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In Honor of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God
In Honor of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God
In Honor of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God
 
 
 


Madonna and Christ Child Giving Blessings by Benozzo Gozzoli; 1449; Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, Italy; www.wga.hu


 
 
Marian Symbol by Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori

"When a similitude is in some manner honorous to the Most Holy Virgin, and it has a valid foundation, and it does not run contrary to the truths of faith and the decrees of the Church, nor does it run against known truth, to not accept such similitude, or to repute it, is to show little devotion to the Mother of God. I do not wish to be counted among the number of those few devotees, nor do I want to see among them my readers; rather, it would want us to be many in number, those who without error are able to believe in the grandeurs of the Virgin, where all plainly and firmly believe in them, which is one of the most agreeable and pleasing things to Mary."

1. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin was predestined since eternity, not primarily to grace and glory, as like other people, but to be the Mother of the Redeemer and Coredemptrix of the human race.

2. I therefore believe that one is to say of the Most Holy Virgin what is said of Jesus Christ, although to a minor degree and with subordination to Him.

3. I believe, with Saint Bernard, that "by Mary the Sacred Scriptures were inspired and they all speak of her; that for Mary the world was created, and that, because Mary was full of grace, for her the Majesty of God descended from Heaven and for her is man exalted up to the Heavens."

4. I believe that Mary is truly and precisely the Mother of God, possessing an infinite dignity for her gender, because there is no other pure creature more excellent.

5. I believe that she was conceived without any stain of original sin, nor did she ever commit any personal sin, not even the shadow of sin.



 
 
Marian Symbol by Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori

"When a similitude is in some manner honorous to the Most Holy Virgin, and it has a valid foundation, and it does not run contrary to the truths of faith and the decrees of the Church, nor does it run against known truth, to not accept such similitude, or to repute it, is to show little devotion to the Mother of God. I do not wish to be counted among the number of those few devotees, nor do I want to see among them my readers; rather, it would want us to be many in number, those who without error are able to believe in the grandeurs of the Virgin, where all plainly and firmly believe in them, which is one of the most agreeable and pleasing things to Mary."

1. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin was predestined since eternity, not primarily to grace and glory, as like other people, but to be the Mother of the Redeemer and Coredemptrix of the human race.

2. I therefore believe that one is to say of the Most Holy Virgin what is said of Jesus Christ, although to a minor degree and with subordination to Him.

3. I believe, with Saint Bernard, that "by Mary the Sacred Scriptures were inspired and they all speak of her; that for Mary the world was created, and that, because Mary was full of grace, for her the Majesty of God descended from Heaven and for her is man exalted up to the Heavens."

4. I believe that Mary is truly and precisely the Mother of God, possessing an infinite dignity for her gender, because there is no other pure creature more excellent.

5. I believe that she was conceived without any stain of original sin, nor did she ever commit any personal sin, not even the shadow of sin.


 
Marian Symbol by Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori

"When a similitude is in some manner honorous to the Most Holy Virgin, and it has a valid foundation, and it does not run contrary to the truths of faith and the decrees of the Church, nor does it run against known truth, to not accept such similitude, or to repute it, is to show little devotion to the Mother of God. I do not wish to be counted among the number of those few devotees, nor do I want to see among them my readers; rather, it would want us to be many in number, those who without error are able to believe in the grandeurs of the Virgin, where all plainly and firmly believe in them, which is one of the most agreeable and pleasing things to Mary."

1. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin was predestined since eternity, not primarily to grace and glory, as like other people, but to be the Mother of the Redeemer and Coredemptrix of the human race.

2. I therefore believe that one is to say of the Most Holy Virgin what is said of Jesus Christ, although to a minor degree and with subordination to Him.

 
3. I believe, with Saint Bernard, that "by Mary the Sacred Scriptures were inspired and they all speak of her; that for Mary the world was created, and that, because Mary was full of grace, for her the Majesty of God descended from Heaven and for her is man exalted up to the Heavens."

4. I believe that Mary is truly and precisely the Mother of God, possessing an infinite dignity for her gender, because there is no other pure creature more excellent.

5. I believe that she was conceived without any stain of original sin, nor did she ever commit any personal sin, not even the shadow of sin.

 
 
 
6. I believe she was always virgin, before childbirth, during childbirth and after childbirth.

7. I believe in her glorious Assumption to Heaven in body and soul.

8. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin redeemed the human race in essential collaboration with her Son, for which she deserves with all truth and propiety the title of Coredemptrix.

9. I believe that for her collaboration in the work of Redemption, she was made by God, Treasurer and Dispensator of all graces that would be dispensed to mankind until the end of time.

10. I therefore believe by all this that the grace of final perseverance, meaning a good death, like all other graces, comes to us through the hands of the Most Holy Virgin.

11. I believe that the devotion to the Most Holy Virgin is morally necessary to save us.

12. I believe that being devoted to the Most HolyVirgin is not only a sign of predestination, but that, having received, at the very least, the grace to think frequently and with sweetness of Mary, Grace is a great sign of meriting heaven.

6. I believe she was always virgin, before childbirth, during childbirth and after childbirth.

7. I believe in her glorious Assumption to Heaven in body and soul.

8. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin redeemed the human race in essential collaboration with her Son, for which she deserves with all truth and propiety the title of Coredemptrix.

9. I believe that for her collaboration in the work of Redemption, she was made by God, Treasurer and Dispensator of all graces that would be dispensed to mankind until the end of time.
 
 


Virgin and Christ Child by Jean Malouel; 1410; Musée du Louvre, Paris, France; www.wga.hu

10. I therefore believe by all this that the grace of final perseverance, meaning a good death, like all other graces, comes to us through the hands of the Most Holy Virgin.

11. I believe that the devotion to the Most Holy Virgin is morally necessary to save us.

12. I believe that being devoted to the Most HolyVirgin is not only a sign of predestination, but that, having received, at the very least, the grace to think frequently and with sweetness of Mary, Grace is a great sign of meriting heaven.
 
 
 


Mother of God Enthroned by Andreas Ritzos; 1460-1480; Patmos Monastery, Greece; www.wga.hu

 
 
 
 
 
13. I believe that Mary is our Mother, because through her free consent depended the Incarnation and the Death of her Son, our Life.

14. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin loves us all and each one with an immense love, which is not even a shadow of the love that all women together have for their own children.

15. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is the Queen of the Universe, to whose will all obey, everyone and everything in the heavens, on Earth and in the abysses.

16. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is advocate and refuge and the only hope of sinners.

17. I believe that there is no sinner so full of crimes that, if she is so moved, does not attain forgiveness and heaven.

18. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is offended, not only by those who injure her, but by those who do not commend themselves to her and do not confide totally in her patronage.

19. I believe that she is so benign and powerful that is she would even remove the devil out of hell and return him once again to glory if, humbling himself, he asked God forgiveness and implored the help of Mary, something which, nevertheless, his pride will never let him do.

20. I believe, that just with having the bliss of dying before an image of Mary pronouncing her name or asking her for mercy, we will certainly go to Heaven.



13. I believe that Mary is our Mother, because through her free consent depended the Incarnation and the Death of her Son, our Life.

14. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin loves us all and each one with an immense love, which is not even a shadow of the love that all women together have for their own children.

15. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is the Queen of the Universe, to whose will all obey, everyone and everything in the heavens, on Earth and in the abysses.

16. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is advocate and refuge and the only hope of sinners.

17. I believe that there is no sinner so full of crimes that, if she is so moved, does not attain forgiveness and heaven.
 
 
13. I believe that Mary is our Mother, because through her free consent depended the Incarnation and the Death of her Son, our Life.

14. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin loves us all and each one with an immense love, which is not even a shadow of the love that all women together have for their own children.

15. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is the Queen of the Universe, to whose will all obey, everyone and everything in the heavens, on Earth and in the abysses.

16. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is advocate and refuge and the only hope of sinners.

17. I believe that there is no sinner so full of crimes that, if she is so moved, does not attain forgiveness and heaven.

18. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is offended, not only by those who injure her, but by those who do not commend themselves to her and do not confide totally in her patronage.

19. I believe that she is so benign and powerful that is she would even remove the devil out of hell and return him once again to glory if, humbling himself, he asked God forgiveness and implored the help of Mary, something which, nevertheless, his pride will never let him do.

20. I believe, that just with having the bliss of dying before an image of Mary pronouncing her name or asking her for mercy, we will certainly go to Heaven.

 


Mother of God Enthroned by Andreas Ritzos; 1460-1480; Patmos Monastery, Greece;; www.wga.hu

 
 
18. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin is offended, not only by those who injure her, but by those who do not commend themselves to her and do not confide totally in her patronage.

19. I believe that she is so benign and powerful that is she would even remove the devil out of hell and return him once again to glory if, humbling himself, he asked God forgiveness and implored the help of Mary, something which, nevertheless, his pride will never let him do.

20. I believe, that just with having the bliss of dying before an image of Mary pronouncing her name or asking her for mercy, we will certainly go to Heaven.

 
 
 
 
21. I believe that the true devotion to the Most Holy Virgin consists in imitating her virtues and examples.

22. I believe, notwthstanding, that even the imperfect devotion of a sinner who honors her constantly with some offering or gift, albeit small, will not be eternally lost.

23. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin, being our life and the safe way to go to Christ: whoever does not profess a singular devotion to Mary lacks a spiritual life.

24. I believe there is no sinful or impious person, no matter how stubborn that, if he/she pronounces with respect and devotion, the name of Mary, will not obtain the grace of conversion.

25. I believe that before God a sigh from the Most Holy Virgin is more efficacious than all the prayers together of the angels, the blessed and just men, together.

26. I believe, in the end, that the Most Holy Virgin relieves and favours in a special way in purgatory the souls who were particularly devout in this life.
 
 


Madonna and Christ Child by Italian Mosaic Artist; 13th century; San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome, Italy; www.wga.hu

 
 

21. I believe that the true devotion to the Most Holy Virgin consists in imitating her virtues and examples.

22. I believe, notwthstanding, that even the imperfect devotion of a sinner who honors her constantly with some offering or gift, albeit small, will not be eternally lost.

23. I believe that the Most Holy Virgin, being our life and the safe way to go to Christ, whoever does not profess a singular devotion to Mary lacks a spiritual life.

24. I believe there is no sinful or impious person, no matter how stubborn that, if he/she pronounces
 


Madonna and Christ Child by Italian Mosaic Artist; 13th century; San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome, Italy; www.wga.hu

 
 
with respect and devotion, the name of Mary, will not obtain the grace of conversion.

25. I believe that before God a sigh from the Most Holy Virgin is more efficacious than all the prayers together of the angels, the blessed and just men, together.

26. I believe, in the end, that the Most Holy Virgin relieves and favours in a special way in purgatory the souls who were particularly devout in this life.
 
 
"In Mary’s name, I say this to each one of you: She loves you, each and every one of you.
She loves you very much. She loves you at every moment without any exception."
"In Mary’s name, I say this to each one of you:
She loves you, each and every one of you.
She loves you very much.
She loves you at every moment without any exception."
"In Mary’s name, I say this to each one of you:
She loves you, each and every one of you.
She loves you very much.
She loves you at every moment without any exception."
 
Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe

 
 
 


Icon of the Enthroned Virgin and Child with Angels and Saints George and Theodore; circa 600; Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt; commons.wikimedia.org

 
 

 

 
 
 
Sub Tuum Praesidium

Under thy protection
we take refuge,
Holy Mother of God;
do not reject the supplications
that we direct to you in our necessities;
rather free us always from all danger,
O ever glorious and blessed holy Virgin!

One of the first prayers addressed to the Most Holy Virgin by the first Christians from approximately the year 250, and also the first recorded use of the Greek Theotokos, Mother of God.


O Jesus who Lives in Mary

O Jesus who lives in Mary,
Come and live in us, your servants,
with Your Spirit of Holiness,
with the Fullness of Your Gifts,
with the Perfection of Your Ways,
with the Reality of Your Virtues,
with the Communion of Your Mysteries
dominate in us all enemy power
by Your Holy Spirit,
for the Glory of God the Father. Amen

This Prayer belongs to the method of preparation for Marian servitude. Saint Eugene de Mazenod established it for daily practice for the Oblates
 


Icon of the Enthroned Virgin and Child with Angels and Sts. George and Theodore; circa 600; Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt; commons.wikimedia.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.