Pope St. Pius X’s Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, 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. (Pope St. Pius X)
The Rosary Crusade begins tomorrow, on the Feast of the Assumption – Please consider taking up this crusade, it’s our final opportunity to obey heaven’s call before the fateful century draws to its calamitous close. A last ditch effort, really.
Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater. Our Lady of Fatima has given us this last remedy of the Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart. Many will say that they reject Bishop Fellay, reject the Society of St. Pius X, but that is to miss the point. We must do this, regardless of our affiliation and I hope you will read the following prayerfully and see if Our Lady isn’t calling you to obedience in this great effort.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
The Rosary Crusade will begin tomorrow, August 15, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue through the year, concluding in 2017, on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced this new Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May to October 1917).
This crusade will be held from August 15, 2016 to August 22, 2017.
It follows the intentions indicated by the Blessed Virgin herself:
(I) Jesus wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In order to do so, all the faithful are invited:
- to recite the rosary daily, alone or as a family;
- to accomplish the devotion of the reparatory communion on five first Saturdays, and to multiply their daily sacrifices in a spirit of reparation for the outrages against Mary;
- to wear the miraculous medal themselves and to diffuse it around them;
- to consecrate their homes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. [Family Consecration Prayer is in sidebar to the right.]
Besides the propagation of this devotion, we will also pray
(II) for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and
(III) for the pope and all the bishops of the Catholic world to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
And as a special intention we will add
(IV) the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Society of St. Pius X and all its members in addtition to all the religious communities of Tradition.
The goal set by Bishop Bernard Fellay is a bouquet of 12 million rosaries and 50 million sacrifices for Our Lady of Fatima.
Rosary Crusade Tally Sheet in PDF format here.
You may also find useful our post: “2016: Reparation is the key“.
NOTE: Although I cannot cite the source just now, Sister Lucia did assure us that we will not be saved alone, that is to say, we must sacrifice and pray to save others. We may feel as though that in this chaos, we must focus on saving our own souls, but we will be held accountable for all our missed opportunities to work for the salvation of others. As I write this, it is about an hour before dawn, after a very long night. Our Sorrowful Mother has waited so long, and most Catholics really could not possibly care less. And God’s justice awaits. Please pray the Rosary and work to spread this Rosary Crusade..
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore, that I may ever love Thee, more and more!
St. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, protect our families!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!