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Act of Contrition, &c. as before.
Pater noster, &c. as before.

V. Juxta crucem tecum stare,

Et me tibi sociare
In planctu desidero.

R. Sancta Mater, &c.

By the cross with thee to stay,
There with thee to weep and


Is all I ask of thee to give. Holy Mother, &c.

The Benediction is then given, after which the following antiphon and prayer are sung.

Ant. Christus factus est Ant. Christ was made for us obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.


Respice, quæsumus, Domine, super hanc familiam tuam, pro qua Dominus noster Jesus Christus non dubitavit manibus tradi nocentium, et crucis subire tormentum. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.

Ry. Amen.

Let us pray.

Look down, O Lord, we beseech thee, upon this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ did not refuse to be delivered into the hands of wicked men, and to endure the torments of the cross. Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God for ever and ever. Ry. Amen.

When the Benediction is given with the Cross of the Passion, the following order is to be observed.

Benediction with the Cross of the Passion.

Cantor. Jube, Domine, benedicere.

Priest. Benedicat VOS Dominus noster Jesus Christus, qui pro nobis fla

Cantor. Grant us, O Lord, a blessing.

Priest. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless us, who for us was scourged, loaded

gellatus est, crucem portavit, et fuit crucifixus. Ry. Amen.

Virgo virginum præclara,
Mihi jam non sis amara,
Fac me tecum plangere.

Fac ut portem Christi mortem,
Passionis fac consortem,
Et plagas recolere.

Fac me plagis vulnerari,
Fac me cruce inebriari,
Et cruore Filii.

Flammis ne urar succensus Per te, Virgo, sim defensus In die judicii.

Christe, cum sit hinc exire, Da per Matrem me venire Ad palmam victoriæ.

Quando corpus morietur, Fac ut animæ donetur Paradisi gloria. Amen.

with his cross, and crucified.

Ry. Amen.

Virgin of all virgins best!
Listen to my fond request,

Let me share thy grief divine.

Let me, to my latest breath,
In my body bear the death

Of that dying Son of thine. Wounded with his every wound, Steep my soul till it hath swoon'd

In his very blood away.

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
Lest in flames I burn and die,
In his awful judgment-day.
Christ, when thou shalt call
me hence,

Be thy Mother my defence,
Be thy cross my victory.

While my body here decays, May my soul thy goodness praise,

Safe in Paradise with thee,


*The Rosary


Most Blessed Virgin Mary.

Before beginning the Rosary, it is usual to say,

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Hail, Mary.

Y. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord.

R. And my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Y. O God, come to my assistance.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, &c.


I. The Annunciation.

Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title, "Full of grace," and declared unto her the Incarnation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Our Father. Ten Hail Mary's. Glory be to the Father.


O holy Mary, Queen of Virgins; through the most high mystery of the Incarnation of thy beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, wherein our salvation was begun, obtain for us, through thy most holy intercession, light to understand the greatness of the benefit he hath bestowed upon us, in vouchsafing to become our Brother, and giving thee, his own beloved Mother, to be our Mother also. Amen.


II. The Visitation.

Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the angel that her cousin St. Elizabeth had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, bearing her Divine Son within her womb, and remained with her three months.

Our Father, &c.


O holy Virgin, most spotless mirror of humility; by that exceeding charity which moved thee to visit thy holy cousin, St. Elizabeth, obtain for us, through thine intercession, that our hearts being visited by thy divine Son, and freed from all sin, we may praise and give thanks to him for ever. Amen.

III. The Birth of our Saviour Christ in Bethlehem.

Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery was come, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at midnight, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inns at Bethlehem.

Our Father, &c.


O most pure Mother of God; through thy virginal and most joyful delivery, whereby thou gavest to the world thy only Son, our Saviour, we beseech thee obtain for us, through thine intercession, the grace to lead such pure and holy lives in this world, that we may become worthy to sing, without ceasing, the mercies of thy Son, and his benefits to us by thee. Amen.

IV. The Presentation of our Blessed Lord in the Temple.

Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the Temple, where holy Simeon,

giving thanks to God, with great devotion received him into his arms.

Our Father, &c.


O holy Virgin, most admirable mistress and pattern of obedience, who didst present the Lord of the Temple in the Temple of God; obtain for us, of thy blessed Son, that, with holy Simeon and devout Anna, we may praise and glorify him for ever. Amen.

V. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Let us contemplate, in this mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, after having lost (through no fault of hers) her beloved Son in Jerusalem, sought him for the space of three days; and at length found him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions, being of the age of twelve years. Our Father, &c.


O most Blessed Virgin, more than martyr in thy sufferings, and yet the comfort of such as are afflicted; by that unspeakable joy wherewith thy soul was filled, when at length thou didst find thy well-beloved Son in the Temple, teaching in the midst of the doctors; obtain of him that we may so seek him and find him in his holy Catholic Church, as never more to be separated from him. Amen.

Salve Regina, as at p. 16, with ỹ. and R.; and the following prayers:

Hear, O merciful God, the prayer of thy servants; that we who meet together in the society of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, may, through her intercession, be delivered by thee from the dangers that continually hang over us; through the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, hath laid open to us the rewards of everlasting life; grant, we beseech thee, that, pondering in our hearts these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we

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