// Windows Media Player
// v7.1 ID: classid=CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6
// v9	ID: classid=CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95
config.macros.player.html.windows=' \
	<object id="%i%" width="%w%" height="%h%" style="margin:0;padding:0;width:%w%;height:%h%px;" \
		classid="CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95" \
		codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=6,4,5,715" \
		align="baseline" border="0" \
		standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..." \
		type="application/x-oleobject"> \
		<param name="FileName" value="%u%"> <param name="ShowControls" value="%s%"> \
		<param name="ShowPositionControls" value="1"> <param name="ShowAudioControls" value="1"> \
		<param name="ShowTracker" value="1"> <param name="ShowDisplay" value="0"> \
		<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="1"> <param name="AutoSize" value="1"> \
		<param name="ShowGotoBar" value="0"> <param name="ShowCaptioning" value="0"> \
		<param name="AutoStart" value="%a%"> <param name="AnimationAtStart" value="1"> \
		<param name="TransparentAtStart" value="0"> <param name="AllowScan" value="1"> \
		<param name="EnableContextMenu" value="1"> <param name="ClickToPlay" value="1"> \
		<param name="InvokeURLs" value="1"> <param name="DefaultFrame" value="datawindow"> \
		%x% \
		<embed src="%u%" style="margin:0;padding:0;width:%w%;height:%h%px;" \
			align="baseline" border="0" width="%w%" height="%h%" \
			type="application/x-mplayer2" \
			pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp" \
			name="%i%" showcontrols="%s%" showpositioncontrols="1" \
			showaudiocontrols="1" showtracker="1" showdisplay="0" \
			showstatusbar="%s%" autosize="1" showgotobar="0" showcaptioning="0" \
			autostart="%a%" autorewind="0" animationatstart="1" transparentatstart="0" \
			allowscan="1" enablecontextmenu="1" clicktoplay="0" invokeurls="1" \
			defaultframe="datawindow"> \
		</embed> \
	</object>';


// RealNetworks' RealOne Player
config.macros.player.html.realone=' \
	<table width="%w%" style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"><tr style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"><td style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"> \
	<object id="%i%" width="%w%" height="%h%" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
		CLASSID="clsid:CFCDAA03-8BE4-11cf-B84B-0020AFBBCCFA"> \
		<PARAM NAME="CONSOLE" VALUE="player"> \
		<PARAM NAME="CONTROLS" VALUE="ImageWindow"> \
		<PARAM NAME="AUTOSTART" Value="%a%"> \
		<PARAM NAME="MAINTAINASPECT" Value="true"> \
		<PARAM NAME="NOLOGO" Value="true"> \
		<PARAM name="BACKGROUNDCOLOR" VALUE="#333333"> \
		<PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="%u%"> \
		%x% \
		<EMBED width="%w%" height="%h%" controls="ImageWindow" type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
			name="%i%" \
			src="%u%" \
			console=player \
			maintainaspect=true \
			nologo=true \
			backgroundcolor=#333333 \
			autostart=%a%> \
		</OBJECT> \
	</td></tr><tr style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"><td style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"> \
	<object id="%i%_controls" width="%w%" height="60" style="margin:0;padding:0;display:%s%" \
		CLASSID="clsid:CFCDAA03-8BE4-11cf-B84B-0020AFBBCCFA"> \
		<PARAM NAME="CONSOLE" VALUE="player"> \
		<PARAM NAME="CONTROLS" VALUE="All"> \
		<PARAM NAME="NOJAVA" Value="true"> \
		<PARAM NAME="MAINTAINASPECT" Value="true"> \
		<PARAM NAME="NOLOGO" Value="true"> \
		<PARAM name="BACKGROUNDCOLOR" VALUE="#333333"> \
		<PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="%u%"> \
		%x% \
		<EMBED WIDTH="%w%" HEIGHT="60" NOJAVA="true" type="audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" style="margin:0;padding:0;display:%s%" \
			controls="All" \
			name="%i%_controls" \
			src="%u%" \
			console=player \
			maintainaspect=true \
			nologo=true \
			backgroundcolor=#333333> \
		</OBJECT> \
	</td></tr></table>';



// QuickTime Player
config.macros.player.html.quicktime=' \
	<OBJECT ID="%i%" WIDTH="%w%" HEIGHT="%h%" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
		CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" \
		CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab"> \
		<PARAM name="SRC" VALUE="%u%"> \
		<PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="%a%"> \
		<PARAM name="CONTROLLER" VALUE="%s%"> \
		<PARAM name="BGCOLOR" VALUE="#333333"> \
		<PARAM name="SCALE" VALUE="aspect"> \
		<PARAM name="SAVEEMBEDTAGS" VALUE="true"> \
		%x% \
		<EMBED name="%i%" WIDTH="%w%" HEIGHT="%h%" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
			SRC="%u%" \
			AUTOPLAY="%a%" \
			SCALE="aspect" \
			CONTROLLER="%s%" \
			BGCOLOR="#333333" \
			EnableJavaSript="true" \
			PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/"> \
		</EMBED> \
	</OBJECT>';

// Flash Player
config.macros.player.html.flash='\
	<object id="%i%" width="%w%" height="%h%" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
		classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" \
		codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0"> \
		<param name="movie" value="%u%"> \
		<param name="quality" value="high"> \
		<param name="SCALE" value="exactfit"> \
		<param name="bgcolor" value="333333"> \
		%x% \
		<embed name="%i%" src="%u%" style="margin:0;padding:0;" \
			height="%h%" width="%w%" quality="high" \
			pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" \
			type="application/x-shockwave-flash" scale="exactfit"> \
		</embed> \
	</object>';
<<plugins>>
Hello God, I called tonight
To talk a little while..

I need a friend who’ll listen
To my anxiety and trial…

You see, I can’t quite make it
Through a day just on my own…

I need your love to guide me,
So I’ll never feel alone.

I want to ask you please to keep,
My family safe and sound.

Come and fill their lives with confidence
For whatever fate they’re bound.

Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,

And not to worry over things
I can’t change in any way.

I thank you God, for being home
And listening to my call,

For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.

Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.

I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.

So thank you, God, for listening
To my troubles and my sorrow.

Good night, God, I love You, too,
And I’ll call again tomorrow!



Read more at Prayers | Christian Songs Free Download | Jesus Christ Wallpapers - Part 35 

Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today. It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing, the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard.

Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says You have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.

Amen.

O Lord, be with me all through today
To help me to live as I ought to live.

Be with me at my lessons,
So that I may never give up any task
No matter how hard and difficult it is,
Until I have mastered it, and so that
I will not allow anything to beat me.

Be with me at my games, so that
Whether I win or lose,
I may play fair, and so that
If I win I may not boast, and
If I lose I may not make excuses.

Be with me in my pleasure, so that
I may never find pleasure in anything
That I would afterwards regret, or
in anything that I would not like You
or my parents see me do.

Be with me in my home, so that
I may be kind and considerate and that
I may try to make the work of others
Easier and not harder.

Be with me in the streets, so that
I may be a credit to my school and
to my uniform and to those
Who love me and to myself.

Help me to be the kind of boy or girl
You want me to be.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food to eat.

Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear.

And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory; they are so convenient.

Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly; It has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals.

Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today. It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing, the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard.

Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says You have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.

Amen.
Unclutter our lives, Lord
we have too much,
consume too much,
expect too much.

Grant us perspective;
to see this world
through others’ eyes
than just our own.

Grant us compassion;
where there is need
to play our part
not turn aside.

Grant us gratitude
for what we have,
our daily bread
the gift of life.

Unclutter our lives, Lord,
give us space,
simplicity
thankful hearts.



O God, your gifts of grace to Mary
lead us to look to her as
our companion on life's journey,
our source of the true bread,
our Lady of the Prairies.

Through her prayers for us,
may we know your protection
on our pilgrim way
and taste your manna, the bread of life,
Jesus your Son;
through whom, in the Holy Spirit,
be all glory to you forever and ever.

Amen.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Our Lady of the Prairies, pray for us.
Heavenly Father! I thank You for the job You have given me! I consider it as a great gift from You.

Yet Lord, You know the stress I am undergoing in my job.  Sometimes I feel like just quitting due to the heavy pressures and responsibilities pushed upon me.  I seem to have lost all my strength and I am struggling to cope up with the world Lord!

Your word says that You love the prosperity of Your children.  So, please be with me and bless all my efforts so that I can excel in my career. Grant me Your grace, which is sufficient to carry me through the most difficult times at my work-spot. Let me find favour in the eyes of my authorities!

I plead for Your divine wisdom and strength to tide over the problem that crop-up in my job. Keep me in perfect peace O Lord so that I may do my work with freedom and bring glory to Your name. I know You will do it because You are the one who relieves me whenever I am in distress. I give You all the glory! In Jesus’ name – I pray. Amen.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13


My Heavenly Father, as I enter this work place,
I bring Your presence with me.
I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy,
and Your perfect order into this office.
I acknowledge Your power over all that
will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.
Lord, I thank You for the gifts You have blessed me with.
I commit to using them responsibly in Your honor.
Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job.
Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy,
so that even my smallest accomplishment
may bring You glory.

Lord, when I am confused, guide me.
When I am weary, energize me. When I am
burned out, infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit.
May the work that I do and the way I do it bring
faith, joy, and a smile to all that I come in
contact with today. And oh Lord,
when I leave this place, give me traveling mercy.
Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.
Lord, I thank you for everything You’ve done,
everything You’re doing, and everything You’re going to do.
In the Name of Jesus I pray, with much love and thanksgiving
Amen.

My Lord Jesus Christ, who for the love which you bear to men, remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion and of love, waiting, calling and welcoming all who come to visit you; I believe that you are truly present in the Sacrament of the altar.

I adore you humbly, and I thank you for all the graces which you have bestowed upon me; in particular for having given me yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me your most holy Mother Mary as my mediatrix and for having called me to visit you in this church.

I salute your most loving Heart, and this for three purposes: first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; secondly, to make amends to you for all the outrages which you receive in this Sacrament from all your enemies; thirdly, to adore you, by this visit, in all the places on earth in which you are present in this Sacrament and in which you are least revered and most abandoned.

My Jesus I love you with my whole heart! I grieve for having so often offended your infinite goodness. I promise, by your grace, never more to offend you and, as unworthy as I am, I consecrate myself to you completely; renouncing my entire will, my affections, my desires, and all that I possess. Do with me as you please and whatever you please with all that I have.

All that I ask and desire of you is your holy love, final perseverance, and the perfect accomplishment of your will. I entrust to you the souls in purgatory, especially those who had the greatest devotion to you in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to the most Blessed Virgin Mary. I also recommend to you all poor sinners.

Finally, dear Savior, I unite all my affections with those of your most loving Heart and I offer them, thus united, to your Eternal Father, beseeching Him in your name because of your love, to accept them and to grant my petitions. Amen.

- – - written by St Alphonsus Liguori


MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Lord, You said that it is not good for us to be alone. You made us for each other. But Lord, I find it so hard to find that mate who would be a good spouse. Help me, Lord, to put this yearning for marriage in its proper place.

Lead me, Lord, to the one whom You choose for my spouse. While I wait for You to reveal Your Will in this matter, help me to know myself better. Help me to address those areas of my life which are disordered and which would interfere with my having a successful marriage. When my desire to find a spouse becomes all consuming, help me to relax and practice patience. Help me to invest in wholesome friendships which bring me closer to You and which will assist me in making such an important decision. It is so natural, Lord, to seek love.

Teach me to seek You first and to learn to give love before I try to receive it. Help me to remember that whatever journey this life leads me on, You are always present, always offering companionship, and always filling my deepest need. I offer You, Lord, my loneliness and my longing for marriage. I wait for You to lead me to Your perfect Will for me in this and all things. Amen.

I hope this is the perfect prayer for a life partner or spouse or marriage mate.

''Prayer in time of Anger''

Lord Jesus, there is anger in my heart and I cannot root it out.
I know that I should calm down and offer the hurt and disappointment to You
But my emotion is running away with me.
Help me to overcome this weakness and give me peace of heart as well as mind.
Let me learn from this experience and grow into a better human being.
Amen.

''Prayer for Anger''

O Lord, must I fear Your wrath?
Retribution is Yours by right!
May I never dishonour Your Divinity,
My soul seeking to maintain Your love.
Shape my being into earnest kindness,
A reflection of Your perfection.
Grant me the grace of self-control,
That I may not display any anger.
Should I have such an outburst,
Instantly remind me to seek redress,
For such is offensive to You.
Anger is Yours alone to avenge!
Amen.

 
Prayer for Guidance and Protection

O heavenly Father, our protector and guide,
You are the greatest Friend and joy we have!
To be able to come to You in prayer like this
is the most beautiful part of our lives!

It is not for myself that I want to pray today, dear Father,
but for those who are near and dear to me and about whom I worrying.
You know what they are facing, dear Father.
And You know most of all the deepest reasons why these things have come upon them!

And You know how I want to help.
Truly I think it would be easier if I could only face what they are facing.
But You know how helpless we are to help another even though we know what is just and right.

Only You are left, dear Father.
Do be with them in all things at all times.
Protect them from enemies and evil, my Father.
Forgive them their sins and put love of others in their hearts.

O do make them happy in their lives at home, dear Father,
and help them live as You wouldst have them live.
Above all, put love in their hearts for You.

And thank You, my Father, for Your goodness to them and to me.
Thank You for Your love and guidance and protection!
May we honor you all the days of our lives.
And be happy and uplifted even as I feel right now!

Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
and where there is sadness,joy.

O Divine Master, grant that
I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that
we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life.

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,
Keep them, for they are Thine -
Thy priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart;
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, -
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them, and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them, and O remember, Lord,
They have no one but Thee,
Yet they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host.
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

Our Father… Hail Mary…Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.


God, Supreme Artist of the universe, create plenty y of holy artists to produce gospel films which can evangelise the world.
Lord, inspire lots of millionaires and billionaires to invest their money to start Gospel Channels to sanctify mankind.
Lord, have mercy on the world so as to put an end to all the channels that propagate immorality.
Transform all those who produce unholy films into instruments of Evangelization.
This is my prayer for the media. Amen.


We pray for the leaders of Nations, Senators and Representatives of citizens.
Make them aware that they are more the representatives of God than of people.

Let them not pass bills and make rules to please the majority, watering down God’s Law.
Give them the conviction that they must obey God more than men, and that they must please God more than people;because it is God who gave them their authority.
Remind them of the Scripture: “There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power” (Rom. 13:1)

Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, give us the ability to act in accordance with our knowledge of your will and to desire always what pleases you.

Cleanse and enlighten our hearts and enkindle in us the fire of the Holy Spirit, that we may follow in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ your beloved Son, and with your grace alone make our way to you, Most High.

You who live and reign in perfect Trinity and simple Unity, glorified and all-powerful God, now and forever.

Amen.

- – - prayer from St. Francis
Loving God, we lift our prayers and intentions for all those affected by the earthquake. We often do not understand why these things happen in our world, but we must place our trust in your divine providence and go to you for the help we need, regardless if it is in good times or bad times. Lord, please bless all the affected people, help them to persevere and be strong. Help all affected to see your face in the love and care provided by the rescuers, medical staff, and fellow members of the human family. Please grant strong faith, courage, and healing to all the affected persons. Please also motivate the people of the world to provide assistance and care in all the locations affected by this situation. We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd of your people. Amen.

O God, who has established the earth upon firm foundations, graciously receive the prayers of Your people: and, having utterly removed the dangers of the shaken earth, turn the terrors of Your divine wrath into the means of the salvation of mankind; that they who are of the earth, and unto earth shall return, may rejoice to find themselves citizens of heaven by means of a holy life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Holy N., 
lo I, a wretched sinner, 
relying on thy merits, 
now offer up to thy honour and glory 
the most holy sacrament of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
In all devout humility 
I beg that thou wilt deign to intercede for me this day, 
and to plead that I may have grace to offer this great sacrifice 
in worthy and acceptable fashion, 
and be enabled to sing his praises with thee 
and with all his elect, 
eternally reigning with him 
who lives and reigns forever.

Amen.
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O Saint N., 
in whose honor I have offered 
the bloodless sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, 
grant by thy powerful intercession with God, 
that, by the utility of this mystery, 
I may obtain the merits of the passion 
and death of this same Christ our Savior. 

And with its frequency come to salvation. 

Amen

(Prayer to the daily saint.)
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O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father,
You are the most valued Heavenly treasure.

New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body,
Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God,
You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.

Pure Virgin, full of grace then and now,
Your whole being was raised Heavenly in full glory,
To be elevated above all the hosts within the Kingdom of God.

O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I recognize the glory of your highest title,
The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings,
You who continuously intercedes on our behalf,
Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.

(In your own words, make your special request here. Do not just mention a word. Speak to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as you would speak to another person, begging your Heavenly Mother to plea to Jesus on your behalf, that you be granted this special request.)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I know that you are now presenting my need before Jesus,
For you have never turned away those in dire need.

Mother dearest, I await your favorable answer,
Submitting myself to the Divine will of the Lord,
For all glories are His forever and ever.
Amen!

O God, I thank you for my friends,
For those who understand me
Better than I understand myself,
For those who know me at my worst
And still love me,
For those who have forgiven me
When I had no right
To expect to be forgiven.

Help me to be as true to my friends
As I would wish them to be to me.

Help me to take the first step
To get into touch again with friends
From whom I have drifted apart.

And help me to have no bitterness
But only forgiveness to any of my friends
Who failed or who turned against me.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

O God, help me never to allow
Any habit to get such a grip of me
That I cannot break.

Specially keep me from all habits
Which would injure my body or my mind.

Help me always to do my best with your help
To keep my body fit and healthy,
And my mind clean and pure.

Help me at present to discipline and
Train myself, to learn and to study,
So that some day I may be able to do
Something worthwhile for the world and for You.

This prayer I make for your love’s sake, Amen.

Father of Love,
Come into the hearts of all terrorists.
Heal their wounds of hatred and jealousy
With Your compassionate love.
Make them an instrument of love.

Lord Jesus, remember Your promise:
“Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you”   (Jn. 14:27)
Fill the whole world with your peace.
Give me, O God,
A sense of responsibility.

Give me…

A sense of responsibility to myself,
So that I may never waste the gifts
Which you have given to me;

A sense of responsibility to my parents,
So that I may do something to try to
Repay them for all the love and the care
They have given to me;

A sense of responsibility to my teachers,
So that all their patient teaching of me
May not go for nothing;

A sense of responsibility to my friends,
So that I may never disappoint them;

A sense of responsibility to those
Who have gone before me,
So that I may never forget what
My freedom and liberty cost, and that
I may hand on still finer the heritage
And the tradition into which I have entered;

A sense of responsibility to the world,
So that I may put into life
More than I take out;

A sense of responsibility to You,
So that I may always remember that
You loved me and gave yourself for me.

Help me remember what I have received,
And to use what I have and so to make
What I ought to out of this life of mine,
Which cost so much.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-21

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you.

I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called – his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else – not only in this world but also in the world to come.

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. – Ephesians 1:15-23

From time immemorial people have always believed
That the four greatest virtues are
WISDOM, COURAGE, JUSTICE and SELF CONTROL.
Let us ask God to help us
To have them in our lives.

O God, help me to have in my life the virtues
Which all persons value and admire.

Give me wisdom always to know
What I ought to to do;
What I ought to say;
Where I ought to go;

Give me courage,
To do the right thing when it is difficult;
If need be, to be laughed at for my faith;
Never to be ashamed to show my loyalty to you.

Give me justice,
Always to be fair in thought, word and action;
Always to think of the rights of others
As much as of my own;
Never to be content when anyone is being
Unjustly treated;

Give me self-control,
Always to have my impulses, passions
And emotions under perfect control;
Never to be swept into doing things
For which I would be sorry;
Never to do anything which would hurt others,
Grieve those who love me,
Or bring shame to myself.

Hear this my prayer for your love’s sake, Amen.

Hear, Lord, the prayers we offer from contrite hearts. 
Have pity on us as we acknowledge our sins. 
Lead us back to the way of holiness. 
Protect us now and always from the wounds of sin. 
May we ever keep safe in all its fullness 
the gift your love once gave us 
and your mercy now restores.

Amen.
“Jesus said: Rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me. He was speaking of the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in Him but the spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet returned to His glory in heaven” - (John 7:38-39)

“God showered the Holy Spirit on us in profusion through Jesus Christ our saviour” - (Titus 3:6)

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Oh! God the Holy Spirit, I accept You as the dispenser of my life. May You rule over my life entirely…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, ever ready to be with me and to be in me…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, my perpetual succour who lives with me never to leave me…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, who always fills my heart with the love of God…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, who makes me aware of my sins and always helps me to turn to God…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, who teaches me everything and leads me to the perfection of truth…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, who helps me to bear testimony to Jesus and to be fervent in missionary work…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

Oh! God the Holy Spirit, who always thinks of me and lives for me though I often forget and ignore Thee…
I adore You, I praise You, I love You.

O God, I thank you that I have done well.
I thank you for my success.

Keep me from being conceited;
Keep me humble.

Help me remember all those to whom I owe my success,
Those who taught me, trained me and encouraged me
when I was tired, discouraged and depressed.

Help me not to sit back and admire myself,
But help me to see that,
Whatever I have achieved
there are still higher heights to climb,
and still further goals to reach.

Whatever praise I receive,
Help me always to be my own severest critic.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

O God, bless me in this illness that has come to me.

Make me a good patient, always obedient to the doctor’s instruction,
Always cheerful and always uncomplaining.

I bring to you all the other people who are ill and in pain.
Help them and help me to get better soon.


Thank you for all the people who look after me so well,
And for all that they do for me.

Help me to show my gratitude by never grumbling or complaining
And by being cheerful even when it is difficult to be.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.


You, 0 eternal Trinity, 
are a deep sea into which, 
the more I enter, 
the more I find. 
And the more I find, 
the more I seek. 
0 abyss, 0 eternal Godhead, 
0 sea profound, 
what more could you give me than yourself? 

Amen.
God,
thank You for giving me another day.
Let me face my troubles today
- the big and the small -
with a happy heart
filled with Your unending love.
Let me appreciate the moments of joy
You send me this day.
Let me see the cares of others
as an opportunity to bring
Your great compassion to those who most need it.

And God, I know that You see and know all things
- all of the world’s loveliness, and all of its harshness, too.
So on this day that You have given me,
I ask that I may bring Your joy with me
as I share myself with others.
And I pray that You will be warmed
by the happiness of Your children.

Finally, God, let me never forget
that in all things, in gladness or sorrow,
You who are all love and joy and hope
are always by my side.
Amen.

- – - prayer by St. Christopher

You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good,
Lord God, living and true.
You are love. You are wisdom.
You are humility. You are endurance.
You are rest. You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,
God Almighty, Merciful Savior.

Lord,
Thou knowest better than I myself
that I am growing older and will someday be old.
Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking
I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.

Release me from craving to
straighten out everybody’s affairs.

Make me thoughtful but not moody;
helpful but not bossy.

With my vast store of wisdom,
it seems a pity not to use it all;
but Thou knowest, Lord,
that I want a few friends at the end.
Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details;
give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips on my aches and pains;
they are increasing, and love of rehearsing them
is becoming sweeter as the years go by.

I dare not ask for improved memory,
but for a growing humility and a lessening cock-sureness
when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet, for a sour old person
is one of the crowning works of the devil.
Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places
and talents in unexpected people;
and give, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.
Amen.

- – - prayer by St. Teresa of Avila
Dear Lord,

The days and years have sped so rapidly by, and now I find that not only am I no longer young. I’m past the years called middle age.

I also find that as I continue to grow older, I truly need Your help and stamina to keep me close to Your house of prayer. The Devil would have me think of my aching bones and worn muscles.

It is true that at times I am unable to get out to church, although You know, Lord, how much I really want to come. Yet, I pray that I may not give in to Satan by using my minor aches and pains as excuses to stay home from worship on Sunday and Wednesday nights, opting to follow the easy way by watching TV.

Lord, as I near heaven’s gate, may I be found more and more in prayer. Satan would try to deter me by whispering that I have prayed enough down through the years, and that since I am old, I do not need to spend as much time in that exercise. May I always remember that the Devil is a liar.

Lord, help me also with my Bible reading. You know how Satan tries to make us think that the stories recorded in Your Word are “old hat” by now. I have gone over them time and time again, but I know better than to believe I have learned everything there is to know about them. Take me back to the Book with a new zeal and a renewed ardor.

Help me to keep on serving by being faithful in my Sunday school class, by attending the monthly mission service downtown, by helping in the convalescent home outreach, by writing notes of cheer to others, by keeping myself joyfully active rather than becoming mousy and withdrawn, by being young at heart–even when my body tells me that old age is slowing me down.

Lord, the baits of Satan are a bit different for me now than they were when I was younger. I am no longer tempted by lustful pastimes or superficial pleasures. Yet I am tempted to boredom, even to monotony, and this spills over into my spiritual life.

Can I dare forget that it is still more blessed to give than to receive? Or that giving can be merely a cup of cold water in His name–a smile, a handshake, a call, a greeting card, a right attitude, an encouraging word, a pat on a child’s shoulder, an uplifting word to a teenager, an intercessory prayer. There is still a great deal that I can do of worth.

Lord, my hands are not pretty like they used to be. They are not smooth and muscled like they once were. But they still can clasp another hand in Christ’s love. They can make a pie for someone else. They can pick up a phone to call another person with the note of Christ’s love and encouragement.

Lord, my mind is not always as alert as it once was. But it still recalls past answers to prayer, the wonderful services I have experienced, the memories of bodily healing and spiritual touches from heaven. So remind me to share my faith in Christ with those who are younger. Help me to encourage and lift those who are starting out on the Christian walk.

Lord, I see the teens and remember when I was young. But don’t let me pass the youth by, myself contributing to the generation gap. Instead, help me to put my arm around their shoulders, to whisper in their ears that I am praying for them. It is easy to be critical. But, Lord, I want to love them.

Lord, I need You now as much as I’ve ever needed You. I am growing older. In the short time still allotted to me on earth, please make me more and more like You!

Thank you, O God,for the home and
The parents you have given me.

I thank you for :-

All the loving care which Ireceived
When I was a child and
When I could not care for myself;

All that was provided for me
Food, Clothes and shelter
In the years before I could
Earn my own living
And support myself;

All the opportunities of education
And of learning which my parents
Gave to me;

All the security I have enjoyed,
The door of home always open,
The sympathy and the love when I was
Hurt or discouraged or depressed.

Thank you for all the loving care
With which I have been surrounded
Ever since I was born.

Forgive me, if I have done anything
To hurt or to grieve my parents,
And if, as I have grown older,
I have drifted away from them
Until we are almost strangers.

Hear this my prayer for your love’s sake, Amen.

O God, today one more year of life is finished
And another year of life has begun.

Thank you for bringing me safely
Through the past year.

Grant that I may not only be a year older,
But also a year wiser.

Help me to profit by experience so that I may not
Make the same mistakes over and over again.

O God, at the end of one year of life
And at the beginning of another,
I cannot help remembering all that
I was meant to do in the past year
And how little I have actually done.
Help me in this upcoming year really
To carry out my resolutions and intentions
So that when I come to the end of it
There may be no regrets:

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

Our Lady, Health of the Sick,
I look to You for the comfort of a mother’s love,
I pray to You on behalf of those who are suffering
and for my own healing needs.

Mary,
your love strengthens me
and brings me peace.

Our Lady,Health of the Sick,
embrace all who are emotionally and physically ill
that they may return to good health
under your tender care.
And please intercede for my very special needs
(mention your needs here).

Mary,
your love strengthens me
and brings me peace.

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray;
and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.
O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me to become utterly forgetful of myself so that I may establish myself in you, as changeless and calm as though my soul were already in eternity. Let nothing disturb my peace nor draw me forth from you, O my unchanging God, but at every moment may I penetrate more deeply into the depths of your mystery.

Give peace to my soul; make it your heaven, your cherished dwelling-place and the place of your repose. Let me never leave you there alone, but keep me there, wholly attentive, wholly alert in my faith, wholly adoring and fully given up to your creative action.

O my beloved Christ, crucified for love, I long to be the bride of your heart. I long to cover you with glory, to love you even unto death! Yet I sense my powerlessness and beg you to clothe me with yourself. Identify my soul with all the movements of your soul, submerge me, overwhelm me, substitute yourself for me, so that my life may become a reflection of your life. Come into me as Adorer, as Redeemer and as Saviour.

O Eternal Word, utterance of my God, I want to spend my life listening to you, to become totally teachable so that I might learn all from you. Through all darkness, all emptiness, all powerlessness, I want to keep my eyes fixed on you and to remain under your great light. O my Beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may never be able to leave your radiance.

O Consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, overshadow me so that the Word may be, as it were incarnate again in my soul. May I be for him a new humanity in which he can renew all his mystery.

And you, O Father, bend down towards your poor little creature. Cover her with your shadow, see in her only your beloved son in who you are well pleased.

O my `Three’, my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to you as your prey. Immerse yourself in me so that I may be immersed in you until I go to contemplate in your light the abyss of your splendour!

- – - prayer by blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

O God, help me to live well today.

Help me…

To do my work diligently;
To face my temptations victoriously;
To play games wholeheartedly;
To bear my disappointments cheerfully;
To face my difficulties manfully;
To give all the help I can to
all the people willingly;
To obey You faithfully;
And to follow You loyally.

All this I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

''First Prayer Against Lust''

My God, You have given me a body to keep pure and clean and healthy for Your service and my eternal happiness. Forgive me for all my unfaithfulness in this great responsibility. Forgive me for every mean use which I have made of Your gifts in thought, word or deed since my rebirth as Your own adopted child in Baptism and my registration as a soldier of Jesus on the day of my Confirmation. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and give me a steadfast will that I may be a strength to others around me. Teach me to respect my body and the bodies of my fellow creatures. Help me to see the glory of perfect manhood In Jesus Christ and of perfect womanhood in Mary Immaculate. Inspire me with such love for the ideals for which our Savior lived and died that all my passions and energies will be caught up into the enthusiasm of His service, and evil things will lose their power. May my body be the servant of my soul, and may both body and soul be Your servants. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

''Second Prayer Against Lust''

Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I entrust the purity of my soul and body. I beg you to plead with God for me that I may never for the remainder of my life soil my soul by any sin of impurity. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity. Obtain for me a deep sense of modesty, which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christ-like purity. And when the “Bread of Angels” becomes my food in Holy Communion, seal my heart forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures. Finally, may I be among the number of those of whom Jesus spoke, “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God.” Amen.

''Short Prayer Against Lust''

Lord, inflame our hearts and our inmost beings with the fire of Your Holy Spirit, that we may serve You with chaste bodies and pure minds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


''Prayer before a Journey''

Lord our God, before you there are no secrets;
nothing is hidden from your eyes
and nothing happens without your permission.

Grant me the happiness of beginning this trip
entrusted to you;
permit me to go and to return in peace and tranquility,
in your infinite love and mercy.

Accompany me with your loving security
and direct my footsteps
with the steady love of your heart,
keeping me always close to you, Lord.

May I see clearly the obstacles
of my journey,
and may I keep safe from affliction and despair,
thanks to your blessing and care.

Blessed are you, O Eternal God;
you have protected me in such a way
that by the light of your presence
I shall always find new roads
and fulfilling answers to my yearnings. Amen.

''Prayer before starting on a Journey''

My holy Angel Guardian, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end, and that, returning safe and sound, I may find my family in good health. Do thou guard, guide and preserve us. Amen.

''Prayer before going on a Journey''

O Lord Jesus Christ our God, the true and living way, be thou. O Master, my companion, guide and guardian during my journey; deliver and protect me from all danger, misfortune and temptation; that being so defended by Thy divine power, I may have a peaceful and successful journey and arrive safely at my destination. For in Thee I put my trust and hope, and to Thee, together with thy Eternal Father, and the All-Holy Spirit, I ascribe all praise, honor and glory: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.



''Prayer 1:''

O loving and kind God, have mercy. Have pity upon me and take away the awful stain of my transgressions. Oh, wash me, cleanse me from this guilt. Let me be pure again. For I admit my shameful deed-it haunts me day and night. It is against you and you alone I sinned and did this terrible thing. You saw it all, and your sentence against me is just. Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires. Don’t toss me aside, banished forever from your presence. Don’t take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. (Psalm 51:1-12 TLB) Amen.

''Prayer 2:'' 

O God, I need to feel that I have forgiveness from You. So often my good intentions do not become what I want them to be, and so often the good I want to do, I don’t do. It is hard to face up to the wrong that is in my life. When I feel Your forgiveness, I feel clean and good inside and so free to be what You want me to be. Help me feel this goodness, and strengthen me to forgive those who have wronged me. I pray in the name of Christ who shows us the way to Your forgiving presence. Amen.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)

''A Prayer for Humility''

O Father, give us the humility which realizes its ignorance,
Admits its mistakes, recognizes its need, welcomes advice,
Accepts rebuke. Help us always to praise rather than to criticize,
To sympathize rather than to discourage, to build rather than to destroy,
And to think of people at their best rather than at their worst.
This we ask for thy name’s sake. Amen.
- – - Prayer of William Barclay

''Humility Prayer''

Lord, lead me in humbleness. Teach me not to judge, because in judgment in my heart limits your work. Let me find forgiveness through humbleness. As you lead in humility may mercy be companion, and grace my covering. Through humility, may love be seen in me. May I find god’s truth, Jesus Christ in humility. Lord, help me wear the cloak of humility. May it be my mantle. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

''Prayer to be humble''

O God, who resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble: grant us the virtue of true humility, where of Your Only-begotten son showed in Himself a pattern for Your faithful; that we may never by our pride provoke Your anger, but rather by our meekness receive the riches of Your grace. Amen.


''Prayers for Forgiveness''

I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now,
O Lord, please take away all my the iniquities, for I
have acted very foolishly. – 2 Samuel 24:10

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed:
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise. – Jeremiah 17:14

Every test that I have experienced is
the kind that normally comes to people.
But God keeps his promise, and He will not
allow me to be tested beyond my power to
remain firm; at the time I am put to the test,
God will give me the strength to endure it, and
so provide me with a way out. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

If I say that I have no sin, I deceive myself,
and the truth is not in me. If I confess my sins, God
is faithful and just to forgive my sins and to cleanse
me from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:8-9

''Prayers for Renewal''

Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to covetousness. Turn away
my eyes from looking at worthless things,
and revive me in Your way. – Psalm 119:36-37

Direct my steps in Your word, and
let no iniquity have dominion over me. – Psalm 119:133

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties. See
if there is any Wickedness in me, and
lead me in the way everlasting. – Psalm 139:23-24

I should avoid immorality.
Any other sin that I commit does not
affect my body; but when I am guilty of
sexual immorality; I sin against my own body.- 1 Corinthians 6:18

May I be anxious for nothing, but in everything by
prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, may my
requests be made known to God. May God’s peace,
which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart
and mind forever. – Philippians 4:6-7

''Prayers for Personal Needs''

Jesus please turn Yourself to me, and have
mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring
me out of my distresses! Look on my affliction
and my pain, and forgive all my sins. – Psalm 25:16-18

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my
God; Your spirit is good . Lead me in the
land of uprightness. – Psalm 143:10

''Prayers for Others''

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for
one another, that your may be healed. the effective,
fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. – James 5:16
''Holy Spirit Prayer 1''

Holy Spirit, you who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideals. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me. You who are in all the instincts of my life. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires. To that end and submitting to God’s will, I ask from you (whatever your request is).

Say this prayer for 3 days. After the third day the request will be granted, no matter how difficult. Promise to publish the entire dialogue is a condition for granting your request.

''Holy Spirit Prayer 2''

Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want this short prayer to thank you for all instances of my life you are with me. I want this short prayer to thank you for your mercy toward me and mine.

While mentioning your request, you must promise to either publish this prayer or to circulate the favor. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After the 3rd day, the request will be granted, no matter how difficult it may be.

''Holy Spirit Prayer 3''

Breath into me Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,
that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I always may be holy

''Holy Spirit Prayer 4''

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

''Holy Spirit Prayer 5''

Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.

''Prayer For Miracle:''

Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (state request here). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, take my petition to the Infant Savior for whom you have such a great love, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.

''Prayer To Find Lost Things:''

St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (name your lost item) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.


''Prayer For Patience''

God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow,
Teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know.

Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right
So I remain unruffled when others grow uptight.

Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart
So I might hear the answer You are trying to impart.

Teach me to let go, dear God, and pray undisturbed until
My heart is filled with inner peace and I learn to know your will.

- written by Helen Steiner Rice

''Wait on the Lord''

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” — Galatians 6:9

Our most gracious and attentive Lord, help us to remember that you move in your time, knowing as only you know the perfect time and the perfect way to answer our prayers. The flower begins at seed—a seed we neither see nor understand. And gradually the seed sprouts, still deep within the damp earth, hidden from our vision. We may be tempted to believe it is not growing, and yet if we dig it up to calm our doubts, we will damage it and stunt its full blossom.

Help us to be ever mindful, dear Father, that you have planted the seeds of peace for your children. Help us to continue to walk with you and know you more, growing ever stronger in our faith that what you have promised you will do, even when we do not yet have the physical evidence we seek.

How hard it is to wait after we’re prayed a particularly earnest prayer! How long is a minute to God? Sometime today, we can choose to sit quietly for 10 minutes and simply wait on the Lord. We can sit in stillness, available to God, not thinking, praying, or reading.

Just waiting on the Lord can be a wonderful, restful, and rejuvenating experience. We may even find that getting what we prayed for becomes less important than spending this quiet time with God.
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in- behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. – Psalm 139:1-18, 23-24

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! - Psalm 8

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down towards your holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies- make straight your way before me. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield. – Psalm 5:1-3, 7-8, 11-12

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done. - Psalm 62:1-2, 5-12

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. – Psalm 63:1-8

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. – Psalm 25:4-5

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[[St. Albert The Great:  We Pray To You, O Lord... ]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Ah, Lord, How Many Nights...  (Evening Prayer)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Behold, O Mother of my God...  (Prayer Of Refuge)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Glorious Saint Alphonsus loving Father... ]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  I adore Thee, my God...  (Devout Acts To Be Made Every Day)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  I Compassionate Thee...  (Our Lady Of Sorrows # 5)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Jesus Christ, My God, I Adore Thee... ]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Knowest Thou, Sweet Mary...  (Aspirations To Mary)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Most Holy Mary, Mother all-good and all-loving...  (For A Happy Death)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  My God, I Recommend To Thee...  (For The Departed)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O God Of Love...  (Offering Of Masses For The Dying)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Holy Patriarch...  (To Saint Joseph)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Incarnate Word...  (Dedication To Jesus And Mary)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Mary, Conceived Without Sin...  (Aspirations To Mary)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Mary Of All Creatures...  (For Love Of Jesus And Mary)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Most Lovely, Most Sweet...  (To Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament # 4)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  O Most Pure Virgin Mary...  (Prayer Of Confidence)]]
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[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Oh Most Sacred Virgin Mary...  (Acclamations In Praise Of Mary)]]
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[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Most Holy, Immaculate Virgin...  (For Confidence In Mary)]]
[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  Most Holy Virgin Immaculate...  (Prayer Of Hope)]]
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[[St. Alphonsus Liguori:  My Glorious And Well Beloved Patron...  (For Arthritis)]]
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[[St. Aloysius:  O Holy Mary, My Mistress...  (To The Blessed Mother)]]
[[St. Aloysius Gonzaga:  O Holy Mary, My Mother... ]]
[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth... ]]
[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  For Thou hast mercy...  (Thursday Prayer Before Mass)]]
[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  I entreat Thee also...  (Saturday Prayer Before Mass)]]
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[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  Lord Jesus Christ, I approach...  (Before Mass)]]
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[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  Mindful then, O Lord...  (Wednesday Prayer Before Mass)]]
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[[St. Ambrose Of Milan:  O Great High Priest...  (Sunday Prayer Before Mass)]]
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[[St. Athanasius:  It Becomes You...  (Mary, Mother Of Grace)]]
[[St. Athanasius:  It Is Becoming For You, O Mary... ]]
[[St. Athanasius:  O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Canterbury:  O God, Who by the preaching ...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Blessed Virgin Mary...  (Our Lady, Mother of Mercy)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Breathe Into Me, Holy Spirit...  (To The Holy Spirit)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  For Your Mercies...  (Act Of Hope)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Frail Is Our Vessel...  (For Seafarers)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Give Me Yourself, O My God...  (Act Of Petition)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler...  (For the Indwelling of the Spirit)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Eternal God, Who Are...  (Knowing, Loving And Serving You)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Let The Just Rejoice...  (Prayer of Joy at the Birth of Jesus)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Lord Jesus, Let Me Know Myself... ]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Lord, You Were Rich... ]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  My God, Let Me Know...  (Trust In God\'s Heavenly Promise)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  O Lord My God...  (Seek Good Continually)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  O Lord Our God...  (Strength In Old Age)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Therefore Once For All...  (Love And Do What You Will)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Spirit Of Wisdom...  (To The Holy Spirit)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  Too Late Have I Love You...  (Finding God After A Long Search)]]
[[St. Augustine of Hippo:  Watch, O Lord...  (Evening Prayer)]]
[[St. Augustine Of Hippo:  You Are Christ...  (You Are Christ)]]
[[St. Barnabas:  God Our Father... ]]
[[St. Basil Of Caesarea:  O God, Grant Us...  (Deeper Sense Of Fellowship With All Living Things)]]
[[St. Bede The Venerable:  O God, Who didst glorify Thy Church...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Benedict:  Glorious St. Benedict, Sublime Model... ]]
[[St. Benedict:  Gracious And Holy Father...  (For Seekers Of Faith)]]
[[St. Benedict:  O Exalted Father...  (Childlike Recommendation To The Patronage Of St. Benedict)]]
[[St. Benedict Of Nursia:  Father, In Your Goodness...  (Gifts To Seek God And Live In Him)]]
[[St. Bernadette   How Happy My Soul Was, Good Mother... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  By You We Have Access To Your Son... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  Mary, Our Mother... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  Of Your Love, O Mary... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  Our Mediatrix And Advocate... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary...  (The Memorare)]]
[[St. Bernard:  Remember, O Most Loving Virgin Mary...  (Our Lady)]]
[[St. Bernard:  Run, Hasten, O Lady... ]]
[[St. Bernard:  To You We Cry... ]]
[[St. Bernard Of Clairvaux:  Jesus, the very thought of Thee...  (Most Holy Name Of Jesus)]]
[[St. Bernard Of Clairvaux:  O Blessed Virgin, Grant That We... ]]
[[St. Bernard Of Clairvaux:  O Sacred Head... ]]
[[St. Bernadette:  O God, protector and lover... ]]
[[St. Bernadette:  St. Bernadette, Little Shepherdess... ]]
[[St. Bernardine Of Siena:  O Lady, Since Thou Art... ]]
[[St. Bernardine Of Siena:  O Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  O Mary, May My Heart Never Cease...  ]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  Have Mercy On Me, O Lady... ]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  Holy Virgin, I Beg Of You...  (For A Peaceful Parting)]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  Pierce, O Most Sweet Jesus... ]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  Let Those Who Seek...  (To St. Anthony Of Padua)]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  Virgin Full Of Goodness...  (Abandonment To Mary)]]
[[St. Bonaventure:  We beg the all-merciful Father...  (For The Seven Gifts Of The Holy Spirit)]]
[[St. Blaise:  Dear Bishop And Lover Of Souls... ]]
[[St. Blaise:  O Glorious Saint Blaise... ]]
[[St. Brendan:  Dear Saint, To Mention Your Name Is... ]]
[[St. Bridget: (15 Prayers)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Jesus Christ! Eternal Sweetness...  (Prayer # 1)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Jesus!  True liberty of angels...  (Prayer # 2)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Creator of Heaven...  (Prayer # 3)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Jesus! Heavenly Physician...  (Prayer # 4)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Mirror of eternal splendor...  (Prayer # 5)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Beloved and most desirable...  (Prayer # 6)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Inexhaustible Fountain...  (Prayer # 7)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Sweetness of hearts...  (Prayer # 8)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Royal virtue...  (Prayer # 9)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Who art the beginning...  (Prayer # 10)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Jesus!  Deep abyss of mercy...  (Prayer # 11)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Mirror of Truth, symbol of unity...  (Prayer # 12)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Strong Lion...  (Prayer # 13)]]
[[St. Bridget:  0 Jesus! Only Son of the Father...  (Prayer # 14)]]
[[St. Bridget:  Jesus! True and fruitful Vine!...  (Prayer # 15)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Blessed Virgin Mary (To Our Lady Of Sorrows)]]
[[St. Bridget:  O Lady, By The Love Which... ]]
[[St. Brigid Of Kildare:  I Wish I Had A Great Lake...  (For A Heavenly Feast)]]
[[St. Brigid Of Sweden:  O Lord our God, Who through Thine only-begotten Son...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Brother Andre:  Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate... ]]
[[St. Callistus I (Pope):  O Lord, may this mystical oblation...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Camillus:   O Glorious St. Camillus...  ]]
[[St. Catherine Laboure:  O Lord Jesus Christ... ]]
[[St. Catherine Laboure:  O, St. Catherine, Who By Your... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Alexandria:  O God, Who on the top of Mount Sinai... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Dominican Tertiary and Doctor...  (For Firefighters)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Father I Beseech You...  (For Priests)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  God of Wisdom ...  (For The Gifts Of Saint Siena)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Holy Spirit, Come Into My Heart... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Humble Virgin And Doctor...  (For Mothers)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Humble Virgin And Doctor...  (To Avoid A Miscarriage)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  I see that you have endowed...  (Offering Of My Life)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena: Love Undefiled]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena: My Nature Is Fire]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  O Mary, Temple Of The Trinity... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena: Prayer Of Saint Catherine Of Siena]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena: Prayer To Saint Catherine Of Siena]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  Precious Blood, Ocean Of Divine Mercy...  (Precious Blood Of Jesus, To The)]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  St. Catherine, Most Blessed... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena:  You, O Eternal Trinity... ]]
[[St. Catherine Of Siena: Your Glory Is In Your Saints]]
[[St. Cecilia:  Dear Saint Cecilia... ]]
[[St. Cecilia:  O Eternal God... ]]
[[St. Cecilia:  O Glorious Saint, Who Chose To Die... ]]
[[St. Cecilia:  O God, Who dost gladden us... ]]
[[St. Cecilia:  Beloved Jesus, Saint Cecilia... ]]
[[St. Cecilia:  St Cecilia, glorious Virgin... ]]
[[St. Charbel Makhlouf:  Lord, Infinitely Holy And Glorified... ]]
[[St. Charles Borromeo:  Almighty God, you have generously ...  (In Honour Of)]]
[[St. Charles Borromeo:  In The Name Of The Most Holy Trinity ...  (For A Happy Death)]]
[[St. Charles Borromeo:  O Holy Mother Of God,...  (For Holy Priests)]]
[[St. Charles Borromeo:  O Saintly reformer... ]]
[[St. Christopher:  Father, Grant That I May Be...  (The Christopher Prayer)]]
[[St. Christopher:  Dear Saint, You Have Inherited...  (To St. Christopher)]]
[[St. Clare Of Assisi:  Dear St. Clare, patroness... ]]
[[St. Clare Of Assisi:  God Of Mercy, You Inspired... ]]
[[St. Clare Of Assisi:  O Glorious St. Clare... ]]
[[St. Clare Of Assisi:  O Blessed St. Clare... ]]
[[St. Claude De La Colombi\xe8re:  Lord, I Am In This World To show...  (Despair Prayer)]]
[[St. Claude De La Colombi\xe8re:  O Jesus, Thou Art...  (To Jesus, Our Friend)]]
[[(Pope) St. Clement I:  O God, Who dost give us joy by the yearly... ]]
[[(Pope) St. Clement I:  We Beg You, Master...  (In The Name Of The Whole Christian People)]]
[[St. Clement Mary Hofbauer:  Gracious God, our God of care... ]]
[[St. Clement Mary Hofbauer:  Oh My Redeemer...  (For True Faith)]]
[[St. Columba Of Ireland:  Be, Lord Jesus, a bright flame... ]]
[[St. Columba Of Ireland:  O Lord, grant us that love...  (For God\'s Light)]]
[[Sts. Cosmas And Damian:  The only thing we know about... ]]
[[St. Cyprian Pf Carthage:  Most Gracious Father, Bless With...  (For Prisoners And Correction Officers)]]
[[St. Cyril Of Alexandria:  Father, The Bishop Cyril... ]]
[[St. Cyril Of Alexandria:  Hail Mary, Mother Of God... (In Honor Of Mary, Mother Of God)]]
[[St. Cyril Of Alexandria:  Hail, Mother And Virgin,... ]]
[[St. Cyril Of Alexandria:  We Honour You, O Mary,... ]]
[[St. Didacus:  O Almighty And Everlasting God...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Dionysius Of Alexandria:  God The Father, Source Of... ]]
[[St. Dominic:  God Of Truth, You Gave... ]]
[[St. Dominic:  O God, Who Has Enlightened... ]]
[[St. Dominic:  O Holy Priest Of God... ]]
[[St. Dominic:  O Wonderful Hope... ]]
[[St. Dominic de Guzman:  Wonderful Saintly Founder... ]]
[[St. Dominic Savio:  Great Model For God Loving... ]]
[[St. Dominic Savio:  O Mary, I Give You My Heart... ]]
[[St. Dominic Savio:  Dear Saint Dominic, you spent your short life... ]]
[[St. Dymphna:  Lord, Our God... ]]
[[St. Dymphna:  O God, We Humbly Beseech Thee...  (Patron Of The Mentally Afflicted)]]
[[St. Edmund:  Into Thy hands, O Lord,... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:  Lord God, You Blessed... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:  Lord Jesus, Who Was Born For Us... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:  O Father, The First Rule Of... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:  O God Our Father... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:  Our Father, You Would Not... ]]
[[St. Elizabeth Of Hungary:  Shed Thy light upon the hearts...  (On The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  I Give You Glory, O Christ...   (In Honour Of Christ\'s Passion)]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  Lord Jesus Christ...  (For Strength In Weakness)]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  Lord Jesus Christ...  (For Priests For Strength In Weakness)]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  O Immaculate And Wholly-Pure Virgin Mary...  ]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  O Lord, Master Of My Life...  (During Lent)]]
[[St. Ephrem Of Syria:  O Virgin, Most Pure, Wholly Unspotted... ]]
[[St. Eugene De Mazanod:  God Our Father, We Thank You...  (For Missions)]]
[[St. Expedite:  May The Intercession... ]]
[[St. Faustina:  I Adore You, Lord And Creator... ]]
[[St. Faustina:  O Jesus, Who Filled... ]]
[[St. Faustina:  O My Jesus, I Beg You...  (For Holy Church And Priests)]]
[[St. Felix Of Valois:  O God, Who by a voice from Heaven...  (On His Feast)]]
[[St. Felix Of Valois:  O God, You inspired blessed Felix...  (On His Feast)]]
[[St. Francis:  Gentle St. Francis...  (Respect For Life)]]
[[St. Francis Borgia:  O Lord Jesus Christ, Who art both the example...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  Do Not Look Forward...  (Be At Peace)]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  Divine Saviour, We Come To...  (Your Sacred Table)]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  He Hath Borne...  (To Christ In His Passion And Death)]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  Lord I Am Yours... ]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  Most Holy Mary Virgin Mother Of God... ]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  My God, I Give You This Day... ]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  O Love Eternal... ]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  O My God, I Thank You...  (Act Of Abandonment)]]
[[St. Francis De Sales:  The everlasting God has in...  (Your Cross)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  All Powerful, Most Holy...  (Prayer Of Thanksgiving)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Be Praised, My Lord...  (Let Creations Praise The Lord)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Great And Glorious God...  (Before A Crucifix # 4)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Holy Virgin Mary, There Is None... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Let everyone be struck with fear... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Lord, Make Me An Instrument... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Most High Almighty Good Lord...  (Canticle Of Brother Sun)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Most Lovable And Popular Saint... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  O Most High...  (Canticle Of Creation)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  O Most Holy Our Father...  (A Meditation On The  Our Father )]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Praised Be My Lord... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Salutation To The Blessed Virgin Mary... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  Let Thy Heavenly grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  We Adore Thee...  (Adoramus Te)]]
[[St. Francis Of Assisi:  You Are Holy, Lord... ]]
[[St. Francis Of Paola:  O most holy Saint Francis... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Almighty and everlasting God...  (Herald Of The Gospel)]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Creator God, inspired by... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Eternal God, Creator Of All Things... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Lord God, By The Preaching...  (At The Service Of The Church)]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Lord God of compassion and mercy...  (Model To Follow)]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  Lord Jesus, You Have Sent Us...  (On His Feast Day)]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  My God, I Love Thee... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  O God, You Who Were Pleased...  (Preacher and Miracle Worker)]]
[[St. Francis Xavier:  O Great Saint Francis, Well Beloved... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier Cabrini:  Almighty And Eternal Father... ]]
[[St. Francis Xavier Cabrini:  Fortify Me With The Grace...  (For Peace Of Mind)]]
[[St. Gabriel:  Dear Saint Gabriel...  (To St. Gabriel Of Our Lady Of Sorrows)]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  Blessed Saint Gabriel, Archangel... ]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  Dear St. Gabriel, Celestial Ambassador... ]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  O Blessed Archangel Gabriel...  (For intercession)]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  O God Who From Among All...  (In Honour Of St. Gabriel)]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  O Loving Messenger...  (For Others)]]
[[St. Gabriel The Archangel:  O God, Who From Among... ]]
[[St. Gemma Galgani:  Grant Me, O Mary... ]]
[[St. Gemma Galgani:  Jesus Entrusted Me To His Mother... ]]
[[St. Gemma Galgani:  My Jesus, I Place All My Sins...  (For The Forgiveness Of Sins # 2)]]
[[St. Gemma Galgani:  O My Crucified God... ]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Almighty And Loving Father...  (For Special Intentions)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Brother Gerard, You Spent Your Life... ]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Dear Redemptorist Saint... ]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Great Saint Gerard, Beloved Servant...  (For An Expectant Mother)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Loving And Caring God...  (For Favour Received)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  O Almighty And Everlasting God...  (For A Mother With Child)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  O Good Saint Gerard...  (For Motherhood)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  o Saint Gerard, Who, Like The Saviour...  (For A Sick Child)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Saint Gerard, During Your Life...  (For A Special Intention)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  Saint Gerard, You Lived Your Life...  (For Help And Healing)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  St. Gerard, Who, Like The Saviour...  (For A Sick Child)]]
[[St. Gerard Majella:  St. Gerard, Patron of a Good Confession...  (For A Good Confession)]]
[[St. Germaine:  O Saint Germaine, look down from Heaven... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  Hail Mary, Full Of Grace... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  Most Holy Virgin!... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  My Refuge And My Strength... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  O Most Honored One... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  O Sovereign Queen!... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  Our Lady, Your Name Is Our Lady.... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  Who Could Know God... ]]
[[St. Germanus:  Eternal Father, I Offer Thee...  (For The Souls Of Purgatory)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  Hail Mary, White Lily...  (Hail Mary Of Gold)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  I Salute You Through The Sacred Heart...  (In Honour Of Angels)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  O Eternal Father...  (For The Souls In Purgatory)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  O God, Who in the heart of the holy virgin...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  O Most Holy Angel Of God...  (Guardian Angel)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  O My Most Loving Father...  (Act Of Contrition)]]
[[St. Gertrude:  O Sacred Heart Of Jesus...  (Sacred Heart Of Jesus)]]
[[St. Gertrude The Great:  O Eternal Father, I Offer Thee...  (Offering Of Precious Blood)]]
[[St. Gianna Beretta Malla:  God Our Father... ]]
[[St. Gianna Beretta Malla:  Jesus, I promise You... ]]
[[St. Gregory:  It Is Only Right, With All The...  (Easter Prayer)]]
[[St. Gregory:  Mary, You Are The Vessel... ]]
[[St. Gregory VII:  O Invincible Defender Of The Holy Church... ]]
[[St. Gregory Of Narek:  Assist Me By The Wings Of Your... ]]
[[St. Gregory Of Nazianzen:  O All-Transcendent God..  (To The All-Transcendent God)]]
[[St. Gregory Of Nyssa:  Lord, From You Flows True And Continual...  (For God\'s Goodness To Us Sinners)]]
[[St. Gregory The Great: (Easter Prayer)]]
[[St. Gregory The Great:  O Lord, you Received Affronts...  (Acclaim To The Suffering Christ)]]
[[St. Hedwig:  O God, Who didst teach blessed Hedwig...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Hilary Of Poitiers:  Father, Keep Us From Vain...  (For Perseverance In Faith)]]
[[St. Hilary Of Poitiers:  When I Look At Your Heavens...  (Acknowledging That God Is In His Creation)]]
[[St. Ignatius Of Antioch:  I Am The Wheat Of God...  (For Martyrdom)]]
[[St. Ignatius Of Loyola:  Dearest Lord, Teach Me... ]]
[[St. Ignatius Of Loyola:  Lord Jesus Christ, Take All My...  (Dedication To Jesus)]]
[[St. Ignatius Of Loyola:  Lord Jesus, Teach Me... ]]
[[St. Ignatius of Loyola:  O Christ Jesus...  (When Depressed)]]
[[St. Ignatius of Loyola:  Take, O Lord, and receive...  (Offering And Prayer)]]
[[St. Ignatius of Loyola:  To Give And Not To Count The Cost]]
[[St. Ignatius Of Loyola:  Soul Of Christ...  (Anima Christi: After Communion)]]
[[St. Irenaeus Of Lyons:  Father, Give Perfection...  (For Various Types Of Christians)]]
[[St. Ildephonsus Of Spain:  Virgin Mary, Hear My Prayer... ]]
[[St. Ildephonsus Of Toledo:  I Beg You, O Holy Virgin... ]]
[[St. Isidore:  Good Saint, we are told that your...]]
[[St. Isidore:  O God, Who Taught Adam...]]
[[St. Isidore: (Seed Planting Prayer)]]
[[St. James The Apostle:  O Gracious God, We Remember Before... ]]
[[St. James The Apostle:  O Glorious Apostle, Saint James... ]]
[[St. James The Apostle:  St. James, Behold Me Here...  (Prayer Of Pope John-Paul II)]]
[[St. Jane Frances de Chantal:  0 sovereign goodness...  (Act Of Abandonment To Divine Providence)]]
[[St. Joan Of Arc:  In the face of your enemies...  (For Faith)]]
[[St. Jerome:  O Lord, Show Your Mercy To Me...  (For Christ\'s Mercy)]]
[[St. John:  O God, Who seest that on every side...   (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. John Augustine:  Blessed Virgin Mary, Who Can Worthily Repay You... ]]
[[St. John Bosco:  O Glorious Saint John Bosco... ]]
[[St. John Bosco:  O God, Who didst raise up Saint John...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. John Bosco:  Most Holy Virgin...  (To Our Lady, Help Of Christians)]]
[[St. John Bosco:  O Mary, powerful Virgin... ]]
[[St. John Chrysostom:  Hail, O Mother! Virgin, Heaven, Throne... ]]
[[St. John Chrysostom:  O Lord, My god, I Am Not...  (To Jesus Before Communion)]]
[[St. John Eudes:  A Salutation To Mary ]]
[[St. John Eudes:  O Blessed Virgin, Mother Of My God...  (At The New Year)]]
[[St. John Damascene:  Today, the root of Jesse has ... ]]
[[St. John Leonardi:  Comforted with the holy Mysteries...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. John Newman, CSsR:  O Jesus, who on earth commanded... ]]
[[St. John Newman: CSsR:  St. John Newman, Servant Of God...  ]]
[[St. John Of The Cross:  O Blessed Jesus ...  (For  Peace)]]
[[St. John Of The Cross:  O God, Who didst endow holy John... ]]
[[St. John Vianney (Cur\xe9 d\'Ars):  Dear St. John Vianney...  (For Parish Priests)]]
[[St. John Vianney (Cur\xe9 d\'Ars):  I Love You, O My God... ]]
[[St. John Vianney (Cur\xe9 d\'Ars):  O Most Holy Virgin Mary... ]]
[[St. John Vianney (Cur\xe9 d\'Ars):  Saint John Vianney, We Pray You To Bless...   (For Pastor & Parish)]]
[[St. Josemaria Escriv\xe1:  O God, through the mediation of Mary ... ]]
[[St. Josaphat:  Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Joseph: A Student's Prayer To Saint Joseph]]
[[St. Joseph:  Almighty God, That Trusted... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Blessed Joseph, you both saved...  (Prayer For Priests)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Blessed Saint Joseph, Husband Of Mary... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Blessed Saint Joseph, Your Intercession...  (In Moments of Anguish and Hardship)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Dear Saint, You Are The...  (Patron Of Carpenters)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Ever Blessed And Glorious... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Ever Blessed And Glorious...  (The Josephites)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Father And Protector Of Chastity...  (For Chastity)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Glorious Saint Joseph, Behold...  (For A Happy Death)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Glorious Saint Joseph, Foster-Father... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Glorious Saint Joseph, Model Of All... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Glorious Saint Joseph, Model Of All...  (For Success In Work)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Glorious Saint Joseph, Pattern of all who... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Good Saint Joseph, You Were The Head... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Gracious Saint Joseph, Protect Me...  (For Protection)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Great St. Joseph, you were chosen...  (For The Church)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Hail Joseph]]
[[St. Joseph:  Happy, blissful Saint Joseph...  (For Strong Faith)]]
[[St. Joseph:  In Our Tribulations...  (For the Month Of October)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Lord, That With Ineffable Providence... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Mighty Head Of Lineage...  (For Good Health)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Saint Joseph, Faithful Guardian...  (Protector of the Virgin Mary)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Saint Joseph, Faithful Guardian...  (Protector Of Virgins)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Joseph, Happy Man...  (Before Mass)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Joseph, Who Did Accompany...  (For Travellers)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Joseph, You Gave...  (For A Happy Death)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Blessed Saint Joseph... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Dearest Saint Joseph...  (Consecration)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Glorious Patriarch...  (To Obtain A Conversion)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Glorious Saint Joseph...  (A Parent\'s Prayer)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Glorious Saint Joseph...  (Farmer\'s Prayer)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Glorious Saint Joseph...  (For The Whole Church)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Glorious Saint Joseph, You Are...  (Patron Of Workers)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Great Saint Joseph, You Were...  (Prayer To Know One\'s Vocation)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O God, The Creator Of All Things...  (For Sanctification of Labour)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Guardian Of Virgins...  (After Mass)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Holy Joseph, Chaste Spouse... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Holy Patriarch...  (By Saint Alphonsus)]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Jesus, Virgin-Father... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  O Most Powerful Patriarch...  (Patron Of The Universal Church)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Oh Saint Joseph, Whose Protection...  # 1]]
[[St. Joseph:  Oh Saint Joseph, Whose Protection...  # 2]]
[[St. Joseph:  Remember O Most Chaste Spouse...  (Memorare)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Remember O Most Pure Spouse...  (Memorare)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Remember Most Pure Spouse...  (Memorare)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Saint Joseph, Be Always Our Protector...  (Prayer of Pope John XXIII)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Saint Joseph, Father And Guardian...  (For purity)]]
[[St, Joseph:  Saint Joseph, Guardian Of Jesus...  (For Fathers)]]
[[St. Joseph:  Saint Joseph, You Have Been... ]]
[[St. Joseph:  Saint Joseph, We Come To You...  (The Pallottines)]]
[[St. Joseph: Teacher's Prayer To Saint Joseph # 1]]
[[St. Joseph: Teacher's Prayer To Saint Joseph # 2]]
[[St. Joseph: Teacher's Prayer To Saint Joseph # 3]]
[[St. Joseph: Teacher's Prayer To Saint Joseph # 4]]
[[St. Joseph:  To Thee Do We Cry...  (By Pope Leon XIII)]]
[[St. Joseph:  To You Blessed Joseph, We Come...  (By Pope Leon XIII)]]
[[St. Joseph:  We Come To You, O Blessed...  (In Time Of Distress)]]
[[St. Joseph:  We Speak To You, O Blessed...  (St. Joseph The Workman)]]
[[St. Joseph Calasanctius:  Let Us Offer Praise And Thanksgiving..  (Trinitarian Prayer Of Praise)]]
[[St. Jude:  Glorious Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus... ]]
[[St. Jude:  Most Holy Apostle... ]]
[[St. Jude:  O, Glorious Apostle St. Jude...  ]]
[[St. Jude (and St. Simon):  O God, Who, through Thy blessed Apostles...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Jude:  O Holy Saint Jude...  ]]
[[St. Jude:  St. Jude, Glorious Apostle... ]]
[[St. Jude:  St. Jude, Glorious Apostle... ]]
[[St. Jude:  St. Jude, The Glorious Apostle...  (For A Sick Child)]]
[[St. Laurence:  St. Laurence, pray for us... ]]
[[St. Lawrence Of Brindisi:  Almighty God, For The Glory  (In Honour Of St...)]]
[[St. Lorenzo Ruiz:  O most merciful and almighty God... ]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  I A Faithful Servant...  (Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary)]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  My Powerful Queen, You Are All Mine...   (For The Spirit Of Mary)]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  O Eternal And Incarnate Wisdom...   (The Consecration Of Oneself...)]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  O Jesus, Living In Mary]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  O Mary, My Queen, I Cast Myself...  (In The Arms Of Your Mercy)]]
[[St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort:  O Most Loving Jesus...  (O Most Loving Jesus)]]
[[St. Lucy:  Relying On Your Goodness...  (Patron Of Eye Ailments)]]
[[St. Lucy:  O God, our Creator and Redeemer...  (In Honour Of St. Lucy)]]
[[St. Lucy:  St. Lucy, Whose Beautiful Name... ]]
[[St. Luke:  Good Saint Luke...  (For The Family Doctor)]]
[[St. Luke:  Let holy Luke, Thine Evangelist...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Macarius Of Egypt:  Lord, Be Merciful Now...  (Towards The End Of One\'s Life)]]
[[St. Macarius Of Egypt:  O Eternal God And Ruler...  (Evening Prayer)]]
[[St. Malania The Younger:  I Have Consecrated My Entire Life...  (Pardon For Faults)]]
[[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  Eternal Father, I Offer Unto Thee...   (To God the Father, # 2)]]
[[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  Hail, Heart Of Jesus...   (Salutation To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus)]]
[[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  May the offerings of Thy people be accepted...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  My Saviour! I cheerfully...   (In Resignation To Suffering)]]
[[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:  O Heart Of Love...  (Invocation Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus # 2)]]
[[St. Marguerite Bourgeoys:  O Mother Bourgeoys, you, whose... ]]
[[St. Maria Of Ravensbruck:  O Saint Maria, While YOu... ]]
[[St. Maria Goretti:  Saint Maria Goretti, Strengthened By God\'s Grace... ]]
[[St. Mariana de Jesus:  Oh God, Thou Didst...  (To Obtain A Favour)]]
[[St. Martha:  O Blessed St. Martha, Your Faith Led Jesus... ]]
[[St. Martin De Porres:  Dear Well Beloved... ]]
[[St. Martin De Porres:  Most Glorious Martin... ]]
[[St. Martin De Porres:  O God, Who Has Given Us... ]]
[[St. Martin De Porres:  To you Saint Martin de Porres... ]]
[[St. Martin Of Tours:  Lord, If Your People Still Have Need...  (To Continue To Fight For God)]]
[[St. Martin (Pope):  O God, Who didst found Thy Church...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Mary Magdalene:  Praise Be To Thee... ]]
[[St. Mary Magdalene:  Saint Mary Magdalene, Woman Of Many Sins... ]]
[[St. Maximillian Kolbe:  O Immaculate, Queen...  (Act Of Unlimited Consecration To The Immaculate)]]
[[St. Maximillian Kolbe:  The Day Was Long...  (The Power Of Prayer)]]
[[St. Maximillian Kolbe:  We Beseech Thee, O Lord... ]]
[[St. Melito Of Sardis:  Born As A Son...  (Praise Of Christ)]]
[[St. Methodius:  Your Name, O Mother Of God... ]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Glorious Prince...  (The Archangel)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Glorious Prince Of The Heavenly Hosts...  (For Powerful Aid)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Glorious Saint Michael...  (Help Against Spiritual Enemies)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Holy Michael, The Archangel... ]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Most Glorious Prince Of...  (By Pope Leo XIII)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  O Glorious Saint Michael, guardian...  (For Protection Of The Church)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Saint Michael...  (Heart Prayer)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  St. Michael The Archangel, Defend Us In Battle...  (The Archangel)]]
[[St. Michael The Archangel:  Saint Michael The Archangel...  (St. Michael For Personal Protection)]]
[[Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels]]
[[Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael:  Most Holy Trinity... ]]
[[Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael:  O God, Send The... ]]
[[St. Monica:  Blessed Monica, Mother Of...  (Patroness Of Mothers)]]
[[St. Monica:  Dear St. Monica, Troubled Wife... ]]
[[St. Monica:  Great St. Monica, Patroness...  (For Our Children)]]
[[St. Monica:  O Glorious St. Monica...  (For Serenity In Adversity)]]
[[St. Monica:  O God, the Comforter of the sorrowful...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Monica:  Sainted Mother Of Augustine... ]]
[[St. Nicholas:  God Our Father we pray... ]]
[[St. Padre Pio:  Beloved Padre Pio... ]]
[[St. Padre Pio: Intercession Prayer]]
[[St. Padre Pio:  O Blessed Padre Pio... ]]
[[St. Padre Pio:  O humble and beloved Padre Pio...  (By Pope John-Paul II)]]
[[St. Padre Pio:  Stay With Me, Lord...  (After Holy Communion)]]
[[St. Pancratius:  I believe, Heavenly Father... ]]
[[St. Paraskevia:  O Holy Paraskevia... ]]
[[St. Paschasius Radbertus:  Deign, O Immaculate Virgin... ]]
[[St. Patrick:  God Our Father... ]]
[[St. Patrick:  As I Arise Today...  (God\'s Protection And Christ\'s Presence)]]
[[St. Patrick:  Christ, Be With Me...  (St. Patrick\'s Breastplate)]]
[[St. Patrick:  I Arise Today...  (Lorica Of St. Patrick)]]
[[St. Patrick:  May The Strength Of God Guide Us...  (For The Faithful)]]
[[St. Patrick:  O Glorious Saint Patrick...  (Patron Of Ireland)]]
[[St. Paul:  Great convert and Apostle of the Gentiles...  (For Priests)]]
[[St. Paul:  St. Paul, great Apostle of the Gentiles...  (For Priests)]]
[[St. Paul:  O Glorious St. Paul, After Persecuting The...  (For Priests)]]
[[St. Paul:  O Glorious St. Paul, who From A...  (For Patience)]]
[[St. Peregrine:  Glorious Wonder-Worker...  (The Cancer Saint)]]
[[St. Peregrine:  O Great St. Peregrine... ]]
[[St. Peregrine:  O God, Pour Into Broken Human... ]]
[[St. Peregrine:  O God, Who Gave To... ]]
[[St. Peter:  Blessed Apostle Peter...  (For Forgiveness Of Sins)]]
[[St. Peter:  O Glorious St. Peter... ]]
[[St. Peter Canisius:  Dear Doctor and Defender of the Church... ]]
[[St. Peter Damian:  O Holy Virgin, Mother Of God... ]]
[[St. Peter Julian Eymard:  Gracious God of our ancestors... ]]
[[St. Peter Julian Eymard:  Our Father Who Art In Heaven...  (Our Father Paraphrased)]]
[[St. Peter Of Alexandria:  Look down upon our weakness... ]]
[[St. Philip And James:  O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Philip Neri:  Mary, I Love You... ]]
[[St. Philomena:  O St. Philomena, Glorious Martyr...  (Cord Prayer)]]
[[St. Pius X:  Glorious St. Joseph, Model Of All...  (For Success In Work)]]
[[St. Polycarp of Symrna:  Lord God Almighty, Father Of...  (Before Martyrdom)]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael,... ]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  Blessed Saint Raphael, Archangel... ]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  O Raphael, Lead Us Towards... ]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  O God, Send The Archangel... ]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  O God, Who In Thy Ineffable Goodness...  (The Archangel)]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  Saint Raphael, The Archangel... ]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  Saint Raphael, The Archangel...  (For Travellers)]]
[[St. Raphael The Archangel:  Vouchsafe, O Lord God, to send holy Raphael...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Raymond Of Penafort:  Prelates, Kings And Peoples Of The Earth!... ]]
[[St. Remigius:  Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Rita:  Dear Saint Rita... ]]
[[St. Rita:  Holy Patroness Of Those In Need... ]]
[[St. Rita:  O Glorious St. Rita... ]]
[[St. Rita:  O Powerful St. Rita... ]]
[[St. Romuald:  Father, Through St. Romuald... ]]
[[St. Roch (Rocco/Roque):  Dear mendicant Pilgrim... ]]
[[St. Roch (Rocco/Roque):  O Blessed Saint Roque... ]]
[[St. Roch (Rocco/Roque):  O Great St. Rocco... ]]
[[St. Rose Philippine Duchesne:  Gracious God, You Filled The Heart...   (In Honour Of)]]
[[St. Saturninus:  O God, Who grantest us to be... ]]
[[St. Scholastica:  O God, to show us where innocence leads... ]]
[[St. Sebastian:  Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor\'s court... ]]
[[St. Severinus Boethius:  Father, Enable Our Minds...  (For Help To Contemplate God)]]
[[St. Simon (and St. Jude):  O God, Who, through Thy blessed Apostles...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Simon De Rojas:  O Glorious St. Simon...  (For Those With Speech Defects)]]
[[St. Simon Of Syrene:  Good Saint, Tradition Says That You... ]]
[[St. Simon Stock:  O, Beautiful Flower Of Carmel...  (Prayer Of St. Simon)]]
[[St. Sophronius:  O Mary, Mother Of God... ]]
[[St. Sophronius, Patriarch Of Jerusalem:  Truly, You Are Blessed Among Women... ]]
[[St. Stanislaus:  O God, for Whose honor the glorious bishop...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Stephen: (St Stephen's Day Night Prayer)]]
[[St. Tarcisius:  O God, You Graciously Called Me... (Prayer Of An Altar Server.)]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  Graciously hear us, O God...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  Let Nothing Disturb You... ]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  Lord, Grant That I May Always... ]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  Lord, You Are Closer...  (Close To Me)]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  My Lord, it is time....  (Last Words Of St Teresa Of Avila)]]
[[St. Teresa Of Avila:  O My God!  Source Of All...  (To Redeem Lost Time)]]
[[St. Theresa Of The Child Jesus:  O Wondrous St. Theresa... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear Little Flower... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear Little Flower Of Carmel... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear Little Saint Theresa... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear St. Theresa, Like You... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear St. Theresa, My Patroness...  (To Accept Suffering)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Dear St. Theresa, The Beloved...  (To Be A Faithful Servant Of Mary)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Govern By All Thy Wisdom...  (For Guidance)]]
[[St. Theresa:  How I Love Thee...  (Prayer To The Blessed Virgin)]]
[[St. Theresa:  How I Want To Live... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  I Adore And Praise Thee...  (Prayer Of Reparation)]]
[[St. Theresa:  I Ardently Beseech Thee...  (For A Happy Death)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Jesus, Who In Thy Bitter Passion...  (To The Holy Face)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Let Us Pray, O Lord...  (To Imitate St. Theresa)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Lord Jesus, You Said To Us...  (In Honour Of)]]
[[St. Theresa:  O Dear Little Saint... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  O Little Flower Of Jesus... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  O Little Martyr Of Love... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  O My God...  (Oblation Of The Little Flower)]]
[[St. Theresa:  O My God, I Offer Thee...  (Morning Prayer)]]
[[St. Theresa:  Remember, O Most Gracious... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Saint Theresa, Patronness... ]]
[[St. Theresa:  Saint Theresa, Privileged... ]]
[[St. Therese: Miraculous Invocation To Saint Therese]]
[[St. Therese: O Holy Father...  (Prayer For Priests # 40)]]
[[St. Therese De Lisieux:  Eternal Father, Since Thou...  (Holy Face Prayer For Sinners)]]
[[St. Therese De Lisieux:  O Glorious, St. Therese...  (Miraculous Invocations To St. Therese)]]
[[St. Therese De Lisieux:  0 Holy Father, may the torrents of love...  (Prayer For Priests)]]
[[St. Therese De Lisieux:  O Jesus,I pray for your faithful...  (Prayer For Priests)]]
[[St. Therese De Lisieux:  The Depths Of The Love... ]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  I Greet You, Saint Therese... ]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  May the Heavenly Mystery, O Lord...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  My Lord And My God...  (Praise To God)]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  O Jesus, Who In Thy Bitter...  (The Holy Face)]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  O Little St. Therese Of The Child... ]]
[[St. Therese Of The Child Jesus:  What A Beautiful Vocation We Have...  (Prayer For Priests # 39) ]]
[[St. Thomas:  Angel of Schools, at the bidding of Peter... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  O Godhead hid...  (Adoro Te Devote)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Almighty And Everlasting God...  (Before Mass)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Almighty And Ever-Living God...  (Before Mass)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Come Holy Spirit, Divine Creator...  (Before Studying)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Creator Of All Things...  (Before Study)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Down In Adoration Falling...  (Tantum Ergo Sacramentum)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Grant Me Grace...  (Concede Mihi, Misericors Deus)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Grant Me, O Lord, My God... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  I Give Thanks To Thee...  (After Mass)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  I Thank You, O Holy Lord... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Ineffable Creator...  Studying, Before # 3]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Hail To Thee! True Body Sprung... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Lord, Father All-Powerful...  (After Mass)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  O Ineffable Creator...  (Before Study)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  O Mary, Seat Of Wisdom...  (Our Lady Of Studies)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  O Most Blessed And Sweet Virgin Mary... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Saint Thomas Aquinas...  (For Catholic Schools)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Sion Lift Thy Voice And Sing... ]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  The Cross Is My Pure...  (The Holy Cross)]]
[[St. Thomas Aquinas:  Virgin, Full Of Goodness... ]]
[[St. Thomas Becket:  O God, for the sake of whose Church... ]]
[[St. Thomas More:  Dear Scholar and Martyr...  (For Lawyers And Judges)]]
[[St. Thomas More:  Give Me The Grace... ]]
[[St. Ursula And Companion:  O God, Who hast granted to the virgins...  (For The Feast Of)]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  Almighty God Who Called Your Servant... ]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  Dear Saint, The Mere Mention... ]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  Holy God, Saint Vincent...  (For Deacons)]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  Noble Saint Vincent de Paul... ]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  O Glorious Saint Vincent de Paul... ]]
[[St. Vincent De Paul:  Saint Vincent, Patron Of All Charitable... ]]
[[St. Vincent Pallotti:  Eternal Father, It Is Your Will...  (Apostolic Prayer)]]
[[St. Vincent Pallotti:  Immaculate Mother Of God...  (Mary, Queen Of The Apostles)]]
[[St. Vincent Pallotti:  Immaculate Mother Of God... ]]
[[St. Vincent Pallotti:  Saint Vincent Pallotti, you were molded... ]]
[[St. Vitus:  Dear Vitus, The One Thing... ]]
[[St. Walburga:  Almighty God, Our Father... ]]
[[St. Walburga:  St. Walburga, By Your Blessed... ]]
[[St. Zita:  Dear Follower Of The Son... ]]
[[Venerable John Henry Neuman:  O my God, holiness becometh Thy House... ]]
O God, you know me better than I know myself
and you know how disappointed I have been at this time.

The things that I had set my heart on
were not for me.

The friends I trusted proved untrue.

I honestly tried so hard,
and yet I failed.

Help me, O God,
To accept things as they are.
Help me not to waste my time
on vain regrets and unhappy memories.

Help me to begin again
and to try again.

Help me always to look forward
and not back.

Help me to forget the things
that are behind and
Ever to press forward
to the things which are ahead.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.

Queen of heaven, rejoice. Alleluia. 

For He whom thou didst deserve to bear, Alleluia. 

Hath risen as He said, Alleluia. 

Pray for us to God, Alleluia. 

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. 
R. Because Our Lord is truly risen, Alleluia. 

Let us pray 

O God, 
who by the resurrection of Thy Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, great, 
we beseech Thee, that, 
through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, 
we may attain the joys of eternal life. 

Through the same Christ Our Lord. 

Amen. 
Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
Help of Christians, 
refuge of the human race, 
victorious in all the battles of God, 
we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, 
in the sure hope of obtaining mercy 
and of receiving grace and timely aid in our present calamities, 
not through any merits of our own on which we do not rely, 
but only through the immense goodness of thy mother's Heart. 
In thee and in thy Immaculate Heart, 
at this grave hour of human history, do we put our trust; 
to thee we consecrate ourselves, 
not only with all of Holy Church, 
which is the mystical body of thy Son Jesus, 
and which is suffering in so many of her members, 
being subjected to manifold tribulations and persecutions, 
but also with the whole world, 
torn by discords, 
agitated with hatred, 
the victim of its own iniquities. 

Be thou moved by the sight of such material and moral degradation, 
such sorrows, such anguish, 
so many tormented souls in danger of eternal loss! 
Do thou, O Mother of mercy, 
obtain for us from God a Christ-like reconciliation of the nations, 
as well as those graces which can convert the souls of men in an instant, 
those graces which prepare the way 
and make certain the long desired coming of peace on earth. 
O Queen of peace, pray for us, 
and grant peace unto the world in the truth, 
the justice, and the charity of Christ. 
Above all, give us peace in our hearts, 
so that the kingdom of God may spread its borders 
in the tranquillity of order. 
Accord thy protection to unbelievers 
and to all those who lie within the shadow of death; 
cause the Sun of Truth to rise upon them; 
may they be enabled to join with us 
in repeating before the Savior of the world: 

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will." 

Give peace to the nations 
that are separated from us by error or discord, 
and in a special manner to those peoples 
who profess a singular devotion toward thee; 
bring them back to Christ's one fold, 
under the one true Shepherd. 
Obtain full freedom for the holy Church of God; 
defend her from her enemies; 
check the ever-increasing torrent of immorality; 
arouse in the faithful a love of purity, 
a practical Christian life, 
and an apostolic zeal, 
so that the multitude of those who serve God 
may increase in merit and in number.  
Ask thy Son to send us holy priests 
and in numbers to serve the needs of the Catholic faithful. 
Be thou the mother of priests and seminarians, 
keeping them pure, 
devoted to thee and thy Son, 
maintain them as men set apart
and exclusive for serving the Holy Trinity and thee. 
Do not let the torrents of worldly woes touch them. 
And give us a more tender love for thy Immaculate Heart 
so that we may draw closer to thee 
and to them by praying for them faithfully. 

O Mary, Mother most pure, 
through whose compassion we have received the holiest of priests; 
O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, 
perfect model of cooperation with the Divine call; 
O holy priests, 
who in Heaven compose a choice choir about the Lamb of God: 
obtain for us many goof vocations 
in order that the Lord's flock, 
through the support and government of vigilant shepherds, 
may attain you the enjoyment 
of the most delightful pastures of eternal happiness. 

Finally, even as the Church and all mankind were once 
consecrated to the Heart of thy Son Jesus, 
because He was for all those who put their hope in Him 
an inexhaustible source of victory and salvation, 
so in like manner do we consecrate ourselves forever 
to thee also and to thy Immaculate Heart, 
O Mother of us and Queen of the world; 
may thy love and patronage hasten the day 
when the kingdom of God shall be victorious 
and all the nations, 
at peace with God and with one another, 
shall call thee blessed and intone with thee, 
from the rising of the sun to its going down, 
the everlasting "Magnificat" of glory, 
of love, of gratitude to the Heart of Jesus, 
in which alone we can find truth, life, and peace. 
O Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
in these times of brazen impiety, 
show again thy power, 
with the signs which accompanied thy victories of old, 
and from the throne where thou art seated, 
dispensing pardon and grace, 
in pity watch over the Church of thy Son, 
His Vicar, and every order of the clergy and laity, 
suffering in grievous warfare. 
Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy, 
hasten the hour of mercy seeing that the hour of judgment 
is daily challenged by innumberable offences. 
Obtain for me, the lowest of men, 
kneeling suppliant in thy presence, 
the grace which may enable me to live a just life on earth, 
and reign with the just in Heaven, 
whilst with the faithful throughout the world, 
O Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
I salute thee and cry out: 
Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
pray for us!

Amen.

Queen of heaven, rejoice. Alleluia. 

For He whom thou didst deserve to bear, Alleluia. 

Hath risen as He said, Alleluia. 

Pray for us to God, Alleluia. 

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. 
R. Because Our Lord is truly risen, Alleluia. 

Let us pray 

O God, 
who by the resurrection of Thy Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, great, 
we beseech Thee, that, 
through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, 
we may attain the joys of eternal life. 

Through the same Christ Our Lord. 

Amen. 
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
and sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother,
to thee I come,
before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate!
despise not my petitions,
but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me.  Amen.
(Indulgence, 300 days, each time. Plenary, once a month, on the usual conditions.)
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(Source: The Raccolta, 1950.)
These are Rosary meditations for the Hail Marys. It is for those who would like to meditate on the mysteries & still finish their Rosary in 20 minutes! Let us set apart 20 minutes a day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary who does not hesitate to lavish upon us innumerable & most precious graces we need to perform the duties of our state, our christian duties & to sanctify our souls!

''Joyful Mysteries (Monday, Thursday, Sunday of Advent)''

Annunciation:

1. Mary is Ever Virgin
2. The Angel greets Her,“ Ave Maria !”
3. Mary is ‘Full of Grace’
4. Mary is Ever Blessed
5. Jesus is the fruit of Her womb
6. Mary is Mother of God
7. Mary said ‘Yes’
8. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary
9. All things are possible for God
10. Mary obeyed God

Visitation:

1. Mary visits Elizabeth
2. Elizabeth is pregnant
3. Mary is the Help of Christians
4. Mary is the Arc of the Covenant
5. Mary is The Mother of the Lord
6. Mary Magnifies God
7. God is Her Savior
8. All ages shall call Her Blessed
9. John the Baptist is born
10. He asked people to repent

Nativity:

1. In the Beginning was the Word
2. The Word was God
3. Through Him all things were made
4. The Word was made flesh
5. The Angels sing !
6. The Shepherds adore !
7. The Magi bring gifts !
8. Myrrh to honor His Crucifixion !
9. Frankincense to honor His Divinity !
10. Gold to honor his Kingship !

Presentation:

1. Jesus is taken to the Temple
2. Jesus is Consecrated to God
3. Mary is purified
4. Jesus is not subject to the law
5. Yet to teach obedience He submits to it
6. Mary does not need purification
7. Yet in Humility She submits to it
8. Simeon blessed them
9. I have seen thy salvation
10. A sword shall pierce the Immaculate heart !

Finding the Child Jesus:

1. Jesus is 12 years old
2. He goes to the temple for the Passover feast
3. Jesus stayed back in the temple without His parents knowing it
4. They realize that He is accidentally lost
5. They are anxious
6. When we lose Jesus we are anxious
7. No Jesus, No peace
8. Know Jesus , Know peace
9. On the third day they find Him.
10. Everyone is astonished at His Wisdom !

''Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday of Lent)''

Agony in the Garden:

1. My soul is sorrowful unto death
2. Be vigilant & watch
3. In His agony He prayed more earnestly
4. He sweated blood
5. He saw our sins
6. Our sins wound His heart
7. Let this cup pass away
8. Not my will but thine
9. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
10. Pray for perfect contrition

Scourging:

1. He is falsely accused
2. He is taken before Pilate
3. Barrabas is preferred to Jesus
4. Jesus is scourged
5. He suffered to pay the price for our sexual sins
6. Our Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit
7. We must keep our bodies pure
8. He is wounded for our transgressions
9. He was bruised for our iniquities
10. By His stripes we are healed

Crowning with thorns:

1. Jesus is the King of kings
2. His kingship is mocked
3. They strip off His clothes
4. They make a crown of thorns
5. They force it upon His head
6. They give Him a reed as scepter
7. He suffered to make reparation for our pride
8. They spat on Him
9. They struck Him on the head
10. Jesus is the King of the Jews

Carrying the Cross:

1. He carried the whole world’s sin on His shoulders
2. He was condemned to death
3. He fell 3 times
4. His shoulders were wounded
5. He met His Mother
6. Ema(Mother) , behold I make all things new
7. Holy Face of Jesus , I adore thee !
8. Weep not for me , but for yourselves !
9. Take up your cross & follow me !
10. My yoke is easy & my burden is light !

Crucifixion:

1. Jesus is nailed to the cross
2. Father forgive them
3. This day you’ll be with me in paradise
4. Woman behold your son
5. Son Behold your Mother
6. Mary is the new Woman(Eve)
7. I thirst
8. It is finished
9. Into your hands I commend my spirit
10. Precious blood sanctify me !

''Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday of Easter season & ordinary time)''

Resurrection:

1. Jesus is Risen !
2. Jesus is the resurrection & life
3. Death has no power over Him
4. Fruit of this mystery: Faith
5. Faith in His Divinity
6. Faith in the efficacy of His Crucifixion
7. Faith in His Resurrection
8. He is no longer in the Tomb
9. His resurrection gave us a new life
10. Blessed are they who don’t see, yet believe !

Ascension:

1. I am with you always
2. Go & preach all nations
3. The Holy Spirit shall empower you
4. My peace I give you
5. Jesus gave them the ability to forgive sins
6. The fruit of the Ascension is Hope
7. Hope of His return
8. Hope of Eternal life
9. Christ is King
10. Jesus is our mediator with the Father

Pentecost:

1. The Holy Spirit Enables us
2. The Holy Spirit intercedes
3. Holy Spirit the Deity
4. The Holy Spirit is our Friend
5. The Holy Spirit enlightens us
6. The Holy Spirit is the Finger of God
7. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary
8. The Holy Spirit empowers us
9. The Holy Spirit sanctifies us
10. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace & Life

Assumption:

1. The Immaculate goes to Ephesus with St. John the Beloved
2. Mary Consoles , comforts & strengthens the apostles
3. Mary nourishes the church
4. It is time for Mary to go to Heaven
5. Mary goes to make Her Stations of the Cross
6. Mary longs for God
7. Mary’s death is called Dormition (Sleep)
8. She is Assumed into Heaven
9. Her Body & Soul are with God
10. Mary, obtain for me a Happy death

Coronation:

1. Mary , Queen of Heaven & Earth
2. Mary, Queen of Angels
3. Mary, Queen of all Graces
4. Mary , Queen of Creation
5. Mary , Queen of Redemption
6. Mary , Queen of all Saints
7. Mary, Queen of all Hearts
8. Mary , Queen conceived without original sin
9. Mary, Queen of the Rosary
10. Mary, Queen of Mount Carmel

- – - written by Aditya Tawde, servant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
God our Father, source of all holiness, 
the work of your hands is manifest in your saints, 
the beauty of your truth is reflected in their faith. 
May we who aspire to have part in their joy 
be filled with the Spirit that blessed their lives, 
so that having shared their faith on earth 
we may also know their peace in your kingdom. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 
Today, dear friends in heaven, 
we celebrate your feast. 
We celebrate again the feasts of all the saints we know, 
and whom we honor day by day through the year. 
But we also honor today all the saints in heaven 
whom we do not know. 
We can not help thinking, 
on this day, 
that no one of us lacks a model to follow in one of you. 
We look around us at the familiar persons and things 
and activities that fill our every day lives, 
and we find that they are little different from the persons, 
things, and activities that filled your lives. 
We have the same human nature, 
wounded by the sin of Adam and Eve, 
but strengthened marvelously by grace, 
and fed and sanctified by the sacraments and prayer. 
We have exactly the same sacraments that you had, 
we have the same Christ, 
the same Blessed Mother, 
the same trials, 
sickness, pain, temptation, 
the same joys, pleasures, 
and happiness that crowded your lives. 
Then it must be true that, 
with the same means, 
we should be able to work out our lives 
in the same holiness and sanctity as yours, dear saints. 
Help us to do this. 
Help us to see the opportunities for holiness 
that fill our everyday lives. 
Obtain for us, by your prayers, 
the deep understanding and appreciation 
of spiritual things that were yours. 
Help us to see, too, 
in the beauty of the world in which we live, 
some slight mirroring of the eternal beauty 
which you now see, 
as you gaze on God. 
But let us not be deceived into thinking that this earthly beauty, 
this worldly pleasure, 
is an end in itself. 
Let us use it wisely and moderately, 
our hearts always yearning to come at last 
to the final beauty and joy, 
the possession of God Himself, 
with you, in heaven. 

Amen.
Hail Mary!
Daughter of God the Father. 

Hail Mary!
Mother of God the Son. 

Hail Mary!
Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. 

Hail Mary!
Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

Hail Mary! 
Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity, God.

Hail Mary! 
Celestial Rose of the ineffable Love o God.

Hail Mary! 
Virgin pure and humble, 
of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born 
and with thy milk to be nourished.

Hail Mary! 
Virgin of virgins. 

Hail Mary! 
Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a s sword transfixed.

Hail Mary! 
Lady most blessed, unto whom all power in Heaven and earth is given.

Hail Mary! 
My Queen and my Mother!  My life, my sweetness and my hope.

Hail Mary! 
Mother most amiable.  

Hail Mary! 
Mother most admirable.  

Hail Mary! 
Mother of Divine Love. 

Hail Mary, 
Immaculate!  Conceived without sin! 

Hail Mary, 
Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee!  

Blessed art thou among women 
and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus!

Blessed be thy spouse, Saint Joseph. 

Blessed be thy father, Saint Joachim. 

Blessed be thy mother, Saint Anne. 

Blessed be thy guardian, Saint John. 

Blessed be thy holy angel, Saint Gabriel. 

Glory be to God the Father, Who chose thee. 
Glory be to God the Son, Who loved thee. 
Glory be to God the Holy Spirit, Who espoused thee. 

O Glorious Virgin Mary,
May all men love and praise thee.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us and bless us, 
Now and at death, in the Name of Jesus, thy Divine Son.


(Composed by St. John Eudes - 1601 to 1680.)
[In the Morning]



Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
hail our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To You do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!
To You do we send up our sighs;
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears!
Turn, most gracious Advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of Your womb, Jesus!
O Clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V. Make me worthy to praise thee, O holy Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.

V. Blessed be God in His Saints.
R. Amen.

[In the Evening]



We fly to thy patronage,
O holy Mother of God;
despise not thou our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us from all dangers,
O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.

V. Make me worthy to praise thee, O holy Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.

V. Blessed be God in His Saints.
R. Amen.
Hail, O Virgin most pure, 
most powerful Queen whom the human family invokes 
by the sweet name of Mother! 
We who cannot invoke an earthly mother 
either because we never knew her 
or were very soon deprived 
of such a sweet and necessary support, 
we turn to you, 
certain that you shall be a mother to us 
in a special manner. 

If, indeed, because of our condition, 
we arouse in every one feelings of pity, 
compassion and love, 
we shall awaken such feelings of pity, 
compassion and love, 
we shall awaken such feelings 
to a much higher degree in you, 
the most loving, 
most tender and most merciful of all pure creatures. 

O true Mother of all orphans, 
we take refuge in your Immaculate Heart, 
certain of receiving therein 
all the comfort for which our bereft hearts are yearning. 

We place all our trust in you 
so that your maternal hand may guide and support us 
along the steep paths of this life. 

Bless all those who assist or protect us in your name; 
reward our benefactors and the chosen souls 
that devote their lives to us. 
Above all, be ever to us a Mother, 
modeling our hearts, 
enlightening our minds, 
strengthening our wills, 
adorning our souls with eery virtue, 
and keeping away from us the enemies of our God 
Who would wish to ruin us forever!

Finally, dearest Mother, 
our delight and our hope, 
lead us to Jesus, 
the blessed fruit of your womb, 
so that if we have not enjoyed 
the sweetness of a mother here below, 
we may hereafter, 
in everlasting life, 
enjoy your motherly love and your presence, 
together with that of your Divine Son 
who lives and reigns with the Father 
and the Holy Spirit 
forever and ever.

Amen. 
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O Immaculate Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
Mother of God and Mediatrix of every grace: 
I believe that thy dearly beloved Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
is truly, really, and substantially 
contained in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

I love Him above all things 
and I long to receive Him into my heart. 
Since I cannot now receive Him sacramentally, 
be so good as to place Him spiritually in my soul. 

(moment of silence) 

O my Jesus, 
I embrace Thee as One who has already come, 
and I unite myself entirely to Thee: 
never permit me to be separated from Thee.

Amen.
St Alphonsa Novena for the complete nine days is given below.

St Alphonsa, pray for us sinners.



''The First Day:''

The Suffering Servant
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of Your life-giving and Divine commandments. In Your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love, hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise You, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Comm : Amen
Readings from the New Testament
1. Hebrews 12/4-1 (the server reads)
2. Mark 8/31-38 (the celebrant reads)
(Silent Prayer)
Cel : Let us pray
Loving Lord Jesus, who sacrificed Your life on Calvary fulfilling the will of the Eternal Father, we thank You for Your infinite love and supreme compassion, and the glorious act of redemption. St.Alphonsa was able to sincerely accept Your command: “if anyone wants to be a follower of Mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow Me”. Help us to follow the example of St.Alphonsa who said: “I have a share in the Cross of Christ; I am with Jesus on the Cross”, and happily dedicated before the Eternal Father the responsibilities of her life, the hardships of community life, and the miseries of physical ailments. O Jesus, enable us to offer the crosses of our daily lives as an offering acceptable and pleasing to You. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Lord of all ,forever.
Res: Amen.
''The Second Day:''

Total dedication
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your lifegiving and Divine commandments. In Your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise You, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Comm.: Amen.
Readings from the N.T
1. Phil. 3/7-11
2. Matt. 19/16-26
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: Let us pray
Lord Jesus who said: “My food is to do the will of the one Who sent Me, and to complete His work” (Jn 4/34), we praise and adore You. St. Alphonsa who declared: “I have given myself up entirely to My Lord”, is the guide and model of our lives. God, give us the lifegiving faith that the Lord Jesus will give us only those things that will redeem us from the anxieties and worries of life. O Jesus, strengthen us to submit to the will of God in all the trials and tribulations of life, and depend firmly on God, like St. Alphonsa who believed “The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing” (Ps. 23/1). The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.

''The Third Day:''

Love of God
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your lifegiving and Divine commandments. In Your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise You, Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T
1. Rom. 8/31-39
2. Jn. 15/1-17
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: O Lord, who said those who want to inherit eternal life “must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind”(LK 10/27),fill our hearts with the love of God. Let our lives be inspired by the life of St. Alphonsa who said even during her sleepless nights of ailment ‘ I love my Jesus’. Bless us Lord to imbibe the spiritual thirst of St. Alphonsa who surrendered herself fully to the Word of God and desired ardently to become a small spark in the flame of love in your Sacred Heart. Give us the grace to taste the sweetness of Your Word and understand the depth of Your love for us that we may lead a life of total conversion O Lord. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, The Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.

''The Fourth Day:''

Brotherly Love
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your lifegiving and Divine commandments. In your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise you, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T
1. 1 Jn. 3/11-24
2. Lk.10/25-37
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: O, Lord Jesus who said, ” I give you a new commandment : love one another . By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are My disciples”(Jn.13/35), strengthen us to bear witness to your love in our families and all spheres of activity by renouncing the self and its cares. Enable us to share your divine love with others and do good to all like St.Alphonsa with no expectations of reward; Lord , help us to follow the footsteps of St.Alphonsa who showed loving concern to all who offended her, and prayed fervently for those who did not love her. The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, The Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.

''The Fifth Day:''

Humility
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your lifegiving and Divine commandments. In Your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise You, Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T
1. Phil. 2/5-10
2. Lk. 14/7-11
(Silent Prayer)
Cel : Let us pray
O Jesus who said, “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart”, (Mt. 1/29) teach us the lesson of humility of heart. Lord Jesus we beseech you with St.Alponsa , liberate us from the desires to be loved and honoured , deliver us from the evil attempts to win fame and respect, help us to use our time, wealth and abilities for the well-being and benefit of others, with the firm conviction that whatever we have is your benevolent gift. Enable us to see you in our authorities, obey and respect them. Help us to lead a life of true humility , truth and justice and make us worthy to inherit heavenly reward. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.

''The Sixth Day:''

Awareness of the Presence of God
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of Your lifegiving and Divine commandments. In Your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise You, Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T
1. Rom. 10/8-13
2. Lk. 12/22-32
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: Let us pray
O Lord Jesus, we thank You for your infinite love and compassion, because you have given yourself to us in the Holy Eucharist, and have given us your Spirit to console, teach and strengthen us till the end of times. Help us turn all the adversities into blessings by accepting them as gifts from our Heavenly Father like St. Alphonsa, who had the firm faith,”nothing will happen to me without the knowledge of my God”. Lord, help us to realize the divine plans in our lives, and guide us to walk along the path of tribulations without faltering on the way. Help us to sanctify each moment of our lives with a deep awareness of your living presence with us, and walk confidently along the path of holiness. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen

''The Seventh Day:''

Hope in God
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumines our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your life giving and divine commandments. In your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise you, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T.
1. Heb 10/19-24
2. Mt 7/7-12
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: Let us pray
O Lord Jesus who said:”whatever you asked for in my Name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (Jn. 14/13), we trust and hope in your promise. Like St.Alphonsa who lived and suffered proclaiming, “I will rejoice in whatever comes through the hands of God”, teach us Lord Jesus to see your hands in all experiences of our lives. Help us not to be disheartened in failures and setbacks. Give us strength through Your Spirit to grow in unfailing hope in you. Help us to bring harmony into our lives with the fond hope of seeing Your glorious face in the world to come and enjoy the company of Your angels and saints there. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.

''The Eighth Day:''

Devotion to Blessed Mary
Cel: Let us pray
Lord, our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your life giving and divine commandments. In your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise you, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T.
1. Acts 1/12-14
2. Jn 19/25-27
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: Let us pray
“This is your Mother “(Jn 19/27), by saying so, O Jesus you gave us your loving mother as the mother of the whole world. We thank, adore and praise You. Help us O Lord, to grow in devotion and love to Mother Mary, like St. Alphonsa who from early childhood led a life of firm faith, love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. O Holy Mother of God, be with us always, help us grow in holiness, lead and protect all our families as you protected the Holy Family of Nazareth. Protect us, O Mother, from all dangers. Intercede with your Beloved Son for us in all our daily needs, as you did interced at Cana. Help us O Sweet Lady, to sing your glories with all the saints in heaven. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen

''The Ninth Day:''

Heaven-Oriented life
Cel: Let us pray
Lord , our God, illumine our hearts and minds to hear and understand the sweet voice of your life-giving and divine commandments. In your mercy and grace grant that they bear in us the fruits of love hope and salvation, beneficial to our body and soul and that we may constantly praise you, Lord of all, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen.
Readings from the N.T.
1. 1Pet. 1/13-15
2. Jn. 14/1-7
(Silent Prayer)
Cel: Let us pray
O Lord Jesus, our Saviour who ascended to Your Father’s abode saying, ”I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me” (Jn 14/2), we adore, praise, worship and glorify you. We long to reach the heavenly abode you have prepared for us. Enable us to live in lasting love and harmony with God, like St. Alphonsa who won her crown of sainthood by awaiting the arrival of her Heavenly Bridegroom as the intelligent virgins of the Gospel did with their oil lamps lighted with hope and piety. Help us not to model our lives after the image of the world around us, but let our behavior change, and our minds be renewed according to Your will. Make us worthy to appear before Your glorious throne singing your praises with all the saints and the choir of angles. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Lord of all, forever.
Res: Amen

''Novena to St. Jude''

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,  the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult  cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.

Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is  almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive  the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and  sufferings, particularly - (make your request here) - and that I may praise  God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be  ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as  my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen



''Prayer to St Jude''

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the  tabernacles until the end of time. Amen.

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen

St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen.

Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.
(say this prayer, followed by the Our Father and the Hail Mary)

Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus 
and chaste husband of Mary, 
you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. 
You supported the holy family of Nazareth 
with the work of your hands. 
Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. 
You know their aspirations, 
their hardships, their hopes. 
They look to you because they know 
you will understand and protect them. 
You too knew trial, 
labour and weariness. 
But amid the worries of material life, 
your soul was full of deep peace 
and sang out in true joy 
through intimacy with God's Son entrusted to you 
and with Mary, his tender Mother. 
Assure those you protect that they do not labour alone. 
Teach them to find Jesus near them 
and to watch over Him faithfully as you have done.

Amen.
Dear Virgin and Martyr, 
whom the Church recalls in her liturgy, 
you heroically resisted the temptations 
of a degenerate ruler. 
Subjected to long and horrible tortures, 
you remained faithful to your heavenly Spouse. 
Saint Peter, we are told, 
gave you some solace and so you are invoked by nurses. 
Encourage them to see Christ in the sick 
and to render true service to them.

Amen.
Dear Virgin and Martyr, 
whom the Church recalls in her liturgy, 
you heroically resisted the temptations 
of a degenerate ruler. 
Subjected to long and horrible tortures, 
you remained faithful to your heavenly Spouse. 
Saint Peter, we are told, 
gave you some solace and so you are invoked by nurses. 
Encourage them to see Christ in the sick 
and to render true service to them.

Amen.
Lord God, you showered heavenly gifts 
on the virgin Agatha. 
Hear the prayers of those who recall her devoted life 
and who ask her to intercede for them in their necessity. 

(Mention your intention here...)

Help us to imitate her virtue during our earthly life 
and enjoy eternal happiness with her in heaven.

Amen
O God, Who among the other marvels of Thy power, 
hast granted even to the weaker sex 
the victory of martyrdom; 
mercifully grant: 
that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday of blessed Agatha, 
Thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by her example, 
draw nearer to Thee. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Thy Son Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.
O God, Who among the other marvels of Thy power, 
hast granted even to the weaker sex 
the victory of martyrdom; 
mercifully grant: 
that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday of blessed Agatha, 
Thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by her example, 
draw nearer to Thee. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Thy Son Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.
Oh, Saint Agatha, 
who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, 
and suffered pain and torture 
for her devotion to our Lord,
we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.
Protect us against rape and other violations, 
guard us against breast cancer 
and other afflictions of women, 
and inspire us to overcome adversity.
Oh Saint Agatha virgin and martyr,
mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice, 
may receive your intercession.

Amen
Oh, Saint Agatha, 
who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, 
and suffered pain and torture 
for her devotion to our Lord,
we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.
Protect us against rape and other violations, 
guard us against breast cancer 
and other afflictions of women, 
and inspire us to overcome adversity.
Oh Saint Agatha virgin and martyr,
mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice, 
may receive your intercession.

Amen
O God, Who among the other marvels of Thy power, 
hast granted even to the weaker sex 
the victory of martyrdom; 
mercifully grant: 
that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday 
of blessed Agatha, Thy Virgin and Martyr, 
may, by her example, 
draw nearer to Thee. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Thy Son Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.
Let us gain courage for our own battle 
by honoring the martyrdom of the glorious virgin Agnes. 
St. Agnes, vessel of honor, 
flower of unfading fragrance, 
beloved of the choirs of Angels, 
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. 
O you who wear a Martyr's palm 
and a virgin's wreath, 
pray for us that, 
though unworthy of a special crown, 
we may have our names written in the list of Saints. 

All: Alleluia
Let us gain courage for our own battle 
by honoring the martyrdom of the glorious virgin Agnes. 
St. Agnes, vessel of honor, 
flower of unfading fragrance, 
beloved of the choirs of Angels, 
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. 
O you who wear a Martyr's palm 
and a virgin's wreath, 
pray for us that, 
though unworthy of a special crown, 
we may have our names written in the list of Saints. 

All: Alleluia
O glorious St. Agnes, 
you served God in humility and confidence on earth 
and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific Vision in heaven 
because you persevered till death 
and gained the crown of eternal life. 
Remember now the dangers 
that surround me in the vale of tears, 
and intercede for me in my needs and troubles.

Amen.
O glorious St. Agnes, 
you served God in humility and confidence on earth 
and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific Vision in heaven 
because you persevered till death 
and gained the crown of eternal life. 
Remember now the dangers 
that surround me in the vale of tears, 
and intercede for me in my needs and troubles.

Amen.
O Little St. Agnes, 
so young and yet made so strong 
and wise by the power of God, 
protect by your prayers 
all the young people of every place 
whose goodness and purity are threatened 
by the evils and impurities of this world.  

Give them strength in temptation 
and a true repentance when they fail.  
Help them to find true Christian friends 
to accompany them in following the Lamb of God 
and finding safe pastures in His Church 
and in her holy sacraments.  

May you lead us to the wedding banquet of heaven 
to rejoice with you 
and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ 
who lives and reigns forever and ever.  

Amen.
O Little St. Agnes, 
so young and yet made so strong 
and wise by the power of God, 
protect by your prayers 
all the young people of every place 
whose goodness and purity are threatened 
by the evils and impurities of this world.  

Give them strength in temptation 
and a true repentance when they fail.  
Help them to find true Christian friends 
to accompany them in following the Lamb of God 
and finding safe pastures in His Church 
and in her holy sacraments.  

May you lead us to the wedding banquet of heaven 
to rejoice with you 
and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ 
who lives and reigns forever and ever.  

Amen.
St. Agnes, although you were only a child, 
you believed that Jesus was always with you; 
help us to remember that he is also with us, 
and to remain true to his presence.
St. Agnes, although you were only a child, 
you believed that Jesus was always with you; 
help us to remember that he is also with us, 
and to remain true to his presence.
St. Agnes, you refused to give up your faith; 
help us to be proud of our faith, 
to love it, to be strong in it, 
and to give witness to it daily.
St. Agnes, patron saint of children, 
watch over the children of the world; 
keep them safe from harm; 
be with them in their hour of need; 
and always pray for them.

St. Agnes, vessel of honor, 
flower of unfading fragrance, 
beloved of the choirs of Angels, 
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. 
O you who wear a Martyr's palm and a virgin's wreath, 
pray for us that, 
though unworthy of a special crown, 
we may have our names written in the list of Saints. 

Amen.
St. Agnes, vessel of honor, 
flower of unfading fragrance, 
beloved of the choirs of Angels, 
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. 
O you who wear a Martyr's palm and a virgin's wreath, 
pray for us that, 
though unworthy of a special crown, 
we may have our names written in the list of Saints. 

Amen.
St. Agnes, vessel of honor, 
flower of unfading fragrance, 
beloved of the choirs of Angels, 
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. 
O you who wear a Martyr's palm and a virgin's wreath, 
pray for us that, 
though unworthy of a special crown, 
we may have our names written in the list of Saints. 

Amen.
St. Agnes, you refused to give up your faith; 
help us to be proud of our faith, 
to love it, to be strong in it, 
and to give witness to it daily.
Dear Scientist and Doctor of the Church, 
natural science always led you to the higher science of God. 
Though you had an encyclopedia knowledge,
it never made you proud, 
for your regarded it as a gift of God.
Inspire scientists to use their gifts well 
in studying the wonders of creation, 
thus bettering the lot of the human race, 
and rendering greater glory to God.

Amen.
Dear Scientist and Doctor of the Church, 
natural science always led you to the higher science of God. 
Though you had an encyclopedia knowledge,
it never made you proud, 
for your regarded it as a gift of God.
Inspire scientists to use their gifts well 
in studying the wonders of creation, 
thus bettering the lot of the human race, 
and rendering greater glory to God.

Amen.
God of Truth 
you endowed our brother Albert 
with the gift of combining human wisdom with divine faith. 
May the pursuit of all human knowledge 
lead to a greater knowledge and love of you. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
God, forever and ever. 

Amen.
God of Truth 
you endowed our brother Albert 
with the gift of combining human wisdom with divine faith. 
May the pursuit of all human knowledge 
lead to a greater knowledge and love of you. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
God, forever and ever. 

Amen.
God, You made St. Albert great 
by enabling him to combine human wisdom and Divine Faith.  
Help us so to adhere to his teaching 
that we may progress in the sciences 
and at the same time come to a deeper understanding 
and love of you.

Amen.
God, You made St. Albert great 
by enabling him to combine human wisdom and Divine Faith.  
Help us so to adhere to his teaching 
that we may progress in the sciences 
and at the same time come to a deeper understanding 
and love of you.

Amen.
Mother of Grace
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favour with God."
For note, Mary,
for you have found grace,
not taken it as Lucifer tried to so.
You have found grace,
not lost it as Adam did.
You have found favour with God
because you desired and sought it.
You have found uncreated Grace,
that is, God himself became your Son,
and with the Grace
you have found and obtained every uncreated good.
Mother of Grace
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favour with God."
For note, Mary,
for you have found grace,
not taken it as Lucifer tried to so.
You have found grace,
not lost it as Adam did.
You have found favour with God
because you desired and sought it.
You have found uncreated Grace,
that is, God himself became your Son,
and with the Grace
you have found and obtained every uncreated good.
O Divine Creator, 
Saint Albert was a bishop 
who introduced Greek and Arabic science to medieval Europe, 
raising understanding of botany, 
biology, physics, and other studies of nature. 
A scientist himself, 
he wrote many books on these subjects. 
I ask him to pray for all scientists today, 
for their talents to be used 
to promote life rather than to destroy it, 
for elusive cures to be found, 
and for the moral use of the discoveries 
that they have already made. 
O Lord, fill them with Your Holy Spirit 
to guide them into understanding 
and respecting that You are the Author 
and Master of all creation. 

Saint Albert, 
pray for us. 

Amen.
O Divine Creator, 
Saint Albert was a bishop 
who introduced Greek and Arabic science to medieval Europe, 
raising understanding of botany, 
biology, physics, and other studies of nature. 
A scientist himself, 
he wrote many books on these subjects. 
I ask him to pray for all scientists today, 
for their talents to be used 
to promote life rather than to destroy it, 
for elusive cures to be found, 
and for the moral use of the discoveries 
that they have already made. 
O Lord, fill them with Your Holy Spirit 
to guide them into understanding 
and respecting that You are the Author 
and Master of all creation. 

Saint Albert, 
pray for us. 

Amen.
O God, Who didst make blessed Albert, 
Thy Bishop and Doctor, 
great by his bringing human wisdom into captivity to divine faith: 
grant us, we beseech Thee, 
so to follow the guidance of his teaching 
that we may enjoy perfect light in Heaven. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, 
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end.

Amen.
We pray to You, O Lord, 
who are the surpeme Truth, 
and all truth is from you. 
We beseech You, O Lord, 
who are the highest Wisdom, 
and all the wise depend on You for their wisdom. 
You are the supreme Joy, 
and all who are happy owe it to You. 
You are the Light of minds, 
and all receive their understanding from You. 
We love, we love You above all. 
We seek You, we follow You, 
and we are ready to serve You. 
We desire to dwell under Your power 
for You are the King of all.

Amen. 
We pray to You, O Lord, 
who are the surpeme Truth, 
and all truth is from you. 
We beseech You, O Lord, 
who are the highest Wisdom, 
and all the wise depend on You for their wisdom. 
You are the supreme Joy, 
and all who are happy owe it to You. 
You are the Light of minds, 
and all receive their understanding from You. 
We love, we love You above all. 
We seek You, we follow You, 
and we are ready to serve You. 
We desire to dwell under Your power 
for You are the King of all.

Amen. 
O Holy Mary, my mother, 
into your blessed trust and custody, 
and into the care of your mercy 
I this day, every day, 
and in the hour of my death, 
commend my soul and my body. 
To you I commit all my anxieties and miseries,
my life and the end of my life, 
that by your most holy intercession 
and by your merits 
all my actions may be directed 
and disposed 
according to your will 
and that of your Son.

Amen.
O Holy Mary, my mother, 
into your blessed trust and custody, 
and into the care of your mercy 
I this day, every day, 
and in the hour of my death, 
commend my soul and my body. 
To you I commit all my anxieties and miseries,
my life and the end of my life, 
that by your most holy intercession 
and by your merits 
all my actions may be directed 
and disposed 
according to your will 
and that of your Son.

Amen.
O holy Mary,
my Mistress into thy blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of thy tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to thee I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through thy most holy intercession and thy merits,
all my actions may be ordered
and disposed according to thy will
and that of thy divine Son.
Amen.
O Lord Jesus,

Hide me in the wound of your sacred heart.
Free me from my desire to be loved and esteemed.
Guard me from my evil attempts to win fame and honor.
Make me humble till I become a small spark in the flame of love in your Sacred Heart.
Grant me the grace to forget myself and all worldly things.
Jesus, sweet beyond words, convert all worldly consolations into bitterness for me.
O my Jesus, Sun of Justice, enlighten my intellect and mind with your sacred rays. Purify my heart, consume me with burning love for you, and make me one with you.
Amen




''Prayer to Saint Alphonsa:-''

Oh, Saint Alphonsa, you have been graciously chosen from our midst to be united with Jesus Christ, our savior, in the misery of his passion, death and resurrection. You have grown to the heights of holiness and have been crowned with heavenly glory.

Help us in our trials and tribulations. Oh! Daughter of sufferings, obtain for us the grace to lead a holy life, following your example, in total submission to the will of God. Be with us, transforming all our sorrows into a holy sacrifice in union with Christ Crucified, in reparation to our sins, for the sanctification and salvation of the whole world.
Amen

''Prayer for the intercession of Saint Alphonsa:-''

O, Holy Spirit, descend upon us. Pour out your gifts upon us and strengthen us in faith. Guide us with the hope for the kingdom of heaven. Enkindle our hearts with the fire of divine love. Just as you led Saint Alphonsa along the path of sanctity, lead us also on the path of righteousness. Grant us the grace to grow in sanctity and wisdom, by serving you faithfully in humility and gentleness.

Celebrant : With joy and hope in our hearts, let us pray: “Lord, hear our prayer”.

All : Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant : Lord, you raised Sr. Alphonsa to the host of the Blessed, fill us with the spirit of prayer and sacrifice.

All : Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant : Lord, grant us the grace to seek the hand of god in all our sufferings and sorrows, like St. Alphonsa who bore witness to you through her sufferings and self-sacrifice.

All : Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant : Lord Jesus, you offered yourself as a victim on the cross for us sinners. St. Alphonsa imitated you by offering herself as a victim on your alter. Grant us the strength and grace to offer ourselves to you every moment, as a burnt offering, like this holy sister.

All : Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant : Lord Jesus, at the moment of your death agony, your prayer to the father saying: “Not my will, but they will be done”. St. Alphonsa also imitated you praying in the same fashion. Help us to see you in our superiors and do your will in all circumstances.

All : Lord, hear our prayer.

Let us pray

Merciful and benevolent God, we offer ourselves completely to you. We give you thanks for all the blessings you shower upon us. Forgive us our sins and offences. Lord, you gave us St. Alphonsa as our model and mediator. We seek her intercession now. Protect us from all evils, spiritual and material. Fill us with your blessings. We make this prayer in your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Prayer # 5

Ah, Lord, 
how many nights have I slept in enmity with Thee?  
O God! 
in what a miserable state was my soul during that time! 
it was hated by Thee, 
and wished to be hated by Thee.  
I was condemned to hell; 
there was nothing wanting 
but the execution of the sentence.  
But Thou, my God, 
hast never ceased to seek after me, 
and invite me to pardon.  
But who can assure me 
that Thou hast pardoned me?  
Must I, O my Jesus! 
live in this uncertainty 
till Thou dost judge me?  
But the sorrow which I feel 
for having offended Thee, 
my desire to love Thee, 
and still more, 
Thy Passion, 
O my beloved Redeemer! 
make me hope that Thy grace dwells in my soul.  
I am sorry for having offended Thee, 
O Sovereign Good! 
and I love Thee above all things.  
I resolve to forfeit everything 
rather than lost Thy grace and Thy love.  
Thou dost wish that the heart 
which seeks Thee should be full of joy. 
<i>"Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord."</i>  
Lord, I detest all the injuries 
I have offered to Thee.  
Give me courage and confidence; 
do not upbraid me with my ingratitude; 
for I myself know and detest it.  
Thou hast said that Thou willest not 
the death of a sinner, 
but that he be converted and live.  
Yes, my God, 
I leave all things and turn to Thee.  
Give me Thy love; 
I ask nothing else.  
O Mary! thou, after Jesus, art my hope; 
obtain for me holy perseverance.

<i>By St. Alphonsus Liguori</i>
Behold, O Mother of my God, 
my only hope, Mary, 
behold at thy feet a miserable sinner, 
who asks thee for mercy. 
Thou art proclaimed and called by the whole Church, 
and by all the faithful, 
the refuge of sinners. 
Thou art consequently my refuge; 
thou hast to save me. 
I will say with William of Paris: 
Thou knowest, most sweet Mother of God, 
how much thy blessed Son desires our salvation. 
Thou knowest all that Jesus Christ endured for this end. 
I present thee, O my Mother, the sufferings of Jesus: 
the cold that He endured in the stable, 
His journey into Egypt, 
His toils, His sweat, the Blood that He shed; 
the anguish which caused His death on the Cross, 
and of which thou wast thyself a witness. 
Oh, show that thou lovest thy beloved Son, 
and by this love I implore thee to assist me. 
Extend thy hand to a poor creature who has fallen 
and asks thy help. 
Were I a Saint I would not need seek thy mercy; 
but because I am a sinner I fly to thee, 
who art the Mother of mercies. 
I know that thy compassionate heart 
finds it a consolation in assisting the miserable, 
when thou canst do so, 
and dost not find them obstinate. 
Console, then, thy compassionate heart, 
and console me this day; 
for now thou hast the opportunity 
of saving a poor creature condemned to Hell; 
and thou canst do so, 
for I will not be obstinate. 
I abandon myself into thy hands, 
only tell me what thou wouldst have me do, 
and obtain for me strength to execute it, 
for I am resolved to do all 
that depends on me to recover the Divine grace. 
I take refuge under thy mantle. 
Jesus wills that I should have recourse to thee, 
in order not only that His Blood may save me, 
but also that thy prayers may assist me in this great work; 
for thy glory. and for His Own, 
since thou art His Mother. 
He sends me to thee, that thou mayest help me. 
O Mary, see, I have recourse to thee; 
in thee do I confide. 
Thou prayest for so many others, 
pray also for me; say only a word. 
Tell Our Lord that thou willest my salvation, 
and God will certainly save me. 
Say that I am thine, 
and then I have obtained all that I ask, 
all that I desire. 
Glorious Saint Alphonsus,
loving Father of the poor and sick, 
all your life you devoted yourself with a charity 
really heroic to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries. 
Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, 
since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness, 
I come to you for help in my present need...

(State your intention here).

Amen.
Glorious Saint Alphonsus,
loving Father of the poor and sick, 
all your life you devoted yourself with a charity 
really heroic to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries. 
Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, 
since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness, 
I come to you for help in my present need...

(State your intention here).

Amen.
I compassionate thee, O most sorrowful Mother! 
Thy heart was pierced with a sword of grief 
when Simeon foretold to thee in the Temple 
the ignominious death and the desolation of thy Divine and most dear Son, 
which thou west destined one day to witness. 
By the great anguish of thy suffering heart, 
O gracious Queen of the universe, 
impress upon my mind, 
in life and in death, 
the sacred Passion of Jesus and shine own sorrows.

Amen.
I adore Thee, my God, 
Most Holy Trinity, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
three Persons and one only God! 

I humble myself in the abyss of my nothingness 
to the will of Thine infinite majesty. 

I firmly believe all that Thou hast deigned 
to make known to me by means of the Holy Scripture 
and Thy holy Church, because Thou has said so; 
and I am ready to give my life a thousand times for this faith. 

I place all my hope in Thee. 
Whatever good I may have, 
whether spiritual or temporal, 
either in this life or in the next, 
I hope for from Thee, 
through the merits of Jesus Christ, 
O God, my life and my only hope! 

I love Thee, Infinite Goodness, 
with all the affection of my heart and of my soul, 
because Thou dost merit all my love. 
I wish I knew how to love Thee as the Angels, 
the Saints, and just men love thee. 
I unite my imperfect love to that which all the Saints, 
Most Holy Mary, and Jesus Christ, bear to Thee. 

My God, because Thou art the supreme good, 
infinitely worthy of being loved and served, 
I am sorry and repent of all my sins, 
detesting them as much as possible above every other evil. 
I resolve for the future rather to die 
than to consent to anything 
that may give Thee the slightest displeasure. 

I offer Thee now and forever my body, my soul, 
and all my senses and faculties, my memory, 
my understanding, and my will. Do with me, Lord, 
and with all that belongs to me, what Thou pleasest. 
Give me Thy love and final perseverance, 
and grant that in all temptations I may always have recourse to Thee.
 
I resolve to employ myself entirely in those things which are pleasing to Thee, 
being ready to suffer any pain and labor 
in order to please Thee, saying always, 
Lord, may Thy will be done!

I desire that all should serve and love Thee. 
I would gladly spend my time in persuading all mankind 
to love and honor Thy Majesty. 

I offer to Thy Majesty all the works I shall ever do, 
steeping them in the blood of Jesus, my Redeemer. 

I intend to gain all the indulgences that I can in my actions this day, 
and to apply them by way of suffrage to the Souls in Purgatory. 

I recommend to Thee all the Souls in Purgatory, as also all sinners; 
enlighten and strengthen these unhappy creatures, 
that they may know and love Thee. 

I rejoice exceedingly that Thy happiness is infinite, 
and will never have an end. 

I thank Thee for all the graces and benefits 
that Thou hast bestowed upon all mankind, 
but especially upon me, who have been more ungrateful than others. 

My beloved Jesus, 
I take refuge within Thy sacred Wounds: 
do Thou there defend me this day, and forever, 
from all temptations, 
till Thou shalt grant me to see Thee 
and love thee eternally in Paradise. 

Amen. 

This is my hope, and so may it be.
Jesus Christ, my God, 
I adore Thee and I thank Thee 
for the many favours Thou hast bestowed on me this day. 
I offer Thee my sleep 
and all the moments of this night, 
and I pray Thee to preserve me from sin. 
Therefore, I place myself in Thy most sacred side, 
and under the mantle of our Blessed Lady, my Mother. 
May the holy Angels assist me 
and keep me in peace, 
and may Thy blessing be upon me.
Jesus Christ, my God, 
I adore Thee and I thank Thee 
for the many favours Thou hast bestowed on me this day. 
I offer Thee my sleep 
and all the moments of this night, 
and I pray Thee to preserve me from sin. 
Therefore, I place myself in Thy most sacred side, 
and under the mantle of our Blessed Lady, my Mother. 
May the holy Angels assist me 
and keep me in peace, 
and may Thy blessing be upon me.
Knowest thou, sweet Mary,  
Whereto I aspire? 
It is my hope to love thee,
This is my desire. 

I would ever be near thee, 
Queen most fair and sweet! 
Do not, do not drive me 
From my Mother's feet. 

Then, O Rose most lovely! 
Let me hear from thee. 
Loving Mother! tell me 
What thou wilt of me. 

More I cannot offer, 
Lo! I bring my heart;  
Lovingly I give it, 
Never from thee to part. 

Lady, thou didst take it, 
It is no longer mine: 
Long since thou didst love it,  
And its love was thine! 

Do not, then, forsake me, 
Mother of sweet Love,  
Till one day thou see me 
Safe in Heaven above.  
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, 
Immaculate Queen and Mother, 
the refuge and consolation of all troubled souls! 
I kneel here before thee with my family 
and choose thee for my Lady, Mother, 
and Advocate with God. 

I dedicate myself and all who belong to me to thy service forever. 
I beg thee, O Mother of God, 
to receive us into the company of thy servants. 
Take us under thy protection. 
Help us in life and at the hour of our death. 

Mother of Mercy, 
I name thee Lady and Queen of my family and relatives, 
my interests and all my undertakings. 
Take charge of them; 
dispose of everything as it pleases thee. 

Bless me and all my family. 
Never let any of us offend thy Son. 
In every temptation defend us; 
protect us in every danger; 
provide for us in the necessities of life; 
counsel us in doubt; 
comfort us in every sorrow, 
in every sickness, 
and especially in the final sorrow of death. 

Never let the powers of Hell boast 
that they have enslaved any of those who here consecrate themselves to thee. 
Grant that we may all enter into Heaven to thank thee and, 
in thy company, 
to praise and love Jesus our Redeemer for all eternity. 

Amen.

Thus, may it be.

Amen. 
Most Holy Mary, Mother all-good and all-loving, 
when I remember my sins and think of the moment of death, 
I tremble and scarcely know where to turn. 
But my hope is in the Blood of Jesus Christ 
and thy powerful intercession, 
O my loving Mother. 

Comforter of the afflicted, 
be with me in that hour, 
console me in that great affliction. 
If even now the remorse over my sins, 
the uncertainty of pardon, 
the danger of relapse, 
and the rigor of Divine Justice so frighten me, 
how will it be with me then? 

Ah my Lady, obtain for me before death comes 
a deep sorrow for my sins, true amendment, 
and fidelity to God for the remainder of my days. 

And when at last the hour of death arrives, 
O Mary my hope, help me in that terrible anguish 
in which I will find myself. 
Strengthen me against despair over the remembrance of my sins, 
which the devil will call up before me. 

Obtain for me the grace to call upon thee over and over in that dread hour, 
so that I may die with thy name 
and the name of thy most holy Son on my lips.
Thou hast granted this grace to so many of thy clients. 
I too desire it and hope for it.

Amen. 
<u>Shelter Me Under Your Mantle</u>

Most holy Virgin Immaculate, 
my Mother Mary, 
to you who are the Mother of my Lord, 
the Queen of the Universe, 
the Advocate, 
the hope, 
the refuge of sinners, 
I who am the most miserable of all sinners, 
have recourse this day. 
I venerate you, 
great queen, 
and I thank you for the many graces 
you have bestowed upon me 
even unto this day; 
in particular for having delivered me 
from the hell 
which I have so often served by my sins.

I love you, my dearest Lady; 
and because of that love, 
I promise to serve you willingly for ever 
and to do what I can 
to make you loved by others also.

I place in you all my hopes for salvation; 
accept me as your servant 
and shelter me under your mantle, 
you who are the Mother of Mercy.
And since you are so powerful with God, 
deliver me from all temptations, 
or at least obtain for me 
the strength to overcome them until death.

From you I implore a true love for Jesus Christ. 
Through you I hope to die a holy death. 
My dear Mother, 
by your love for Almighty God, 
I pray you to assist me always, 
but most of all at the last moment of my life. 
Forsake me not then, 
until you shall see me safe in heaven, 
there to bless you 
and sing of your mercies through all eternity. 
Such is my hope. 

Amen.
Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, 
I am not worthy to be thy servant. 
But moved by thy marvelous compassion 
and my own desire to serve thee, here and now, 
in the presence of my guardian angel 
and the whole court of Heaven, 
I choose thee as my Lady, 
Advocate, and Mother.  
I firmly purpose to love and serve thee always, 
and to do all I can to inspire others to love and serve thee. 

O Mother of God and my own most compassionate Mother, 
I beseech thee, by the Blood which thy Son shed for me, 
to receive me into the number of thy servants 
as thy child and servant forever. 
Assist me in all my thoughts, words, and actions 
in every moment of my life, 
so that every step I take, 
every breath I draw, 
may be directed to the greater glory of my God. 

Through your powerful intercession, 
may I never again offend my beloved Jesus. 
Help me to love and glorify Him in this life. 
Help me to love thee also, 
dear and beloved Mother, 
and to go on loving thee forever in the happiness of Heaven. 

My Mother Mary, 
I commend my soul to thee now, 
and especially at the moment of death. 

Amen. 
Most Holy, Immaculate Virgin and my Mother Mary! 
To thee who art the Mother of my Lord, 
the Queen of the world, 
the Advocate, the Hope, and the Refuge of sinners, 
I have recourse today, 
I who am the most miserable of all. 

I render thee my most humble homage, 
O great Queen, 
and I thank thee for all the graces thou hast conferred on me until now, 
especially for having delivered me from Hell, 
which I have so often deserved. 
I love thee, O most amiable Lady; 
and for the love which I bear thee, 
I promise to serve thee always 
and to do all in my power 
to make others love thee also. 
I place in thee all my hopes; 
I confide my salvation to thy care. 

Accept me for thy servant 
and receive me under thy mantle, 
O Mother of Mercy. 
And since thou art so powerful with God, 
deliver me from all temptations; 
or rather, obtain for me the strength to triumph over them until death. 
Of thee I ask a perfect love for Jesus Christ. 
Through thee I hope to die a good death. 
O my Mother, by the love which thou bearest to God, 
I beseech thee to help me at all times, 
but especially at the last moment of my life. 
Leave me not, I beseech thee, 
until thou seest me safe in Heaven, 
blessing thee and singing thy mercies for all eternity. 

Amen. 

Thus, I hope. 
Thus, may it be. 
Mother of my God, and my Lady Mary;
as a beggar, all wounded and sore, 
presents himself before a great Queen, 
so do I present myself before you, 
who are Queen of heaven and earth. 
From the lofty throne on which you sit, 
disdain not, I implore you, 
to cast your eyes on me, 
a poor sinner. 
God has made you so rich 
that you might assist the poor, 
and has made you Queen of Mercy 
in order that you might relieve the miserable. 
Behold me then, and pity me: 
behold me and abandon me not, 
until you see me changed 
from a sinner into a saint.
Mother of my God, and my Lady Mary;
as a beggar, all wounded and sore, 
presents himself before a great Queen, 
so do I present myself before you, 
who are Queen of heaven and earth. 
From the lofty throne on which you sit, 
disdain not, I implore you, 
to cast your eyes on me, 
a poor sinner. 
God has made you so rich 
that you might assist the poor, 
and has made you Queen of Mercy 
in order that you might relieve the miserable. 
Behold me then, and pity me: 
behold me and abandon me not, 
until you see me changed 
from a sinner into a saint.
My glorious and well-beloved patron, St. Alphonsus, 
you have toiled and suffered abundantly 
to assure to men the fruits of the Redemption. 
Behold the miseries of my poor soul 
and have pity on me. 
By your powerful intercession with Jesus and Mary, 
obtain for me true repentance for my sins 
together with their pardon and remission, 
a deep hatred of sin, 
and strength ever more to resist all temptations. 
Share with me, I pray, 
at least a spark of that fire of love 
with which your heart always burned. 
Grant that, following your example, 
I may make the will of God the only rule of my life. 

Obtain for me also a fervent and lasting love of Jesus, 
and a tender and childlike devotion to Mary, 
together with the grace to pray without ceasing 
and to persevere in the service of God 
even to the end of my life, 
that I may finally be united with you 
in praising God and most holy Mary 
through all eternity.

Amen.
My God! I recommend to Thee the souls of my relations, 
my benefactors, my friends and my enemies, 
and of those who are in Purgatory on my account.

I recommend to Thee the souls of evangelical labourers, 
of Religious and priests, 
and especially of those who had charge of my soul.

I recommend to Thee the souls of those 
who were most devout to the passion of Our Lord, 
to the Blessed Sacrament, 
to the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
the souls who are most abandoned, 
those who suffer most, 
and those who are nearest to the entrance into paradise.
My Lord Jesus Christ, 
who for the love Thou bearest mankind, 
dost remain night and day in this Sacrament, 
all full of tenderness and love, expecting, 
inviting and receiving all those who come to visit Thee; 
I believe that Thou art present in the Sacrament of the altar; 
I adore Thee from the depths of my own nothingness 
and thank Thee for all the favours Thou hast bestowed upon me; 
and especially for having given me Thyself in this Sacrament, 
and Thy most holy Mother Mary as my advocate; 
and for having called me to visit Thee in this church.

I pay my homage this day to Thy most loving Heart 
and this I intend to do for three intentions: 
first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; 
secondly, in reparation for all the insults 
Thou hast received from Thine enemies in this Sacrament; 
thirdly, by this visit I intend to adore Thee 
in all places upon the earth, 
where Thou art least adored and most neglected in Thy Sacrament. 

My Jesus, l love Thee with my whole heart. 
I repent of having in the past so many times 
displeased Thine infinite goodness. 
I purpose with the help of Thy grace 
never more to offend Thee in the future; 
and at this moment, wretched as I am, 
I consecrate myself wholly to Thee. 
I give to Thee and utterly renounce my entire will, 
all my affections, 
all my desires, 
and all that I possess. 

From this day forth do with me 
and with all that is mine 
whatever is pleasing in Thy sight. 
I ask and desire only Thy holy love, 
final perseverance and the perfect fulfilment of Thy will. 
I commend to Thee the souls in purgatory, 
especially those who were most devoted 
to this Blessed Sacrament and to Blessed Mary; 
I commend to Thee in like manner all poor sinners. 

Finally, my dear Saviour, 
I unite all my affections with those of Thy most loving Heart, 
and thus united I offer them to Thine eternal Father, 
and I pray Him in Thy name graciously to accept 
and answer them for love of Thee.

Amen.
O God of love, 
Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
on this altar behold the unbloody sacrifice 
of the body and blood of Thy Son, 
representing that of His most holy death and grievous passion, 
which He, the great High Priest, 
offered Thee on Calvary. 
In consideration of this holocaust of sweet odour, 
have mercy on the souls in purgatory; 
open to them the gates of Heaven, 
that they may love and praise Thee, 
and enjoy Thee eternally in the abode of the saints. 
Together with the sufferings of Thy Divine Son, 
I likewise offer Thee the sorrows of His blessed mother, 
whose soul was crucified at the foot of her Son’s cross; 
for the lance which pierced the side and heart of Jesus, 
thine adorable Son, 
also transfixed the soul and heart of Mary, 
according to Simeon’s prophecy, 
and made her the queen of martyrs. 
Behold then, O heavenly Father! 
The disfigured countenance of Thy Son on the cross 
and the crucified heart of His Mother at the foot of this same cross; 
and by the merits of all the sufferings of that Son and that Mother, 
grant eternal repose to the souls in purgatory. 


Amen.
O holy Patriarch, St. Joseph, 
I rejoice with you at the exalted dignity 
by which you were deemed worthy 
to act as father to Jesus, 
to give Him orders, 
and to be obeyed by Him 
whom heaven and earth obey! 
O great Joseph, 
as you were served by God, 
I too wish to be taken into your service. 
I choose you after Mary to be my chief advocate and protector. 
I promise to honor you every day 
by some special act of devotion 
and by placing myself under your daily protection. 
By that sweet company 
which Jesus and Mary gave you in your lifetime, 
protect me all through life, 
so that I may never separate myself from God 
by losing His grace. 
My dear Joseph, pray to Jesus for me. 
Certainly He can never refuse you anything, 
since He obeyed all your orders while on earth. 
Ask Him to detach me from all creatures and from myself, 
to inflame me with His holy love, 
and then to do with me what He pleases. 
And by that assistance which Jesus and Mary gave you at death, 
I beg of you to protect me in a special way 
at the hour of my death, 
so that dying assisted by you, 
in the company of Jesus and Mary, 
I may go to thank you in heaven, 
and in your company to sing God's praises for all eternity.

Amen.
O INCARNATE WORD, 
Thou hast given Thy Blood and Thy Life 
to confer on our prayers that power by which, 
according to Thy promise, 
they obtain for us all that we ask. 
And we, O God, are so careless of our salvation, 
that we will not even ask Thee for the graces 
that we must have if we should be saved! 
In prayer Thou hast given us the key 
of all Thy Divine treasures; 
and we, rather than pray, 
choose to remain in our misery. 
Alas! O Lord, enlighten us, 
and make us know the value of prayers, 
offered in Thy name and by Thy merits, 
in the eyes of Thy Eternal Father. 
I consecrate to Thee this my book; 
bless it, and grant that 
all those into whose hands 
it falls may have the will to pray always, 
and may exert themselves to stir up others 
also to avail themselves 
of this great means of salvation. 

To thee also do I recommend my little work, O Mary, 
great Mother of God: 
patronize it, 
and obtain for all who read it the spirit of prayer, 
and of continual recourse 
in all their necessities to thy Son, 
and to thee, who art the Dispenser of graces, 
the Mother of mercy, 
and who never leavest unsatisfied him 
who recommends himself to thee, O mighty Virgin, 
but obtainest from God 
for thy servants whatever thou askest. 
O Mary, of all creatures thou art the noblest, 
the purest, the holiest, the most sublime, the most beautiful. 
Oh, that all knew you, my Lady, 
and loved thee as thou deserveth! 

I too, though I am a sinner, 
love thee, my most amiable Queen. 
And yet I love thee too little. 
I long to love thee with a greater and more tender affection, 
and it is thou who must obtain this grace for me. 
To love thee is a singular mark of predestination, 
a grace that God grants to those who are saved. 

Then too, my Mother, 
I realize my great obligation to love thy Son; 
I see that He deserves an infinite love. 
Since thou desireth so much to see Him loved, 
obtain this grace for me, a deep love for Jesus Christ. 

I have no wish for earthly goods, for honors, for riches. 
I ask for that which thine heart desires far more, 
to love my God alone. 
Is it likely that thou wilt not help me in my desire, 
which is so pleasing to thee? 
Ah no, for even now thou art praying for me. 

But I am consoled in thinking that so many Souls in Heaven 
and saintly people on earth 
love thee for thy goodness and beauty. 
Above all, I rejoice that God Himself loves thee alone, 
more than He loves all men and Angels together. 

Pray for me, Mary; 
pray and never cease to pray until thou dost greet me in Heaven. 
There I shall possess my God forever. 
There too I shall possess my dearest Mother.

Amen. 
O Mary, conceived without sin, 
pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Holy Mary, pray for us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us! 
O most lovely, most sweet, 
and dearest Jesus! 
Life, hope, treasure, 
and only love of my soul! 
Oh, how much has it not cost Thee to remain with us in this Sacrament. 
It was necessary for Thee to die 
in order to remain afterwards upon our altars; 
and how many injuries hast Thou not been made to suffer, 
in consequence of this presence among us! 
But Thy love, and Thy desire to be loved by us, 
have surmounted all. 
Come then, Lord, 
come and occupy my heart, 
and afterwards close the gate to it for ever, 
so that no creature may ever enter again 
to take away a part of this love which belongs entirely to Thee, 
and which I am unwilling to give to any other. 
Do Thou alone, my dear Redeemer, reign over me! 
Do Thou alone possess me entirely, 
and if at any time I should not obey Thee perfectly, 
punish me severely, 
that for the future I may be more careful to please Thee, 
according to Thy desire. 
Let me no more desire nor seek 
for any other pleasure than to please Thee, 
to visit Thee often at Thine altar, 
to converse with Thee, 
and to receive Thee in Holy Communion. 
Let them look for other goods who will! 
For me, I love only, 
I desire only the treasure of Thy love. 
The only favour I ask at the foot of this altar is, 
that I may forget myself altogether, 
to remember only Thy goodness. 
Blessed Seraphs, I do not envy you your glory! 
But by the love which you bear to your God and mine, 
oh, teach me what I must do to love Him 
and please Him like you!
O my Lord and King, 
hidden in this Sacrament, 
since Thou dost invite me to converse with Thee, 
I will open my heart with confidence, and speak. 
O my Jesus, ardent Lover of souls, 
I know to well the injustice and ingratitude of men towards Thee. 
Thou lovest them, and they do not love Thee; 
Thou dost confer benefits on them, 
and they return Thee with insults; 
Thou wouldst have them hear Thy voice, 
and they will not listen; 
Thou dost offer them graces, 
and they refuse them.
Ah! my Jesus, I, too,
was once among the number of these ungrateful souls.
O my God, it is only too true.
But I desire to amend,
and I wish to compensate for the injuries I have done Thee,
by doing all I can to please Thee for the remainder of my life.
Tell me, O Lord, what Thou dost require of me.
I will do it without the least reserve.
Make known to me Thy will by the way of holy obedience,
and I hope to accomplish it.
My God, I firmly promise never to leave undone any act
which I know to be agreeable to Thee,
although the performance of it should cost me the loss of all things
– of relations, friends, character, health,
and even life itself.
Let me loose all,
if only I may do Thy will!
Happy loss, when all is sacrificed to content Thy heart,
O God of my soul!
I love Thee, O Sovereign Good,
above all goods worthy of my love,
and in loving Thee I unite my feeble heart
with the hearts of all the Seraphim.
I unite it with the Heart of Mary
and with the Heart of Jesus.
I love Thee with my whole soul;
I wish to love Thee alone,
now and for ever.

Amen.
Most Holy, Immaculate Virgin and my Mother Mary! 
To thee who art the Mother of my Lord, 
the Queen of the world, 
the Advocate, the Hope, and the Refuge of sinners, 
I have recourse today, 
I who am the most miserable of all. 

I render thee my most humble homage, 
O great Queen, 
and I thank thee for all the graces 
thou hast conferred on me until now, 
especially for having delivered me from Hell, 
which I have so often deserved. 
I love thee, O most amiable Lady; 
and for the love which I bear thee, 
I promise to serve thee always 
and to do all in my power to make others love thee also. 
I place in thee all my hopes; 
I confide my salvation to thy care. 

Accept me for thy servant and receive me under thy mantle, 
O Mother of Mercy. 
And since thou art so powerful with God, 
deliver me from all temptations; 
or rather, obtain for me the strength 
to triumph over them until death. 
Of thee I ask a perfect love for Jesus Christ. 
Through thee I hope to die a good death. 
O my Mother, by the love which thou bearest to God, 
I beseech thee to help me at all times, 
but especially at the last moment of my life. 
Leave me not, I beseech thee, 
until thou seest me safe in Heaven, 
blessing thee and singing thy mercies for all eternity. 

Amen.

Thus, I hope.
Thus, may it be.
O my God, help me to remember that time is short, eternity long.
What good is all the greatness of this world at the hour of death?
To love You, my God, and save my soul is the one thing necessary.
Without You, there is no peace of mind or soul.
My God, I need fear only sin and nothing else in this life, 
for to lose You, my God, is to lose all.
O my God, help me to remember that I came into this world with nothing, 
and shall take nothing from it when I die. 
To gain You, I must leave all. 
But in loving You, 
I already have all good things, 
the infinite riches of Christ and His Church in life, 
Mary's motherly protection and perpetual help, 
and the eternal dwelling place Jesus has prepared for me. 
Eternal Father, Jesus has promised 
that whatever we ask in His Name will be granted us.
In His Name, I pray: 
give me a burning faith, 
a joyful hope, 
a holy love for You.
Grant me perseverance in doing Your will 
and never let me be separated from You.
My God and my All, 
make me a saint. 

Amen.
O most sacred Virgin Mary, 
O Queen of Angels, how beautiful, 
accomplished, and perfect, has Heaven made thee! 
O that I could appear to God as thou appearest to me. 
Thou art so beautiful and gracious 
that with thy beauty thou ravishest hearts. 
When thou art seen, everything appears deformed, 
all beauty is eclipsed, 
every grace is lost sight of; 
as the stars disappear at the rising of the sun. 
 
When thy tenderly devoted servant, 
Saint John Damascene, contemplated thee, 
and when he saw that thou wast so beautiful, 
it seemed to him that thou hadst taken the flower 
and that which was best in every creature, 
and therefore he called thee "the loveliness of nature," 
the grace and comeliness of every creature. 

Saint Augustine, 
the bright light of doctors, 
contemplated thee, 
and thou didst appear to him so fair and beautiful, 
that he called thee the countenance of God, 
and it did not seem to him adulation. 
Thy devout son Albert the Great contemplated thee, 
and to him it seemed that all the graces and gifts 
which were in the most celebrated women of the old dispensation, 
were all in a much higher degree in thee: 
the golden mouth of Sarah, which, smiling, 
rejoices Heaven and earth; 
the sweet and tender look of the faithful Lia, 
with which thou didst soften the heart of God, 
hardened against sinners; 
the splendor of countenance of the beautiful Rachel, 
for with thy beauty thou dost eclipse the sun; 
the grace and demeanor of the discreet Abigail, 
by which thou didst appease an angry God; 
the vivacity and strength of the valiant Judith, 
for by thy power and thy grace thou dost subdue the most ferocious hearts. 

In fine, O sovereign Princess, 
from the immense ocean of thy beauty 
the beauty and grace of all creatures flowed forth as rivers. 
The sea learnt to curl its waves, 
and to wave its crystal waters from thy golden hair, 
which gracefully floated over thy shoulders and ivory neck. 
The crystal fountains and their transparent depths learnt their tranquil 
and steady flow from the serenity of thy beautiful brow 
and placid countenance. 
The lovely rainbow, 
when in full beauty, 
learnt with studious care its graceful bend from thy eyebrows, 
thus better to send forth its rays of light. 
The morning star itself, 
and the sweet star of night, 
are sparks from thy beautiful eyes. 
The white lilies and ruby roses 
stole their colors from thy lovely cheeks. 
Envious purple and coral sigh for the color of thy lips. 
The most delicious milk and sweetest honey 
are distillations from the sweet honeycomb of thy mouth. 
The scented jasmine and fragrant Damasc rose 
stole their perfume from thy breath. 
The loftiest cedar and the most erect, 
the fairest cypress, 
were happy when they beheld their image in thy erect and lofty neck. 
The palm tree, emulous and jealous, 
likened itself to thy noble stature. 
In fine, O Lady, 
every created beauty is a shadow and trace of thy beauty. 
And thus I wonder not, 
O sovereign Princess, 
that Heaven and earth place themselves under thy feet; 
for such are they, 
and thou art so great, 
that to he only under thy feet enriches them, 
and they esteem themselves happy and blessed in kissing them. 
Thus did the moon rejoice 
when the evangelist Saint John saw her under thy feet, 
and the sun increased in splendor 
when it clothed thee with its rays of light. 
The Evangelist, blinded by the brilliancy of thy light, 
was lost in wonder and ravished out of himself 
at the sight of so stupendous a miracle of beauty, 
in which the beauty of Heaven and earth was concentrated, and he said, 
"There appeared a great sign in Heaven." 
A great miracle appeared in the heavens,
a miracle which filled the Angels with astonishment, 
and caused the earth to tremble. 
That miracle was, a woman clothed from head to foot in light and splendor. 
The resplendent Sun itself chose her for His Mother, 
and placed Himself in her womb; 
the fair moon covers her feet as sandals edged with silver; 
a multitude of stars crown her brow, and, 
emulating one with another, 
bind her locks together, 
and form upon her head a diadem of precious gems: 
"and on her head a crown of twelve stars." 

Thus, O most sacred Virgin, the Saints, 
considering thee in the midst of such splendor more beautiful than the sun, 
and more fair than the moon, 
which are the ornament and concentration of all beauty; 
and considering the acclamations of joy which attend thee in Heaven, 
can never cease their astonishment at thy beauty, 
and can only exclaim and burst forth 
in acclamation of wonder and astonishment. 
Saint Peter Damian exclaims in his admiration, 
"O holy and most holy of all Saints, 
richest treasure of all sanctity." 
Saint Bernard: "O admirable Virgin, 
O woman honor of all women, the best, 
the greatest that the world ever possessed. 
Saint Epiphanius: "O heaven, greater and vaster than the heavens themselves; 
O Virgin, truly full of grace." 
And the Catholic Church, in the name of all, exclaims, 
"O most clement, most pious, and most sweet Virgin Mary." 

And I also, O heavenly Princess, 
with thy permission, 
although I am the least of thy servants, 
I will also make my acclamations of wonder and astonishment. 
O gracious and beautiful heaven, 
more vast than the heavens themselves, 
for they cannot contain God, 
Who is immense, but He concealed Himself in thy womb; 
O richest of all treasures, 
in which was deposited the treasure of our redemption; 
O Mother of sinners, 
under whose mantle we are defended; 
O consolation of the world, 
in which all who are afflicted, infirm, 
and disconsolate, find consolation; 
O beautiful eyes, which steal hearts; 
O coral lips, which imprison souls; 
O generous hands, filled with lilies, 
and which always distribute graces; 
O pure creature, who appearest a God, 
and whom I should have taken for a God, 
had not faith taught me that thou art not so, 
although thou hast a splendor, 
and I know not what of Divine sovereignty; 
O great Lady, empress of Heaven, 
enjoy for a thousand eternities the greatness of thy state, 
the immensity of thy greatness, 
and the happiness of thy glory. 
We only beseech thee, O compassionate Mother, 
not to forget us, 
who glory in being thy servants and children. 
And since in thee are deposited all graces, 
and the best and most privileged of all created things, 
grant, O Lady, that we, thy devout children, 
may be favored more beyond comparison than are all other men on earth. 

The whole world should know that the dear children of Mary 
are the best of Heaven and earth: 
they are the spoilt children, 
who enjoy all the choicest possessions of their Mother; 
they are the beloved Benjamins, 
who being caressed in the bosom of the Queen of Heaven, 
are doubly favored and doubly caressed 
by the Majesty of God. 
This I hope, O most beautiful Rachel; 
and this I am confident that thou wilt do, 
O sovereign Princess. 
In the name of what thou art, do it; 
for all Heaven prostrate at thy feet beseeches thee, 
and with importunity asks it of thee. 
Say only yes, pronounce only a loving consent;
be it done, be it done, fiat, fiat! 
O men, of what are you thinking? 
How can you love earthly, deceitful, and lying creatures, 
which betray you and cause you to lose your souls, 
your bodies, Paradise, and God! 
And why do you not love the most loving,
the most amiable, 
the most faithful Mary, who, 
after having enriched you with consolations and graces in this life, 
will obtain you from her Divine beloved Son
the eternal glory of Paradise? 
O Mary, Mary, more beautiful than all creatures, 
lovely after Jesus above all loves, 
more dear than all created things, 
gracious above every grace, 
pity this miserable heart of mine; 
miserable because it does not love thee; 
and it ought to love thee. 
Thou canst inflame it with thy holy love. 
Turn, O Mary, thy loving eyes upon me; 
look at me, and draw me to thee; 
and grant that after God I may love no other but thee, 
most gracious, most amiable Mary, 
Mother of Jesus, and my Mother. 
Queen of Heaven, most Holy Mary, 
I was once a slave of sin, 
but now I consecrate myself to thee as thy client forever. 
I give myself to thine honor and service for the rest of my life. 
Do not reject me as I deserve, 
but accept me as thy servant. 

I have placed all my hope in thee as my Mother. 
I bless and thank Almighty God, 
because in His mercy He has given me this confidence in thee. 
It is true that in the past I have shamefully fallen into sin; 
but I trust that, 
through thy prayers and the merits of Jesus Christ, 
I have been forgiven. 
But yet, my Mother, this is not enough. 
One fear I have which troubles me: 
that I may fall into sin again and lose the grace of God. 

The dangers are constant; 
my enemies never sleep; 
and new temptations will assail me. 
O my Lady, protect me. 
Help me in the assaults of Hell, 
so I may never again offend thy Divine Son Jesus. 

Let not the same thing happen again, 
that I lose my soul, Heaven, and God. 
This is the grace I beg of thee, O Mary; 
this is what I long for; 
obtain this grace for me through thy prayers.

Amen.

Thus, I hope.
Thus, may it be. 
St. Alphonsus, 
you are the special patron 
of all who suffer from arthritis 
and the pains of many years. 
When our fingers twist with pain, 
keep us focused on the hands of Christ 
pierced with nails. 
When our knees throb with endless aches, 
allow us to see the knees of Jesus 
smashing to the street under the heavy cross. 
When our backs stiffen with soreness, 
let us remember the back of Christ 
thrown across the rough wood of the cross. 
When our hips, elbows, knuckles, and other joints 
hurt so much that tears well up in our eyes, 
help us to recall the tears, 
the sweat, and the blood 
that flowed from our crucified Jesus, 
who suffered so much more for each of us. 

St. Alphonsus, 
you were afflicted with curvature of the spine 
and confined to a wheelchair in your final years. 
Teach us to unite all our pains 
with the sufferings of Jesus. 
By your intercession, 
may our pain be eased — but even more, 
may we be one with Jesus in his death 
and resurrection for the redemption of the world.

Amen.
St. Alphonsus, preacher, confessor, founder, bishop, 
doctor of prayer and friend of the poor, 
you are also the special patron of all who suffer from arthritis 
and the pains of many years. 
When our fingers twist with pain, 
keep us focused on the hands of Christ pierced with ugly nails. 
When our knees knob with endless aches, 
allow us to see the knees of Jesus 
smashing to the street under the heavy cross. 
When our backs stiffen with soreness, 
let us remember the back of Christ thrown across the cold, 
rough wood of the cross. 
When our joints, hips, arms, legs and knuckles hurt so much 
that tears well up in our eyes, 
help us to recall the tears, 
the sweat and the blood that flowed from our crucified Jesus 
Who suffered so much more for each of us.
St. Alphonsus, 
afflicted with curvature of the spine 
and nailed to a wheelchair cross in your final years, 
teach us to unite all our pains 
with the dreadful sufferings of Jesus on the cross. 
We ask you to ease our pains 
but more so to enable us to be one with Jesus 
in his great act of dying and rising.

Amen.
The Beloved of the Eternal Father, 
The Blessed of the Lord, 
The Author of Life, 
The King of Glory, 
The Savior of the World, 
The Expected of Nations, 
The Desire of the Eternal Hills, 
The Bread of Heaven, 
The Mediator between God and Man, 
The Master of Virtues, 
The Lamb without Spot, 
The Man of Sorrows, 
The Eternal Priest, 
The Victim of Love, 
The Home of Sinners, 
The Fountain of Graces, 
The Good Shepherd, 
The Lover of Souls, 
Alphonsus the Sinner 
Consecrates this Book.
Come, Thou Redeemer of the earth,
and manifest Thy virgin birth:
let every age adoring fall;
such birth befits the God of all.

Begotten of no human will,
but of the Spirit, Thou art still
the Word of God in flesh arrayed,
the promised fruit to man displayed.

The virgin womb that burden gained
with virgin honor all unstained;
the banners there of virtue glow;
God in his temple dwells below.

Forth from his chamber goeth He,
that royal home of purity,
a giant in twofold substance one,
rejoicing now his course to run.

From God the Father He proceeds,
to God the Father back He speeds;
His course he runs to death and hell,
returning on God's throne to dwell.

O equal to Thy Father, Thou!
Gird on thy fleshly mantle now;
the weakness of our mortal state
with deathless might invigorate.

Thy cradle here shall glitter bright,
and darkness breathe a newer light,
where endless faith shall shine serene,
and twilight never intervene.

All laud to God the Father be,
all praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
all glory, as is ever meet,
to God the Holy Paraclete.
Come, Thou Redeemer of the earth,
and manifest Thy virgin birth:
let every age adoring fall;
such birth befits the God of all.

Begotten of no human will,
but of the Spirit, Thou art still
the Word of God in flesh arrayed,
the promised fruit to man displayed.

The virgin womb that burden gained
with virgin honor all unstained;
the banners there of virtue glow;
God in his temple dwells below.

Forth from his chamber goeth He,
that royal home of purity,
a giant in twofold substance one,
rejoicing now his course to run.

From God the Father He proceeds,
to God the Father back He speeds;
His course he runs to death and hell,
returning on God's throne to dwell.

O equal to Thy Father, Thou!
Gird on thy fleshly mantle now;
the weakness of our mortal state
with deathless might invigorate.

Thy cradle here shall glitter bright,
and darkness breathe a newer light,
where endless faith shall shine serene,
and twilight never intervene.

All laud to God the Father be,
all praise, eternal Son, to Thee;
all glory, as is ever meet,
to God the Holy Paraclete.
For Thou hast mercy upon all, O Lord, 
and hatest nothing that Thou hast made. 
Remember how frail our nature is, 
and that Thou art our Father and our God. 
Be not angry with us for ever, 
and shut not up Thy tender mercies in displeasure. 
For it is not for our just works 
that we present our prayers before Thy face, 
but for the multitude of Thy tender mercies. 
Take away from us, O Lord, our iniquities, 
and mercifully kindle in us the fire of Thy Holy Spirit. 
Take away from us the heart of stone, 
and give us a heart of flesh, 
a heart to love and adore Thee, 
a heart to delight in, to follow, and to enjoy Thee. 
And we entreat Thy mercy, O Lord, 
that Thou wouldst look down graciously upon Thy family, 
as it pays its vows to Thy most holy name; 
and that the desire of none may be in vain, 
and the petitions of none unfulfilled, 
do Thou inspire our prayers, 
that they may be such as Thou delightest to hear and answer.

Amen.
I entreat Thee also, 
O Lord, by this most holy mystery of Thy Body and Blood, 
wherewith we are daily fed, and cleansed, 
and sanctified in Thy Church, 
and are made partakers of the one Supreme Divinity, 
grant unto me Thy holy virtues, 
that filled therewith I may with a good conscience draw near unto Thy holy Altar, 
so that these heavenly mysteries may be made unto me salvation and life; 
for Thou hast said with Thy holy and blessed lips: 
The Bread which I will give is My Flesh, 
for the life of the world. 
I am the living Bread which came down from heaven. 
If any man eat of this Bread, 
he shall live for ever. 
O most sweet Bread, 
heal the palate of my heart, 
that I may taste the sweetness of Thy love. 
Heal it of all infirmities, 
that I may find sweetness in nothing out of Thee. 
O most pure Bread, 
having all delight and all savour, 
which ever refreshest us, 
and never failest, 
let my heart feed on Thee, 
and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Thy savour. 
The Angels feed on Thee fully; 
let pilgrim man feed on Thee after his measure, so that, 
refreshed by this nourishment, 
he may not faint by the way. 
Holy Bread! Living Bread! Pure Bread! 
Who didst come down from heaven, 
and who givest life to the world, 
enter into my heart 
and cleanse me from all impurity of flesh and spirit. 
Come into my soul; 
heal and cleanse me within and without; 
be the protection and continual health of my soul and body. 
Drive far from me all foes that lie in wait: 
let them flee afar off at the presence of Thy power; 
that, strengthened by Thee without and within, 
I may by a straight way arrive at Thy kingdom, 
where, not as now in mysteries, 
but face to face, 
we shall behold Thee; 
when Thou shalt have delivered up the kingdom to God Thy Father, 
and shalt be God All in all. 
Then shalt Thou satisfy me with Thyself by a wondrous fullness, 
so that I shall never hunger nor thirst any more for ever. 
Who with the same God the Father, 
and the Holy Ghost, 
ever livest and reignest world without end. 

Amen.
King OF virgins and Lover of chastity and innocence, 
extinguish in my frame, 
by the dew of Thy heavenly blessing, 
the fuel of evil concupiscence, 
that I may be pure both in soul and in body. 
Mortify in my members the lusts of the flesh and all harmful emotions, 
and give me true and persevering chastity with Thine other gifts 
which please Thee in truth, 
so that I may with chaste body and pure heart 
offer unto Thee the sacrifice of praise. 
For with what contrition of heart and fountain of tears, 
with what reverence and awe, 
with what chastity of body and purity of soul, 
should not that Divine and heavenly Sacrifice be celebrated, 
wherein Thy flesh is indeed eaten, 
where Thy blood is indeed drunk, 
wherein things lowest and highest, 
earthly and Divine, are united, 
where the holy Angels are present, 
and where Thou art in a marvellous and unspeakable manner 
both Sacrifice and Priest!

Amen.
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Lord Jesus Christ,
I approach your banquet table
in fear and trembling,
for I am a sinner,
and dare not rely on my own worth,
but only on your goodness and mercy.
I am defiled by many sins in body and soul,
and by my unguarded thoughts and words.
Gracious God of majesty and awe,
I seek your protection,
I look for your healing.
Poor troubled sinner that I am,
I appeal to you, the fountain of all mercy.
I cannot bear your judgment,
but I trust in your salvation.
Lord, I show my wounds to you
and uncover my shame before you.
I know my sins are many and great,
and they fill me with fear,
but I hope in your mercies,
for they cannot be numbered.
Lord Jesus Christ, eternal king, God and man,
crucified for mankind,
look upon me with mercy and hear my prayer,
for I trust in you.
Have mercy on me,
full of sorrow and sin,
for the depth of your compassion never ends.
Praise to you, saving sacrfice,
offered on the wood of the cross for me and for all mankind.
Praise to the noble and precious blood,
flowing from the wounds of the my crucified Lord Jesus Christ
and washing away the sins of the whole world.
Remember, Lord your creature,
whom you have redeemed with your blood;
I repent my sins,
and I long to put right what I have done.
Merciful Father, take away all my offenses and sins;
purify me in body and soul,
and make me worthy to taste the holy of holies.
May your body and blood,
which I intend to receive, although I am unworthy,
be for me the remission of my sins,
the washing away of my guilt,
the end of my evil thoughts,
and the rebirth of my better instincts.
May it incite me to do the works pleasing to you
and profitable to my health in body and soul,
and be a firm defense against the wiles of my enemies. Amen

(This is St. Ambrose's prayer before Mass.)
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May the life of Blessed Mary be ever present to our awareness. 

In her, as in a mirror, 
the form of virtue and beauty of chastity shrine forth.
She was virgin, 
not only in body, 
but in mind and spirit.
She never sullied the pure affection 
of her heart by unworthy feelings.
She was humble of heart.
She was serious in her conversations.
She was prudent in her counsels.
She was preferred to pray rather than to speak.
She united in her heart the prayers of the poor
And avoided the uncertainty of worldly riches.
She was ever faithful to hr daily duties,
Reserved in her conversations, 
and always accustomed to recognize God 
as the Witness of her thoughts.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Amen.
May the life of Blessed Mary be ever present to our awareness. 

In her, as in a mirror, 
the form of virtue and beauty of chastity shrine forth.
She was virgin, 
not only in body, 
but in mind and spirit.
She never sullied the pure affection 
of her heart by unworthy feelings.
She was humble of heart.
She was serious in her conversations.
She was prudent in her counsels.
She was preferred to pray rather than to speak.
She united in her heart the prayers of the poor
And avoided the uncertainty of worldly riches.
She was ever faithful to hr daily duties,
Reserved in her conversations, 
and always accustomed to recognize God 
as the Witness of her thoughts.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Amen.
Mindful then, O Lord, 
of Thy worshipful Passion, 
I approach Thine Altar, 
sinner though I am, 
to join in the offering unto Thee 
that Sacrifice which Thou hast instituted and commanded 
to be offered in remembrance of Thee for our well-being. 
Receive it, I beseech Thee, 
O God most High, 
for Thy holy Church, 
and for the people whom Thou hast purchased with Thine own Blood. 
Let not, through my unworthiness, 
the price of their salvation be wasted, 
whose saving Victim and Redemption Thou didst Thyself vouchsafe to be. 
Also behold in pity, O Lord, 
the sorrows of Thy people, 
which I bring before Thee; 
the perils of Thy servants; 
the sorrowful sighing of prisoners; 
the miseries of widows and orphans, 
and all that are desolate and bereaved; 
the necessities of strangers and travellers; 
the helplessness and sadness of the weak and sickly; 
the depressions of the languishing; 
the weakness of the aged and of children; 
the trials and aspirations of young men; 
and the vows of virgins.

Amen.
O great High-Priest, 
the true Pontiff, Jesus Christ, 
who didst offer Thyself to God the Father 
a pure and spotless Victim upon the Altar of the Cross 
for us miserable sinners, 
and didst give us Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink, 
and didst ordain this Mystery in the power of Thy Holy Spirit, 
saying, "Do this for the commemoration of Me,"
I pray Thee, by the same Thy Blood, 
the great price of our salvation; 
I pray Thee, by that wonderful and unspeakable love 
wherewith Thou deignedst so to love us, 
miserable and unworthy, 
as to wash us from our sins in Thine own Blood: 
teach me, Thine unworthy servant, 
by Thy Holy Spirit, 
to approach so great a Mystery with that reverence and honour, 
that devotion and fear, 
which is due and fitting. 
Make me, through Thy grace, 
always so to believe and understand, 
to conceive and firmly to hold, 
to think and to speak, 
of that exceeding Mystery, 
as shall please Thee and be good for my soul. 
Let Thy good Spirit enter my heart, 
and there be heard without utterance, 
and without the sound of words speak all truth. 
For Thy Mysteries are exceeding deep, 
and covered with a sacred veil. 
For Thy great mercy’s sake, 
grant me to approach Thy holy Mysteries with a clean heart and a pure mind. 
Free my heart from all defiling and unholy, 
from all vain and hurtful thoughts. 
Fence me round about with the holy and faithful guard 
and mighty protection of Thy blessed Angels, 
that the enemies of all good may go away ashamed. 
By the virtue of this mighty Mystery, 
and by the hand of Thy holy Angel, 
drive away from me and from all Thy servants 
the hard spirit of pride and vainglory, 
of envy and blasphemy, 
of impurity and uncleanness, 
of doubt and mistrust. 
Let them be confounded that persecute us; 
let them perish who are bent upon our ruin.

Amen.
We praise Thee, O God: 
We acknowledge Thee to be the Lord. 

All the earth doth worship Thee 
And the Father everlasting.
 
To Thee all Angels: 
To Thee the heavens and all the Powers therein. 

To Thee the Cherubim and Seraphim: 
Cry with unceasing voice: 
Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Hosts. 

The heavens and the earth are full: 
Of the majesty of Thy glory. 

Thee the glorious choir: 
Of the Apostles. 

Thee the admirable company: 
Of the Prophets. 

Thee the white-robed army of Martyrs: 
Praise. 

Thee the Holy Church throughout all the world: 
Doth acknowledge. 

The Father of infinite Majesty. 
Thine adorable, true: 
And only Son. 

Also the Holy Ghost: 
The Paraclete. 

Thou art the King of Glory: 
O Christ. 

Thou art the everlasting Son: 
Of the Father. 

Thou having taken upon Thee to deliver man: 
Didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. 

Thou having overcome the sting of death: 
Didst open to believers the kingdom of heaven. 

Thou sittest at the right hand of God: 
In the glory of the Father. 

We believe that Thou shalt come: 
To be our Judge. 

We beseech Thee, therefore, help Thy servants: 
Whom Thou has redeemed with Thy precious Blood. 

Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints: 
In glory everlasting. 

Lord, save Thy people: 
And bless Thine inheritance. 

Govern them: and lift them up forever. 
Day by day: we bless Thee. 

And we praise Thy name forever: 
And world without end. 

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day: 
To keep us without sin. 

Have mercy on us, O Lord: 
Have mercy on us. 

Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us: 
As we have hoped in Thee.
 
O Lord, in Thee have I hoped: 
Let me never be confounded.
We pray Thee also, O Lord, Holy Father, 
for the souls of the faithful departed: 
that this great Sacrament of Thy love 
may be to them health and salvation, 
joy and refreshment. 
O Lord, my God, 
grant them this day a great and abundant feast of Thee, 
the living Bread, 
who camest down from heaven and givest life unto the world; 
even of Thy holy and blessed Flesh, 
the Lamb without spot, 
who takest away the sins of the world; 
that Flesh, which was taken of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
and conceived by the Holy Ghost; 
and of that Fountain of mercy which, 
by the soldier’s lance, 
flowed from Thy most sacred Side; 
that they be thereby fed and satisfied, 
refreshed and comforted, 
and may rejoice in Thy praise and in Thy glory. 
I pray Thy loving mercy, O Lord, 
that on the bread and wine to be offered unto Thee 
may descend the fullness of Thy blessing 
and the satisfaction of Thy Divinity. 
May there descend also the invisible 
and incomprehensible Majesty of Thy Holy Spirit, 
as it descended of old on the sacrifices of the Fathers, 
which shall make these oblations Thy Body and Blood; 
and may this offering be acceptable unto Thee, 
through Him who offered Himself a sacrifice to Thee, O Father, 
even Jesus Christ, 
Thine only Son, 
our Lord.

Amen.
Who can worthily be present at this Sacrifice, 
unless Thou, O God, makest him worthy? 
I know, O Lord, yea, truly do I know, 
and this do confess to Thy loving-kindness, 
that I am unworthy to approach so great a Mystery, 
by reason of my numberless sins and negligences; 
but I know, and truly with my own heart do I believe, 
and with my mouth confess, 
that Thou canst make me worthy, 
who alone canst make that clean 
which proceedeth from that which is unclean, 
and sinners to be just and holy. 
By this Thine Almighty power I beseech Thee, O my God, 
to grant that I, a sinner, 
may assist at this Sacrifice with fear and trembling, 
with purity of heart and plenteous tears, 
with spiritual gladness and heavenly joy. 
May my mind feel the sweetness of Thy most blessed Presence, 
and the love of Thy holy Angels, 
keeping watch around me.

Amen.
O gracious Lord Jesus Christ, 
though I, who am a sinner, 
in nowise presume on any merits of my own, 
and put all my trust in Thy goodness and mercy, 
yet do I fear and tremble in drawing near to the Table 
on which is spread Thy banquet of all delights. 
Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul 
because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: 
nevertheless it is to Thee, 
O God of majesty and love, 
that I turn in my extremity, 
for Thou art the fount of mercy; 
to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: 
for Thou alone canst heal me; 
I take refuge under Thy protection. 
I dare not face Thee as my judge, 
but I cleave to Thee as my saviour. 
Thy mercy is above all Thy works. 
Though I fear, because of my sins, 
yet I trust in Thee on account of Thy mercy. 
Turn, then, those pitiful eyes of Thine upon me, O Jesus Christ, 
our everlasting king and Lord, 
Who art God and man, 
and Who for man wast crucified. 
Have mercy upon me, 
full of misery and of sin though I be, upon me, 
whose only hope is in Thee, 
because of Thy loving-kindness. 
Hail! Thou saving victim, 
offered up for me and for all mankind upon the gibbet of the cross! 
Hail! thou glorious and most Precious Blood, 
that flowest from the wounds of Jesus Christ, 
my crucified Lord; 
to wash away the sins of all the world! 
Forget not, O Lord, 
that I am one of those whom Thou hast created, 
and with Thine own blood hast redeemed. 
I repent me of my sins: 
I will strive to amend my ways. 
O most merciful Father, 
put far from me all my iniquities and all my offences; 
so that, by Thee made whole in body and in soul, 
I may be accounted worthy to approach the Holy of holies. 
Grant, in fine, that the holy foretaste of Thy body and blood, 
which thou vouchsafest to me, a poor sinner, 
may be a pledge of the full remission of my sins 
and of the washing away for evermore of all my guilt. 
From my mind may it chase away every sinful thought: 
in my will may it foster all holy desires: 
may it spur me on to the doing of works well-pleasing to Thee; 
and may it be to me, of body and of soul, 
a very sure protection and defence against the craft of all my enemies.

Amen.
Brother of Simon Peter, 
you heard John the Baptist say: 
"Behold the Lamb of God," 
and you chose to follow Jesus. 
Leaving your nets, 
you became a successful fisher of souls. 
Lover of the Crucified Christ, 
you too were crucified like him. 
Teach us to live and suffer for Him 
and to win many souls for Christ.

Amen.
Brother of Simon Peter, 
you heard John the Baptist say: 
"Behold the Lamb of God," 
and you chose to follow Jesus. 
Leaving your nets, 
you became a successful fisher of souls. 
Lover of the Crucified Christ, 
you too were crucified like him. 
Teach us to live and suffer for Him 
and to win many souls for Christ.

Amen.
First-Called Apostle of our God 
and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
thou high follower of the Church, 
most praiseworthy Andrew!

We laud and glorify thine apostolic labours, 
we lovingly commemorate thy blessed coming to us, 
we revere thine honorable sufferings 
which thou didst bear for Christ;

we venerate thy sacred relics, 
we honour thy holy memory, 
and firmly believe that the Lord liveth 
and that thy soul liveth as well, 
and thou remainest with him for all ages in heaven, 
where thou hast the same love for us as when thou, 
in the Holy Spirit, 
didst foresee our conversion to Christ;

and thou dost not only love us, 
but prayest also for us unto God, 
seeing all our needs in His light. 
Thus we believe and this our faith we confess, 
O Saint Andrew 
[in the church splendidly erected in thy name, 
and where thy relics repose, 
and believing, 
we ask and pray our Lord, 
God and Saviour Jesus Christ that by thy prayers, 
always heard and accepted by Him, 
He may grant us sinners 
all those things needful unto our salvation: 
that as thou, according to the Lord's voice, 
didst promptly leave thy nets 
and follow him unwaveringly, 
each of us might seek not that which is his own, 
but think rather of the profit of his neighbor 
and his higher calling

And, having thee as a representative and intercessor, 
we have hope in thy prayers, 
which avail much before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
to Whom belongeth all glory, honor and worship, 
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
unto ages of ages.

Amen
First-Called Apostle of our God 
and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
thou high follower of the Church, 
most praiseworthy Andrew!

We laud and glorify thine apostolic labours, 
we lovingly commemorate thy blessed coming to us, 
we revere thine honorable sufferings 
which thou didst bear for Christ;

we venerate thy sacred relics, 
we honour thy holy memory, 
and firmly believe that the Lord liveth 
and that thy soul liveth as well, 
and thou remainest with him for all ages in heaven, 
where thou hast the same love for us as when thou, 
in the Holy Spirit, 
didst foresee our conversion to Christ;

and thou dost not only love us, 
but prayest also for us unto God, 
seeing all our needs in His light. 
Thus we believe and this our faith we confess, 
O Saint Andrew 
[in the church splendidly erected in thy name, 
and where thy relics repose, 
and believing, 
we ask and pray our Lord, 
God and Saviour Jesus Christ that by thy prayers, 
always heard and accepted by Him, 
He may grant us sinners 
all those things needful unto our salvation: 
that as thou, according to the Lord's voice, 
didst promptly leave thy nets 
and follow him unwaveringly, 
each of us might seek not that which is his own, 
but think rather of the profit of his neighbor 
and his higher calling

And, having thee as a representative and intercessor, 
we have hope in thy prayers, 
which avail much before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
to Whom belongeth all glory, honor and worship, 
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
unto ages of ages.

Amen
Legend tells us that Saint Andrew, on beholding the cross upon which he was to be martyred, cried out these beautiful words.
 O good cross, 
made beautiful by the body of the Lord, 
long have I desired thee, 
ardently have I loved thee, 
unceasingly have I sought thee, 
and now thou art ready for my eager soul. 
Receive me from among men and restore me to my Master, 
so that He, who redeemed me through thee, 
shalt receive me through thee.

Amen.
O good cross, 
made beautiful by the body of the Lord, 
long have I desired thee, 
ardently have I loved thee, 
unceasingly have I sought thee, 
and now thou art ready for my eager soul. 
Receive me from among men and restore me to my Master, 
so that He, who redeemed me through thee, 
shalt receive me through thee.

Amen.
O glorious St. Andrew, 
you were the first to recognize 
and follow the Lamb of God. 
With your friend, St. John, 
you remained with Jesus from that first day, 
for your entire life, 
and now throughout eternity. 
As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ 
and many others after him, 
draw us also to Him. 
Teach us to lead others to Christ 
solely out of love for Him 
and dedication in His service. 
Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross 
and to carry our daily crosses without complaint 
so that they may carry us to Jesus.

Amen.
O glorious St. Andrew, 
you were the first to recognize 
and follow the Lamb of God. 
With your friend, St. John, 
you remained with Jesus from that first day, 
for your entire life, 
and now throughout eternity. 
As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ 
and many others after him, 
draw us also to Him. 
Teach us to lead others to Christ 
solely out of love for Him 
and dedication in His service. 
Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross 
and to carry our daily crosses without complaint 
so that they may carry us to Jesus.

Amen.
We humbly beseech Thy Majesty, O Lord, 
that as the blessed Apostle Andrew, 
was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church, 
so he may ever be our advocate with Thee. 
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

O Christ, our Lord, 
Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew 
with the grace of apostleship, 
and the crown of martyrdom, 
by granting to him this special gift, 
that by preaching the mystery of the cross, 
he should merit death on the cross; 
grant us to become most true lovers of Thy holy cross, 
and denying ourselves, 
to take up our cross 
and follow Thee; 
that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life, 
we may deserve the happiness 
of obtaining life everlasting.

Amen.
We humbly beseech Thy Majesty, O Lord, 
that as the blessed Apostle Andrew, 
was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church, 
so he may ever be our advocate with Thee. 
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

O Christ, our Lord, 
Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew 
with the grace of apostleship, 
and the crown of martyrdom, 
by granting to him this special gift, 
that by preaching the mystery of the cross, 
he should merit death on the cross; 
grant us to become most true lovers of Thy holy cross, 
and denying ourselves, 
to take up our cross 
and follow Thee; 
that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life, 
we may deserve the happiness 
of obtaining life everlasting.

Amen.
Good Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, 
parents of Mary and grandparents to Jesus, 
be with me and all grandparents 
that we may be wise and loving, 
may share our time and stories and sense of humor, 
and may enjoy and not spoil too much the grandchildren 
who are close to our hearts, 
for they are the sign of God's life to us. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 
be with our grandchildren and all other grandchildren 
that they may love and respect their grandparents 
and all older people, 
may remember to call, 
visit or write, 
and grow in wisdom, 
age and grace before God.

Amen.
Dear St. Ann, 
You were truly twice blessed
To have our blessed Mother
As your daughter 
And Jesus our Savior
As your grandson. 
I know that every period
Of our lives 
Has its responsibilities
As well as its joys. 

Today, it seems
That grandparents 
Have either too little
Use or too much; 
Either we are shunted aside
To do nothing, 
Or we are called upon 
To do everything. 

Help me to know 
Just where my duties lie
In my particular situation
And to carry them out as best I can. 

Take care of my family, 
My children, and their children. 
Inspire them all 
To follow your Grandson
And lead truly Christian lives. 

Keep all of us 
In your loving care, 
Never let us turn away from Jesus, 
And help us in the end
To receive the joy 
Of entering into your Grandsons’
Glorious presence forever. 

Good St. Ann pray for us grandparents.

Amen.
Dearest St. Anne,
it is you I wish to honour
in your statues and images.
They are the tangible representations 
of the mysteries of divine love 
that were accomplished in you.
The sight of your holding the infant Virgin Mary 
brings to my mind a clearer understanding 
of your role in Christ's Redemption of mankind.

You are the woman whom God the Father 
called to prepare a Mother for His Only Begotten Son.
This little Virgin in your arm 
will soon grow to be the mother of the Son of God.
Because you are her Mother, 
you share in her privileges.
The amazing mystery of the Immaculate Conception 
was accomplished within your body.
When time came, you gave birth to Mary.
Then, you prepared her for the dazzling role 
of Mother of God which was to be hers.

Saint Anne, 
the reason for your holiness 
is your closeness to God.
You are the privileged one 
who has been chosen to be the mother of the Mother of God.

Dearest Saint Anne, 
pray for me and for all my fellowmen.
have special prayers and blessings 
for the sick and affliced,
for the hungry and needy.

Obtain for all men the priceless gift 
of mutual love in God and for peace.

Amen.
Good Saint Anne,
obtain for me an increase of faith
in the great mystery of the Holy Eucharist.
Help me to see in this great Sacrament,
Christ our High Priest,
making real for me the saving grace
of His death on the cross;
feeding my soul with His Flesh and Blood
so that I may live in Him
and He in me;
producing the unity of the people of God
and gathering His Church together.
By your powerful intercession with God,
help me to center my life around the altar
that I may inherit the promise of The Lord:
"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood,
has life everlasting."

Amen.
Good Saint Anne,
obtain for me an increase of faith
in the great mystery of the Holy Eucharist.
Help me to see in this great Sacrament,
Christ our High Priest,
making real for me the saving grace
of His death on the cross;
feeding my soul with His Flesh and Blood
so that I may live in Him
and He in me;
producing the unity of the people of God
and gathering His Church together.
By your powerful intercession with God,
help me to center my life around the altar
that I may inherit the promise of The Lord:
"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood,
has life everlasting."

Amen.
Good St. Anne, 
you were especially favored by God 
to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, 
the Mother of our Savior. 
By your power with your most pure daughter 
and with her divine Son, 
kindly obtain for us the grace 
and the favor we now seek. 
Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, 
the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties 
and the help we need to persevere 
in the love of Jesus and Mary. 

Amen.
Good St. Anne, 
you were especially favored by God 
to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, 
the Mother of our Savior. 
By your power with your most pure daughter 
and with her divine Son, 
kindly obtain for us the grace 
and the favor we now seek. 
Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, 
the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties 
and the help we need to persevere 
in the love of Jesus and Mary. 

Amen.
Hail full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
May I partake of that grace.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed be St. Anne,
thy mother, 
of whom thou wert born without spot or stain,
O Virgin Mary;
and of thee was born Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God.

Amen.
Glorious and holy St. Anne, 
whom the Heavens admire, 
whom the Saints honour, 
and the earth reveres,
the just, the penitent, 
and the sinner consider you 
as their powerful advocate before God, 
for by your intercession 
the just hope for an increase of grace, 
the penitent for their justification, 
and the sinner for remission of their sins. 
Be, then, kind and generous to me. 
Pray for me in Heaven. Use, 
in my favour, 
the great influence you have before God, 
particularly for 

(State your intention(s) here...) 

Obtain my request 
and grant that I may live always close to God.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
Glorious and holy St. Anne, 
whom the Heavens admire, 
whom the Saints honour, 
and the earth reveres,
the just, the penitent, 
and the sinner consider you 
as their powerful advocate before God, 
for by your intercession 
the just hope for an increase of grace, 
the penitent for their justification, 
and the sinner for remission of their sins. 
Be, then, kind and generous to me. 
Pray for me in Heaven. Use, 
in my favour, 
the great influence you have before God, 
particularly for 
(State your intention(s) here...)

Obtain my request 
and grant that I may live always close to God.
Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

Glorious St. Anne,
filled with compassion for those who invoke thee,
and with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my troubles,
I cast myself at thy feet
and humbly beg of thee to take the present affair
which I recommend to thee under thy special protection.

Vouchsafe to recommend it to thy Daughter,
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and lay it before the throne of Jesus,
so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day
beholding my God face to face,
and with thee and Mary and all the Saints,
praising and blessing Him to all eternity.

Good St. Anne,
mother of her who is our Life,
our Sweetness and our Hope,
pray to her for us,
and obtain our request. (3 times)
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Glorious St. Anne,
filled with compassion for those who invoke thee,
and with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my troubles,
I cast myself at thy feet
and humbly beg of thee to take the present affair
which I recommend to thee under thy special protection.

Vouchsafe to recommend it to thy Daughter,
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and lay it before the throne of Jesus,
so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day
beholding my God face to face,
and with thee and Mary and all the Saints,
praising and blessing Him to all eternity.

Good St. Anne,
mother of her who is our Life,
our Sweetness and our Hope,
pray to her for us,
and obtain our request. (3 times)
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O Good and merciful Saint Anne,
in order to honour you with more zeal,
and pray to you with more confidence,
I come to consecrate myself to you,
for time and for eternity.

Hence I choose you,
after the most Blessed Virgin,
for my spiritual mother, 
and my protectress before God.
I place in your keep my body and my soul,
my temporal needs
and my eternal interests.

I consecrate my mind to you,
that you may enlighten me in all things,
with the light of faith;
my heart,
that you may keep it full of love for Jesus and Mary;
my will,
that you may forever 
keep it subsmissive to that of God;
and my body,
that you may make it forever
the temple of the Holy Ghost.

Obtain for me,
O Good Saint Anne,
the grace to fulfil faithfully,
after your example, 
all the duties of my state of life
and to practise, like you,
all the virtues necessary to my salvation.
Grant that after having honoured and loved you on earth,
O dear and Good Saint Anne,
I may one day go to glorify you,
with God, Mary, the saints and the angels,
during all eternity.

Amen.
O Good Saint Anne,
who had the incomparable privilege of bringing into the world
Her who was to become the Mother of God,
I come to place myself
under your special care.

I confide myself to you,
together with the child I am carrying.
Thousands of children owe you,
Glorious Mother of Mary,
the life of the body and the grace of baptism.
Hence I wish, in my turn,
to place my whole confidence in you.
Make me keep in mind the precautions I need to take
so as not to endanger in any way the health,
good qualities or the eternal salvation
of the child whose very existence
God has placed in my care.

Obtain for me
the virtues you did teach Her who was to be the Mother of God,
so that I may afterwards
instil and develop them
in the heart of my child.

O Good Saint Anne, 
protect me today and forever.
I know that you will not refuse your intercession
to a mother who invokes you with confidence.

Amen
O Good Saint Anne,
so justly called the Mother of the infirm,
the health of those who suffer from disease,
look kindly upon the sick person for whom I pray.

Alleviate their sufferings,
cause them to sanctify them by patience,
and by complete submission to divine will.
Finally deign to obtain health for them
and with it the firm resolution to honour Jesus, Mary and yourself
by the faithful performance of their Christian duties.

Amen.
O Good St. Anne
you who cured the sick
and laid a healing hand upon the lame,
the blind, and the crippled,
look with compassion upon me in my trouble.

If it is not God's Will to cure me,
give me strength to bear my burden
and offer it up to Him,
who suffered so much for me.

Give me grace to offer my sufferings
in union with Jesus', 
in reparation for my sins and those of others,
for the needs of this troubled world,
and for the release of the souls in purgatory.

O Good St. Anne, compassionate mother,
pray for your weary child.

Amen.
Remember, O glorious and Good Saint Anne, 
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, 
implored they help and sought thy intercession, 
was left unaided. 

Inspired by this confidence, behold, 
I cast myself at they feet, 
and beseech thee, 
by thy great prerogative of being the Mother of the Queen of Heaven 
and the Grandmother of Jesus, 
come to my aid with thy powerful intercession, 
and obtain from Almighty God 
through the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, 
this special favor which I beg of thee... 

Cease not to intercede for me until, 
through Divine Mercy, 
my request may be granted. 
Above all, obtain for me the grace one day 
to behold my God face to face and with thee and Mary 
and all the Saints praise and bless Him through all eternity.

Amen.
Remember, O Good Saint Anne,
whose name means grace and mercy,
that never was it know
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
and sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I come before you,
sinful and sorrowful.
Holy mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary,
and loving grandmother of the Saviour,
do not reject my appeal,
but hear me and answer my prayer.

Amen.
My family is the heart of my life. 
It is my little Church. 
Saint Anne, guard the members of my family 
against all physical and spiritual danger. 

You lived in the presence of your husband Joachim 
and your little daughter Mary. 
Later, you welcomed your son-in-law, Saint Joseph, 
and above all your beloved Grandson Jesus, our Saviour. 

May your family inspire our families. 
May we remain united in a deep mutual love. 
If my family is broken by separation or divorce, 
remain for us the Saint of tenderness and lead us to God. 

Saint Anne, you were a spouse, a mother, and a grandmother; 
bless all the members of my family. 
Keep us faithful to the Lord. 

May we remain attentive to the needs of other families. 
Protect all families.

Amen.
My family is the heart of my life. 
It is my little Church. 
Saint Anne, guard the members of my family 
against all physical and spiritual danger. 

You lived in the presence of your husband Joachim 
and your little daughter Mary. 
Later, you welcomed your son-in-law, Saint Joseph, 
and above all your beloved Grandson Jesus, our Saviour. 

May your family inspire our families. 
May we remain united in a deep mutual love. 
If my family is broken by separation or divorce, 
remain for us the Saint of tenderness and lead us to God. 

Saint Anne, you were a spouse, a mother, and a grandmother; 
bless all the members of my family. 
Keep us faithful to the Lord. 

May we remain attentive to the needs of other families. 
Protect all families.

Amen.
With a heart full of sincere and filial veneration, 
I prostrate myself before You, 
O Blessed Saint Ann, 
You are that beloved and privileged creature who, 
because of your extraordinary virtue and 
sanctity did deserve of God that chief of graces, 
of giving life to the treasury of grace, 
the Blessed among women, 
the Mother the Incarnate Lord, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In consideration of such exalted favors, 
please O most tender Saint, 
receive me among the number of your truly devoted servants, 
for such I profess myself to be 
and wish to remain for the rest of my life. 
Surround me with your efficacious patronage 
and obtain for me a knowledge of my sins and sorrow for them, 
an ardent love of Jesus and Mary, 
and a faithful and constant observance 
of the duties of my state in life. 
Save me from all dangers in life 
and assist me at the hour of 
my death that I may safely reach Paradise, 
there to praise with you, 
most happy Mother, 
the Word of God made man in the womb of your most pure daughter, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Amen.
With a heart full of sincere and filial veneration, 
I prostrate myself before You, 
O Blessed Saint Ann, 
You are that beloved and privileged creature who, 
because of your extraordinary virtue and 
sanctity did deserve of God that chief of graces, 
of giving life to the treasury of grace, 
the Blessed among women, 
the Mother the Incarnate Lord, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In consideration of such exalted favors, 
please O most tender Saint, 
receive me among the number of your truly devoted servants, 
for such I profess myself to be 
and wish to remain for the rest of my life. 
Surround me with your efficacious patronage 
and obtain for me a knowledge of my sins and sorrow for them, 
an ardent love of Jesus and Mary, 
and a faithful and constant observance 
of the duties of my state in life. 
Save me from all dangers in life 
and assist me at the hour of 
my death that I may safely reach Paradise, 
there to praise with you, 
most happy Mother, 
the Word of God made man in the womb of your most pure daughter, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Amen.
With love, I come to you St. Anne. 
By your virtues and holiness, 
you merited from God the favour 
of giving life to her who is the Treasure of all graces, 
the Most Holy Virgin.
Receive me, good St. Anne, 
into the number of your true clients, 
for so I profess myself 
and wish to remain throughout my entire life. 
Obtain for me, from God, 
the power to imitate those virtues 
with which you are so plentifully endowed. 
Help me to know and regret my sins bitterly. 
Obtain for me the grace of active love for Jesus and Mary, 
and resolution to fulfill the duties 
of my state of life with faithfulness. 
Save me from every danger that confronts me i
With love, I come to you St. Anne. 
By your virtues and holiness, 
you merited from God the favour 
of giving life to her who is the Treasure of all graces, 
the Most Holy Virgin.
Receive me, good St. Anne, 
into the number of your true clients, 
for so I profess myself 
and wish to remain throughout my entire life. 
Obtain for me, from God, 
the power to imitate those virtues 
with which you are so plentifully endowed. 
Help me to know and regret my sins bitterly. 
Obtain for me the grace of active love for Jesus and Mary, 
and resolution to fulfill the duties 
of my state of life with faithfulness. 
Save me from every danger that confronts me in life, 
and help me at the hour of my death.

Amen.
Mary, I beg you, 
by that grace through which the Lord is with you 
and you will to be with him, 
let your mercy be with me. 
Let love for you always be with me, 
and the care for me be always with you. 
Let the cry of my need, 
as long as it persists, 
be with you, 
and the care of your goodness, 
as long as I need it, 
be with me. 
Let joy in your blessedness 
be always with me, 
and compassion for my wretchedness, 
where I need it, 
be with you.
Mary, I beg you, 
by that grace through which the Lord is with you 
and you will to be with him, 
let your mercy be with me. 
Let love for you always be with me, 
and the care for me be always with you. 
Let the cry of my need, 
as long as it persists, 
be with you, 
and the care of your goodness, 
as long as I need it, 
be with me. 
Let joy in your blessedness 
be always with me, 
and compassion for my wretchedness, 
where I need it, 
be with you.
Mother of Salvation 
Blessed Lady, 
you are the Mother of Justification 
and of those who are justified; 
the Mother of Reconciliation 
and of those who are reconciled; 
the Mother of Salvation 
and of those who are saved. 
What a blessed trust,
and what a secure refuge! 
The Mother of God is our Mother. 
The Mother of the One in whom alone 
we hope and whom alone we fear is our Mother!
The One who partook of our nature,
and by restoring us to life 
made us children of His Mother, 
invites us by this to proclaim 
that we are His brothers and sisters. 
Therefore, our Judge is also our Brother. 
The Saviour of the world is our Brother. 
Our God has become, through Mary, our Brother! 
Mother of Salvation 
Blessed Lady, 
you are the Mother of Justification 
and of those who are justified; 
the Mother of Reconciliation 
and of those who are reconciled; 
the Mother of Salvation 
and of those who are saved. 
What a blessed trust,
and what a secure refuge! 
The Mother of God is our Mother. 
The Mother of the One in whom alone 
we hope and whom alone we fear is our Mother!
The One who partook of our nature,
and by restoring us to life 
made us children of His Mother, 
invites us by this to proclaim 
that we are His brothers and sisters. 
Therefore, our Judge is also our Brother. 
The Saviour of the world is our Brother. 
Our God has become, through Mary, our Brother! 
My most merciful Lady, 
what can I say about the fountains
that flowed from your most pure eyes
when you saw your only Son before you,
bound, beaten, and hurt?
What do I know of the flood 
that drenched your matchless face, 
when you beheld your Son, 
your Lord, and your God, 
stretched on the cross without guilt, 
when the flesh of your flesh 
was cruelly butchered by wicked me?
How can I judge what sobs
troubled your most pure breast when you heard,
"Woman, behold your son,"
and the disciple, "Behold, your Mother,"
when you received as a son
the disciple in place of the master,
the servant for the Lord? 
My most merciful Lady, 
what can I say about the fountains
that flowed from your most pure eyes
when you saw your only Son before you,
bound, beaten, and hurt?
What do I know of the flood 
that drenched your matchless face, 
when you beheld your Son, 
your Lord, and your God, 
stretched on the cross without guilt, 
when the flesh of your flesh 
was cruelly butchered by wicked me?
How can I judge what sobs
troubled your most pure breast when you heard,
"Woman, behold your son,"
and the disciple, "Behold, your Mother,"
when you received as a son
the disciple in place of the master,
the servant for the Lord? 
O Jesus, Son of God, 
and you, O Mother Mary, 
You desire that whatever You love 
should be loved by us. 
Therefore, O good Son, 
by the love you bear your Mother, 
to grant to me that I may truly love her. 
And you, O Good Mother, 
I beg you by the love that you bear your Son, 
to pray for me that I may truly love him. 
Behold I ask nothing that is not in accordance with your will. 
Since this is in your power, 
will my sins prevent this from being accomplished? 
O Jesus, lover of all, 
You were able to love criminals 
and even to die for them. 
Can you, then, refuse me, 
who asks only the love of You and your Mother? 
And you, too, Mary, 
Mother of He who loved us, 
who did bear Him in your womb, 
and fed Him at your breast, 
are you not able to obtain for one who asks it 
the love of your Son and yourself? 

May my mind venerate you both as you deserve. 
May my heart love you as it should. 
May my body serve you as it ought. 
In your service may my life be spent. 
Blessed be God forever. 

Amen, amen. 
O Jesus, Son of God, 
and you, O Mother Mary, 
You desire that whatever You love 
should be loved by us. 
Therefore, O good Son, 
by the love you bear your Mother, 
to grant to me that I may truly love her. 
And you, O Good Mother, 
I beg you by the love that you bear your Son, 
to pray for me that I may truly love him. 
Behold I ask nothing that is not in accordance with your will. 
Since this is in your power, 
will my sins prevent this from being accomplished? 
O Jesus, lover of all, 
You were able to love criminals 
and even to die for them. 
Can you, then, refuse me, 
who asks only the love of You and your Mother? 
And you, too, Mary, 
Mother of He who loved us, 
who did bear Him in your womb, 
and fed Him at your breast, 
are you not able to obtain for one who asks it 
the love of your Son and yourself? 

May my mind venerate you both as you deserve. 
May my heart love you as it should. 
May my body serve you as it ought. 
In your service may my life be spent. 
Blessed be God forever. 

Amen, amen. 
O Lord my God.
Teach my heart this day
where and how to find you.

You have made me and re-made me,
and you have bestowed on me
all the good things I possess,
and still I do not know you.
I have not yet done
that for which I was made.

Teach me to seek you,
for I cannot seek you
unless you teach me,
or find you
unless you show yourself to me.

Let me seek you in my desire;
let me desire you in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving you;
let me love you when I find you.
O Lord my God.
Teach my heart this day
where and how to find you.

You have made me and re-made me,
and you have bestowed on me
all the good things I possess,
and still I do not know you.
I have not yet done
that for which I was made.

Teach me to seek you,
for I cannot seek you
unless you teach me,
or find you
unless you show yourself to me.

Let me seek you in my desire;
let me desire you in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving you;
let me love you when I find you.
O Lord, You are my Lord and my God, 
yet I have never seen You. 
You have created and redeemed me, 
and have conferred on me all my goods, 
yet I know You not. 
I was created in order that I might know You, 
but I have not yet attained the goal of my creation. 
I confess, O Lord, and give You thanks, 
that You have created me in Your image, 
so that I might be mindful of You 
and contemplate You and love You. 
I seek not to understand in order that I may believe; 
rather, I believe in order that I may understand.
I am desperate for Your love, 
Lord. My heart is aflame with fervent passion. 
When I remember the good things You have done, 
my heart burns with desire to embrace You. 
I thirst for You; 
I hunger for You; 
I long for You; 
I sigh for You. 
I am jealous of Your love. 
The joy of my heart turns to dust. 
My happy laughter is reduced to ashes. 
I want You. 
I hope for You. 
My soul is like a widow, 
bereft of You. 
Turn to me, 
and see my tears. 
Come now, Lord, and I will be comforted. 
Show me Your face, 
and I shall be saved. 
Enter my room, and I shall be satisfied. 
Reveal Your beauty, 
and my joy will be complete.
O Lord, You are my Lord and my God, 
yet I have never seen You. 
You have created and redeemed me, 
and have conferred on me all my goods, 
yet I know You not. 
I was created in order that I might know You, 
but I have not yet attained the goal of my creation. 
I confess, O Lord, and give You thanks, 
that You have created me in Your image, 
so that I might be mindful of You 
and contemplate You and love You. 
I seek not to understand in order that I may believe; 
rather, I believe in order that I may understand.
I am desperate for Your love, 
Lord. My heart is aflame with fervent passion. 
When I remember the good things You have done, 
my heart burns with desire to embrace You. 
I thirst for You; 
I hunger for You; 
I long for You; 
I sigh for You. 
I am jealous of Your love. 
The joy of my heart turns to dust. 
My happy laughter is reduced to ashes. 
I want You. 
I hope for You. 
My soul is like a widow, 
bereft of You. 
Turn to me, 
and see my tears. 
Come now, Lord, and I will be comforted. 
Show me Your face, 
and I shall be saved. 
Enter my room, and I shall be satisfied. 
Reveal Your beauty, 
and my joy will be complete.
O supreme and inaccessible Light, 
O complete and blessed Truth, 
how far You are from me, 
even though I am so near to You! 
How remote You are from my sight, 
even though I am present to Yours! 
You are everywhere in your entirety, 
and yet I do not see You; 
in You I move and have my being, 
and yet I cannot approach You. 
O God, let me know You 
and love You so that I may find my joy in You; 
and if I cannot do so fully in this life, 
let me at least make some progress every day, 
until at last that knowledge, love, 
and joy come to me in all their plentitude.

Amen 
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin; 
give me strength against thine enemies, 
and against the enemy of the whole human race. 
Give me strength humbly to pray to thee. 
Give me strength to praise thee in prayer with all my powers, 
through the merits of thy most sacred nativity, 
which for the entire Christian world was a birth of joy, 
the hope and solace of its life. 

When thou wast born, 
O most holy Virgin, 
then was the world made light. 

Happy is thy stock, holy thy root, 
and blessed thy fruit, 
for thou alone as a virgin, 
filled with the Holy Spirit, 
didst merit to conceive thy God, 
as a virgin to bear Thy God, 
as a virgin to bring Him forth, 
and after His birth to remain a virgin. 

Have mercy therefore upon me a sinner, 
and give me aid, O Lady, 
so that just as thy nativity, 
glorious from the seed of Abraham, 
sprung from the tribe of Juda, 
illustrious from the stock of David, 
didst announce joy to the entire world, 
so may it fill me with true joy 
and cleanse me from every sin. 

Pray for me, O Virgin most prudent, 
that the gladsome joys of thy most helpful nativity 
may put a cloak over all my sins. 

O holy Mother of God, 
flowering as the lily, 
pray to thy sweet Son for me, 
a wretched sinner.

Amen. 
Saint Anthony Zaccaria, 
helper of the poor and the sick, 
you who devoted your life to our spiritual welfare, 
listen to my humble and hopeful prayer. 
Continue your work as doctor and priest 
by obtaining from GOD 
healing from my physical and moral sickness, 
so that free from all evil and sin, 
I may love the LORD with joy, 
fulfill with fidelity my duties, 
work generously for the good of my brothers and sisters, 
and for my sanctification.

Amen.
Saint Anthony Zaccaria, 
helper of the poor and the sick, 
you who devoted your life to our spiritual welfare, 
listen to my humble and hopeful prayer. 
Continue your work as doctor and priest 
by obtaining from GOD 
healing from my physical and moral sickness, 
so that free from all evil and sin, 
I may love the LORD with joy, 
fulfill with fidelity my duties, 
work generously for the good of my brothers and sisters, 
and for my sanctification.

Amen.
St. Anthony Mary Claret, 
during your life on earth 
you often comforted the afflicted 
and showed such tender love and compassion 
for the sick and sinful. 
Intercede for me now 
that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues in heavenly glory. 
Look with pity on me 
(or on the person afflicted with illness or whose conversion is desired) 
and grant my prayer, 
if such be the will of God. 
Make my troubles your own. 
Speak a word for me to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
to obtain by her powerful intercession 
the grace I yearn for so ardently, 
and a blessing to strengthen me during life, 
assist me at the hour of death, 
and lead me to a happy eternity.

Amen.
St. Anthony Mary Claret, 
during your life on earth 
you often comforted the afflicted 
and showed such tender love and compassion 
for the sick and sinful. 
Intercede for me now 
that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues in heavenly glory. 
Look with pity on me 
(or on the person afflicted with illness or whose conversion is desired) 
and grant my prayer, 
if such be the will of God. 
Make my troubles your own. 
Speak a word for me to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
to obtain by her powerful intercession 
the grace I yearn for so ardently, 
and a blessing to strengthen me during life, 
assist me at the hour of death, 
and lead me to a happy eternity.

Amen.
O blessed St. Anthony, 
the grace of God has made you a powerful advocate 
in all our needs and the patron 
for the restoring of things lost or stolen. 
I turn to you today with childlike love and deep confidence. 
You have helped countless children of God 
to find the things they have lost,
material things, and, more importantly, 
the things of the spirit: faith, hope, and love. 
I come to you with confidence; 
help me in my present need.
I recommend what I have lost to your care, 
in the hope that God will restore it to me, 
if it is His holy Will.

Amen. 
After you died, Saint Anthony, 
God chose to make your holiness known to the world 
and to draw people by working miracles 
in answer to prayers made in your name. 

Since then, people have asked God 
to continue to honor you 
by working wonders through your intercession. 

Those who have experienced the power of prayers offered in your name 
have told how God has answered them. 

God has healed the sick, 
restored peace of mind, 
relieved poverty and granted favors of all kinds. 

Now in this time of need, I ask you, Saint Anthony, 
to pray with me for the things I desire. 

I pray that God may again give us a sign of loving care 
and providence and that, through you, 
God may draw us all to the fullness of life and love in eternity. 

Amen. 
Compassionate St. Anthony, 
you are called the “Miracle Worker” 
by those who have been blessed by your special friendship. 
I ask you to look with favor on (name the person) 
who is weak and failing. 

Great St. Anthony, come to the assistance of (name). 
Obtain for him/her health in mind and body, 
and the strength to accept all suffering in union with Christ, our Savor. 

Loving St. Anthony, 
console all those who are afflicted, 
and guide them to the heart of the Divine Physician, 
where they will obtain compassion, mercy and hope.

Amen.
Dear Saint Anthony, 
after all these years in the school of Christ, 
I still haven't learned the lesson of true humility. 
My feelings are easily ruffled. 
Quick to take offense, 
I am slow to forgive. 
Saint Anthony, Example of Humility, 
teach me the importance and necessity of this Christian virtue. 
In the presence of Jesus, 
Who humbled Himself and whom the Father exalted, 
remember also these special intentions of mine.

(Mention your intention here...)

(Franciscan Mission Associates )
Dear St. Anthony, 
comforting the sorrowful is a Christian duty 
and a work of mercy. 
By word, attitude, and deed 
I should try to brighten their days 
and make their burden easier to bear. 
St. Anthony, Consoler of the Afflicted, 
may I remember when helping someone in sorrow 
that I am helping Christ Himself. 
Kindly mention my pressing needs to Him. 

(List your needs here...) 
Dear Saint Anthony, 
God wants us to see Christ, our brother, in everyone 
and love Him truly in word and in deed. 
God wills that we share with others the joy of His boundless love. 
Saint Anthony, Generator of Charity, 
remember me in the Father's presence, 
that I may be generous in sharing the joy of His love. 
Remember also the special intentions I now entrust to you.

(Mention your intention here...)
Dear Saint Anthony, 
God wants us to see Christ, our brother, in everyone 
and love Him truly in word and in deed. 
God wills that we share with others the joy of His boundless love. 
Saint Anthony, Generator of Charity, 
remember me in the Father's presence, 
that I may be generous in sharing the joy of His love. 
Remember also the special intentions I now entrust to you.

(Mention your intention here...)

(Franciscan Mission Associates )
Dear St. Anthony, 
how tongue-tied I can be 
when I should be praising God 
and defending the oppressed. 
My cowardice often strikes me dumb; 
I am afraid to open my mouth. 
St. Anthony, Restorer of Speech to the Mute, 
release me from my fears. 
Teach me to praise God 
and to champion the rights of those unjustly treated. 
Please remember also all my intentions.

(List your needs here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
I am imprisoned by walls of selfishness, prejudice, suspicion. 
I am enslaved by human respect 
and the fear of other people's opinions of me. 
St. Anthony, Liberator of Prisoners, 
tear down my prison walls. 
Break the chains that hold me captive. 
Make me free with the freedom Christ has won for me. 
To your powerful intercession 
I also recommend these intentions. 

(Mention your intentions here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
I believe in the resurrection of the body. 
I have Christ's solemn pledge 
that whoever believes in Him, 
though he should die, 
shall live again. 
St. Anthony, Reviver of the Dead, 
through your mighty prayers 
life was restored to the dead. 
Confirm my faith in the resurrection. 
Make me a confident Christian 
who expects a glorious Easter beyond the grave. 
Please take my need to God in prayer.

(List your needs here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
it is still as Peter said:
The devil prowls about lion-like, 
looking for someone to devour. 
I confess that I don't always resist him; 
I sometimes toy with temptations. 
St. Anthony, Disperser of Devils, 
remind me of my duty to avoid all occasions of sin. 
May I always pray in temptation 
that I remain loyal to my Lord Jesus. 
Pray for my other intentions please. 

(Mention your other intentions here...)
Dear St. Anthony, 
we are all pilgrims. 
We came from God and we are going to Him. 
He who created us will welcome us at journey's end. 
The Lord Jesus is preparing a place 
for all His brothers and sisters. 
St. Anthony, Guide of Pilgrims, 
direct my steps in the straight path. 
Protect me until I am safely home in heaven. 
Help me in all my needs and difficulties.

(Mention your needs and difficulties here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
you are the Patron of the poor 
and the helper of all who seek lost articles. 
Help me to find what I have lost
[Here mention what you have lost...]
so that I will be able to make better use of the time 
that I will gain for God's greater honor and glory. 
Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost,
especially those who seek to regain God's grace.

Amen.
Dear St. Anthony, 
you are the Patron of the poor 
and the helper of all who seek lost articles. 
Help me to find what I have lost
[Here mention what you have lost...]
so that I will be able to make better use of the time 
that I will gain for God's greater honor and glory. 
Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost,
especially those who seek to regain God's grace.

Amen.
Dear St. Anthony, 
you became a Franciscan 
with the hope of shedding your blood for Christ. 
In God's plan for you, 
your thirst for martyrdom was never to be satisfied. 
St. Anthony, Martyr of Desire, 
pray that I may become less afraid to stand up 
and be counted as a follower of the Lord Jesus. 
Intercede also for my other intentions. 

(State your other intentions here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
you recall the Gospel episode about the blind man who, 
partly healed, could see men 
"looking like walking trees." 
After a second laying-on of Jesus's hands, 
he could see perfectly. 
St. Anthony, Restorer of Sight to the Blind, 
please sharpen my spiritual vision. 
May I see people, 
not as trees or numbers, 
but as sons and daughters of the Most High. 
Help me in my pressing needs. 

(List your needs here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
you recognized Our Lord Jesus as the Divine Healer. 
In your goodness and kindness, 
please intercede for (mention name) 
who is suffering from cancer. 

If it is God’s will, 
I ask that this day, 
the gift of healing be granted to (name).  
Comfort him/her during times of unbearable pain, 
and ask our Lord to grant him/her peace and patience in suffering. 

May God give (name) the fullness of life here on earth, 
or call him/her home to eternal glory forever.

Amen.
Dear St. Anthony, 
you took the words of Jesus seriously, 
"Be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect." 
The Church honors you as a Christian hero, 
a man wholly dedicated to God's glory 
and the good of the redeemed. 
St. Anthony, Model of Perfection, 
ask Jesus to strengthen my good dispositions 
and to make me more like you, 
more like Him. 
Obtain for me the other favors I need.

(List your needs here...) 
Dear St. Anthony, 
you were prompt to fulfill all justice. 
You gave God and His creation 
the service He required from you. 
You respected other people's rights 
and treated them with kindness and understanding. 
St. Anthony, Zealous for Justice, 
teach me the beauty of this virtue. 
Make me prompt to fulfill all justice toward God 
and toward all creation. 
Help me also in my pressing needs.

(State your needs here...)
Dear St. Anthony, 
your prayers obtained miracles during your lifetime. 
You still seem to move at ease in the realm of minor and major miracles. 
St. Anthony, 
Performer of Miracles, 
please obtain for me the blessings 
God holds in reserve for those who serve Him. 
Pray that I may be worthy of the promises 
my Lord Jesus attaches to confident prayer. 

(Mention your special intentions.)

Glorious St. Anthony, 
my friend and special protector, 
I come to you with full confidence in my present necessity. 
In your overflowing generosity 
you hear all those who turn to you. 
Your influence before the throne of God is so effective 
that the Lord readily grants great favours at your request. 
Please listen to my humble petition 
in spite of my unworthiness and sinfulness. 
Consider only your great and constant love for Jesus and Mary, 
and my desire for their glory and mercy. 
I beg you to obtain for me, from God, 
the grace I so greatly need...

(State your intention(s) here...)

if it be His Will and for the good of my soul. 
I place this earnest petition 
in the care of the little mission children, 
so that they may present it to you 
along with their innocent prayers. 
Bless me, powerful St. Anthony, 
in the Name of the Father, 
and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.
Glorious St. Anthony, 
you were blessed to hold the Infant Jesus in your arms. 
I come to you now on behalf of (mention name) 
who pleads for the health and safety of the child 
that God has graced her to conceive. 

St. Anthony, guard this life God has created, 
and the mother God has chosen for this child. 
Let your gentle hand, 
like that of a skilled physician, 
aid in her delivery 
so that this baby will know good health and lasting happiness.  

May her child be favored with the grace of holy baptism, 
and grow to love our lord Jesus Christ 
above all else in this world.

Amen.
Holy Saint Anthony, 
gentle and powerful in your help, 
your love for God and charity for His creatures, 
made you worthy, when on earth, 
to possess miraculous powers. 
Miracles waited on your word, 
which you were always ready to request 
for those in trouble or anxiety. 
Encouraged by this thought, 
I implore you to obtain for me...

(Make your request here). 

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. 
Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. 
Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, 
whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, 
take my petition to the Infant Savior 
for whom you have such a great love, 
and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Amen.
Holy Saint Anthony, 
gentle and powerful in your help, 
your love for God and charity for His creatures, 
made you worthy, when on earth, 
to possess miraculous powers. 
Miracles waited on your word, 
which you were always ready to request 
for those in trouble or anxiety. 
Encouraged by this thought, 
I implore you to obtain for me...

(Make your request here). 

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. 
Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. 
Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, 
whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, 
take my petition to the Infant Savior 
for whom you have such a great love, 
and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Amen.
Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
Who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with Him
forever on his refulgent throne.

Amen.
Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
Who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with Him
forever on his refulgent throne.

Amen.
Most holy St. Anthony, Beloved Friend of Jesus, 
I place myself in your heavenly care. 
Be with me, especially in life’s troubles and difficulties. 
Intercede before the Lord for me, 
so that I may confidently know I do not face my problems alone. 

I join my prayers to yours, O Great Saint, 
as I ask God to give me consolation in times of sorrow, 
courage when I am afraid, 
and healing from all the ills that afflict me. 

Obtain for me from God, Most High, 
the grace to accept whatever is God’s holy will 
for me and my loved ones. 
Strengthen my faith so that I will never despair, 
but always have hope in God’s healing presence and power in my life.

Amen.
O Glorious St. Anthony, 
you live now in unity with Jesus Christ, 
the Divine Physician and the healer of all human ills. 
I come to you today to ask for your powerful intercession 
on behalf of my beloved spouse (mention name), 
who seeks to be restored to good health. 

The years we have shared, 
and the love we have known, 
is precious to me, 
and my heart breaks in my helplessness. 
But I believe that with the Lord all things are possible. 

Compassionate Saint, 
comfort me in my distress 
and obtain blessings for my beloved spouse 
so that (name) may be quickly and completely restored to health.

Amen.
O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart 
that I may perceive,
into my mind that I may remember, 
and into my soul that I may meditate. 
Inspire me to speak with piety, 
holiness, tenderness and mercy.
Teach, guide and direct my thoughts 
and senses from beginning to end.
May Your grace ever help and correct me, 
and may I be strengthened now 
with wisdom from on high, 
for the sake of Your infinite mercy.

Amen. 
O good and gentle St. Anthony,
your love of God 
and concern for His creatures made you worthy,
while on earth, 
to possess miraculous powers.
Come to my help 
in this moment of trouble and anxiety.
your ardent love of God 
made you worthy to hold the Holy infant in your arms.
Whisper to Him my humble request,

State your request here...

if it be for the greater glory of God,
and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.
O, good and gentle St. Anthony, 
your love of God and concern for His creatures 
made you worthy, while on earth, 
to possess miraculous powers. 
Miracles waited on your word, 
which you were always ready to lend 
for those in trouble or anxiety. 
Encouraged by this thought, 
I implore you to obtain for me...

(State your intention(s) here...)

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. 
Even so, you are the saint of miracles. 
Gentle and loving St. Anthony, 
whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, 
take my petition to the Infant Saviour 
for Whom you have such great love, 
and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Amen.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...
O Holy St. Anthony, 
be our protector and defender. 
Ask God to surround us with the Holy Angels, 
so that we may emerge from every danger 
in the fullness of health and well-being. 
Guide our life journey, 
so we will always walk safely together with you, 
in God’s friendship.

Amen.
"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints."

O Holy St. Anthony,
gentlest of Saints,
your love for God and Charity for His creatures,
made you worthy, when on earth,
to possess miraculous powers.
Miracles waited on your word,
which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety.
Encouraged by this thought,
I implore of you to obtain for me (request).

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle,
even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.
O gentle and loving St. Anthony,
whose heart was ever full of human sympathy,
whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus,
who loved to be folded in your arms;
and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

            Pater, Ave and Gloria.
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<i>"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints."</i>

O Holy St. Anthony,
gentlest of Saints,
your love for God and Charity for His creatures,
made you worthy, when on earth,
to possess miraculous powers.
Miracles waited on your word,
which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety.
Encouraged by this thought,
I implore of you to obtain for me (<i>request</i>).

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle,
even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.
O gentle and loving St. Anthony,
whose heart was ever full of human sympathy,
whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus,
who loved to be folded in your arms;
and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

            Pater, Ave and Gloria.
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St. Anthony of Padua, 
Glorious for your miracles 
And for the condescension of Jesus,
in coming as a little child 
to repose in your arms,
obtain for me from His bounty,
the grace which I ardently desire. 

You who were so compassionate towards sinners, 
regard not my unworthiness, 
but the glory of God, 
that it may be magnified by you 
in connection with the particular request 
which I now earnestly present to you. 

(Mention your other intentions here...)

As a pledge of my gratitude, 
I beg you to accept my promise 
to live more faithfully in accordance with 
the teachings of the Church, 
and to be devoted to the service of the poor 
whom you loved and still love so greatly. 

Bless this my resolution,
that I may be faithful to it 
even until death.

St. Anthony, consoler of all the afflicted, 
Pray for me.

St. Anthony, whom the infant Jesus 
so much loved and honoured, 
Pray for me.

Amen. 
St. Anthony of Padua, 
Glorious for your miracles 
And for the condescension of Jesus,
in coming as a little child 
to repose in your arms,
obtain for me from His bounty,
the grace which I ardently desire. 

You who were so compassionate towards sinners, 
regard not my unworthiness, 
but the glory of God, 
that it may be magnified by you