O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Queen of the World, rule over us,
together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King.
Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism;
kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity,
the practice of a virtuous life,
an ardent zeal for souls,
and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.
August 25, 2019
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
August 24, 2019
May we be assisted, we beseech You , O Lord,
by the worshipful intercession of Your glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary;
that we, who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings,
may be delivered from all dangers,
and through her loving kindness made to be of one heart and mind:
Who lives and reigns world without end.
August 23, 2019
O St. Rose,
first flower of sanctity in the New World,
let the fragrance of Your virtues diffuse itself in our lives.
Grant that we may imitate Your holy purity;
obtain for us courage in the practice of penance.
Teach us, O St. Rose,
to love Christ Crucified and Mary His Mother.
Beseech Your Divine Spouse,
to bless all the Americas,
which give thanks for Your glory to Him,
the Giver of all good gifts.
August 22, 2019
O Queen of the most holy Rosary,
in these times of brazen impiety,
show again Your power,
with the signs which accompanied Your victories of old,
and from the throne where You are seated,
dispensing pardon and grace,
in pity watch over the Church of Your Son,
His Vicar, and every order of the clergy and laity,
suffering in grievous warfare.
Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy,
hasten the hour of mercy seeing that the hour of judgment
is daily challenged by innumerable offences.
Obtain for me, the lowest of men,
kneeling suppliant in Your presence,
the grace which may enable me to live a just life on earth,
and reign with the just in Heaven,
while with the faithful throughout the world,
O Queen of the most holy Rosary,
I salute You and cry out:
Pray for us!
August 21, 2019
Glorious St. Joseph,
model of all those who are devoted to labor,
obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my many sins;
to work with thankfulness and joy,
considering it an honor to employ and develop,
by means of labor, the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, prudence and patience;
to work, above all, with purity of intention.
All for Jesus, all for Mary,
all after Your example,
O Patriarch Joseph.
Such shall be my motto in life and death.
August 20, 2019
Mary, our Mother,
the whole world reveres you
as the holiest shrine of the living God,
for in you the salvation of the world dawned.
The Son of God was pleased to take human form from you.
You have broken down the wall of hatred,
the barrier between heaven and earth
which was set us by the disobedience of Adam and Eve.
In you heaven met earth
when divinity and humanity were joined in one person,
Mother of God, we sing your praises,
but we must praise you even more.
Our speech is too feeble to honor you as we ought,
for no tongue is eloquent enough to express your excellence.
Mary, most powerful, most holy, and worthy of all love.
Your name brings new life,
and the thought of you inspires love
in the hearts of those devoted to you.
August 19, 2019
O Mother of mercy,
beg your divine Son to have mercy on me.
Atone for my failings,
offering Him on my behalf all the love
and glory you ever gave Him,
to satisfy for my neglect
in loving and glorifying Him.
Grant that I may share
in your surpassing love for him,
and in the fidelity of that great eternal love.
Pray for me,
that He may give me the grace to begin,
at least now, to love Him perfectly,
and that all that shall take place
during this year, and all my life,
may be consecrated to His glory and your honor.
August 18, 2019
O Blessed Virgin,
Mother of my God and Savior,
I honor and revere you
in the first moment of your life.
I honor and revere
the dispositions of your holy soul,
an all that took place in you at that time.
O Holy Mother, intercede for me
with your divine Son so that
I may one day receive eternal life in heaven.
August 17, 2019
Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father;
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son;
Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost;
Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity.
Hail Mary, white Lilly of the resplendent and ever
Hail Mary, red Rose of Paradise.
Hail Mary, Virgin full of sweetness and humility,
from whom the King of Heaven willed to be
born and to suckle at the breast.
Hail Mary, Virgin of virgins.
Hail Mary, Queen of martyrs, who spent
Your life for Heaven while on this earth.
Hail Mary, Queen of my heart, my sweetness,
my life and my entire hope.
Hail Mary, Mother most amiable.
Hail Mary, Mother most admirable.
Hail Mary, Mother of fair love.
Hail Mary, Mother of mercy.
Hail Mary, conceived without sin.
You are full of grace,
the Lord is with You;
O Blessed Virgin, bless us all, in the Name of Your dear Son.
August 16, 2019
please bless our priests,
who represent you on this earth.
Make them more greatly aware of the grace
that you pour out through them
when they minister the sacraments.
Please strengthen our priests,
who shepherd your flock,
when they are in doubt of their faith,
that they may be examples of your Truth
and guide us always on the path to you.
We ask these things of You our Eternal Priest.
August 15, 2019
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
August 14, 2019
The day was long,
The burden I had borne
Seemed heavier than I could longer bear
And then it lifted-but I did not know
Someone had knelt in prayer;
Had taken me to God that very hour,
And asked the easing of the load, and He,
In infinite compassion, had stooped down
And taken it from me.
We cannot tell how often as we pray
For some bewildered one,
Hurt and distressed,
The answer comes,
But many times those hearts Find sudden peace and rest.
Someone had prayed, and Faith, a reaching hand,
Took hold of God, and brought Him down that day!
So many, many hearts have need of prayer.
Oh, let us pray!
August 13, 2019
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
shows us what love is and where it draws its origin
and its constantly renewed power.
To her we entrust the Church and her mission
in the service of love:
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son - the Son of God.
You abandoned yourself completely
to God's call and this became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.
Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.
Teach us to know and love him,
so that we too can become capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.
August 12, 2019
O sovereign goodness of the sovereign Providence of my God!
I abandon myself forever to Your arms.
Whether gentle or severe,
lead me henceforth;
I will not regard the way through which You will have me pass,
but keep my eyes fixed upon You ,
my God, who guides me.
My soul finds no rest without the arms
and the bosom of this heavenly Providence,
my true Mother, my strength and my rampart.
August 11, 2019
We come with confidence to You,
O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love.
Inflame us with the same Divine Fire
which has inflamed your own Sorrowful
and Immaculate Heart.
Make our hearts and homes your shrine,
and through us, make the Heart of Jesus,
together with your rule,
triumphant in every heart and home.