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was, to the great jubilee and exultation of the whole court of heaven, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how all the saints rejoice with her in bliss.

Our Father, &c., once. Hail Mary, &c., ten times. Glory be to the Father, &c., once.

Let us pray.

GLORIOUS Queen of all the heavenly citizens, we beseech thee, accept this Rosary, which as a crown of roses we offer at thy feet; and grant, most gracious Lady, that, by thine intercession, our souls may be inflamed with so ardent a desire of seeing thee so gloriously crowned, that it may never die in us, until it shall be changed into the happy fruition of thy blessed sight. Amen.

THE SALVE REGINA.

HAIL, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

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O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

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Son, His life, death, and resurrection, hath purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries, in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph,

SPOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AND PATRON OF THE CHURCH.*

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GLORIOUS St. Joseph, elected by God to be the reputed father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever a Virgin, and head of the

The Holy Father, Leo XIII., in an audience given to the secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences, 18th July 1885, granted an Indulgence of 300 days, to be gained once a day, and applicable to the souls in purgatory, to all the faithful of both sexes who shall devoutly recite the above prayer with a contrite heart.

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Holy Family,-and hence chosen by the Vicar of Christ to be the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Jesus Christ,-with the greatest confidence I now implore thy powerful assistance for the whole Church militant. Protect in a special manner, with thy truly paternal love, the Sovereign Pontiff, and all the bishops and priests who are in union with the See of Peter. Be the defender of all who are labouring for souls amid the troubles and tribulations of this life, and make all the peoples of the earth docile and submissive to the Church, which is the necessary means of salvation for all.

Deign also, O dearest St. Joseph, to accept the consecration which I make of myself to thee. I consecrate myself entirely to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example may I do all mine actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus, with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and with thee. And finally do thou pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death. Amen.

LITANY OF

Intercession for England.

Anthem.

REMEMBER not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents; and take not revenge of our sins.

ORD, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, receive our prayers.

Lord Jesus, receive onr petitions.

O God, the Father, Creator of the world, Have mercy on England.

O God the Son, Redeemer of mankind, Have mercy on England.

O God the Holy Ghost, Perfecter of the elect, Have mercy on England.

O Sacred Trinity, three Persons and one God, Have mercy on England.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, whose powerful intercession destroyeth all heresies,

Holy Mary, Virgin of virgins, whose eminent sanctity our Lord hath honoured with so many miracles,

St. Michael, prince of the Church,

St. Gabriel, glorious messenger of our
Saviour's incarnation,

Pray for England.

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Pray for England.

St. Raphael, faithful guide of those who have lost their way,

Holy angel, to whose pious custody this province is committed,

All ye holy angels and blessed spirits of heaven, who celebrate with joy the conversion of sinners,

St. John Baptist, precursor of the Messias, and great example of penance,

All ye holy patriarchs and prophets, friends of God, and advancers of his truth,

St. Peter, prince of the apostles, and supreme pastor of Christ's sheep,

St. Paul, doctor of the Gentiles, who from a persecutor became a preacher.

St. Andrew, first disciple of Christ, and constant lover of the cross.

All ye holy apostles and evangenists. chief planters of the Christian faith, and zealous maintainers of Catholic union,

St. George, our principal patron,

St. Alban, our first martyr,

St. Thomas of Canterbury, who, as a faithful shepherd, laidst down thy life in defence of the Church,

All ye holy martyrs of this nation, who voluntarily lost your lives here to find them in a joyful eternity,

St. Gregory, most vigilant bishop of the universal Church, whose pious zeal sent missioners from Rome for the conversion of our ancestors,

St. Augustine, apostle of this nation, by whom our forefathers were reclaimed from paganism and infidelity,

St. Bede, most venerable confessor, by whose religious life and learned writings the Catholic faith was eminently propagated amongst us,

All ye holy bishops and confessors, by whose wisdom and sanctity this island was once a flourishing seminary of religion,

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