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WE ADORE THEE, MOST HOLY LORD JESUS CHRIST,

HERE AND IN ALL THY CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,

AND WE BLESS THEE; BECAUSE BY THY HOLY CROSS

THOU HAST REDEEMED THE WORLD.

(Indulgence of seven years, it this act of adoration is said on ones knees upon entering or leaving a church. Plenary, under usual condition. if said daily for one month. S. Ap. Penit. Aug, 3, 1917; March 18. 1932.)

Veni Creator

  1. Veni, creator Spiritus
    mentes tuorum visita,
    imple superna gratia,
    quae tu creasti pectora.
  2. Qui diceris Paraclitus,
    altissimi donum Dei,
    fons vivus, ignis, caritas
    et spiritalis unctio.
  3. Tu septiformis munere,
    digitus paternae dexterae
    tu rite promissum Patris
    sermone ditans guttura.
  4. Accende lumen sensibus,
    infunde amorem cordibus,
    infirma nostri corporis,
    virtute firmans perpeti.
  5. Hostem repellas longius
    pacemque dones protinus;
    ductore sic te praevio
    vitemus omne noxium.
  6. Per te sciamus da Patrem
    noscamus atque Filium,
    te utriusque Spiritum
    credamus omni tempore.
  7. Deo Patri sit gloria,
    et Filio qui a mortuis
    Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
    in saeculorum saecula. Amen

 

St. Michael the Archangel

Michael, Michael of the (morning/evening),
Fresh corps of Heaven adorning,
Keep me safe today, And in time of temptation drive the devil away. Amen

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle.
Be our protection against the malice and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Oh Mary, Please help me

Mama Mary please help me. Mother of Perpetual Help, please pray for me, never suffer me to lose my God.

Stations of the Cross Booklet

Stations of the Cross

According to the Method of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

To begin the Stations of the Cross, try to be, if possible, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in the tabernacles of Traditional Catholic chapels and churches throughout the world. If you do not have one available, make a quiet place in your home, be sure to hold in your hand a cross blessed by a priest for the purpose of doing the stations and devote the next 25 minutes to pray the Way of the Cross.

 

I. A plenary indulgence each time.
II. Additional plenary indulgence if one receives Holy Communion the same day; or if after making Stations ten times, one receives within a month.
III. Ten years and ten quarantines for each Station, when for a reasonable cause one cannot complete the series.
These indulgences are extended also to the sick, travelers at sea, prisoners, those living where there is no Catholic church, and all others who, for some acceptable reason, are unable to make the Stations, provided that, with contrition of heart and sincere devotion, they recite twenty times the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be (that is, once for each Station, five times in honor of the Five Wounds of our Lord, and once for the intentions of our Holy Father, the Pope [or for the intentions of Holy Mother Church, if we are in a state of Sede Vacante]) and that they hold in their hands a crucifix blessed by one who has the faculty to do so. Those who for good reasons cannot recite the above prayers for the gaining of the plenary indulgence, can gain a partial indulgence of ten years and ten times 40 days for each time they recite the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be.
If anyone because of illness cannot do more than kiss, or gaze devoutly upon a crucifix blessed for this purpose and held by a priest or other person, and recite some short prayer or ejaculation in honor of the passion and death of our Lord; and even if such a one is unable to recite any prayer, the plenary indulgence can be gained.
(S. Ap. Penit. Mar. 25, 1931; Oct. 20, 1931). Source: The New Roman Missal by Rev. F. X. Lasance, 1945.

Make an Act of Contrition and form the intention of gaining the indulgences connected to this devotion, whether for yourself or for the souls in Purgatory. Then say:

 

My Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee, I repent sincerely for having ever offended Thee. Pardon me, my God, and permit me to accompany Thee on this journey. Thou goest to die for love of me; I wish also, my beloved Redeemer, to die for love of Thee. My Jesus, I will live and die always united to Thee.

 

The First Station: Jesus is condemned to Death

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the Cross.
(Kneel)
My adorable Jesus, * it was not Pilate, *no, it was my sins that condemned Thee to die. *I beseech Thee, by the merits of this sorrowful journey, * to assist my soul in its journey towards eternity. *I love Thee, my beloved Jesus; *I love Thee more than myself; *I repent with my whole heart of having offended Thee. * Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. * Grant that I may love Thee always, * and then do with me what Thou wilt.  *
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

 

V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last. 

 


 

The Second Station: Jesus is made to carry His Cross

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on His shoulders, thought of us and offered for us to His Father the death that He was about to undergo.
(Kneel)
My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations that Thou hast destined for me until death. I beseech Thee, by the merits of the pain Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love Thee, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

 

V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Through her heart, His sorrow sharing
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed.

 


 

The Third Station: Jesus Falls The First Time

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world. 

Consider this first fall of Jesus under His cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, His head crowned with thorns, and He had lost a great quantity of blood. He was so weakened that He could scarcely walk, and yet He had to carry this great load upon His shoulders. The soldiers struck Him rudely, and thus He fell several times in His journey.
(Kneel)
My beloved Jesus, it is not the weight of the cross but of my sins which have made Thee suffer so much pain. Ah, by the merits of this first fall, deliver me from the misfortune of falling into mortal sin. I love Thee, O my Jesus, with all my heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Oh, how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother highly blessed
Of the sole Begotten One.

 


 

The Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Sorrowful Mother

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world. 

Consider the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.
(Kneel)
My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow Thou didst experience in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Thy most holy Mother. And thou, my Queen, who wast overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by thy intercession a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of thy Son. I love Thee, Jesus, my Love. I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Christ above in torment hangs,
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son.

 


 

The Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrenian helps Jesus to carry His Cross

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the Jews, seeing that at each step Jesus, from weakness, was on the point of expiring and fearing that He would die on the way, when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the cross, constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross behind Our Lord.
(Kneel)
My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did: I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that Thou hast destined for me with all the pains which may accompany it. I unite it to Thy death and I offer it to Thee. Thou hast died for love of me; I will die for love of Thee and to please Thee. Help me by Thy grace. I love Thee, Jesus, my Love; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Is there one who would not weep,
‘whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ’s dear Mother to behold.

 


 

The Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the Face of Jesus

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a towel, with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.
(Kneel)
My most beloved Jesus, Thy face was beautiful before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas, my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Thy grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since with my sins. Thou alone, my Redeemer, canst restore it to its former beauty. Do this by Thy Passion, O Jesus. I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Can the human heart refrain
From partaking in her pain
In that Mother’s pain untold

 


 

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider the second fall of Jesus under the cross – a fall which renews the pains of all the wounds of the head and members of our afflicted Lord.
(Kneel)
My most gentle Jesus, how many times Thou hast pardoned me, and how many times I have fallen again and begun again to offend Thee! Oh, by the merits of this new fall, give me the necessary helps to persevere in Thy grace until death. Grant, that in all temptations which assail me, I may always commend myself to Thee. I love Thee, Jesus, my Love with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
She beheld her tender Child
All with bloody scourges rent

 


 

The Eighth Station: The Women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world. 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 Consider how those women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in such a pitiable state, streaming with blood, as He walked along. But Jesus said to them: Weep not for Me, but for your children.

My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the offences I have committed against Thee, because of the pains they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure they have caused Thee, who hast loved me so much. It is Thy love, more than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus, I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

For the sins of His own nation
Saw Him hang in desolation
Till His spirit forth He sent.

 


 

The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
 

Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when He had scarcely strength to move.
(Kneel)
Ah, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness that Thou didst suffer in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Thy friendship. I love Thee, Jesus, my Love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

O thou Mother! Fount of Love,
Touch my spirit from above
Make my heart with thine accord.

 


 

The Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world. 

Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh, and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Savior thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:
(Kneel)
My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment which Thou hast felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth, in order that I may place all my love in Thee, Who art so worthy of my love. I love Thee, O Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Make me feel as Thou hast felt
Make my soul to glow and melt
With the love of Christ, my Lord.

 


 

The Eleventh Station: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that Jesus, after being thrown down on the cross, extended His hands and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. These barbarians fastened Him with nails, and then, raising the cross, left Him to die in anguish on this infamous gibbet.
(Kneel)
My Jesus, loaded with contempt, nail my heart to Thy feet, that it may ever remain there to love Thee and never quit Thee again. I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Savior crucified.

 


 

The Twelfth Station: Jesus is raised upon the Cross and Dies

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how Thy Jesus, after three hours of agony on the cross, consumed at length with anguish, abandons Himself to the weight of His body, bows His head and dies.
(Kneel and pause)
O my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which Thou didst die for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Thy death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Thy death, give me grace to die, embracing Thy feet and burning with love for Thee. I commit my soul into Thy hands. I love Thee with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Let me share with thee His pain,
Who for all our sins was slain,
Who for me in torments died. 


 

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross and placed in the Arms of His Mother

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that Our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the cross and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness and pressed Him close to her bosom.
(Kneel)
O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for thy servant, and pray to Him for me. And Thou, my Redeemer, since Thou hast died for me, permit me to love Thee; for I wish but Thee, my Jesus; and I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

Let me mingle tears with thee
Mourning Him who mourned for me,
All the days that I may live.

 


 

The Fourteenth Station:  Jesus is laid in the Sepulcher

 

 

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulcher with her own hands. They then closed the tomb, and all withdrew.
(Kneel)
Ah, my buried Jesus, I kiss the stone that encloses Thee. But Thou didst rise again the third day. I beseech Thee, by Thy resurrection, make me rise glorious with Thee at the Last Day, to be always united with Thee in Heaven, to praise Thee and love Thee forever. I love Thee , and I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

 V. Lord Jesus, crucified. R. Have mercy on us!

 

By the cross with thee to stay
There with thee to weep and pray,
Is all I ask of thee to give.

To complete the devotion of the Stations, say five Our Fathers, Hail Mary and Glory Be in honor of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

PRAYER TO JESUS CRUCIFIED

Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, * I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, * and with the most fervent desire of my soul, * I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart * lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, * with true contrition for my sins * and a firm purpose of amendment; * while with deep affection and grief of soul, * I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five wounds, * having before my eyes the words which David Thy prophet * put on Thy lips concerning Thee: * “They have pierced My hands and My feet, * they have numbered all My bones.

Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be

Virgin of all virgins best,
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share thy grief divine.

Let me to my latest breath,
In my body bear the death
Of that dying Son of thine.

Wounded with His every wound,
Steep my soul till it hath swooned
In His very blood away.

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
Lest in flames I burn and die,
In His awful Judgment day.

Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
Be Thy Mother my defense,
Be Thy Cross my victory.

While my body here decays,
May my soul Thy goodness praise,
Safe in Paradise with Thee. Amen.

 V. Pray for us, Virgin Most sorrowful.           
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  

Devotion to the Holy Wounds

Pray the Rosary of the Holy Wounds {may be said using the 5 decade Rosary}:

On each of the large beads pray Eternal Father, I offer thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.

On each small beads pray: My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of thy Holy Wounds.

Aspirations to be said throughout the day.

  1. By the sign of the Holy Cross, deliver us from our enemies, O Our Lord.
  2. The Cross is my sure salvation. The cross it is that I worship evermore. The Cross of Our Lord is with me. The Cross is my refuge.[St. Thomas Aquinas]
  3. Lord, I give Thee thanks for that thou didst die upon the cross for my sins. [St. Paul of the Cross]

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.

Body of Christ, be my salvation.

Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.

Water of Christ’s side, wash out my stains.

Passion of Christ, my comfort be.

O good Jesus, listen to me.

In Thy wounds I fain would hide,

Ne’er to be parted from Thy side.

Guard me should the foe assail me.

Call me when my life shall fail me.

Bid me come to Thee above,

With Thy saints to sing Thy love

World without end. Amen.

Salve Regina

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 Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. Amen.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui gloriosae Virginis Matris Mariae corpus et animam, ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum effici mereretur, Spiritu Sancto cooperante, praeparasti: da, ut cuius commemoratione laetamur; eius pia intercessione, ab instantibus malis, et a morte perpetua liberemur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Ave Regina Caelorum

AVE, Regina caelorum,
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:

Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

V. Dignare me laudare te, Virgo sacrata.
R. Da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos.

Oremus
Concede, misericors Deus, fragilitati nostrae praesidium; ut, qui sanctae Dei Genetricis memoriam agimus; intercessionis eius auxilio, a nostris iniquitatibus resurgamus. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Devotions in Preparation for and Thanksgiving after Mass and Communion

Act of Contrition

II

O my God, I am truly sorry that I have sinned, because Thou art infinitely good and sin displeases Thee. I promise not to offend Thee again. I love Thee above all things with my whole heart and soul, and I will endeavor to please Thee in everything.

III

O God! infinitely worthy of all love, my creator, my Saviour, my benefactor, why did I ever offend Thee? Lord, have mercy on me. How ungrateful I have been to Thee, Who art infinitely good! Father, forgive me. I love Thee, my God, with my whole heart and above all things; I hate sin because it is offensive to Thy goodness. I am truly sorry for having offended Thee, and with Thy help I will shun the occasions of sin and seek to please Thee in all things.

 

Devotions in Preparation for and Thanksgiving after Mass and Communion Offering to be made at the beginning of Mass

Eternal Father, I unite myself with the intentions and affections of our Lady of Sorrows on Calvary, and I offer Thee the sacrifice which Thy beloved Son Jesus made of Himself on the Cross, and now renews on this holy altar: 1. To adore Thee and give Thee the honor which is due to Thee, confessing Thy supreme dominion over all things, and the absolute dependence of everything upon Thee, Who art our one and last end. 2. To thank Thee for innumerable benefits received. 3. To appease Thy justice, irritated against us by so many sins, and to make satisfaction for them. 4. To implore grace and mercy for myself, for …………., all afflicted and sorrowing, for poor sinners, for all the world, and for the holy souls in purgatory.

Offering Masses for the Dying

My God, I offer Thee all the Masses all are being celebrated today throughout the whole world, for sinners who are in their agony and who are to die this day. May the Precious Blood of Jesus, their Redeemer, obtain mercy for them.

Holy Virgin, Mary Immaculate, Mother of God and our Mother, speak thou for us to the Heart of Jesus, Who is thy Son and our Brother!

 

Confiteor

Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, beatæ Mariæ semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo, beato Ioanni Baptistæ, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo et opere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Ioannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te pater, orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum. Amen.

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the saints that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints, to pray for me to the Lord our God. Amen.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament.

I love Thee above all things, and I desire Thee in my soul.

Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen

Morning Prayers

I love them that love Me: And they that in the morning early watch for Me, shall find Me.”-Prov. viii. 17.
“Give ear, O Lord, to my words. “Harken to the voice of my prayer,  O my King and my God.  “For to Thee will I pray; O Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear my voice.
“In the morning I will stand before Thee, and will look up to Thee. “I will come into Thy house: in the multitude of Thy mercy.”-Ps. 5.
“O come; let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Savior: “Let us· come into His presence with thanksgiving, and rejoice before Him with psalms.  “O come, let us prostrate ourselves before God, and adore Him; let us implore the Lord Who made us; for He is the Lord our God; and we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”-Ps. 94.
“The Lord is good to them that hope in Him; to the soul that seeketh Him.”-Lam. 3, 23.
“O Lord, have mercy on us; for we have waited for Thee; be Thou our arm in the morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.”-Is. 23, 2

Morning Hymn of St. Ambrose 

Now that the star of light has risen,
Let us to God most humbly pray,
To save us from all hurtful things
In all our actions of the day.
To bridle and restrain our tongue,
That wordy war may not resound,
To cover and protect our sight,
From dangerous follies all around.
To drive iniquity away,
And purify our inmost soul,
And by spare use of meat and drink.
Our rebel passions to control.

That, when the day has sped away,
And He again the night shall bring,
We may, through holy abstinence,
With purity His glory sing.
To God the Father, glory be,
And also to His only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now and while endless ages run. Amen.  

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen

Place yourself in the presence of God, and humbly adore Him

Most holy and adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I believe that Thou art here present; I adore Thee with the deepest humility, and render to Thee, with my whole heart, the homage which is due to Thy sovereign majesty.

 

Act of Faith, Hope & Charity

 An Act of Faith

 

O my God! I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three divine Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; I believe that the divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

 

An Act of Hope

 

O my God! relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

 

An Act of Charity

 

O my God! I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon of all Whom I have injured.

 

Morning Offering

 

Oh my God I offer Thee all my prayers, works, and sufferings, in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which we plead and offer Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving of our prayers and reparation for our offenses, in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in Purgatory. I wish to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers we shall say and to the good works I shall perform this day. Amen.

 

Come Holy Ghost

 

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

 Let us pray:

O GOD, Who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Morning Prayers

 

Thank God for all favors and offer yourself to him.

O My God, I most humbly thank thee for for all the favors thou hast bestowed upon me. I give thee thanks with all my heart that thou hast created me after thine own image and likeness, that thou hast redeemed me after the precious blood of thy dear Son, and thou hast preserved me and brought me safe to the beginning of another day. I offer to thee, O Lord, my whole being and in particular all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings of this day. I consecrate them all to the glory of thy name, beseeching thee that through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, my Savior they may all find acceptance in thy sight. May Thy divine love animate them, and may they all tend to Thy greater glory.

Resolve to avoid sin and to practice virtue.

Adorable Jesus my savior and master, model of perfection, I resolve and will remember this to imitate thy example; to be, like thee mild, humble, chaste, zealous, charitable and resigned. I will redouble my efforts that I may not fall this day into any of those sins which I have heretofore committed, (here pause) and which I sincerely desire to forsake. I have the intentions to gain all the indulgences I can in favor of the poor souls in purgatory. 

Ask God for the necessary graces

O my God, thou knowest my weakness, and that I am unable to do anything without thee; deny me not, O God, the help of thy grace; proportion it to my necessities, give me strength to avoid anything evil which Thou forbiddest, and to practice the good which thou hast commanded, and enable me to bear patiently all the trials which it may please Thee to send me.

The Apostle's Creed

 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;  and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,  Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.  Amen.

Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art. in heaven, hallowed be Thy name: Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done. on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread: and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.

 

The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
 Hail Mary, etc.
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

Regina Caeli

REGINA, caeli, laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia,
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Oremus
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

O QUEEN of heaven rejoice! alleluia:
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,
Hath arisen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; grant, we beseech Thee, that through His Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Evening Prayers

“Behold now, bless ye the Lord;
all ye servants of the Lord.
“Ye that stand in the house of the Lord:
in the courts of the house of our God.
“Lift up your hands by night to the holy places:
and bless ye the Lord.
“May the Lord bless Thee out of Sion:
Who hath made heaven and earth” (Ps. 133).
He that dwelleth in the aid of the Most High:
shall abide under the protection of the God of heaven.
“He shall say to the Lord, Thou art my protector,
and my refuge: my God, in Him will I trust.
“For He hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters:
and from the sharp word.
“He will overshadow thee with His shoulders:
and under His wings thou shalt trust.
“His truth shall compass thee with a shield:
thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.
“For He hath given His angels charge over thee:
to keep thee in all thy ways” (Ps. 90).
“In these, O Lord, do I put my trust;
let me never be confounded; deliver me in Thy justice.
“Bow down Thine ear to me; make haste to deliver me.
“Be Thou unto me a God, a protector,
and a house of refuge: to save me.
“Into Thy hands I commend my spirit:
Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth” (Ps. 30) .
Have mercy on me: and hear my prayer.
“Lord, Thou hast set upon us
the light of Thy countenance:
Thou hast put gladness in my heart.
“In peace in the selfsame I will sleep and I will rest.
“For Thou, O Lord, singularly
hast settled me in hope” (Ps. 4).

Vesper Hymn of St. Ambrose

Now that the daylight dies away,
By all Thy grace and love,
Thee, Maker of the world,
we pray to watch our bed above.
Let dreams depart and phantoms fly,
The offspring of the night,
Keep us, like shrines, beneath Thine eye,
pure in our foe’s despite.
This grace on Thy redeemed confer,
Father, co-equal Son,
And Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
Eternal Three in One. Amen

Evening Prayers

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen

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

Place Yourself in the Presence of God and Humbly Adore Him

O My God, I present myself before Thee at the end of another day, to offer Thee. anew the homage of my heart. I humbly adore Thee, my Creator, my Redeemer, and my Judge! I believe in Thee, because Thou art Truth itself; I hope in Thee, because Thou art faithful to Thy promises; I love Thee with my whole heart, because Thou are infinitely worthy of being loved; and for Thy sake I love my neighbor as myself.

Return Thanks to God for All His Mercies

Enable me, O my God, to return Thee thanks as I ought for all Thine inestimable blessings and favors. Thou hast thought of me and loved me from all eternity; Thou hast formed me out of nothing; Thou hast delivered up Thy beloved Son to the ignominious death of the cross for my redemption; Thou hast made me a member of Thy holy Church; Thou hast preserved me from falling into the abyss of eternal misery, when my sins had provoked Thee to punish me; Thou hast graciously continued to spare me, even though I have not ceased to offend Thee. What return, o my God, can I make for Thy innumerable blessings, and particularly for the favors of this day? O all ye saints and angels, unite with me in praising the God of mercies, Who is so bountiful to so unworthy a creature.

Pray for the Church of Christ

Pray for the Church of Christ

O God, hear my prayers on behalf of our Holy Father Pope N., our bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, I beseech Thee the whole Catholic Church and convert all heretics and unbelievers.  

Pray for the Living and for the Faithful Departed

Pour down Thy blessings. O Lord upon all my relations, friends and benefactors and upon my enemies if I have any. Help the poor and sick and those who are in their last agony O God of mercy and goodness have compassion on the souls of the faithful in purgatory; put an end to their sufferings and grant to them eternal light, rest, and happiness. Amen.

Commend Yourself to God, to the Blessed Virgin,and the Saints

Bless, O Lord, the repose I am about to take that my bodily strength being renewed. I may be the better enabled to serve Thee.

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy pray for me, that I may be preserved this night from all evil whether of body or of soul. O glorious St. Joseph, and all ye saints and angels of paradise especially my guardian angel and my chosen patron watch over me. I commend myself to your protection now and always. Amen.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of hosts: the earth is full of Thy glory. Glory be to the Father. glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost. Amen

Into Thy hands. O Lord, I commend my spirit.

V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of Thy eye.
R. Hide us under the shadow of Thy wings.
V. Let Thy mercy. O Lord, be upon us.
R. As we have put our trust in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee

Let us pray

Visit we beseech Thee, O Lord, this habitation, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy angels dwell herein to keep us in peace: and may Thy blessing be upon us always. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost. one God, world without end. R. Amen

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord
R. Thanks be to God.

May the almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son. and the Holy Ghost, bless and protect us. Amen

Litany of the 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, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, pray for us.
Vessel of honor, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical Rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the Covenant, pray for us.
Gate of Heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of prophets, pray for us.
Queen of apostles, pray for us.
Queen of martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors, pray for us.
Queen of virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without Original Sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into Heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, at all times, to enjoy health of soul and health of body; and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, when freed from the sorrows of this present life, to enter into that joy which hath no end. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Indulgence seven years; Plenary, under usual conditions if recited daily for an entire month. S. Pen, Ap., March 28, 1933

Memorare, Sub Tuum, Dedication to the BVM Prayer

Memorare Prayer

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
We fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do we come, before thee we stand,
sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not our petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer them. Amen.

Sub Tuum Praesidium

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God! despise not our petitions but our necessities,but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.

Dedication to the Blessed Virgin

My Queen and my Mother! I give myself entirely to thee; and to show my devotion to thee,
I consecrate to thee this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as am thine own keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession

Asperations
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation
My Mother, preserve me this day from mortal sin.
Mother of love, of sorrow, and of mercy , pray for us.
Holy Mary , deliver us from the pains of hell.
My Mother, my trust.
Mary, Virgin Mother of God pray to Jesus for me
In Thy conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast Immaculate;
pray for us to Father, whose Son Jesus Christ conceived
of the Holy Ghost thou didst bring forth.
To thee, O Blessed Virgin, who wast never defiled
with the slightest stain of original or actual sin, I commend and
entrust the purity of my heart .
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Litany of St. Joseph

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.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious Scion of David, pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster-father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most strong, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of artisans, pray for us.
Glory to home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the afflicted, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.
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.
 He made him lord over his house,
R.
 And the ruler of all his possessions.
Let us pray.

O God, who in Thine ineffable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may have him for an intercessor in heaven, whom we venerate as our protector on earth. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

O most poweful patriarch, Saint Joseph, patron of that universal Church which has always invoked thee in anxieties and tribulations; from the lofty seat of thy glory lovingly regard the Catholic world. Let it move thy paternal heart to see the mystical spouse of Christ and His vicar weakened by sorrow and persecuted by powerful enemies. We beseech thee, by the most bitter suffering thou didst experience on earth, to wipe away in mercy the tears of the revered pontiff, to defend and liberate him, and to intercede with the Giver of peace and charity, that every hostile power being overcome and every error being destroyed, the whole Church may serve the God of all blessings in perfect liberty.
Amen.