O most August and Blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! Glorious Queen of Heaven and earth! Powerful Protectress of those who love Thee, and unfailing Advocate of all who invoke Thee! Look down, we beseech Thee, from Thy throne of glory on Thy devoted children; accept the solemn offering we present Thee of this month of May, specially dedicated to Thee, and receive our ardent, humble desires, that by our love and fervor we might worthily honor Thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor. Receive us, O Mother of Mercy, among Thy best beloved children; extend to us Thy maternal tenderness and solicitude; obtain for us a place in the Heart of Jesus, and a special share in the gifts of His grace. O deign, we beseech Thee, to recognize our claims on Thy protection, to watch over our spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of all who are dear to us [During Mothers' Day Novena add: especially our own mothers and grandmothers, and those souls who are enrolled in the special Mothers' Day novena prayers and Masses.] O Immaculate Queen of the Universe, do Thou infuse into our souls the spirit of Christ, and teach us Thyself to become meek, humble, obedient, charitable, patient, and submissive to the Will of God.

May our hearts burn with the love of Thy Divine Son, and of Thee, His blessed Mother, not for this month alone, but for time and eternity. May we thirst for the promotion of His honor and Thine, and contribute, as far as we can, to its extension. Receive us, O Mary, the refuge of sinners! Grant us a Mother's blessing and a Mother's care, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Act of Reparation

O Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where Thou art enthroned as Queen, upon us, miserable sinners, Thine unworthy servants. Although we know full well our own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offenses that are done to Thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of our hearts, we praise and extol Thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God's handiwork. We bless Thy holy name, we praise Thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, Conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. We bless the Eternal Father, Who chose Thee in an especial way for His Daughter; we bless the Word Incarnate, Who took upon Himself our nature in Thy bosom and so made Thee His Mother; we bless the Holy Ghost, Who took Thee as His Bride. All honor, 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 us, Thy servants, obtaining likewise for us from Thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all our sins. Amen.

Closing Hymn

Hail Holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria!
Hail Mother of Mercy and of Love, O Maria!

CHORUS: Triumph all ye Cherubim!
Sing with us ye Seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

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