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Prayers in Honor of Our Lady of La Salette

Our Lady of La SaletteA Prayer in Honor of Our Lady of La Salette

Remember, dear Lady of La Salette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to shield me from the justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much. Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my infidelity and ingratitude. Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life, in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven. Amen.

Litany of Our Lady of La Salette

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us,

Jesus hear us. Jesus, grant our petitions.
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.

Our Lady of La Salette, reconciler of sinners, Pray for us. *
Our Lady of La Salette, help of the just, *
Our Lady of La Salette, healer of the ill, *
Our Lady of La Salette, consoler of the afflicted, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who appeared to some poor children of the Alps to give us grave warnings, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who wept tears on thinking of man’s sins, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who gave us the Lord’s warnings so that we be converted, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who by Thy supplications holds back the arm of the Lord, who is angry with us, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who said: “If my people will not submit, I shall be forced to let go the arm of my Son”, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who prays continually to Thy Divine Son that He be merciful to us, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who feels such great sorrow because of our sins, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who deserves all our gratitude, *
Our Lady of La Salette, who, after giving Thy warnings to the children of the mountain, said: “Well, my children, you will pass it on to all my people.”, *

Mary, thou who have announced to men terrible punishments if they are not converted, *
Mary, thou who announces to them mercy and pardon, if they return to God, *
Mary, thou who promises abundant graces if we do penance, *
Mary, thou whose miraculous apparition has echoed throughout both worlds, *
Mary, thou whose miracles extend to all countries, *
Mary, thou whose cult grows each day, *
Mary, thou whose good works delight all thy children, *
Mary, thou who are not invoked in vain, *
Mary, thou who made a miraculous spring flow forth at thy feet, *
Mary, thou who, following the example of Jesus, gives sight to the blind, movement to the paralyzed, health to the ill, *
Mary, thou who consoles all the unfortunate, *
Mary, thou who appeared resplendent with light, *
Mary, thou who wore on thy breast the Crucifix and the instruments of the Passion, *
Mary, thou who has warned us to sanctify the Lord’s Day if we are to avoid the terrible punishments, *
Mary, thou who said that work on Sundays and blasphemy especially excite the anger of God, *
Mary, thou who has reproached us for not keeping the fasts and abstinences of the Church, *
Mary, thou who has announced to us the plagues of God, if we continue to violate His commandments, *
Mary, thou who has recommended morning and evening prayers, *

By Thy powerful protection, deliver us from the evils which threaten us, O Mary!
Poor sinners that we are, convert us, O Mary!
In the accomplishment of our duty, help us O Mary!
In solid piety, strengthen us O Mary!
In the persevering practice of all the virtues, encourage us O Mary!
In our joys, be with us O Mary!
In all the events of life, obtain for us a perfect submission to the will of God, O Mary!

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, pardon us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant our petitions!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
O God, Who does not cease showing us how agreeable to Thee is the devotion to the Most Holy Virgin, by the many miracles which her intercession obtains for us, grant us the grace to be always faithful to the teachings she gives us, that, after having observed Thy holy commandments in this life, we may have the joy of possessing Thee for all eternity. Amen

Indulgence of 40 days
(Monseigneur de Bruillard, 15 January 1852)

Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of MaryO Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offenses that are done to thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God’s handiwork. I bless thy Holy name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Spirit who took thee as His bride. All honor, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and loved thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights. O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this poor act of homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all my sins. Amen.

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most Holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the Will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee Blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God.

The Feast of the Annunciation occurs, fittingly, nine months before the Feast of the Nativity. It signals Gabriel’s visitation to Our Lady, where she would give her fiat (“Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.”), showing Mary’s first cooperation with the Divine Will of God. This feast simultaneously celebrates the Hypostatic Union, for as a result of Mary’s acceptance of the Divine Will, the Holy Ghost overshadowed Mary and brought forth the union of God the son and our humanity in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. From the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia:

The Annunciation is the beginning of Jesus in His human nature. Through His mother He is a member of the human race. If the virginity of Mary before, during, and after the conception of her Divine Son was always considered part of the deposit of faith, this was done only on account of the historical facts and testimonials. The Incarnation of the Son of God did not in itself necessitate this exception from the laws of nature. Only reasons of expediency are given for it, chiefly, the end of the Incarnation. About to found a new generation of the children of God, The Redeemer does not arrive in the way of earthly generations: the power of the Holy Spirit enters the chaste womb of the Virgin, forming the humanity of Christ. Many holy fathers (Sts. Jerome, Cyril, Ephrem, Augustine) say that the consent of Mary was essential to the redemption. It was the will of God, St. Thomas says (Summa III:30), that the redemption of mankind should depend upon the consent of the Virgin Mary. This does not mean that God in His plans was bound by the will of a creature, and that man would not have been redeemed, if Mary had not consented. It only means that the consent of Mary was foreseen from all eternity, and therefore was received as essential into the design of God.

Enjoy prayers in honor of Our Lady’s Annunciation, beginning with the Angelus. The Angelus is special to this today, but is traditionally said each day of the year, at noon.

The Angelus, in Honor of the Feast of the AnnunciationThe Angelus

V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae;
R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ecce ancilla Domini.
R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria…

V. Et Verbum caro factum est.
R. Et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria…

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus: Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary;
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

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 Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy 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. R. Amen.

O Beata Virgo Maria, in Honor of the Feast of the Annunciation

O Beata Virgo Maria, quis tibi digne valeat iura gratiarum ac laudum praeconia rependere, quae singulari tuo assensu, mundo succurristi perdito? Quas tibi laudes fragilitas humani generis persolvat, quae solo tuo commercio recuperandi aditum invenit?

Accipe itaque quascumque exiles, quascumque meritis tuis impares gratiarum actiones, et cum susceperis vota, culpas nostras orando excusa. Admitte nostras preces intra sacrarium exauditionis et reporta nobis antidotum reconciliationis. Sit per te excusabile quod per te ingerimus; fiat impetrabile quod fida mente poscimus.

Accipe quod offerimus, redona quod rogamus, excusa quod timemus, quia Tu es spes unica peccatorum. Per te speramus veniam delictorum et in te, beatissima, nostrorum est expectatio praemiorum. Sancta Maria, succurre miseris; iuva pusillanimes; refove flebiles; ora pro populo; interveni pro clero; intercede pro devoto femineo sexu: sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen, quicumque celebrant tuam sanctam commemorationem.

Assiste parata votis poscentium et reporta nobis optatum effectum. Sint tibi studia assidua orare pro populo Dei, quae meruisti, benedicta, Redemptorem ferre mundi, qui vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

In English:

O Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay thee thy just dues of praise and thanksgiving, thou who by the wondrous assent of thy will didst rescue a fallen world? What songs of praise can our weak human nature recite in thy honor, since it is by thy intervention alone that it has found the way to restoration?

Accept, then, such poor thanks as we have here to offer, though they be unequal to thy merits; and, receiving our vows, obtain by thy prayers the remission of our offenses. Carry thou our prayers within the sanctuary of the heavenly audience, and bring forth from it the antidote of our reconciliation. May the sins we bring before Almighty God through thee, become pardonable through thee; may what we ask for with sure confidence, through thee be granted.

Take our offering, grant us our requests, obtain pardon for what we fear, for thou art the sole hope of sinners. Through thee we hope for the remission of our sins, and in thee, O blessed Lady, is our hope of reward. Holy Mary, succor the miserable, help the fainthearted, comfort the sorrowful, pray for thy people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy holy commemoration feel now thy help and protection.

Be thou ever ready to assist us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it thy continual care to pray for the people of God, thou who, blessed by God, didst merit to bear the Redeemer of the world, who liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer in Praise of Our Lord and Our Lady, for the Annunciation

O Emmanuel, God with us! Who, as Thy Church says in her Hymn, “being to take upon thee to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb,” the whole human race gives thanks to Thee, on this day, for Thy merciful coming. O Eternal Word of the Father! it was not enough for thee to have drawn man out of nothing, by Thy power; Thine exhaustless love would follow him even to the abyss of misery, into which he had fallen. By sin, man had forfeited the dignity Thou hadst given him; that he might regain it, Thou didst come in person and assume his nature, so to raise him up again to Thyself. In Thee, from this day forward unto all eternity, God is made man, and man is made God. Thy Incarnation is the fulfilment of the promises made in the Canticle; Thou unitest Thyself to human nature, and it is in the virginal womb of a daughter of David that Thou celebratest these ineffable espousals. O incomprehensible humiliation! O ineffable glory! The humiliation is for the Son of God, the glory is for the son of man. Thus hast Thou loved us, O Divine Word! thus hast Thou removed from us the degradation of our fall! The rebel angels fell, and thou didst leave them in the abyss; we fell, and thou hadst mercy on us. A single look of Thy pity would have sufficed to save us; but it would not satisfy Thy love: therefore didst Thou descend into this world of sin, take upon Thyself the form of a slave (Philipp. ii. 7.), and lead a life of humiliation and suffering. O Word made Flesh! Who comest not to judge, but to save (St. John, xii. 47.)! we adore Thee, we praise Thee, we love Thee. Make us worthy of all that Thy love has led Thee to do for us.

We salute thee, O Mary, full of grace, on this the day whereon thou didst receive thy sublime dignity of Mother of God. Thy incomparable purity drew down upon thee the love of the great Creator, and thy humility drew Him into thy womb; His presence within thee increased the holiness of thy spirit and the purity of thy body. What must have been thy happiness in knowing that this Son of God was living by thy life, and was taking from thine own substance the new being, which His love for us induced Him to assume! Between thee and Him is formed that ineffable union which is granted to none else but to thee: He is thy Creator, and thou art His Mother; He is thy Son, and thou art his Creature. Every knee bows down before Him, O Mary! for He is the great God of heaven and earth; but every creature reveres thee, also, for thou hast carried Him in thy womb, thou hast fed him at thy breast; thou alone canst say to him, as does His heavenly Father: Thou art my Son! O Mother of Jesus! thou art the greatest of God’s works: receive the humble homage of mankind, for thou art most dear to us, seeing that thou art of the same flesh and blood as ourselves. Thou art a Daughter of Eve, but without her sin. By thy obedience to the divine decrees, thou savest thy mother and her race; thou restorest Adam and his children to the innocence they had lost. Jesus, Whom thou bearest in thy womb, is our pledge that all these blessings are to be ours; and it is by thee that He comes to us. Without Jesus, we should abide in death; without thee, we should not have had Him to redeem us. It is from thy virginal womb that He receives the precious Blood which is to be our ransom, that Blood whose purity He protected in thy Immaculate Conception, and which becomes the Blood of God by the union, that is consummated in thee, of the Divine with the Human Nature.

Today, O Mary! is fulfilled in thee the promise made by God after Adam’s sin, that he would put enmity between the Woman and the Serpent. Up to this time, the human race had not the courage to resist the enemy; it was subservient to him, and everywhere were altars raised up in his honour; but, on this day, his head is crushed beneath thy foot. Thy humility, thy purity, thy obedience, have conquered him; his tyranny is checked. By thee we are delivered from his sway; and nothing but our own perversity and ingratitude could again give him the mastery. Let not this be, O Mary! Come to our assistance. During this Season of repentance, we humbly acknowledge that we have abused the grace of God; we beseech thee, on this the Feast of thy Annunciation, intercede for us with Him, Who, on this day, became thy Son. Holy Mother of God! by the salutation addressed to thee by the Angel Gabriel, by thy virginal fear, by thy fidelity to God, by thy prudent humility, by thy consent, obtain for us conversion of heart, and sincere repentance; prepare us for the great Mysteries we are about to celebrate. These Mysteries are so full of sorrow to thy maternal heart; and yet thou wouldst have us rejoice on this day, as we think on the ineffable happiness which filled thy soul at the solemn moment when the Holy Ghost overshadowed thee, and the Son of God became thine. Yes, Blessed Mother of Jesus! we will spend the whole of this day near thee, in thy humble dwelling at Nazareth. Nine months hence, we will follow thee to Bethlehem, and there, in company with the Shepherds and the Angels, we will prostrate ourselves in adoration before the InfantGod, our Saviour: we will join our voices with those of the heavenly host, and we will thus express our gladness: Glory be to God in the highest! and peace on earth to men of good will!

Our Lady of Quito / Our Lady of SorrowsEver Glorious and Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of virgins, Mother of mercy, hope and comfort of dejected and desolate souls; through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart, whilst thine only Son, Christ Jesus, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He had for thee, grieving in thy grief, whilst from His cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, St. John — take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and necessities; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries.

Thou art the mother of mercies, the sweet Consolatrix and refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and the afflicted. Look, therefore, with pity on a miserable, forlorn child of Eve, and hear my prayer; for since, in just punishment of my sins, I am encompassed with evils, and oppressed with anguish of spirit. Whither can I fly for more secure shelter, O amiable mother of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, than to thy maternal protection?

Attend, therefore, I beseech thee, with pity and compassion, to my humble and earnest request.

I ask it through the infinite merits of thy dear Son; through that love and condescension wherewith He assumed our nature; when, in compliance with the Divine will, thou gavest thy consent; and whom, after the expiration of nine months, thou didst bring forth from the chaste enclosure of thy womb, to redeem the world and to bless it with His presence.

I ask it through that anguish of mind wherewith thy beloved Son, my dear Savior, was overwhelmed on Mount Olivet, when He besought the Eternal Father to remove from Him, if possible, the bitter chalice of His future passion.

I ask it through the threefold repetition of His prayer in the garden, from whence afterwards, with dolorous steps and mournful tears, thou didst accompany Him to the doleful theatre of his sufferings. I ask it through the stripes and wounds of His virginal flesh, occasioned by the cords and whips wherewith He was bound and scourged, when stripped of His seamless garment, for which His executioners afterwards cast lots.

I ask it through the scoffs and ignominies by which He was insulted; the false accusation and unjust sentence by which He was condemned to death, and which He bore with heavenly patience. I ask it through His bitter tears and bloody sweat: His silence and resignation; His sadness and grief of heart.

I ask it through the Blood which trickled from His royal and sacred Head, when struck with the sceptre of a reed and pierced with the crown of thorns.

I ask it through the excruciating torments He suffered when His hands and feet were fastened with large nails to the tree of the Cross.

I ask it through His vehement thirst and bitter drink of vinegar and gall.

I ask it through His dereliction on the cross, when He exclaimed “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

I ask it through His mercy extended to the good thief, and through His recommending His precious soul and spirit into the hands of the Eternal Father before He expired, saying, ” All is finished.”

I ask it through the blood mixed with water, which issued from His sacred side when pierced with a lance, and from whence a flood of grace and mercy hath flowed upon us.

I ask it through His immaculate life, bitter Passion, and ignominious death on the Cross, at which nature itself was thrown into convulsions by the bursting of rocks, the rending of the veil of the Temple, the earthquake, and darkness of the sun and moon.

I ask it through His descent into hell, where He comforted the Saints of the Old Law with His presence, and led captivity captive.

I ask it through His glorious victory over death, when He arose again into life on the third day; and through the joy which His appearance, for forty days after, gave thee, His blessed mother, His apostles, and the rest of His disciples; and when in thy presence and in theirs, He miraculously ascended into Heaven.

I ask it through the grace of the Holy Ghost, infused into the hearts of His disciples when he descended upon them in the form of fiery tongues, and by which they were inspired with zeal in the conversion of the world as they went forth to preach the Gospel.

I ask it through the awful appearance of thy Son at the last dreadful day, when He shall come to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire.

I ask it through the compassion He bore thee in this life, and the ineffable joy thou didst feel at thine Assumption into Heaven, where thou art eternally absorbed in the sweet contemplation of His Divine perfections. O Glorious and Ever Blessed Virgin, comfort the heart of thy supplicant, and obtain for me:

[Here mention or reflect on your lawful request.]

And as I am persuaded my Divine Savior honors thee as His beloved Mother, to whom He can refuse nothing, let me speedily experience the efficacy of thy powerful intercession, according to the tenderness of thy maternal affection, and His filial, Sacred Heart, who mercifully grants the requests and complies with the desires of those who love and fear Him.

O Most Blessed Virgin, besides the object of my present petition, and whatever else I may stand in need of, obtain for me of thy Divine Son, our Lord and our God, a lively faith, firm hope, perfect charity, true contrition, hatred of sin, love of God and my neighbor, contempt of the world, and patience and resignation amidst the trials and afflictions of this life.

Obtain likewise for me, O Holy Mother of God, the gift of final perseverance, and grace to receive the last Sacraments of the Church worthily, at the hour of my death.

Lastly, obtain, I beseech thee, for the souls of my parents, brethren, relations, and benefactors, both living and dead, life everlasting. Amen.

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes NovenaNovena to Our Lady of Lourdes

Opening Prayer (repeat each day)

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest thy shining glory with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” A thousand times we praise thee for thine Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Infirm, Refuge of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted, thou knowest our wants, our troubles, and our sufferings; deign to cast upon us thy look of mercy.

By appearing in the grotto of Lourdes, thou wast pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, from whence thou dost dispense thy favors, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore thy maternal affection, and intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the request we beseech of thee…

(state thy request)

Through gratitude for thy favors, we will endeavor to imitate thy virtues, that we may one day share thy glory. O Queen of Heaven.

O Mary Immaculate, O Mother of Christ, thine influence was plentitudinous with thy Divine Son, while still upon earth. Do thou shine forth thine influence ever present in Heaven. Pray for us, and obtain for us from thy Divine Son our special request, if it be His Will. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE

DAY ONE

O Mary Immaculate, O Sovereign Grace, Virgin and Mother, and Queen of Heaven, chosen from all eternity to be the Mother of the Eternal Word and by that virtue, preserved from Original Sin, we kneel before thee as did little Bernadette at Lourdes and pray with childlike trust in thee, that as we contemplate thy glorious appearance there, thou wilt look with mercy on our present petition, and secure for us a favorable answer to the request for which we offer this novena.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY TWO

Blessed be thee, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest thyself shining with light, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child Saint Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception!” O Mary Immaculate, inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of thy pure heart. Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for thee, in order that we may merit one day to enjoy thy glorious eternity. O Mediatrix of All Graces here below, take into thy keeping, and present to thy Divine Son, the intention with which we are offer this novena.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY THREE

“Thou art all fair, O Mary, and there is in thee no stain of original sin.” O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. O brilliant Star of Sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon the rough hewn rocks at Lourdes, when thou didst speak to the child Bernadette, and a fountain broke from the plain earth, and miracles happened, and the great shrine of Lourdes began, do now, we beseech thee, hear our fervent prayer and likewise obtain for us the fulfilment of the intention we now so earnestly seek.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY FOUR

O Immaculate Queen of Heaven, we thy wayward, erring children, join our unworthy prayers of praise and thanksgiving to those of the Angels and Saints, and thine own, that the One, Holy, and Undivided Trinity may be glorified on earth, as They are in Heaven.

Our Lady of Lourdes, as thou didst look down with love and mercy upon Bernadette as she prayed her Rosary in the grotto, look down now, we beseech thee, with love and mercy upon us. From the abundance of graces granted to thee by thy Divine Son, O Mother of God, grant to each of us all that thy motherly heart sees we need, and at this moment, look with special favor on the intention for which we offer this novena.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY FIVE

O Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our mother, from the heights of thy dignity, look down mercifully upon us while we, full of confidence in thy unbounded goodness, and confident that thy Divine Son will look favorably upon any request thou makest of Him in our behalf, we beseech thee to come to our aid, and secure for us the intention for which we offer this novena.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY SIX

O glorious Mother of God, so powerful under thy special title of Our Lady of Lourdes, to thee we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, and for the special intention for which we so earnestly offer this novena.

O Lady of Bernadette, with the stars of heaven in thy hair, and the roses of Earth at thy feet, look with compassion upon us today as thou didst so long ago, on Bernadette, in the Grotto of Lourdes.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY SEVEN

O Almighty God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary did preparest a worthy dwelling place for Thy Son, we humbly beseech Thee, that as we contemplate the apparition of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes, we may be blessed with health of mind and body.

O most gracious Mother Mary, O Mother of Our Lord and Redeemer, look down with favor upon us, as thou didst that day on Bernadette, and intercede with Him for us, that the intention we now so earnestly seek, may be granted to us.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY EIGHT

O Immaculate Mother of God, from Heaven itself, thou camest to appear to the little Bernadette, in the rough Grotto of Lourdes! And as Bernadette knelt at thy feet and the miraculous spring burst forth, and as multitudes have knelt ever since before thee in that grotto of Lourdes, O Mother of God, we kneel before thee today to ask that in thy mercy, pleadest thou with thy Divine Son, to grant the special intention for which we offer this novena.

(again state thy request)

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

DAY NINE

O glorious Mother of God, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death. O Mother of our Divine Lord, as we conclude this novena for the special favor we seek at this time.

(again state thy request)

O Immaculate Mary, O Bernadette of Lourdes, we feel animated with confidence that thy prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard. O Mother of Our Lord, through the love thou bearest to Christ Jesus, and for the glory of His Holy Name, hear our prayers, and obtain our petitions.

O Brilliant star of purity, O Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in thine Assumption, triumphant in thy Coronation, show unto us thy mercy, O Virgin Mary, O Queen of Heaven and Our Mother, and be our comfort, our hope, our strength, and our consolation. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

Act of Reparation Sacred Immaculate Heart, Precious BloodReparation for Insults to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God.

Hail Mary three times.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

Reparation for Insults to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offenses that are done to thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God’s handiwork. I bless thy holy Name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix and Mediatrix of All Graces for the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Spirit who took thee as His bride. All honor, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and loved thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights. O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this poor act of homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all my sins. Amen.

Hail Mary three times.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

An Act of Reparation for Blasphemies to the Holy Family

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, Saint Joseph, her most Chaste Spouse, and Infant Jesus, turn thine eyes of pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against Thee, O Virgin Immaculate and Queen of the Clergy, St. Joseph, ever chaste and patron of the Church and dearest Sweet Savior, O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and Thee, His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, holy foster-father of Jesus and Divine Infant, to love Thee and to honor Thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love Thee, we will do all that is in our power to make Thee honored and loved by all men. In the meantime do Thou, our merciful Holy Family, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer Thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme Thee, not knowing what they say. Do Thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious Thy kindness, Thy power and Thy great mercy and tenderness for sinners who cry out to Thee. May they join with us in proclaiming Thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God, thy Purity and Chastity, O Blessed St. Joseph, and Thy reign over men, O Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Savior and King!

Hail Mary (three times).

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us!

A Prayer to be Saved from a Sudden and Unprovided Death

O most merciful Lord Jesus, by Thine agony and sweat of Blood, by Thy precious death, deliver us, we beseech Thee, from a sudden and unprovided death. O most kind Lord Jesus, by Thy most sharp and ignominious scourging and crowning with thorns, by Thy holy Cross and bitter Passion, by Thy loving-kindness, we humbly pray that Thou wouldst not suffer us to die unprovided with Thy holy Sacraments. O dearly beloved Lord Jesus, by all Thy labors and sorrows, by Thy Precious Blood and sacred Wounds, by those Thy last words on the Cross: “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” and those others: “Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit,” we most earnestly beseech Thee to deliver us from a sudden death. Grant us, we pray, room for repentance; grant us a happy passing in Thy grace, that so we may be able to love Thee, praise Thee and bless Thee forever. Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be.

An Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus, animated with a desire to repair the outrages unceasingly offered to Thee, we prostrate before Thy throne of mercy, and in the name of all mankind, pledge our love and fidelity to Thee! The more Thy mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Sacred Heart of Jesus! The more impiety endeavors to extinguish our hopes of immortality, the more we shall trust in Thy Heart, sole hope of mankind! The more hearts resist Thy Divine attractions, the more we shall love Thee, O infinitely amiable heart of Jesus! The more unbelief attacks Thy Divinity, the more humbly and profoundly we shall adore It, O Divine Heart of Jesus! The more Thy holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them, O most holy Heart of Jesus! The more Thy Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence, O most liberal Heart of Jesus! The more the imitation of Thy virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Heart, model of every virtue! The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Heart of Jesus, zealous Lover of souls! The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus! The more Thy Holy Church is despised, the more we shall endeavor to be her faithful children, O Sweet Heart of Jesus! The more Thy Vicar on earth is persecuted, the more we will honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O kingly Heart of Jesus! O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of heaven. Amen.

An Act of Consecration and Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

MOST Sacred Heart of Jesus! I adore Thee; I offer to Thee all that I am and all that I possess; I consecrate to Thee my soul with its faculties, my body with all its senses, my heart with all its affections; desiring in all things to honor, love, and glorify Thee; in thanksgiving for the numberless benefits that I have received from Thee, especially in the Holy Eucharist; in atonement for my own sins as well as in reparation for all the offenses that are committed against Thee in the Sacrament of Thy Love, and finally, in humble supplication, that I may henceforth be faithful to Thee, that I may please Thee in thought, word, and deed, that I may suffer in patience and in perfect resignation to Thy Holy Will, that I may become like to Thee in meekness and humility, that I may persevere in Thy love and in Thy grace to the end of my life, and that I may praise Thee and bless Thee with the Saints and Angels in eternity.

We beseech Thee, also good Jesus, by Thy Sacred Heart, overflowing with sweetness and mercy, to bless our Holy Father, the Pope, and our Holy Mother, the Church; to take under Thy special protection this parish, our homes, our country, our rulers, our legislators, our bishops, our priests, and all Religious Orders. We recommend to Thee all our concerns, our friends, relatives, benefactors, and all those who have asked us to pray for them; and those who are sick and those who are dying, and all who are under any affliction. Cast an eye of compassion on obstinate sinners and heretics and unbelievers.

Give eternal rest to the faithful departed.

Bless in particular the apostolic labors of those who are engaged in giving missions and retreats in propagating the faith in heathen lands, in spreading Thy kingdom on earth, and in fostering devotion to Thy most Sacred Heart and to the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Act of Reparation to the Precious Blood

Adorable Jesus, Lamb without spot, Who ceasest not to pour forth Thy Divine Blood in order to appease the justice of Thy Heavenly Father; innocent and thrice holy Victim, who hast paid for the guilty a ransom infinite in merit and in sacrifice, I come before Thee to render thanksgiving for Thy benefits to us, and to make some poor amends for the crimes committed upon earth. Lord, how small, alas, are the number of those who do Thee honor, and how numerous, on the contrary, are they who despise and trample under foot Thy Precious Blood! How many daily satiate Thee with the opprobrium of Calvary!

O Jesus, by the potent voice of Thy Divine Blood, and in the name of the infinite merits of Thy heart-rending Passion, I implore Thy mercy, not for myself alone, but for the many souls who, resisting the call of grace, refuse to seek, at the foot of the Cross, or under the shadow of the Tabernacle, pardon and life. Pity, gentle Jesus, pity all these; pity also those who dare to approach Thee all uncleansed, and to mingle Thine adorable Blood with the mire of their sins. Yes, pity, mercy, pardon! We implore these graces in the name of Thy Blood and Thine Eucharist!

Most holy Mary, bless me! Take my heart, hold it fast, and keep it in perpetual adoration before the altar; that there it may ever be, glorifying Jesus, and making reparation for the outrages offered to His Blood.

Most Precious Blood of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Prayers in Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary

V. O God, come unto my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory be to the Father, etc.
R. As it was, etc.

1. Immaculate Virgin, who being conceived without sin, didst direct every movement of thy most pure heart toward God, and wast always submissive to His divine will; obtain for me the grace to hate sin with all my heart and to learn from thee to live in perfect resignation to the will of God. Our Father once and Hail Mary seven times.

2. O Mary, I wonder at that profound humility, which troubled thy blessed heart at the message of the Angel Gabriel, that thou hadst been chosen to be the Mother of the Son of the most high God, the while thou didst profess thyself His lowly handmaiden; ashamed at the sight of my own pride, I beg of thee the grace of a contrite and humble heart, so that, acknowledging my misery, I may come to attain the glory promised to those who are truly humble of heart. Our Father once and Hail Mary seven times.

3. Blessed Virgin, who didst keep in thy heart the precious treasure of the words of Jesus thy Son and, pondering over the sublime mysteries therein contained, couldst live only for God, how am I confounded by the coldness of my heart! Ah, dear Mother, obtain for me the grace of meditating always on the holy law of God, and of seeking to follow thine example in the fervent practice of all the Christian virtues. Our Father once and Hail Mary seven times.

4. O glorious Queen of Martyrs, whose sacred heart, in the Passion of thy Son, was cruelly pierced by the sword foretold by the holy and aged Simeon; obtain for my heart true courage and holy patience to bear well the tribulations and trials of this wretched life; may I show myself to be thy true child by crucifying my flesh and all its desires in following the mortification of the Cross. Our Father once and Hail Mary seven times.

5. O Mary, mystic rose, whose lovable heart, burning with the living fire of love, adopted us as thy children at the foot of the Cross, becoming thus our most tender Mother, make me experience the sweetness of thy motherly heart and the power of thine intercession with Jesus, in all the dangers that beset me during life, and especially at the dread hour of my death; in such wise may my heart be ever united to thine, and love Jesus both now and through endless ages. Amen. Our Father once and Hail Mary seven times.

The Angelus, in English and Latin

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!V. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. And the Word was made Flesh:
R. And dwelt among us.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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 Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy 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.

R. Amen.


V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.
V. Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.
R. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ecce ancilla Domini,
R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

V. Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.
R. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Et Verbum caro factum est,
R. Et habitavit in nobis.

V. Ave Maria, gratia plena; Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.
R. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix,
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus:

Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

Novena to Our Lady of Good Remedy

Our Lady of Good RemedyO Queen of Heaven and earth, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.

O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who, under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy, comes to aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.

Hail Mary…

O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from the treasury of graces in our time of need.

Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.

Hail Mary…

Dear Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for . . .

(Here indicate your special intentions)

On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state of life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.

Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.

Hail Mary…

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,
R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.

History: 800 years ago Christians were being captured and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. Then, in the year 1198, a man had an idea. St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarians to go to the slave markets, buy the Christian slaves and set them free. To carry out this plan, the Trinitarians needed large amounts of money. So, they placed their fund-raising efforts under the patronage of Mary. They were so successful at that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of people and to return them safely home. In gratitude for her miraculous assistance, St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title of "Our Lady of Good Remedy." Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her feast day on October 8. Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted as the Virgin Mary handing a bag of money to St. John of Matha. When in need – for whatever reason, but especially where you have had difficulty obtaining help – invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will surely experience the power of her intercession.

Magnificat: anima mea Dominum. Et exultavit spiritus meus: in Deo Salutari meo. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae Suae: Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. Quia fecit mihi magna, qui Potens est: Et Sanctum Nomen Eius. Et misericordia Eius, in progenies et progenies: Timentibus Eum. Fecit potentiam in Brachio Suo: Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. Deposuit potentes de sede: Et Exaltavit humiles. Esurientes Implevit bonis: Et divites Dimisit inanes. Suscepit Israel puerum Suum: Recordatus misericordiae Suae. Sicut Locutus est ad patres nostros: Abraham, et semini eius in saecula.


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, Hath done great things to me; And Holy is His Name. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations, To them that fear Him. He hathshewed might in His Arm: He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, And hath Exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of His mercy: As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.