Evening Prayers

Preparatory Prayers

Direct, we beseech Thee, O Lord, all our actions by Thy holy inspiration, and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance so that every prayer and work of ours may begin always from Thee and through Thee be happily ended. Amen.
(Divine Office)

Almighty Father, I place the Precious Blood of Jesus before my lips before I pray, that my prayers may be purified before they ascend to Thy divine Altar. Amen.

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love Thee. Amen.
(Angel of Peace to the Fatima seers, 1916)

Mother Mary, pray for us.
Virgin Most Powerful, pray for us.
Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us.

 

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Come Holy Ghost
(Veni Sancte Spiritus)

Come Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle 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 didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

V/. Thou shalt open my lips, + O Lord.
R/. And my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

V/. O God, + come to my assistance.
R/. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Gloria Patri …
Alleluia *
* Except from Septuagesima until end of Eastertide
(Partial indulgence, 1968)

 

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Evening Prayers

Opening Prayers

A Prayer for Protection

O My God, I adore Thee and I love Thee with all my heart. I thank Thee for having created me, for having made me a Catholic and for having watched over me this day. Pardon me for the evil I have done this day; and if I have done any good, deign to accept it. Watch over me while I take my rest and deliver me from danger. May Thy grace be always with me. Amen.

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Prayer for the Home

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy Angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace; and may Thy blessing be always upon us, through our Lord* Jesus Christ ( …Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end). Amen.

Save us, O Lord, when we are awake, and keep us while we sleep, that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace. Amen.

(Partial indulgence, 1968)

* Always bow one’s head at the name of Jesus and mention of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

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Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all Its Love, all Its sufferings, and all Its merits:

First: to expiate all the sins I have committed this day, and during all my life.

Gloria Patri …

Second: to purify the good I have done poorly this day, and during all my life.

Gloria Patri …

Third: To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and during all my life.

Gloria Patri …

… and / or …

Examination of Conscience

O my Lord Jesus Christ, Judge of the living and the dead, before Whom I must appear one day to give an exact account of my whole life; enlighten me, I beseech Thee, and give me a humble and contrite heart, that I may see wherein I have offended Thine infinite Majesty, and judge myself now with such a just severity, that then Thou mayest judge me with mercy and clemency.

Here pause a moment to consider where and in whose company you have been this day. Call to mind the sins committed against God, your neighbour, or yourself; and reflect whether you have fulfilled the duties of your state of life.

Offences against God: Omission or negligence in religions duties; irreverence and wilful distractions in prayer; lack of confidence and resignation; cursing, swearing, etc.
Against neighbour: Want of obedience or respect; scandal, hatred, quarrelling; stealing, injuries; lies, false reports; jealousy, desire of revenge, etc.
Against self: Vanity, human respect; thoughts, desires or language against purity; intemperance in eating or drinking; laziness and neglect of one’s duties.

Make an Act of Contrition.

(Source: CatholicTradition.org)

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Spiritual Communion (alternative)

O, Jesus, I turn toward the Holy Tabernacle where Thou doth live hidden for love of me. I love Thee, O, my God. I cannot receive Thee in Holy Communion.  Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Thy Grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Thine Own. Amen.

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:
(Dómine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum:)

but speak the word only, and my soul shall be healed.
(sed tantum dic verbo et sanábitur ánima mea.)

Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Amen.
(Given at first Fatima Apparition, May 13, 1917)

May the most just, most high, most adorable will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever.
(
Fiat, laudetur, atque in aeternum superexaltetur justissima, altissima, et amabilissima voluntas Dei in omnibus.)
(Raccolta #133)

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Prayer for Priests and the Holy Father

Especially on Fridays

3x Ave Maria

For the Supreme Pontiff:

Pater Noster … Ave Maria … Gloria Patri

 

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Prayers to Our Lord

Prayer of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Adorable Heart of Jesus, glowing with Love for us and inflamed with zeal for our salvation. O Heart that understands the misery to which our sins have brought us, infinitely rich in Mercy to heal the wounds of our souls, behold me humbly kneeling before Thee to express the sorrow that fills my heart for the coldness and indifference with which I have so long returned the numberless benefits which Thou hast bestowed upon me.

With a deep sense of the outrages that have been heaped upon Thee by my sins and the sins of others, I wish to make reparation to Thy most Sacred Majesty. It was our sins that filled Thy Heart with bitterness; it was the weight of our guilt that pressed down Thy Face to the earth in the Garden of Olives and caused Thee to die in agony on the Cross. But now, repentant and sorrowful, I implore Thy forgiveness.

Adorable Heart of Jesus, Source of true consolation and ever merciful to the penitent sinner, impart to our hearts the spirit of penance that we may be sincerely sorry for our sins. Pardon them, O Lord, in Thy Mercy, and let all who have sinned against Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love be converted and return unto Thee. Deliver us from our sins. And in order to repair the sins of ingratitude by which we have grieved Thy most tender and loving Heart, may we love and honour Thee in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar, where Thou art present to hear and grant our petitions and to be the food and life of our souls.

Merciful Jesus, be our Mediator with Thy Heavenly Father, Whom we have so grievously offended. Help us to amend our ways. As Thy Sacred Heart is our refuge and our hope when we have sinned, so let it be the strength and support of our repentance, and nothing in life or death shall ever separate us from Thee. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, may the whole world burn with love for Thee!
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere!
Merciful Jesus, I consecrate myself today and always to Thy Most Sacred Heart.
O Sweetest Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may ever love Thee more and more.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy Love for me.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

>>> alternative prayers

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Christ the King
My Jesus, Mercy!

The Prayer of Christ the King

O Christ, Jesus, I acknowledge Thee as Universal King. For Thee all creatures have been made. Do Thou exercise over me all the rights that Thou hast.

Renew my Baptismal Vows, I renounce Satan, with all his works and pomps, and I promise to live as a good Catholic: Especially, do I pledge myself, by all the means in my power, to bring about the triumph of the rights of God and of Thy Church.

Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee all my poor actions to obtain that all hearts may recognise Thy Sacred Royalty, and that thus the reign of Thy Peace may be established throughout the entire world. Amen.

Let us pray.
Almighty, everlasting God, who didst will that all things should be made new in Thy beloved Son, the universal King, mercifully grant that all kindred of the Gentiles scattered by the ravages of sin may be brought under the sweet yoke of His rule. Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

Christ, I believe in Thee, the ultimate good. Thou only art the King of Kings, I adore and worship only Thee.

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Prayer of St. Alphonsus

Jesus Christ, my God, I adore Thee and I thank Thee for the many favors Thou hast bestowed on me this day. I offer Thee my sleep and all the moments of this night, and I pray Thee to preserve me from sin. Therefore, I place myself in Thy most sacred side, and under the mantle of our Blessed Lady, my Mother. May the holy Angels assist me and keep me in peace, and may Thy blessing be upon me. Amen.

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Also:

• Divine Praises

• Golden Arrow & Holy Face Prayers

• Honour the drops of our Lord’s Precious Blood spilt for our salvation:
Pater Noster … Ave Maria … Gloria Patri

Anima Christie or Shoulder Wound Prayers

Christ, I believe in Thee, the ultimate good. Thou only art the King of Kings, I adore and worship only Thee.

May the most just, most high, most adorable will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever.
(
Fiat, laudetur, atque in aeternum superexaltetur justissima, altissima, et amabilissima voluntas Dei in omnibus.)
(Raccolta #133)

Usuque ad mortem oboediens factus (He became obedient unto death)

St.Bridget-7-Prayers_Scourging

 

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Prayers to Our Lady

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Mother of Fair Love Prayer

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. (Sirach 24: 24-26)

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world. Hear us, thy children, who cry to thee.

Let us pray.
O God, who by the marvellous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary hast strengthened us in hope,  grant we beseech Thee, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favours we devoutly implore. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O holy and immaculate virginity, I know not by what praises I may extol thee: for thou hast borne in thy womb, Whom the heavens could not contain.

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Prayer to Our Lady taught to St. Gertrude

O most chaste Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that unspotted purity wherewith thou didst prepare for the Son of God a dwelling of delight in thy virginal womb, that by thine intercession I may be cleansed of every stain of sin.

O most humble Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that most profound humility whereby thou didst merit to be raised high above all the choirs of the angels and the saints, that by thine intercession all my negligence may be expiated.

O most loving Virgin Mary I beseech thee, by that ineffable love which united thee so closely and so inseparably to God, that by thine intercession I may obtain an abundance of all merits. Amen.

Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us!

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Prayer of St. Hildefonsus to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O my Sovereign, and Mother of my God, thou art blessed amongst all women, pure amongst all virgins, and Queen of all the Heavenly Host: all nations call thee blessed. Vouchsafe that I may publish as much as possible thy greatness, that I may love thee to the utmost of my power, and that I may serve thee with all the capacity of my soul. Amen.

O that I may learn to praise thee, most sacred Virgin!

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Prayer to the Blessed Virgin to Obtain the Love of Jesus and a Happy Death

O Mary! Thou who so much desirest to see Jesus loved, if thou lovest me, this is the favour that I now ask of thee, to obtain for me a great love for Jesus Christ. Thou obtainest from thy Son whatever thou pleasest; pray, then, for me, and console me. Obtain for me a great love for thee, who of all creatures, art the most loving and beloved of God. And through that grief which thou didst suffer on Calvary, when thou didst behold Jesus expire on the Cross, obtainest for me a happy death, that by loving Jesus and thee, my Mother, I may come to love thee forever in heaven. Amen.

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Prayers of Reparation to Our Lady

Mary, Mother of Sorrowful Heart
Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.

Short Prayer of Reparation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Mary, bless this house, where thy name is ever held in benediction. All glory to Mary ever Immaculate, ever Virgin, blessed among women, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, Queen of Paradise. Amen.
(Raccolta, 1910)

Cover this house with the mantle of thy protection, Mother of mercy!

 

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Reparation for insults to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offences that are done to thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God’s handiwork.

I bless thy Holy name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate Who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Ghost who took thee as His bride. All honour, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and loved thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights.

O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this poor act of homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all my sins. Amen.
(Raccolta, 1950)

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Reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance!

… We desire, O most Holy Mother, to love thee and to honour thee with all our hearts, since this is the Will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honoured and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy.

May they join with us in proclaiming thee Blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God. Amen.
(Raccolta, 1950)

(3x) Ave Maria …

Pieta | Mary, Mother of the Sorrowful Heart
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee

 

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An Ancient Prayer to St. Joseph

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee with Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen.

Help us, St. Joseph, in our earthly strife, ever to lead a pure and blameless life.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give Thee my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe out my soul in peace with Thee!

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Prayer for the Dying to St. Michael the Archangel

Hail, most glorious Saint Michael! Hail most merciful leader of the Heavenly host! Hail, honour and glory of the Angelic hierarchy! O most illustrious Prince, O sublime hero, ornament of Paradise, brilliant jewel of the Celestial Palace; full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, thou art the impress of the Divine likeness; gold and precious stones increase thy splendour; thou dost walk in the fullness of joy through Paradise; thou dost proceed to the mount of God, through the midst of shining fires; thou hast been appointed by God, the Prince of souls, thou dost raise them up, and bring them into the duelling of eternal joy. I venture, blessed Prince, to remind thee of all the graces, which the infinite bounty of God has bestowed upon thee, above all orders of Angels; and I pray thee, by the mutual love of the three Divine Persons, deign to receive my soul at my last hour, and to gain favour for me from the Divine Judge, by the power of thy intercession. Grant the same protection to all the dying, for whom I now intercede, and obtain for them the grace of a holy death. Amen.

>>> Chaplet of St. Michael

 

O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!

 

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Prayers for the Holy Souls

Daily Prayers
De Profundis

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord.
Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord.

 

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Litanies

Sacred Heart (Friday)
Precious Blood (Daily)
Holy Face (Tuesday & Sunday)
Loreto (Wednesday & Saturday)
St. Joseph (Thursday)
St. Michael (Tuesday)
Saints (Frequently)
Poor Souls (Daily)
Humility (Daily)

 

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Prayers for Supplication

Holy Trinity

Kyrie eléison.
Kyrie eléison.
Kyrie eléison.
Christe eléison.
Christe eléison.
Christe eléison.
Kyrie eléison.
Kyrie eléison.
Kyrie eléison.

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Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortális, miserére nobis.
(Holy God, Holy Strong, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.)

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The Angel’s Prayer (Fatima)

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 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 by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.

 

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Closing Prayers

Psalm-90_Qui-Habitat

Psalm 90

Qui habitat.
The just is secure under the protection of God.

[1] The praise of a canticle for David.

He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. [2] He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust. [3] For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word. [4] He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust. [5] His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

[6] Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil. [7] A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee. [8] But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked. [9] Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge. [10] There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.

[11] For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [13] Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. [14] Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name. [15] He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.

[16] I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.

Gloria Patri … 

 

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August Queen of Heaven Prayer

August Queen of the Heavens, Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels, thou who from the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee, to send thy holy Legions so that, under thy command and through thy power, they may pursue the demons, combat them everywhere, suppress their boldness and drive them back into the abyss. 

“Who is like unto God?” 

O good and tender Mother, thou shalt always be our love and our hope! 

O Divine Mother, send thy holy Angels to defend us and drive far away from us the cruel enemy. 

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and guard us. Amen. 

God bless us and the Virgin protect us!

(Given to Bl. Father Louis Cestac, 13 January 1864)

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Mother of God, Defend us from False Shepherds

Most tender Mother of God, bulwark against heresies, we come before thee to implore thy protection against the heresy of Modernism, which has permeated into the Church as a fifth column. Keep us standing fast in the true Catholic faith, may we never be lured by the maxims of the world, that seek to blend with the perennial Truth to contaminate it and lead us into error.

Do not allow these enemies, we see infiltrated into the heart of the Church, to lead us away from the Revelation made by God. Help us to be determined to lose our lives before abandoning our Catholic faith. We know and believe that the Revealed Doctrine is immutable and unchangeable. Most holy Virgin Mary, grant that we may always be eager for the glory of God, and give us a great zeal and love for the Church founded by thine divine Son, so that we may defend her as thine soldiers from her internal enemies, who with a complete lack of humility, attack the holiest of all the work of Christ, putting their designs for her ruin into operation not from without but from within; so that there is no part of Catholic truth from which they hold their hand, none that they do not strive to corrupt under the pretext of renovation.

Most holy Virgin Mary, save our nations, preserve our faith and defend us from false shepherds! Amen.

(Prayer found at CatholicCityBlog.com)

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Ave Regina caelorum

Hail, O Queen of Heaven.
Hail, O Lady of Angels
Hail! thou root, hail! thou gate
From whom unto the world a light has arisen:

Rejoice, O glorious Virgin,
Lovely beyond all others,
Farewell, most beautiful maiden,
And pray for us to Christ.

℣. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin.
℟. Give me strength against thine enemies.

Let us pray.
We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist our infirmity: that like as we do now commemorate Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Mother of God; so by the help of her intercession we may die to our former sins and rise again to newness of life. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Invocations

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Most Precious Blood of Jesus, spare us.
Mary, Mother of the Sorrowful Heart and Queen of Angels, protect us.
St. Joseph, terror of the demons, protect us.
St. N. (patron saint), intercede for me.
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, protect and guard us!

May the most just, most high, most adorable will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever.
(Raccolta #133)

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.
(Psalm 116)

Gloria Patri … 

Jesus is Lord!
Dominus Iesus Christus est!

 

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