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Exalt

Let us now give praise to Mary, so prudent in preparing for death; and whilst we exalt her glory, we will unite with the nine angel choirs who, on her Assumption into heaven, escorted her!

- Assumption novena prayer

Totus tuus

Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt. Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria.

A prayer of consecration to Mary from Saint Louis de Montfort’s ‘True Devotion to Mary’. In English it reads: I belong entirely to you, and all that I have is yours. I take you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.

Blessed company

Glorious Virgin, who for thy consolation didst merit to die in the blessed company of apostles and of saints; obtain for us, that when we breathe forth our souls we may feel thy presence, and that of our holy patrons, assisting us.

- Assumption novena prayer

Noblest

O Mary, of all creatures thou art the noblest, the purest, the holiest, the most sublime, the most beautiful. O, that all knew you, my Lady, and loved thee as thou deserveth!

- St Alphonsus Liguori

Guardian

Saint Anne, guardian of the infancy and childhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us!

May your compassion, O Mary, help these poor souls, which sigh in purgatory and are being purified there by the terrible pains of the fire.
- St Anselm

May your compassion, O Mary, help these poor souls, which sigh in purgatory and are being purified there by the terrible pains of the fire.

- St Anselm

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I beseech you

Night and day I beseech you, my Lady Mary - and reverence you on bended knee.

Now, O Virgin, speak to your Son and say: “Hear the prayer of your mother, my Son, and be mindful of your mercy and kindness. And do not enter into judgment with your servant. For the sake of your name do not call to mind the sins of this sinner.”

- From the Ethiopian hymn Harp of Glory

Burning love

Hail Mary, may the burning love of your heart inflame the coldness of mine.

- St Louis de Montfort

Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me. My protector, Saint Alphonsus, make it so that in all my needs I have recourse to Mary.

A short prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St Alphonsus Liguori. I was baptised, confirmed and received my first Holy Communion in a Redemptorist church, so this is close to my heart!

Praise

Praise Mary all together, ye morning stars, the seas and the rivers and the foundations of the world.

- Psalm 57, Psalter of Mary

Excelling

Virgin all excelling,
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.

- Ave Maris Stella

Blessed Mother of God

Our Lady, Blessed Mother of God, preserve me from every evil and cover me with your honourable protecting veil.

- St Seraphim of Sarov

Shelter us

O Lady, cease not to receive and shelter us under the mantle of thy protection since, after God, we have no hope but thee.

- St Bernard of Clairvaux

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!
The short invocation prayer Sweet Heart of Mary is meant to be recited frequently throughout the day.

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!

The short invocation prayer Sweet Heart of Mary is meant to be recited frequently throughout the day.

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