God, come to my assistance
Lord, make haste to
Your help, propitious Mother, lend us
And from the
dreadful foe defend us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the
Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.
Come, praise the Lord, all you that are the
Lord's servants. You who stand in the house of the Lord, in the
courts where our God dwells. (Psalm 134)
God, be merciful to me, a sinner. God, cleanse me
of my sins and have mercy on me.
I have sinned without number,
forgive me, O Lord.
Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day; Mary the
Gate, Christ the Heavenly Way!
Mary the Root, Christ the Mystic
Vine; Mary the Grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the Wheat,
Christ the Living-Bread; Mary the Stem, Christ the Rose blood-red!
Mary the Font, Christ the Cleansing Flood; Mary the Cup, Christ
the Saving Blood!
Mary the Temple, Christ the Temple's Lord; Mary
the Shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the Beacon, Christ the
Haven's Rest; Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mother, Christ the Mother's Son; By all things blest while endless
St. Germanus of Constantinople
is Our Lady. You alone are Mother of God and raised high over all the
earth. O Spouse of God, we celebrate you with faith, we honor you
with longing, we venerate you with awe; at every moment we exalt you
and reverently proclaim you blessed.
Mary gave birth to Jesus,
who is called the Christ.
The Lord said to my Lord:
at my right hand: Until I make your enemies your footstool.
Lord will send forth the scepter of your power out of Zion:
in the midst of your enemies.
With you is the principality in the
day of your strength: in the brightness of the saints:
womb before the day star I begot you.
The Lord has sworn, and he
will not repent:
You are a priest for ever according to the order
The Lord at your right hand has broken kings in
the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among nations, he shall fill
he shall crush the heads in the land of the many.
shall drink of the torrent in the way:
therefore shall he lift up
By your miraculous birth from the virgin you have
fulfilled the Scriptures: like a gentle rain falling upon the earth
you have come down to save your people. O God, we praise you.
Blessed is the man that
fears the Lord:
he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
the generation of the
righteous shall be blessed.
Glory and wealth shall be in his
and his justice remains for ever and ever.
righteous a light is risen up in darkness:
he is merciful, and
compassionate and just.
Acceptable is the man that shows mercy
he shall order his words with judgment:
shall not be moved for ever.
The just shall be in everlasting
he shall not fear the evil hearing.
His heart is
ready to hope in the Lord:
his heart is strengthened, he shall
not be moved until he look over his enemies.
He has distributed,
he has given to the poor:
his justice remains for ever and ever:
his horn shall be exalted in glory.
The wicked shall see, and
shall be angry,
he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away:
desire of the wicked shall perish.
In the beginning, before
time began, the Word was God; today he is born, the Savior of the
1 Peter 2
For our sakes God made him
who did not know sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the
very holiness of God. For unto this are you called: because Christ
also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow
his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who,
when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened
not: but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly. Who his
own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead
to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. [1
glory, and power is to our God. For true and just are his judgments,
who has judged the great harlot which corrupted the earth with her
fornication, and has revenged the blood of his servants, at her
hands. And again they said: Alleluia. And her smoke ascends for ever
and ever. And the four and twenty ancients, and the four living
creatures fell down and adored God that sit upon the throne, saying:
Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out from the throne, saying: Give
praise to our God, all you his servants; and you that fear him,
little and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great
multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great
thunders, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord our God the Almighty has
reigned. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him; for the
marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has prepared herself.
And a great sign
appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under
her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And being with
child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be
delivered. And was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great
red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his heads seven
diadems: And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and
cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was
ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might
devour her son. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule
all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to
his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a
place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two
hundred sixty days.
Hail full of
grace, the Lord is with thee. What joy could surpass this, O
Virgin Mother? What grace can excel that which God has granted to you
alone? What could be imagined more dazzling or more delightful?
Before the miracle we witness in you, all else pales; all else is
inferior when compared with grace you have been given. All else, even
what is most desirable, must take second place and enjoy a lesser
The Lord is with thee. Who would
dare challenge you? You are God's mother; who would not immediately
defer to you and be glad to accord you a greater primacy and honor?
For this reason, when I look upon the privilege you have above all
creatures, I extol you with the highest praise: Hail, full of
grace, the Lord is with thee. On your account joy has not
only graced men, but is also granted to the powers of heaven.
Through you we drink from the wellsprings of
salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.
From the sacred wounds of
Christ, O Blessed Virgin Mary
Glory be to the Father and to the
Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever.
you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin
Angel's prayer at Fatima
Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--I adore Thee profoundly. I
offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus
Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation
for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is
offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of
Behold, O Mother of
God, at your feet a miserable sinner, a slave of hell, who has
recourse to you and trusts in you. I do not deserve that you should
even look at me; but I know that you, having seen your Son die for
the salvation of sinners, has the greatest desire to help them. I
hear all call you the refuge of sinners, the hope of those who are in
despair, and the help of the abandoned. You are, then, my refuge, my
hope, and my help. You have to save me by your intercession. Help me,
for the love of Jesus Christ; extend your hand to a miserable
creature who has fallen, and recommends himself to you. I know that
your pleasure is to help a sinner to your utmost; help me, therefore,
now that you can do so. By my sins I have lost divine grace, and with
it my soul; I now place myself in your hands. Tell me what I must do
to recover the favor of my Lord, and I will immediately do it. He
sends me to you that you may help me; and he wills that I should have
recourse to your mercy, that not only the merits of your Son, but
also that your intercession may help me to save my soul. To you,
then, I have recourse; do, who pray for so many others, pray also to
Jesus for me. Ask him to pardon me, and he will forgive me; tell him
that you desire my salvation, and he will save me; show how you can
enrich those who trust in you. Amen. Thus I hope, thus may it be.
My soul now magnifies
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
he has regarded the humility of his handmaid;
for behold from
henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that
is mighty, has done great things to me;
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that
He has shown might in his arm:
he has scattered the
proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty
from their seat,
and has exalted the humble.
He has filled
the hungry with good things;
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has received Israel his servant,
being mindful of his
As he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his seed
Blessed is the womb which bore you, O Christ, and
the breast that nursed you, Lord and Savior of the world.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the
Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
Hail, wonderful dial Ezechias of old
when the prophet His destiny told;
The Word, That incarnate in
you did become,
Receded, descending to man's lowly home.
choirs He passed of superior powers,
To take up the tenth in this
nature of ours.
The beams of this sun Are the light of your face,
And you the aurora Preceding his race.
The serpent that lurks
In night's desperate gloom
You crushed, and caused, All beauties
I have caused a never-fading light to rise in
And like a luminous veil have spread it over the earth.