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Fatima Morning Offering
O JESUS, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer Thee my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings, all that this day may bring, be they good or bad: for the love of God, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against Thy Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Rosary in Latin
PATER NOSTER qui es in coelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris, et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
GLORIA PATRI, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
SALVE REGINA Mater misericordiae,
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae;
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O Clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
REMEMBER, o most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come; before thee I kneel, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Prayer to St. Joseph
TO THEE, O BLESSED JOSEPH, we fly in our tribulation and, after imploring the help of thy Holy Spouse, with confidence we ask also for thy intercession.
By the affection which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by the paternal love with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we beseech thee to look kindly upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ acquired by His Precious Blood, and by thy powerful aid to help us in our needs. Protect, most careful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen people of Jesus Christ.
Keep us, loving father, from all pestilence of error and corruption. From thy place in heaven be thou mercifully with us, most powerful protector, in this warfare with the powers of darkness; and, as thou didst once rescue the child Jesus from imminent danger of death, so now defend the Church of God from all the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Guard each of us by thy constant patronage, so that, sustained by thy example and help, we may live a holy life, die a holy death, and obtain the everlasting happiness of heaven. Amen.
Prayer For Vocations
O GOD who didst teach our Martrys to die for the world Thy Son redeemed, pour forth, we beseech Thee, Thy Holy Spirit upon our families, that by the merits and intercession of the forty Martyrs, vocations to the priesthood and the religious life may be multiplied in our country. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers for England.
O BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, thy Dowry, and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus, Our Saviour and Our Hope, was given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we may hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true Fold, they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by Faith fruitful in good works, we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee, in our heavenly home. Amen. (Cardinal Wiseman)
SACRED HEART OF JESUS, burning with love for men, grant that by our prayers, words and example we may help to bring all men to Thee. Holy Mary, Mother of God teach us to be apostles of Thy Son.
V. Jesus have mercy on this country R. Jesus convert England.
Our Lady of Ransom, *Pray for us.
St. Gregory, *
St. Augustine, *
St. John Fisher, *
St. Thomas More, *
St. Margaret Clitherow, *
Blessed English Martyrs, *
Make us, Good Lord, virtually participant of that Holy Sacrament this day, and every day make us all lively members, sweet Saviour Christ, of Thy Holy Mystical Body, Thy Catholic Church. (Saint Thomas More)
Ave Maris Stella
AVE MARIS STELLA,
Dei Mater alma,
Atque semper Virgo,
Felix coeli porta.
Sumens illud Ave
Funda nos in pace,
Mutans Hevae nomen.
Solve vincla reis,
Profer lumen cæcis,
Mala nostra pelle,
Bona cuncta posce.
Monstra te esse matrem,
Sumat per te preces,
Qui pro nobis natus
Tulit esse tuus.
Inter omnes mitis,
Nos culpis solutos
Mites fac et castos.
Vitam præsta puram,
Iter para tutum,
Ut videntes Jesum,
Sit laus Deo Patri,
Summo Christo decus,
Tribus honor unus.
Stabat Mater dolorosa
Juxta crucem lacrymosa,
Dum pendebat Filius.
2) Cujus animam gementem,
Contristatem, et dolentem,
3) O quam tristis et afflicta
Fuit illa benedicta
Mater Unigeniti !
4) Quae maerebat, et dolebat,
Pia Mater, dum videbat
Nati poenas inclyti.
5) Quis est homo, qui non fleret,
Matrem Christi si videret
In tanto supplicio ?
6) Quis non posset contristari,
Christi Matrem contemplari
Dolentem cum Filio ?
7) Pro peccatis suae gentis,
Vidit Jesum in tormentis,
Et flagellis subditum.
8) Vidit suum dulcem Natum
Dum emisit spiritum.
9) Eia, Mater, fons amoris,
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.
10) Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum,
Ut sibi complaceam.
11) Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Crucifixi fige plagas
Corde meo valide.
12) Tui Nati vulnerati,
Tam dignati pro me pati,
Poenas mecum divide.
13) Fac me tecum pie flere,
Donec ego vixero.
14) Juxta crucem tecum stare,
Et me tibi sociare,
In planctu desidero.
15) Virgo virginum praeclara,
Mihi jam non sis amara,
Fac me tecum plangere.
16) Fac ut portem Christi mortem,
Passionis fac consortem,
Et plagas recolere.
17) Fac me plagis vulnerari,
Fac me cruci inebriari,
Et cruore Filii.
18) Flammis ne urar succensus,
Per te, Virgo, sim defensus
In die judicii.
19) Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
Da per Matrem me venire
Ad palmam victoriae.
20) Quando corpus morietur,
Fac ut animae donetur
Paradisi gloria. Amen.
Daily, daily, sing to Mary
Daily, daily, sing to Mary,
Sing my soul her praises due,
All her feasts, her actions worship,
With the heart's devotion true.
Lost in wondr'ing contemplation
Be her majesty confess'd;
Call her Mother, call her Virgin,
Happy Mother, Virgin blest.
She is mighty to deliver;
Call her, trust her lovingly,
When the tempest rages round thee,
She will calm the troubled sea.
Gifts of Heaven, she has given,
Noble lady, to our race,
She the Queen who decks her subjects,
With the light of God's own grace.
Sing my tongue the Virgin's trophies,
Who for us her Maker bore;
For the curse of old inflicted,
Peace and blessings to restore,
Sing in songs of praise unending,
Sing the world's majestic Queen,
Weary not, nor faint in telling,
All the gifts she gives to men.
All my senses, heart, affections,
Strive to show her glory forth;
Spread abroad the sweet memorials,
Of the Virgin's priceless worth,
Where the voice of music thrilling,
Where the tongue of eloquence
That can utter hymns beseeming,
All her matchless excellence?
All our joys do come from Mary,
All then join her praise to sing;
Trembling sing the Virgin Mother,
Mother of our Lord and King.
While we sing her awful glory,
Far above our fancy's reach,
Let our hearts be quick to offer,
Love the heart alone can teach.
The Litany to the Forty Martyrs
Lord have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on us. Lord have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of the Precious Blood, pray for us.
Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Saint John Haughton, intercede for us.
Saint John Haughton, intercede for us.
Saint Robert Lawrence, intercede for us.
Saint Augustine Webster, intercede for us.
Saint Richard Reynolds, intercede for us.
Saint John Stone, intercede for us.
Saint Cuthbert Mayne, intercede for us.
Saint Edmund Campion, intercede for us.
Saint Ralph Sherwin, intercede for us.
Saint Alexander Briant, intercede for us.
Saint John Payne, intercede for us.
Saint Luke Kirby, intercede for us.
Saint Richard Gwyn, intercede for us.
Saint Margaret Clitherow, intercede for us.
Saint Margaret Ward, intercede for us.
Saint Edmund Gennings, intercede for us.
Saint Swithun Wells, intercede for us.
Saint Eustace White, intercede for us.
Saint Polydore Plasden, intercede for us.
Saint John Boste, intercede for us.
Saint Robert Southwell, intercede for us.
Saint Henry Walpole, intercede for us.
Saint Philip Howard, intercede for us.
Saint John Jones, intercede for us.
Saint John Rigby, intercede for us.
Saint Anne Line, intercede for us.
Saint Nicholas Owen, intercede for us.
Saint Thomas Garnet, intercede for us.
Saint John Roberts, intercede for us.
Saint John Almond, intercede for us.
Saint John Almond, intercede for us.
Saint Edmund Arrowsmith, intercede for us.
Saint Ambrose Bartlow, intercede for us.
Saint Alban Roe, intercede for us.
Saint Henry Morse, intercede for us.
Saint John Southworth, intercede for us.
Saint John Plessington, intercede for us.
Saint Philip Evans, intercede for us.
Saint John Lloyd, intercede for us.
Saint John Wall, intercede for us.
Saint John Kemble, intercede for us.
Saint David Lewis, intercede for us.
V. I shall go unto the altar of God.
R. Unto God. Who giveth joy to my youth.
Let us Pray.
O God, in Whom there is no change or shadow of alteration, Thou didst guve courage to Thy holy Martyrs through the unfathomable graces of the immemorial Mass. Grant unto us. we beg Thee, through their intercession, the wider estoration of this sacred rite of Mass, that we may rejoice in the consolation of its graces and be strengthened to serve Thee in imitation of the courage and fidelity of these holy Martyrs. Through our Lod Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who being God, liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.
Litany of the Precious Blood
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us. Lord have mercy on us.
Christ hear us. Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us. Christ graciously hear us
God the Father of Heaven, *Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, *
God the Holy Ghost, *
Holy Trinity, one God, *
1. Blood of Christ, the only-begotten Son of the eternal Father, *Save us
2. Blood of Christ, the Word of God made flesh, *
3. Blood of Christ, of the new and Eternal Testament, *
4. Blood of Christ, which in His Agony ran down upon the ground, *
5. Blood of Christ, which welled up under the Scourging, *
6. Blood of Christ, which flowed from beneath the crown of thorns, *
7. Blood of Christ, which was poured out upon the Cross, *
8. Blood of Christ, which paid for our salvation, *
9. Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness of sin, *
10. Blood of Christ, which in the Eucharist nourishes and cleanses our souls, *
11. Blood of Christ, torrent of mercy, *
12. Blood of Christ, which overcame the powers of darkness, *
13. Blood of Christ, giving strength to Martyrs, *
14. Blood of Christ, giving endurance to Confessors, *
15. Blood of Christ, from which Virginity flowers, *
16. Blood of Christ, giving courage to those in danger, *
17. Blood of Christ, giving help to those who are burdened, *
18. Blood of Christ, giving comfort to those in sorrow, *
19. Blood of Christ, giving hope to the repentant, *
20. Blood of Christ, through which the dying are consoled, *
21. Blood of Christ, through which our hearts find peace and refreshment, *
22. Blood of Christ, through which we are assured of everlasting life, *
23. Blood of Christ, by which the gates of Purgatory are opened wide, *
24. Blood of Christ, worthy of all praise and glory, *
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.
V. Thou hast ransomed us with Thy Blood, O Lord.
R. And made of us a Kingdom for our God.
Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the Redeemer of the world, and chosen to accept the offering of His Blood, we beg Thee, so teach us to reverence that which paid for our salvation, and defend us by its power from the evils of this earthly life, that we may rejoice for ever in the life that it has bought us in Heaven: through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O Jesu, Vivens in Maria
By a rescript of October 14 1859 His Holiness Pope Pius IX granted - 300 DAYS' INDULGENCE to all the faithful who with contrite heart and with devotion shall say the following prayer:
O Jesu, vivens in Maria, veni et vive in famulis tuis, in Spiritus sanctitatis tuae, in plenitudine virtutis tuae, in veritate virtutum tuarum, in perfectione viarum tuarum, in communione mysteriorum tuorum, dominare omni adversae potestate in Spiritu tuo ad gloriam Patris. Amen.
O Jesus, who dost live in Mary, come and live in Thy servants, in the spirit of Thine own holiness, in the fulness of Thy power, in the reality of Thy virtues, in the perfection of Thy ways, in the communion of Thy mysteries, - have Thou dominion over every adverse power, in Thine own Spirit, to the glory of Thy Father. Amen.
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O sweetest Jesus, whose overflowing charity towards men is most ungratefully repaid by such great forgetfulness, neglect and contempt, see, prostrate before Thy altars, we strive by special honour to make amends for the wicked coldness of men and the contumely with which Thy most loving Heart is everywhere treated.
At the same time, mindful of the fact that we too have sometimes not been free from unworthiness, and moved therefore with most vehement sorrow, in the first place we implore Thy mercy on us, being prepared by voluntary expiation to make amends for the sins we have ourselves committed, and also for the sins of those who wander far from the way of salvation, whether because, being obstinate in their unbelief, they refuse to follow Thee as their shepherd and leader, or because, spurning the promises of their Baptism, they have cast off the most sweet yoke of Thy law. We now endeavour to expiate all these lamentable crimes together, and it is also our purpose to make amends for each one of them severally: for the want of modesty in life and dress, for impurities, for so many snares set for the minds of the innocent, for the violation of feast days, for the horrid blasphemies against Thee and Thy saints, for the insults offered to Thy Vicar and to the priestly order, for the neglect of the Sacrament of Divine love or its profanation by horrible sacrileges, and lastly for the public sins of nations which resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast instituted. Would that we could wash away these crimes with our own blood! And now, to make amends for the outrage offered to the Divine honour, we offer to Thee the same satisfaction which Thou didst once offer to Thy Father on the Cross and which Thou dost continually renew on our altars, we offer this conjoined with the expiations of the Virgin Mother and of all the Saints, and of all pious Christians, promising from our heart that so far as in us lies, with the help of Thy grace, we will make amends for our own past sins, and for the sins of others, and for the neglect of Thy boundless love, by firm faith, by a pure way of life, and by a perfect observance of the Gospel law, especially that of charity; we will also strive with all our strength to prevent injuries being offered to Thee, and gather as many as we can to become Thy followers. Receive, we beseech Thee, O most benign Jesus, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Reparatrix, the voluntary homage of this expiation, and vouchsafe, by that great gift of final perseverance, to keep us most faithful until death in our duty and in Thy service, so that at length we may all come to that fatherland, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God for ever and ever. Amen.