MAY DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


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.

Prayer to Our Lady of St. Jean Marie Vianney

O most Holy Virgin Mary, Thou who dost evermore stand before the most Holy Trinity, and to whom it is granted at all times to pray for us to Thy most beloved Son; pray for us in all our necessities; help us, combat for us, and obtain for us the pardon of all our sins. Help us especially at our last hour; and when we can no longer give any sign of the use of reason, then do Thou encourage us, make the Sign of the Cross for us, and fight for us against the enemy. Make in our names a Profession of Faith; favor us with a testimony of our salvation, and never let us despair of the Mercy of God. Help us to overthrow the wicked enemy. When we can no longer say: "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I place my soul in Thy hands", do Thou say it for us; when we can no longer hear human words of consolation, do Thou comfort us. Leave us not before we have been judged; and if we have to expiate our sins in Purgatory, O pray for us earnestly; and admonish our friends to procure for us a speedy enjoyment of the blessed sight of God. Sustain us in our sufferings, deliver us speedily, and lead our souls into Heaven with Thee: that, united with all the elect, we may there bless and praise our God and Thee for all eternity. Amen.

Closing Hymn

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

Regína Cœli, lætáre, allelúia! Lætáre, allelúia!
Quia quem meruísti portáre, allelúia, allelúia!
Resurréxit sicut dixit, allelúia, allelúia!
Ora pro nobis, pro nobis Deum. Allelúia, allelúia, allelúia!
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