To the Immaculata

Between now and the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, please pray the following for the priests and consecrated religious of the Society of St. Pius X. May Our Lady keep you close to her Immaculate Heart now and always!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for our priests!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for our priests!

 

St. Pius X’s Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary

O most holy Virgin who didst find favor in God’s sight and hast become His Mother; O Virgin, immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy powerful protection.

The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Blessed Mother, our Queen and our Advocate, thou who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God.

May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbor of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen.

St. Pius X, pray for us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, restore the Church!

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!

 

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!