Novena to Our Lady of “Quick Help”

Novena to Our Lady of “Quick Help”

Prayer Text

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of “Quick Help” (or Quickly Fulfilling Requests)

O Almighty and Eternal God, seeing us surrounded by so many dangers and miseries, grant in Thy infinite goodness that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Thy Divine Son, may defend us from the evil spirit, protect us from all adversities, obtain for us mention your request here and safely guide us to the kingdom of Heaven. This we ask of Thee through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever. Amen. O Mary, Mother of God, amid the tribulations of the world, watch over the people of God and be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Make haste to help us in all our necessities, that in this fleeting life you may be our succor. Obtain for us mention your request here Help us to gain life everlasting through the merits of Jesus, thy Son, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. (Three times) Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.

Our Lady of the Rockies

Our Lady of the Rockies

Prayer Text

“Everything we asked of Mary up there, we got,” said Jim Keane, one of the builders.

Our Lady of the Rockies is a 90-foot tall statue that was built to resemble Mary, Mother of Jesus. However, the statue is dedicated to all women– regardless of religion or beliefs. First imagined by Butte-native Bob O’Bill, Our Lady was born out of love for his wife, who was diagnosed with cancer. Bill decided he would build a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe if his wife survived– and she did. So, Bill began the project to build this monumental statue. The statue was largely constructed using donations of money, materials, and labour from the local community. What that community lacked in economic wealth, it made up for in generosity. Virtually every piece of the project was donated: the land on top of the East Ridge, the heavy machinery needed to cut a road up the mountain itself, the cement base for the statue, and (most of all) the labour. Work on the project began in December of 1979 and finished six years later, on December 17, 1985. Standing 8,500 feet above sea level on private land, Our Lady is the third largest statue in the United States. She weighs over 80 tons and is made out of steel. The statue’s hands alone are each eight feet long.

Our Lady of the Rockies, pray for us!

Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Thrice

Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Thrice

Prayer Text

Mother of God, Mary Thrice Admirable, and my Mother! I devote myself completely to you. I offer you today my eyesight, my hearing, my lips, my heart, all of myself without any reservations. And if I belong to you, good mother, then please keep me as your property. Amen.

Notes: “Mother Thrice Admirable” is the title given to the Blessed Mother in her Schoenstatt Shrines. We see Our Lady as Mother of God, Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the redeemed. Fr. James Rem, Jesuit, (1546-1618) saw in the advocation “Mater admirabilis” in the Litany of Loreto something like a summary of all of Mary’s privileges and of her whole being. He reached this conviction during a mystical experience while the students of the Colloquium Marianum (Marian congregation) were singing the Litanies of Loreto. He had them repeat the advocation “Mater admirabilis” three times in the form of a “trisagion” (each time with greater emphasis). A custom developed, and the image of mother and child in the school chapel was named “thrice blessed or wonderful” (ter admirabilis). This title was adopted in 1915 by future members of the Schoenstatt Movement and serves as name and customary advocation of the Schoenstatt Madonna.

The Three Hail Marys Devotion

The Three Hail Marys Devotion

About

Recite morning and evening, three Hail Marys in honour of the three great privileges bestowed upon Our Blessed Mother by the most Blessed Trinity with this invocation at the end: for the morning: “O my Mother preserve me from mortal sin during this day.” For the evening: “O my Mother preserve me from mortal sin during this night.”  This practice was revealed to St. Melchtilde (13th century) while she was beseeching Our Blessed Mother to assist her in her hour of death. Our Lady appeared to her and said: “I will, certainly. But I also want you to say three special Hail Marys to me every day. “The first Hail Mary will be in honour of God the Father, Whose omnipotence raised my soul so high above every other creature that after God I have the greatest power in heaven and on earth. In the hour of your death I will use that power of God the Father to keep any hostile power far from you. “The second Hail Mary will be said in honour of the Son of God Who communicated His inscrutable wisdom to me. In the hour of your death I will fill your soul with the light of that wisdom so that all the darkness of ignorance and error will be dispelled. “The third Hail Mary will be in honour of God the Holy Ghost Who filled my soul with the sweetness of His love and tenderness and mercy. In your last hour I will then change the bitterness of death into divine sweetness and delight.” Our Blessed Mother also revealed to St. Gertrude the Great: “To any soul who faithfully prays the Three Hail Marys, I will appear at the hour of death in a splendour so extraordinary that it will fill the soul with heavenly consolation.”

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst 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.

Twenty Saturdays Devotion

It begins twenty Saturdays preceding the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 7th October.

Twenty Saturdays Devotion

About

Our Lady Queen of Rosary blesses those who practice the 20 Saturdays Devotion with special favours, as evidenced by numerous testimonies. The devotion of celebrating 15 Saturdays, approved by the Church and endowed with indulgences, dates back to France and dates back to the 17th century. The service was initiated by the Dominicans. This devotion spread all over the world mainly thanks to Bl. Bartola Longo, whose special charism was based on the inspiration he heard in the depths of his heart: “Whoever spreads this rosary is saved”. He showed an effective way for all those in need who asked for his prayerful intercession: “Do you want to receive grace? Hold the service on 15 Saturdays. ” On October 16, 2002, Pope John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries. Since then, the service has been held on 20 Saturdays. The Twenty Saturdays Devotion was endowed with a plenary indulgence instituted by Pope Pius IX and countless partial indulgences. The practice of Twenty Saturdays includes participation in the Eucharist (confession and Holy Communion are necessary for full participation) and meditation. We also are invited to deepen each Saturday by the recitation of the entire rosary or at least one part. During the Twenty-Saturday Devotion, there are the first five Saturdays in compensation for the sins of the world that Our Lady asks for in Fatima in her appearance to Sister Lucia. The uniqueness of the Twenty Saturdays rosary services can be assessed by looking at the rosary as a prayer most dear to Mary, beloved by saints, favoured by the popes, widespread among the nations, confirmed by God Himself with amazing miracles and great promises of the Blessed Virgin.

Thirty Day Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary In Honour of the Sacred Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thirty Day Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary In Honour of the Sacred Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

By devoutly reciting this prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for thirty days, we may mercifully hope to obtain our prayer intention. This prayer is recommended as a proper devotion for every day in Lent, and all the Fridays throughout the year.

Prayer Text

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, hope and comfort of dejected and desolate souls, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thine only Son, Christ Jesus, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He had for thee, grieving in thy grief, whilst from His cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, St. John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and necessities; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries, of what kind soever. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the sweet comforter and only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. Cast, therefore, an eye of pity on a miserable, forlorn child of Eve, and hear my prayer; for since, in just punishment of my sins, I find myself encompassed by a multitude of evils, and oppressed with much anguish of spirit, wither can I fly for more secure shelter, O amiable Mother of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, than under the wings of thy maternal protection? Attend, therefore, I beseech thee, with an ear of pity and compassion, to my humble and earnest request. I ask it, through the bowels of mercy of thy dear Son; Through that love and condescension wherewith He embraced our nature, when, in compliance with the divine Will, thou gavest thy consent, and whom, after the expiration of nine months thou didst bring forth from the chaste enclosure of thy womb, to visit the world, and bless it with His presence. I ask it, through that anguish of mind wherewith thy beloved Son, our dear Saviour, was overwhelmed on the Mount of Olives, when He besought His eternal Father to remove from Him, if possible, the bitter chalice of His future passion. I ask it, through the threefold repetition of His prayers in the garden, whence afterwards, with dolorous steps and mournful tears, thou didst accompany Him to the doleful theatre of His death and sufferings. I ask it, through the welts and bruises of His virginal flesh, occasioned by the cords and whips wherewith He was bound and scourged, when stripped of His seamless garment, for which His executioners afterwards cast lots. I ask it, through the scoffs and ignominies by which He was insulted; the false accusations and unjust sentence by which He was condemned to death, and which He bore with heavenly patience. I ask it, through His bitter tears and bloody sweat; His silence and resignation; His sadness and grief of heart. I ask it, through the blood which trickled from His royal and Sacred Head, when struck with the scepter of a reed and pierced with His crown of thorns. I ask it, through the excruciating torments He suffered, when His hands and feet were fastened with gross nails to the tree of the cross. I ask it, through His vehement thirst, and bitter potion of vinegar and gall. I ask it, through His dereliction on the cross when He exclaimed, “My God! my God! why hast Thou forsaken me?” I ask it, through His mercy extended to the good thief, and through His recommending His precious soul and spirit into the hands of His eternal Father before He expired, saying, “It is consummated.” I ask it, through the blood mixed with water, which issued from His Sacred Side when pierced with a lance, and whence a flood of grace and mercy has flowed to us. I ask it, through His immaculate life, bitter passion and ignominious death on the cross, at which nature itself was thrown into convulsions, by the bursting of rocks, rending of the veil of the Temple, the earthquake, and the darkness of the sun and moon. I ask it, through His descent into hell, where He confronted the Saints of the old law with His presence, and led the captivity captive. I ask it, through His glorious victory over death, when He arose again to life on the third day, and through the joy which His appearance for forty days after gave thee, His blessed Mother, His Apostles, and the rest of His Disciples; when in thine and their presence He miraculously ascended into heaven. I ask it, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, infused into the hearts of His Disciples, when He descended upon them in the form of fiery tongues, and by which they were inspired with zeal in the conversion of the world, when they went to preach the gospel. I ask it, through the awful appearance of thy Son, at the last dreadful day, when He shall come to judge the living and the dead, and the world, by fire. I ask it, through the compassion He bore thee in His life, and the unspeakable joy thou didst feel at thine assumption into heaven, where thou art eternally absorbed in the sweet contemplation of His divine perfections. O glorious and ever blessed Virgin! comfort the heart of thy supplicant, by obtaining for me, (Mention your prayer intention here…) And as I am persuaded my Divine Saviour doth honour thee as His beloved Mother, to whom He refuses nothing, because thou asketh nothing contrary to His honour, so let me speedily experience the efficacy of thy powerful intercession, according to the tenderness of thy maternal affection, and His filial loving heart, who mercifully granteth the requests and complieth with the desires of those that love and fear Him. Wherefore, O most blessed Virgin, beside the object of my present petition, and whatever else I may stand in need of, obtain for me also of thy dear Son, our Lord and our God, a lively faith, firm hope, perfect charity, true contrition of heart, unfeigned tears of compunction, sincere confession, condign satisfaction, abstinence from sin, love of God and my neighbour, contempt of the world, patience to suffer affronts and ignominies, nay, even, if necessary, an opprobrious death itself, for love of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Obtain likewise for me, O sacred Mother of God, perseverance in good works, performance of good resolutions, mortification of self-will, a pious conversation through life, and, at my last moments, strong and sincere repentance, accompanied by such a lively and attentive presence of mind, as may enable me to receive the last Sacrament of the Church worthily,and die in thy friendship and favour. Lastly, obtain through thy Son, I beseech thee, for the souls of my parents, brethren, relatives and benefactors, both living and dead, life everlasting, from the only Giver of every good and perfect gift, the Lord God Almighty, to Whom be all power now and forever. Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto)
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, (*)
Holy Virgin of virgins, (*)
Mother of Christ, (*)
Mother of the Church (*)
Mother of divine grace, (*)
Mother most pure, (*)
Mother most chaste, (*)
Mother inviolate, (*)
Mother undefiled, (*)
Mother most amiable, (*)
Mother most admirable, (*)
Mother of good counsel, (*)
Mother of our Creator, (*)
Mother of our Saviour, (*)
Virgin most prudent, (*)
Virgin most venerable, (*)
Virgin most renowned, (*)
Virgin most powerful, (*)
Virgin most merciful, (*)
Virgin most faithful, (*)
Mirror of justice, (*)
Seat of wisdom, (*)
Cause of our joy, (*)

Spiritual vessel, (*)
Vessel of honour, (*)
Singular vessel of devotion, (*)
Mystical Rose, (*)
Tower of David, (*)
Tower of ivory, (*)
House of gold, (*)
Ark of the covenant, (*)
Gate of heaven, (*)
Morning Star, (*)
Health of the sick, (*)
Refuge of sinners, (*)
Comforter of the afflicted, (*)
Help of Christians, (*)

Queen of Angels, (*)
Queen of Patriarchs, (*)
Queen of Prophets, (*)
Queen of Apostles, (*)
Queen of Martyrs, (*)
Queen of Confessors, (*)
Queen of Virgins, (*)
Queen of all Saints, (*)
Queen conceived without original sin, (*)
Queen assumed into heaven, (*)
Queen of the most holy Rosary, (*)
Queen of the family, (*)
Queen of Peace, (*)

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.)

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. (That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.)

Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. (Amen.)