Act of Petition. My divine Redeemer, Thou hast taken possession of me. Do not let the enemy of my salvation ravish the precious treasure I bear in my heart. Preserve me from all sin, and defend me against temptation, that I may persevere until death in the practice of Thy holy law. Amen.
THE ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
The five joyful mysteries
(Assigned for Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year, the Sundays of
Advent, and after Epiphany until Lent.)
First Mystery. The Annunciation.
Second Mystery. The Visitation.
Third Mystery. The Nativity.
Fourth Mystery. The Presentation.
Fifth Mystery. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
First Mystery. The Prayer and Bloody Sweat of
our blessed Saviour in the
Second Mystery. The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar.
Third Mystery. The Crowning of Jesus with Thorns.
Fourth Mystery. Jesus Carrying His Cross.
Fifth Mystery. The Crucifixion.
The five glorious mysteries
(For Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, and Sundays after
Easter until after Advent.)
First Mystery. The Resurrection.
Second Mystery. The Ascension.
Third Mystery. The Descent of the Holy Ghost.
Fourth Mystery. The Assumption.
Fifth Mystery. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin.
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
A plenary indulgence can be gained each time one makes the Stations, subject to the usual conditions.
To make the Stations and gain the indulgences, no special prayer is required. We have but to begin at the first Station and go around to the last, thinking devoutly of the Passion and Death of Christ.
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
|| To fill the hearts which Thou hast made. ||
2. O Comforter, to Thee we cry,
Thou heavenly Gift of God most high,
Thou Fount of life and Fire of love,
|| And sweet Anointing from above. ||
3. Praise we the Father and the Son,
And Holy Spirit with them One;
And may the Son on us bestow
|| The gifts that from the Spirit flow. ||
1. O Salutaris Hostia!
Quae coeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
2. Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in Patria. Amen.