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        Devotions during the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary #1

Lord, have mercy.   Christ,have mercy.
Christ, hear us.    Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,    Have mercy on us.
God the Son, redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Make our family life holy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sanctify our clergy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Make our Catholics more fervent, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Guide and inspire those who govern us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Cure the sick who confide in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Console the sorrowful who trust in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help those who invoke thy aid, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Deliver us from all dangers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help us to resist temptation, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain for us all we ask of thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Help those who are dear to us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Bring back to the right road our erring brothers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Give us back our ancient fervor, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain for us pardon of our many sins and offenses, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Obtain peace for the world, Immaculate Heart of Mary

Let us pray.
O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy Most Holy Mother, whom we invoke under the title of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and grant us by her most powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal which we need, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary #2

Lord, have mercy.   Lord,have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.    Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.    Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.    Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,    * Have mercy on us.
God the Son, redeemer of the world,*
God the Holy Ghost,*
Holy Trinity, one God,*

Heart of Mary,    ** Pray for us.
Heart of Mary, after God’s Own Heart,**
Heart of Mary, in union with the Heart of Jesus,**
Heart of Mary, the vessel of the Holy Ghost,**
Heart of Mary, shrine of the Trinity,**
Heart of Mary, home of the Word,**
Heart of Mary, immaculate in your creation,**
Heart of Mary, flooded with grace,**
Heart of Mary, blessed of all hearts,**
Heart of Mary, Throne of glory,**
Heart of Mary, Abyss of humbleness,**
Heart of Mary, Victim of love,**
Heart of Mary, nailed to the cross,
Heart of Mary, comfort of the sad,**
Heart of Mary, refuge of the sinner,**
Heart of Mary, hope of the dying,**
Heart of Mary, seat of mercy,**

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart.
Conform our hearts to the Heart of Jesus.

Let us pray:
O most merciful God, Who for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the wretched, has made the Immaculate Heart of Mary most like in tenderness and pity to the Heart of Jesus, grant that we, who now commemorate her most sweet and loving heart, may by her merits and intercession, ever live in the fellowship of the hearts of both Mother and Son, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


Novena to Saint Philomena

  O great Saint Philomena, glorious Virgin and Martyr, wonder-worker of our age, I return most fervent thanks to God for the miraculous gifts bestowed on thee, and beseech thee to impart to me a share in the graces and blessings of which thou hast been the channel to so many souls. Through the heroic fortitude with which thou didst confront the fury of tyrants and brave the frowns of the mighty rather than swerve from thy allegiance to the King of Heaven, obtain for me purity of body and soul, purity of heart and desire, purity of thought and affection. Through thy patience under multiplied sufferings, obtain for me a submissive acceptance of all the afflictions it may please God to send me and as thou didst miraculously escape unhurt from the waters of the Tiber, into which thou wert cast by order of thy persecutor, so may I pass through the waters of tribulation without detriment to my soul. In addition to these favors, obtain for me, O faithful spouse of Jesus, the particular intention I earnestly recommend to thee at this moment.

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  O pure Virgin and holy Martyr, deign to cast a look of pity from Heaven on thy devoted servant, comfort me in affliction, assist me in danger, above all come to my aid in the hour of death. Watch over the interests of the Church of God, pray for its exaltation and prosperity, the extension of the faith, for the return of a true Sovereign Pontiff, for the clergy, for the perseverance of the just, the conversion of sinners, and the relief of the Souls in Purgatory, especially those dear to me, and those most forgotten. O great Saint, whose triumph we celebrate on earth, intercede for me, that I may one day behold the crown of glory bestowed on thee in Heaven, and eternally bless Him who so liberally rewards for all eternity the sufferings endured for His love during this short life. Amen.


Novena in preparation for the Assumption

   Majestic Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the Angels, thou hast received from God the power and command to crush the head of satan. Therefore, we humbly beg of thee, send forth the legions of Heaven, that under thy command they may seek out all evil spirits, engage them everywhere in battle, curb their pride, and hurl them back into the pit of hell. Quis ut Deus? "Who is like unto God?" With firm confidence we present ourselves before thee, our most loving Mother, afflicted and troubled as we are, and we beg thee to let us understand the love you have for us by granting this petition, if it is according to the Will of God and profitable for our salvation:

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Good and tender Mother, thou shalt ever be our hope and the object of our love. Mother of God, send forth the Holy Angels to defend us and drive far from us the cruel foe. Holy Angels and Archangels, defend and keep us.

    Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, thou hast at last been taken to the throne prepared for thee in Heaven by the Holy Trinity. Lift my heart with thee in the glory of thy Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from Heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to thy Divine Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of Heaven. From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to thee for help. I ask for this favor:

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When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with thee.


Novena to the IHM

      August Queen of heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the serpent's head, we beseech thee to send thy holy angels, that under thy command and by thy power they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.

    Most holy Mother, send thy angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us. All ye holy angels and archangels, help and defend us. Amen. O good and tender Mother! Thou shalt ever be our Love and our Hope. Holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen.

    O Most Blessed Mother, Heart of Love, Heart of Mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As thy children, we implore thine intercession with Jesus, thy Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before thee today, especially

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    We are comforted in knowing thy heart is ever open to those who ask for thy prayer. We trust to thy gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen.


    Consecration to the IHM

       O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to thee myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race. Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us as It has reigned and triumphed in thee.

       Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

       Therefore, we now promise to imitate thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of every month and to offer thee five decades of the Rosary each day together with our sacrifices in a spirit of reparation and penance. Amen.


    Act of Reparation to the IHM

       Most Holy Virgin, and our beloved Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of thy Immaculate Heart, surrounded with thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Moved by the ardent desire of loving thee as our Mother and of promoting true devotion to thy Immaculate Heart, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet to prove the sorrow we feel for the grief that men cause thee and to atone by means of our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which men return thy tender love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. A word from thee will obtain grace and forgiveness for us all. Hasten O Lady, the conversion of sinners, that they may love Jesus and cease to offend God, already so much offended, and thus avoid eternal punishment. Turn thine eyes of mercy toward us so that henceforth we may love God with all our hearts while on earth and enjoy Him forever in Heaven. Amen.




DEVOTIONS TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY