You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel, you give honour to our people.

O most beautiful of all creatures, most pure mother of God and mother of all peoples; today we come to you with great joy, that joy which inspires the confidence that you hear us; that you lead us to your blessed and beloved Son. You gave your whole life to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You kept nothing for yourself but like your Son emptied yourself to serve the Lord in humility, purity and joy. We are so distant from your holiness and yet so near as you are our tender mother. Lead us into holiness. Assist us as we shape our life to the will of the Father. Cause of our joy, pray for us.

Truly all generations call you Blessed. Blessed indeed you are, O full of grace. Our fathers placed their trust in you and you led them to Jesus, you answered their prayers and protected them with maternal love. How can the heart of the faithful stop loving you or stop singing your praises? Today we join the saints and the angels in heaven as we look to you O star of the sea, O safe harbour from all temptation and evil. We consecrate ourselves to you and renew our self-giving to the Triune God. Virgin most venerable, pray for us.

You never lived an instant outside the grace of God, you trusted Him completely, you lived his infinite mercy, you repaired the breach caused by the old Eve; O new Eve hear us. Lead us to Jesus, enable us to love Him above all other, to serve Him with joy and with faith. Mother most pure, pray for us.

O mother of the Church, O sinless Eve, O Immaculate and Ever-Virgin Mother keep us under your gaze. You are the chosen daughter of the Father, the earthly mother of the Son, the pure spouse of the Holy Spirit. You are the perfect image of God; help us to rediscover that image within us which we have disfigured by our sin. Refuge of sinners, pray for us.

O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee!

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