Prayer to Our Lady
By St. Bridget
O Blessed Virgin Mary,
Immaculate Mother of God, who didst endure a martyrdom of love
grief, beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus! Thou didst
in the benefit of my redemption by thy innumerable afflictions and by
to the Eternal Father His only-begotten Son as a holocaust and victim
propitiation for my sins. I thank thee for the unspeakable love which
thee to deprive thyself of the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus, true God and
Man, to save me, a sinner. Oh! make use of the unfailing intercession
thy sorrows with the Father and the Son. that I may steadfastly amend
life and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins; arid that,
persevering till death in His grace, I may obtain eternal life through
the merits of His Cross and Passion. Amen.
Mother of love, of
sorrow, and of mercy, pray for us.
Prayer to Christ
Grant, we beseech Thee,
O Lord Jesus Christ, that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother,
most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow in the hour of
Own Passion, may intercede for us before the throne of Mercy, now and
the hour of our death. Amen.
Imprint, O Lady, thy
wounds upon my heart, that I may read therein sorrow and love; sorrow,
to endure every sorrow for thee; love, to despise every love for thee.
Prayer to Mary
Mary, most holy Virgin
and Queen of Martyrs, accept the sincere homage of my filial affection.
Into thy Heart, pierced by so many swords, do thou welcome my poor
Receive it as the companion of thy sorrows at the foot of the Cross, on
which Jesus died for the redemption of the world. With thee, O
Virgin, I will gladly suffer all the trials, contradictions, and
which it shall please Our Lord to send me. I offer them all to thee in
memory of thy sorrows, so that: every thought of my mind and every beat
of my heart may be an act of compassion and of love for thee. And do
sweet Mother, have pity on me, reconcile me to thy Divine Son, Jesus;
me in His grace and assist me in my last agony, so that I may be able
meet thee in Heaven and sing thy glories.
Most holy Virgin and
Mother, whose soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the Passion of
Divine Son, and who in His glorious Resurrection wast filled with never
ending joy at His triumph, obtain for us who call upon thee, so to be
in the adversities of Holy Church and the Sorrows of the Sovereign
as to be found worthy to rejoice with them in the consolations for
we pray, in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady
O Mother of Mercy,
Help of Christians, most faithful minister of Divine Providence,
of all graces, remember that never in the world has it been heard that
thou hast left him without comfort who has come to thee with true
Wherefore, I, trusting in thy tender pity and in thy most generous
bend low before thee, praying that thou wouldst hear my prayer.
Obtain for me a holy
provision for the future, namely, graces for all my spiritual and
I fervently recommend
to thy loving motherly Heart our Holy Church, the Sovereign Pontiff,
conversion of sinners, the spread of the Catholic faith and those Souls
chosen by Our Lord, who are suffering the tormenting flames of
that they may soon be comforted with eternal refreshment. Amen.
Offering of the Merits
of the Blessed Virgin to Appease the Divine
In order to appease
Thy Divine Justice, we offer Thee, O Lord, the merits acquired by Mary,
Thy Mother and ours, when she stood at the foot of the Cross. If Thou,
O Lord, wilt mark iniquities, Lord, who shall abide it?
Many favors have been
obtained by reciting the above Offering.