DEVOTIONS AND PRAYERS TO OUR LADY

 

 

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

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

Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us, and around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in Thee.

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

O'Most Compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which did lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like Thee. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and Thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of GOD in justice and charity.

Therefore, we now promise to imitate Thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion regularly and to offer five decades of the Rosary each day, together with our sacrifices in the spirit of reparation and penance, Amen.

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OUR LADY OF FATIMA

"Sacrifice yourself for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice‚: O'Jesus, it is for Thy love, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Amen."

THE MEMORARE (St Bernard)

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

V: O'Mary conceived without sin. (Recite three times) R: Pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

(Indulgence: 3 years. Plenary Indulgence on usual conditions - confession, communion, Pope's intentions - if said daily for a month).

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THE MEMORARE Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the ineffable power which Thy Divine Son has given Thee over His adorable Heart. Full of confidence in Thy merits, we now implore Thy protection. O'Heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, of that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces and which Thou mayest open when thou pleasest, in order to distribute amongst men all the treasures of love and mercy, of light and salvation, which It contains; grant us, we beseech Thee, the favours we silicit. NO! we cannot meet with a refusal, and since Thou art Our Mother, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, favourably hear and grant our prayers, Amen.

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1) I honour Thee, O'Most amiable Heart of Mary, and I entreat Thee, most loving Mother, to inflame my lukewarm heart with the fire that burns in Thine own.

One Hail Mary, Glory Be...

2) I honour Thee, O'Most pure Heart of Mary, in which grows the beautiful lily of virginal purity; and I entreat Thee, my Immaculate Mother, to purify my heart, infusing into it Thine own virtue of purity and chastity.

One Hail Mary, Glory Be...

3) I honour Thee, most afflicted Heart of Mary, pierced with the sword of sorrow by reason of the passion and death of Thy beloved Son, Jesus, and the offences committed against His Divine Majesty; deign, my sorrowful, strief-stricken Mother, to soften and pierce my stony heart with a deepening sorrow for my sins and with the bitterest lamentations for the outrages and insults which the Heart of My adorable Redeemer receives from ungrateful sinners.

One Hail Mary, Glory Be...

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DAILY OFFERING TO OUR LADY

O'Our Lady, O'Our Mother, we offer ourselves wholly to Thee; and to prove that we are devoted to Thee, we consecrate to Thee today our eyes, our ears, our lips, our hearts, our whole selves. Since therefore, we are Thine, O'Good Mother, keep us as Thy property and possession.

V: Pray for us O'Holy Mother of GOD. R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Defend, we beseech Thee, O'Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, this thy family from all adversity; and, since it places itself entirely under thy protection, mercifully guard it from all the snares of Thy enemy, Amen.

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O'beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, Splendour of Heaven, Holy and Singular, who brought forth the Son of GOD, still ever remaining a Pure Virgin, assist me in this necessity. O'Star of the Sea, help and protect me! Show me that Thou art my Mother.

O'Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee! Mother of Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us! Virgin, Flower of Carmel, Pray for us! Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, Pray for us! Help of all who die wearing the Scapular, Pray for us! St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us! St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, Pray for us! O'Sweet Heart of Mary, Be our Salvation!

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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

Most Holy Virgin Mary, who, to inspire us with the fullest confidence, hast been pleased to adopt the sweet title of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, never let me fall, I beseech Thee, to have recourse to Thee at all times and in all places: in temptation, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all at the moment of death.

Grant me, O'Most loving Mother, ever to have the thought and the habit of seeking Thy protection, for I feel certain that if I faithfully invoke Thee Thou wilt as faithfully help me. Obtain for me the greatest of all graces, namely, to pray to Thee unceasingly and with childlike confidence, so that through virtue of my fidelity, I may secure Thy perpetual assistance and final perseverence.

Bless me O'tender and kind Mother, and pray for me now and at the hour of my death, Amen.

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INVOKE THE BLESSED VIRGIN

O'Holy Virgin, Mother of GOD, our Mother and our Patroness, we place ourselves under Thy protection, and we cast ourselves with confidence into the arms of Thy mercy. Be to us, O'Compassionate Mother, our refuge in our necessities, our consolation in our pains and our advocate with Thy adorable Son, today and everyday of our life, and in particular at the hour of our death, Amen.

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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

O'Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary, beauty and glory of Carmel, Thou regardest with special affection those who wear Thy holy habit. Deign to cast a favourable look on me also, and to cover me with the mantle of Thy maternal protection. Fortify my weakness by Thy power, enlighten the darkness of my mind by Thy wisdom; increase my faith, hope, and charity; adorn my soul with graces and virtues, so that I may always be the object of the love of Thy Divine Son, and of Thee. Assist me in life, console me by Thy gracious presence at the hour of my death, and present me to the Most Holy Trinity as Thy child, and thy devoted servant, to praise and bless Thee eternally in paradise, Amen. Hail Mary, Glory Be... (300 days Indulgence, once a day.)

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THE ANGELUS

V: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary: R: And She conceived of the Holy Spirit.

One Hail Mary...

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

One Hail Mary...

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

One 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, Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

(Indulgence: 10 years for each recital. Said morning, noon, and evening. Plenary Indulgence on usual conditions-Confession, Communion, Popes Intentions-if said thrice daily for a month.)

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HAIL HOLY QUEEN

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy; hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To Thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the Blessed Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. O'Clement, O'Loving, O'Sweet Virgin Mary.

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PRAYER IN TEMPTATION

My Queen! My Mother! Remember I am Thine own. Keep me, defend me as Thy property, Thy own possession, Amen.

(40 days Indulgence, in time of Temptation)

O'Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us, who have recourse to Thee, Amen.

(100 days Indulgence, once a day)

PRAYER TO THE QUEEN OF ANGELS TO DEFEAT SATAN

August Queen of Heaven! Sovereign mistress of the Angels! Thou who from the beginning hast received from GOD the power and mission to crush the head of satan, we humbly beseech Thee to send Thy holy legions, that under Thy command and by Thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits., encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them into the abyss of eternal woe, Amen.

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TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to you, and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore good Mother as I am Thine own, keep me, guard me, as Thy property and possession, Amen.

(500 days Indulgence)

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HAIL WHITE LILY

Hail White Lily of the ever-peaceful and glorious Trinity! Hail, Vermilion Rose, the delight of Heaven, of whom the King of Heaven was born, and by whose milk He was nourished! Do thou feed our souls by the effusions of Divine influences, Amen.

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KEYS TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

O'Mary, Protectress of our Faith, hear our prayer and ask Your Beloved Son to receive our Faith into His Sacred Hands. Ask Him to hide our Faith in His Wounds and protect it from all evil, Amen.

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A PRAYER OF LOVE TO JESUS AND MARY

Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer this burden for love of your Divine Son and in reparation to Your Most Grieved Heart. May it convert sinners and bring peace to all hearts, Amen.

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PRAYER TO OUR LADY

Mary, Mother of GOD and Mother of Mercy, pray for us and for the faithful departed, Amen.

(100 days Indulgence)

PRAYER IN HONOUR OF THE SEVEN DOLORS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

V: O'GOD, come to my assistance; R: O'Lord, make haste to help me.

V: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

R: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

(1) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of your Tender Heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your Heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of GOD.

One Hail Mary...

(2) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most Affectionate Heart during the flight into Egypt and your sojourn there. Dear Mother, by your Heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of piety.

One Hail Mary...

(3) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried your troubled Heart at the loss of your dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by your Heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of chastity and the gift of knowledge.

One Hail Mary...

(4) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of your Heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross, Dear Mother, by your Heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience and the gift of fortitude.

One Hail Mary...

(5) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which your generous Heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, by your afflicted Heart, obtain for me the virtue of temperance and the gift of counsel.

One Hail Mary...

(6) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your compassionate Heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance before His body was removed from the Cross. Dear Mother, by your Heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding.

One Hail Mary...

(7) I grieve for you, O'Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving Heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your Heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom.

One Hail Mary...

Let us pray: Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O'Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Your mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most holy soul pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion. Through You, O'Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reigns world without end, Amen.

FOUR SPECIAL GRACES PROMISED TO THOSE DEVOTED TO THE DOLORS OF OUR LADY

(1) That those who before death invoked the Blessed Mother in the name of Her sorrows, should obtain true repentance of all their sins.

(2) That He would protect in their tribulations all who remember this devotion, and that He would protect them especially at the hour of death.

(3) That He would impress upon their minds the rememberance of His Passion, and that they should have their reward for it in Heaven.

(4) That He would commit such devout clients to the hands of Mary, so that She might obtain for these souls all the graces She wanted to lavish upon them.

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CHAPLET TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

(To be recited on the ordinary Rosary Beads)

(1) Glory Be... (Large Beads) (2) Three Hail Mary's (Small Beads) (3) The Creed (Large Beads)

ON LARGE BEADS: O'Mother of Perpetual Help, listen to our pleading souls, You can help us in our needs. Mary, we hope, we call on you.

ON SMALL BEADS: O'Mary, help us.

AFTER EACH DECADE: Mary has helped us, Mary wants to help us, Mary can help us, Mary will help us.

IN CONCLUSION: We fly to Your patronage, O'Holy Mother of GOD! Despise not our petitions in our necessities; but deliver us from all dangers, O'Ever Glorious and Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us!

THE THREE HAIL MARYS (A devotion promoted by St. Anthony of Padua)

Our Lady requested the daily recitation of three Hail Marys, and She revealed the following to St. Mechtilde:

"The first Hail Mary will be in honour of GOD the Father, whose omnipotence raised my soul so high above every other creature that, after GOD, I have the greatest power in Heaven and on earth. In the hour of your death I will use that power of GOD the Father to keep any hostile power far from you."

"The second Hail Mary will be in honour of GOD the Son, who communicated His inscrutable wisdom to me...In the hour of your death I will fill your soul with the light of that wisdom so that all the darkness of ignorance and error will be dispelled."

"The third Hail Mary will be in honour of GOD the Holy Ghost, who filled my soul with the sweetness of His love and tenderness and mercy...In your last hour I will then change the bitterness of death into divine sweetness and delight."

PROMISE: During an apparition to St. Gertrude the Great, the Blessed Mother promised: ‚"To any soul who faithfully prays the three Hail Marys I will appear at the hour of death in a splendour of beauty so extroardinary that it will feel the soul with Heavenly consolation."

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CANTENA LEGIONIS

ANTIPHON:- Who is She that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

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.

For 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 hath showed 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. The 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 forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

ANTIPHON:- Who is She that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

Let us pray: O'Lord Jesus Christ our Mediator with the Father, who hast been pleased to appoint the Most Blessed Virgin, Thy Mother, to be our Mother also, and our Mediatrix with Thee, mercifully grant that whosoever comes to Thee seeking Thy favours may rejoice to receive all of them through Her, Amen.

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LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN

We fly to Thy patronage, O'holy Mother of GOD, despise not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O'Ever glorious and Blessed Virgin Mary.

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

GOD the Father of Heaven, RESPONSE: Have mercy on us GOD the Son, Redeemer of the world, GOD the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, ONE GOD,

Holy Mary, RESPONSE: Pray for us Holy Mother of GOD, Holy Virgin of Virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of Divine grace, Mother most pure, Mother most chaste, RESPONSE AFTER EACH INVOCATION: Pray for us

Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Saviour, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful,

Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of our joy, Spiritual Vessel, Vessel of honour, Singular Vessel of devotion, Mystical Rose, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, House of gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning Star, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians,

Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Queen of all Saints, Queen conceived without original sin, Queen of the most holy Rosary, Queen of peace,

Lamb of GOD, who takest away the sins of the world, SPARE US O'LORD. Lamb of GOD, who takest away the sins of the world, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US O'LORD. Lamb of GOD, who takest away the sins of the world, HAVE MERCY ON US.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us O'Most Holy Mother of GOD, 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 be blessed with continual health of soul and body, and that by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, we may be delivered from present sorrows and be brought to eternal joys through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

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THE SCAPULAR PRAYER

Most Blessed and Immaculate Virgin, splendour and glory of Carmel, with special kindness you look on those who wear Your sacred habit. Look down in kindness on me and cover me with the Mantle of Your own protection. With Your power, strengthen my weakness. With Your wisdom, enlighten the darkness of my mind. Increase in me faith, hope and charity. Adorn my soul with such graces and virtues as will ever be pleasing to Your Divine Son and to You. Assist me in life, and console me in death, with Your most lovable presence, and present me to the Most Holy Trinity as Your most devoted servant and child, so that I may bless and praise You for ever in Heaven, Amen.

Three Hail Mary's and one Glory Be...

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PRAYER OF ST. JOHN BOSCO

O'Mary, powerful Virgin, You are the Mighty and Glorious Protector of the Church; You are the marvellous Help of Christians; You are as awesome as an army in battle array; You alone have destroyed every heresy in the world. In the midst of our anguish, our struggles and our distress, defend us from the powers of the enemy, and at the hour of our death receive our souls into Paradise, Amen.

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PRAYER FOR AUSTRALIA

Mary, Help of Christians, look with Motherly care on our beloved land. By Your powerful intercession, grant us justice, peace, harmony and prosperity, but above all spiritual growth, that all our peoples may come to the Truth and Unity of the Church, when indeed our nation shall be the land of the the Spirit, Amen.

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OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL

Most Glorious Virgin, chosen by the Eternal Wisdom to be the Mother of the Word made Flesh, You are the Treasurer of divine graces and the Advocate of sinners. As your unworthy servant, I have recourse to You, asking you to be my guide and counsellor in this valley of tears. Through the Most precious Blood of Your Divine Son, obtain for me, the forgiveness of my sins, the salvation of my soul and the necessary means to triumph over Her foes and the spread of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ throughout the whole world, Amen.

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ACT OF CONSECRATION

O'Mary, Virgin and most powerful Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of Sinners, I consecrate myself today to Your Immaculate Heart. At Fatima, You promised to convert Russia and bring peace to all mankind. In reparation to Your Immaculate Heart for my sins, and for the sins of the whole world, I solemnly promise: 1) To offer up every day the sacrifices demanded by daily life. 2) To pray five decades of the Rosary every day, while meditating on the mysteries. 3) To wear the Scapular of Mount Carmel as profession of this promise and as an act of consecration to You. I shall renew this promise often, especially in moments of temptation, Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Shrine of Faith, Heart of the Church, may Your reign come soon, the triumph on earth of the Kingdom of Love, the Kingdom of Your Son and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

O' Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, You are the glory of Christians, the joy of the Universal Church, and the hope of the world. Pray for us! Awaken in all the faithful devotion to the Most Eucharist so that they may be worthy to receive this Sacrament every day, Amen.

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A PRAYER AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

Mary, Most Holy Virgin and Mother, behold, I have received Your most dearly-loved Son, whom You conceived in Your Immaculate Womb, brought forth and suckled, whom You cradled in Your gentle arms. Behold, I give back to You the Son You looked upon with all joy and delight; I offer him for Him for your embrace, to be loved with all Your Heart, and to be offered up to the Most Holy Trinity in the highest act of divine worship, for Your honour and glory and for my needs and the needs of the whole world. Most loving Mother, I ask You to obtain for me pardon for all my sins, abundant grace to serve Jesus more faithfully from this day forward, and final perseverance, so that, with you, I may praise Him forever and ever, Amen.

 


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