Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Assumption

Beginning August 6


From the Raccolta, 1910

AUG 6

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: Angel in the Tomb, Jan Luyken, P. Mortier. 1700. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary in death, in that she was well prepared to die.



V: Let us meditate how glorious Mary was at the moment of her death, because in life she was so well prepared to die: first, by reason of her ardent longing to see her God and to be again united to her Son; and next, by the unapproachable merit of her consummate perfection. Then reflecting how different we are from Mary in our own practice of preparation for our death, let us say:


Most holy Virgin, who in order to prepare thyself for a holy death didst live in continual desire after the Beatific vision;

O, take from us all vain desires for the frail things of earth. 


Ave Maria thrice.



Most holy Virgin, who, in order to prepare thyself holily to die, didst in life ever sigh to be united to thy Son Jesus; obtain for us fidelity to Jesus, even unto death. 


Ave Maria thrice.



Most holy Virgin, who, in order that thou mightest die holily, didst attain an unapproachable height of merit and of virtue; intercede for us, that we may know that virtue alone and the grace of God alone will lead us to salvation. 


Ave Maria thrice.



Let us now give praise to Mary, so prudent in preparing for death; and whilst we exalt her glory, we will unite with the Choirs of Angels, who, on her Assumption into heaven, escorted her; praising her with the first Choir:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 7

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: Pentecost, Johann Sadeler after Marten de Vos, 1579. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary in death, in that she was assisted by her Son Jesus and the Apostles.



V: Let us meditate how glorious Mary was at her death, in that she was comforted not only by the apostles and saints, but also by her dear Son Jesus; and while we contemplate the unspeakable joy which filled her soul at this grace granted alone to her, let us entreat her for ourselves:


Glorious Virgin, who for thy consolation didst merit to die in the blessed company of apostles and of saints; obtain for us, that when we breathe forth our souls we may feel thy presence, and that of our holy patrons, assisting us. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Glorious Virgin, who at the moment of thy death was comforted by the sight of thy dear Son Jesus; O, pray for us, that at that awful moment we too may be comforted by receiving Jesus in the most holy Viaticum.


Ave Maria thrice.


Glorious Virgin, who didst deposit thy spirit into the arms of Jesus; assist us, that we may deposit our souls also into the arms of Jesus, always desirous that His most holy will be done. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Come, then, let us magnify the glory of Mary, assisted at her death by her Son Jesus and His apostles, and joining in jubilee at her triumph, say with the second choir of the Heavenly Host:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 8

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: Death of the Virgin, Giovanni Battista Mazza, c. 1580. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary in death, in that she died in an ecstacy of love.



V: Let us meditate how glorious the most holy Mary was in her death, because she died of a very ecstasy of the love of God; and desiring that we too may be strengthened by that holy fire of love, let us ask for her help:


Mary most happy Virgin, who didst die of the vehemence of thy love of God; make it thy care that in our hearts, as God wills, there be lit up this living fire of His love. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Mary, most happy Virgin, who dying of divine love didst teach us what our love of God ought to do; pray for us, that we may never abandon our God in life or death.


Ave Maria thrice.


Mary, most happy Virgin, who in leaving this mortal life by virtue of an ecstasy of love didst make known the fire which ever burnt within thy heart; obtain for us at least a spark of that same fire, to give us true sorrow for our sins.


Ave Maria thrice.


Let us with the third Choir of Angels now exalt the ineffable glory of Mary, inflamed with the love of her God:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 9

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

The glory of Mary after death in her dead body.



V: Let us meditate how glorious Mary was in her dead body, because it was adorned with marvellous splendour and majesty, and spread around an odour of sanctity, which was the very fragrancy of Paradise, and because innumerable miracles were wrought at the sight of it. Then, thinking upon our own miseries, let us pray:


O Lady most pure, who by reason of thy virginal purity didst merit the glory to be so bright and so majestic in thy body after death; obtain for us the strength to detach ourselves from every foul spirit of impurity. 


Ave Maria thrice.


O Lady most pure, who by reason of thy rare virtue didst from thy dead body spread around the sweetnesses of Paradise; make it thy care that we may edify our neighbour by our life, and never more by our bad example become a stumbling-block to others. 


Ave Maria thrice.


O Lady most pure, at the sight of whose body numberless bodily maladies were cured; intercede for us, that by thy prayers all our spiritual ills may be healed. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Come, let us rejoice for the glory given to the dead body of Mary, magnifying her with the fourth Choir of Angels:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 10

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: The Lamb and Seven Seals,Jan Luyken, P. Mortier, 1700. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The Glory of Mary after death in the resurrection of her body.



Let us meditate how glorious Mary was after death, since by the power of the Highest her body, raised again to life, forthwith acquired the four gifts of brightness, subtlety, agility, and impassibility; and, filled with consolation at the excellency of her glory, let us thus invoke her:


O Lady exalted, who wast so gloriously raised again to life by thy God; help us so to live on earth, that we also may rise again like unto thee in the last judgment-day. 


Ave Maria thrice.



O Lady exalted, to whose risen body were given the gifts of brightness and of subtlety, by reason of the bright example and the humility of thy life on earth; pray for us, that all contemptuous affectation may be taken from us; that so our souls, being freed from all self-love, may be adorned with humility.


Ave Maria thrice.


O Lady exalted, by the gifts of agility and impassibility with which thy risen body was glorified, by reason of thy spiritual zeal and patience while on earth; obtain for us courage valiantly to mortify our bodies, and patiently to curb all our disordinate inclinations. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Then let us render due praise to Mary, and magnify the glory which adorned her risen body; while with the fifth choir we exalt her:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 11

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Assumption of the Virgin, Peter Paul Rubens, 1637. The Princely Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary after death in her Assumption into Heaven.



Let us meditate how gloriously Mary was taken up to heaven, being escorted thither by many legions of the heavenly hosts and blessed souls drawn by her merits out of Purgatory; and rejoicing in that majestic triumph, let us with all humility offer to her our supplications:


Great Queen, who wast assumed so royally into the kingdom of eternal peace; obtain for us that all sordid earthly thoughts be taken away from us, and our hearts fixed upon the contemplation of the unchangeable happiness of heaven. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Great Queen, who wast assumed to heaven amidst a company of the Angelic Hierarchy; obtain for us strength to overcome the wiles of all our enemies, and that we may lend a docile ear to the counsels of that good Angel who continually assists and governs us. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Great Queen, who wast assumed to heaven most gloriously, in the company of souls drawn by thy merits out of Purgatory; free us from the slavery of sin, and make us worthy to praise thee for all eternity. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Let us not cease to applaud at the royal triumph of Mary; and uniting our homage with the sixth Choir of Angels, let us honour the singular glory of her Assumption into Heaven:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 11

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Assumption of the Virgin, Peter Paul Rubens, 1637. The Princely Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary after death in her Assumption into Heaven.



Let us meditate how gloriously Mary was taken up to heaven, being escorted thither by many legions of the heavenly hosts and blessed souls drawn by her merits out of Purgatory; and rejoicing in that majestic triumph, let us with all humility offer to her our supplications:


Great Queen, who wast assumed so royally into the kingdom of eternal peace; obtain for us that all sordid earthly thoughts be taken away from us, and our hearts fixed upon the contemplation of the unchangeable happiness of heaven. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Great Queen, who wast assumed to heaven amidst a company of the Angelic Hierarchy; obtain for us strength to overcome the wiles of all our enemies, and that we may lend a docile ear to the counsels of that good Angel who continually assists and governs us. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Great Queen, who wast assumed to heaven most gloriously, in the company of souls drawn by thy merits out of Purgatory; free us from the slavery of sin, and make us worthy to praise thee for all eternity. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Let us not cease to applaud at the royal triumph of Mary; and uniting our homage with the sixth Choir of Angels, let us honour the singular glory of her Assumption into Heaven:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 12

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail:Child embrace the Virgin, Schelte Adamz Bolswert after Peter Paul Rubenss, c. 1680. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary after death in her exaltation as Queen of Heaven.



Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in Heaven, because she is enthroned there as Queen of the universe, and is ever receiving homage and veneration from countless hosts of angels and of saints; and assisting at her royal throne, let us implore her aid:


Sovereign Queen of the universe, who for thy incomparable merit art raised to such high glory in the heavens; in thy pity look upon our miseries, and rule us with the gentle sway of thy protection. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Sovereign Queen of the universe, who art ever receiving the worship and homage from all the heavenly hosts; accept, we pray thee, these our invocations, offered with such reverence as befits thy dignity and greatness. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Sovereign Queen of the universe; by that glory which thou hast by reason of thy high place in heaven, vouchsafe to take us into the number of thy servants, and obtain for us grace that, with quick and ready will, we may faithfully keep the precepts of our God and Lord. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Let us take part in the joy of the angels praising Mary, and rejoice with the seventh Choir, because we know that she is raised to the dignity of Queen of the universe.

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 13

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Coronation of the Virgin, Joseph Heinz d.ä. s, 1602. The Princely Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary after death in the crown which decks her brow.



Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in heaven by reason of the royal crown wherewith her Divine Son hath crowned her, and for the full knowledge which she now has of the deep mysteries of God, past, present, and to come; and, full of veneration for the incomparable honour bestowed upon our Queen, let us have recourse to her and say:


Queen unrivalled, who in heaven on high dost enjoy the high glory of being crowned by thy Divine Son with a royal diadem; help us to share thy matchless virtues, and ask for us that, purified in heart, we may be made worthy to be crowned with thee in Paradise. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Queen unrivalled in the full knowledge granted thee of all things upon earth; for thy own glory’s sake obtain pardon for our past evil deeds, that we may never offend again by froward tongue or wanton thought. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Queen unrivalled, whose desire it is to see men pure and clean of heart, that so they may be made worthy of thy God; obtain for us forgiveness of our sins, and help us, that all our looks, words, and deeds may please his heavenly Majesty. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Let us then purify our hearts, in order that we may be worthy to give praise to Mary; and to the glory she possesses in that bright crown which decks her royal brow, let us add humble tokens of our love, rejoicing in union with the eighth Choir:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 14

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: Madonna with Vetch Flower, copy, Meiser Wilhelm von Köln. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

The glory of Mary after death in her patronage of man.



Let us meditate how glorious Mary is in heaven, by reason of her patronage of man, and for the power she has to aid him, with great watchfulness in all his necessities; wherefore with lively confidence, in having for our patroness the very Mother of our God, let us implore her aid:


Mary, our most powerful patroness, whose glory it is in heaven to be the advocate of man; O take us from the hands of the enemy and place us in the arms of our God and Creator. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Mary, our most powerful patroness, who, being in heaven the advocate of man, wouldest that all men should be saved; make it thy care that none of us despair at the sight of our past relapses into sin. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Mary, our most powerful Patroness, who, to fulfil thine office, dost love to be invoked by men; obtain for us such true devotion, that we may ever call upon thee in life, and above all at the awful moment of our death. 


Ave Maria thrice.


Now with all our hearts let us celebrate the glories of Mary; and consoled at having Mary for our advocate in Heaven, let us rejoice in praising her with the ninth Choir of angels:

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. The holy Mother of God is exalted.
R. Into the heavenly kingdom above the Angel Choirs.

Let us pray:
We beseech thee, O Lord, pardon the shortcomings of Thy servants; that we who by our own works are not able to please Thee, may be saved by the intercession of the Mother of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

AUG 15

Commence the prayer:


Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love.


V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to relish what is right, and evermore to rejoice in his consolation.

Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Hymn:

O Queen of all the Virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.


What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opened Heaven’s eternal doors.


Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.


O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen

Detail: Our Lady of the Rosary with St. Dominic and St. Catherine, Seville School, 1760. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.

(Litanie Lauretane beatae Mariae Virginis)


V. Lord, have mercy.                                      

R. Lord, have mercy.  

V. Christ, have mercy.

R. Christ, have mercy.


V. Christ, hear us.

V. Christ, graciously hear us.


V. God, the Father of Heaven,                      

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    

R. have mercy on us.

V. God the Holy Spirit,                                  

R. have mercy on us.

V. Holy Trinity, One God,                             

R. have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary,   

R. Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, 

R. Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Christ, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of Divine Grace, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Pure,  

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Chaste,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Inviolate,

R. Pray for us.

Mother Undefiled, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Amiable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother most Admirable,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of good Counsel, 

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Creator,

R. Pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Prudent, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Venerable,  

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Renowned, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Powerful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Merciful, 

R. Pray for us.

Virgin most Faithful, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mirror of Justice, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Cause of our Joy, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Spiritual Vessel,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Vessel of Honor, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Singular Vessel of Devotion,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Mystical Rose,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of David,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Tower of Ivory, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, House of Gold,   

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Ark of the Covenant, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Gate of Heaven, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Morning Star,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Health of the Sick,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Help of Christians,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Patriarchs,  

R. Pray for us.
Mary, Queen of Prophets,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Confessors, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Virgins, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of all Saints, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen conceived without Original Sin, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen assumed into Heaven,

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary,  

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of the Family, 

R. Pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Peace,  

R. Pray for us.

V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. spare us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. graciously hear us, O Lord!
V. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,            

R. have mercy on us.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R. Amen.

V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.


O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look down upon thy servant N., whom Thou hast chosen to be the Pastor of thy Church; and grant him, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, so to direct those over whom Thou hast placed him, that together with the flock entrusted to his care, he may attain eternal life.

Detail: Last Judgement, Leonard Gaultier after Michelangelo,c. 1597. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.