Mary's Little Office


V. O Lady, make speed to befriend me. 
R. From the hands of the enemy powerfully defend me. 
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.



Hail, Virginal Mother,
     Hail, purity's Cell,
Fair shrine where the Trinity
     Loveth to dwell. 

Hail, Garden of pleasure,
     Celestial balm,
Cedar of chastity.
     Martyrdom's palm.

Thou land set apart
     From uses profane,
And free from the curse
     Which in Adam began.

Thou city of God,
     Thou gate of the East;
In thee is all grace,
     O joy of the blest!

V. As the lily among the thorns.
R. So is my beloved among the daughters of Adam.
V. O Lady, recommend my prayer. 
R. And let my cry come unto thee. 

Let Us Pray. 

O Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despises no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that, as I now celebrate with devout affection Thy Holy and Immaculate Conceptionso hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him whom thou, in virginity, didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord; who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, in perfect unity, God, world without end.  Amen.  

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