Priest and People: Remember, 0 most compassionate Virgin Mary, / that never was it known / that anyone who fled to your protection, / implored your assistance, / or sought your intercession, / was left unaided. / Inspired' with this confidence, / we fly unto you, / 0 Virgin of Virgins, our Mother; / to you we come, / before you we kneel! sinful and sorrowful. / 0 Mother of the Word Incarnate, / despise not our petitions, / but in your clemency hear and answer them. Amen
Priest and People: 0 Immaculate Virgin Mary, / Mother of OurLord Jesus and our Mother, / penetrated with the most lively confidence ./ in your all powerful and never failing intercession, /manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, / we your loving and trustful children / implore you to obtain for us / the graces and favors we ask during this Novena, / if they be beneficial to our immortal souls /, and the souls for whom we pray.
(pause here to privately form your petitions).
You know, 0 Mary, / how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son / who hates iniquity. / Obtain for us then / a deep hatred of sin / and that purity of heart / which will attach us to God alone / so that our every thought, word and deed / may tend to His greater glory. / Obtain for us also / a spirit of prayer and self-denial / that we may recover by penance I what we have lost by sin / and at length attain to that blessed abode / where you are the Queen of angels and of men. Amen
An Act of Consecration to Our
Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Priest and People: 0 Virgin Mother of God, / Mary Immaculate, / we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you / under the title of OurLady of the Miraculous Medal. / May this Medal be for each one of us / a sure sign of your affection for us / and a constant reminder of our duties toward you. / Ever while wearing it, / may we be blessed by your loving protection / and preserved in the grace of your Son. / 0 most powerful Virgin, / Mother of our Savior, / keep us close to you / every moment of our lives. / Obtain for us, your children, / the grace of a happy death; / so that, in union with you, / we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever. Amen.
Priest: 0 Mary, conceived without sin,
People: Pray for us who have recourse to you. (3 times)
IN HONOR OF SAINT JOSEPH
Patron of the Universal Church
o blessed Saint Joseph, , we have recourse to you in our need.l We have sought Mary's help.' We confidently ask your protection also.' By the love which united you to the Virgin Mother of God,' and by the fatherly affection with which you cherished the Child Jesus,' we pray that you would watch over us,! whom Jesus purchased by His Precious lJlood.' Help us in all our needs by your power and strength.' Watchful guardian of the Holy Family, , bless our families' and keep us from any evil that would divide us., Valiant defender, , aid us in the conflict with the powers of darkness.' As you rescued the Boy Jesus from danger, , so now defend God's Church from all deceit and adversity. I Bless our fathers I and give them courage, dignity and integrity I to serve as good examples for their children. I Help guide the unemployed toward} meaningful work.' Shelter us under your protection.' May we followyour example of justicel and be strengthened by your help.
Let us live a holy and wholesome life, I die a happy death I and attain endless joy in the Kingdom of Heaven,! where Jesus is our Lord both now and forever, Amen
Saint Francis Xavier, pray, pray for us.