Triduum of preparation for the birthday of the Virgin Mary
On 2, 3 and 4 August we will pray the following prayers, in preparation to celebrate the Birthday of our Heavenly Mother on August 5th.
A n g e l u s
Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae et concepit de Spiritu Sancto
*Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.
Sancta Maria mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen
Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
* Ave Maria …
Et Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis.
*Ave Maria …
Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix, ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
Oremus. Gratiam Tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde, ut, qui angelo nuntiante, Christi, filii Tui, incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem Eius et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen
Consecration to the Admirable Heart Of Mary
(St. John Eudes he founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and the Order of Our Lady of Charity, and was the author of the propers for the Mass and Divine Office of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church)
0 most holy Heart of Mary, ever Immaculate, ever Virgin, holiest, purest, noblest, greatest, inexhaustible fountain of goodness, sweetness, mercy and love; model of every virme, image of the Adorable Heart of Jesus Christ ever burning with the most ardent charity, who Invest God more than all the Seraphim together. Heart of the Mother of the Redeemer, seat of peace, wherein mercy and justice are allied, whence peace between Heaven and earth has begun to be treated, who didst feel our miseries so deeply, who didst suffer so much for our salvation, who still lovest us so ardently and who dost merit by all these rights, the rmpect~ love and confidence of all mendeign to accept my poor tribute of love.
Prostrate before thee I tender thee the most profound homage of which I am capable; I thank thee for the feelings of love and mercy with which thou an so deeply moved at the sight of our misery; I offer thee my humble thanks for all the gifts I have received from thy goodness, and I unite with al l the pure souls who delight in honoring, praising and loving thee. They have learned from the Holy Spirit Who directs them, that it is through thee they most go to Jesus Christ, and offer to this God- Man their need of adoration.
Therefore, 0 most loving Heart, thou shalt henceforth be the object of my venerattion, of my love and most tender devotion; thou shalt be the way whereby I shall go to my Saviour, as it is through thee that His mercy shall come to me; thou shalt be my refuse in every need, my consolation in every afliction; from thee I shall learn the purity, humility, meekness and above all, the love of Jesus; I shall ask for these vinues through thy merits and so shall infallibly obtain them. I presume to offer thee my heart sullied with a thousand sins; all unworthy as it is I trust that thou wilt not despise it. Grant by thy powerful mediation that it may be purified and detached from every creature; penetrate it with sorrow for my sins; fill it with the love of the Divine Heart of Jesus, thy Son, that it may be eternally united with thcc in Heaven, there to love God forever. Amen.
Crusade Prayers (115, 138 y 144)
Crusade Prayer 115 - For the Gift of Conversion
O Mother of Salvation, cover my soul with your Tears of Salvation. Rid me of doubts.
Lift my heart, so that I will feel the Presence of your Son.
Bring me peace and solace.
Pray that I will be truly converted.
Help me to accept the Truth and open my heart to receive the Mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Crusade Prayer 138 - Protection from hatred
O Mother of Salvation, protect me from every kind of hatred.
Help me to remain silent when confronted by hatred.
Keep me strong in my allegiance to Jesus Christ, when I am at my weakest.
Seal my lips. Help me to turn my back on those who engage me with words,
which deny the Teachings of your Son or those who taunt me because of my Faith.
Pray for these souls, dear Mother, so that they will renounce Satan and feel the peace of your love and the Reign of the Holy Spirit, within their souls. Amen.
Crusade Prayer 144 - To protect the Christian Faith
O Mother of Salvation, please intercede on behalf of the souls of Christians all over the world.
Please help them to preserve their faith and to remain loyal to the Teachings of Jesus Christ.
Pray that they will have the strength of mind and spirit to uphold their faith at all times.
Intercede, dear Mother, on their behalf, to open their eyes to the Truth and to give them the Grace to discern any false doctrine, presented to them in the Name of your Son.
Help them to remain true and loyal servants of God and to renounce evil and lies, even if they have to suffer pain and ridicule because of this.
O Mother of Salvation, protect all your children and pray that every Christian will follow the Path of the Lord, until his dying breath. Amen.