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who wast foreshown in type and figure, and seen in their vision of desire by all the patriarchs of old; pray for us.
Regina Prophetarum. Queen of Prophets, and thy. self a mighty prophetess,* thou didst bring to its fulfilment that which they foretold; pray for us.
Regina Apostolorum. Queen of Apostles, and thyself the first apostle of the grace of Christ, when thou didst bring our Lord to visit St. Elisabeth; pray for us.
Regina Martyrum. Queen of Martyrs, thou whose existence upon earth was a life-long martyrdom, through whose soul the sword of sorrow pierced; pray for us.
Regina Confessorum. Queen of Confessors, in whose breast, when all forsook and fled, the Church's faith stood firm; thou to whom all who confess the name of Jesus look for aid, and take thy life as a model for their own; pray for us.
Regina Virginum. Queen of Virgins, lily of holy purity, first example and great encouragement to virginity professed for Christ's own love; pray for us.
Regina Sanctorum omnium. Queen of all Saints, for all the Saints in heaven, burning with the eternal love of Jesus, have ever found in thee a guide, a loving advocate, and a most tender mother; pray for us.
Regina sine labe originali concepta. Queen conceived without sin, singular glory of thy Son, not only redeemed by him from sin, but by his special grace exempted and preserved from ever having contracted the least stain,
-thy last title, yet most glorious of all. By thy immaculate heart, fit temple for God's Holy Dove, sweet Mary, pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, parce nobis, Do. mine. O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, exaudi nos, Do. miné. O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
* The Magnificat, a propheey of the Church's progress, and of Christ's kingdom upon earth.
A SCRIPTURAL LITANY.
Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy. God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, God the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, one God, God, of whom, by whom, and in whom are all things,
Rom. xi. 36. God, in whom we live, and move, and are, Acts xyii. 28. Who alone hast immortality, and dwellest in light inaccessible,
1 Tim, vị. 16. Whose majesty filleth the whole earth,
Ps. lxxi. 19. Whon heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain,
2 Kin, viii. 27. Who hast made all things for thyself,
Prov. xvi. 4. Who workest all things according to the counsel of thy will,
Eph. 1. 11, In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh,
Job xii, 10. Who openest thine hand, and fillest with blessing every living creature,
Ps. cxliv. 16. Who hast power to cast body and soul into heti, Matt. X. 28. Who dost great things and unsearchable, and wonderful things without number,
Job v. 9. Whose eyes are brighter than the sun, behold.
ន ing all the ways of men,
Eccl. xxiii. 28. Who catchest the wise in their crastiness, and
disappointest the counsel of the wicked, Job v. 13. Who searchest the heart, and triest the reins, Jer. xvii. 10. Whose judgments are incomprehensible, and whose ways are unsearchable,
Rom. xi. 33. Who art the Father of orphans, and the Judge of widows,
Ps. Ixvii. 6. Merciful and patient, of much compassion, and true,
Ps. lxxxv. 15. Our protector, and our reward exceedingly great,
Gen. xv. 1. King of kings, and Lord of lords,
1 Tim, vi. 13. King of ages, immortal and invisible,
1 Tim. i. 17. Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord. Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Lord. From all sin, From pride and vainglory, From avarice and worldly solicitude, From anger, resentment, and envy, From calumny, detraction, and rash judgment,
O Lord, deliver us.
From gluttony, drunkenness, and impurity,
begotten Son, We sinners, Beseech thee, hear us. That we may love thee, the Lord our God, with all our heart,
with all our soul, and with all our mind, That we may adore thee alone, and serve thee in holiness and
righteousness all the days of our lives, That we may never take thy holy name in vain, That we may sanctify the feasts and holy days of the Church, That we may give due honour and obedience to our parents
and lawful superiors, That we may not injure our neighbour in body, soul, or peace
of mind, That we may crucify the flesh, with its vices and concupis
cences, and be ever clean of heart, That we may not do to others what we would not have others
do to us, That we may not covet our neighbour's goods, That thou wouldst make all grace abound in us, That we may present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and
acceptable to thee, That thou wouldst bring us to the kingdom which thou hast
prepared for us from the foundation of the world,
O adorable Lord, in Three distinct and equal Persons One God, who requirest the homage of our reason by the belief of mysteries above our understanding, and that of our will by the observance of precepts mortifying to our natural inclinations; give us grace to perform this twofold duty, and grant that we may never oppose our uncertain reasoning to thy infallible truth, nor deliberately transgress thy most high
and holy commands. Thus continuing until death in entire subjection to thee, may we come at last to the clear and perfect enjoyment of thee; who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
We beseech thee, hear us.
Lilany of Interression for England.'
Have mercy on us.
Remember not, O Lord, our celebrate with joy the conoffences, nor those of our pa- version of sinners, rents : neither take thou ven- St. John Baptist,* precursor geance of our sins.
of the Messias, and great Lord have mercy.
example of penance, Lord hare mercy.
All ye holy Patriarchs and Christ have mercy.
Prophets, * friends of God, Christ have mercy.
and advancers of his truth, Lord have mercy.
St. Peter, prince of the Lord have mercy.
Apostles, * and supreme Jesus, receive our prayers.
pastor of Christ's sheep, Lord Jesus, receive our peli. St. Paul, doctor of the Gentions.
tiles, * who, of a persecutor, God the Father, Creator of becamest a preacher, the world,
St. Andrew, first disciple o? God the Son, Redeemer of Christ,* and constant lover mankind,
of the cross, God the Holy Ghost, Per- All ye holy Apostles and fecter of the elect,
Evangelists,* chief planSacred Trinity, three Persons , ters of the Christian faith, and one God,
and zealous maintainers of Holy Mary, Mother of God, Catholic unity, Pray for England.
St. George, our principal paHoly Mary, Queen of Angels, tron,
who alone destroyest all St. Alban, our first martyr, heresies,
St. Thomas of Canterbury, Holy Mary, Virgin of vir- who, as a faithful sher
gins,* whose eminent sanc- herd, laidst down thy life tity our Lord hath honoured in defence of the Church,
with so many miracles, All ye holy Martyrs of this St. Michael,* prince of the nation,* who voluntarily Church,
lost your lives here to find St. Gabriel,* glorious mes- them in a joyful eternity, senger of our Saviour's In
St. Gregory, most vigilant carnation,
Bishop of the Universal St. Raphael,* faithful guide Church,* whose pious zeal
of those who have lost their sent missioners from Rome way,
for the conversion of our Holy Angel, to whose pious ancestors,
custody this province is St. Augustin, Apostle of this committed,
nation,* by whom our foreAll ye holy Angels and blessed fathers were reclaimed from
Spirits of heaven, who paganism and infidelity, : This Litany may be abridged by terminating each invocation at the
St. Bede, most venerable Con- From schism, heresy, and all
fessor,* by whose religious blindness of heart,
fessors, by whose wisdom That it may please thee to
this our miserable country, of religion,
and reunite it to the anSt. Helen, most holy queen,* cient faith and communion
and mother of the first of thy Church, Christian emperor,
That it may please thee parSt. Ursula, most blessed mar- ticularly to have mercy on
tyr,* who diedst in the our relations, friends, and glorious defence of faith benefactors, and open their and chastity,
eyes to see the beauty of St. Winefride, most admir- thy truth, and embrace it,
able virgin, * even in this That it may please thee to unbelieving generation still comfort and strengthen thy miraculous,
servants, who suffer for the All ye holy Saints of this
Catholic faith, nation,* who, amidst the That it may please thee net innumerable joys of hea- to permit the weakest of ven, still retain a particular us, by any temptation charity for the salvation of whatsoever, to fall away your country,
from thee and thy truth, All ye holy Saints of all That it may please thee to
places, * who, though di- assist with thy special grace vided here in several re- those good pas who vengions, were united in the ture their lives for their same faith, and now enjoy flock,
one common felicity, . That it may please thee daily Be merciful,
to augment in them the Spare us, O Lord.
fire of thy love and the Be merciful,
zeal of gaining souls, Graciously hear us, O Lord, That it may please thee to From the dangers most justly preserve the Catholics of threatening our sins,
this land from all sin and From the spirit of pride, re- scandal, bellion, and apostacy,
That it may please thee so to From the spirit of hypocri- adorn their lives with solid
sy, profanenoss, and sacri- piety, that others, seeing lege,
their good works, may gloFrom the presumption of pri. rify thee our heavenly
vate opinion, and contempt Father,
enlighten the hearts of all