Feria sexta ad Completórium

Ante quam inchoetur Officium, laudabiliter dicitur, sub singulari semper numero, sequens Oratio; pro qua Summus Pontifex Pius Pp. XI sub die 17 Novembris 1933 Indulgentiam trium annorum concessit.

Oratio

APERI, Dómine, os meum ad benedicéndum nomen sanctum tuum: munda quoque cor meum ab ómnibus vanis, pervérsis et aliénis cogitatiónibus; intelléctum illúmina, afféctum inflámma, ut digne, atténte ac devóte hoc Offícium recitáre váleam, et exaudíri mérear ante conspéctum divínæ Majestátis tuæ. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. R. Amen.

Dómine, in unióne illíus divínæ intentiónis, qua ipse in terris laudes Deo persolvísti, hanc tibi Horam persólvo.

V. Jube, Dómine, benedícere.

Benedictio: Noctem quiétam, et finem perféctum concédat nobis Dóminus omnípotens. R. Amen.

Lectio brevis, 1 Petri 5, 8-9

FRATRES: Sóbrii estóte, et vigiláte: quia adversárius vester diábolus tamquam leo rúgiens círcuit, quærens quem dévoret: cui resístite fortes in fide. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis. R. Deo grátias.

V. Adjutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini. R. Qui fecit cælum et terram.

Pater noster, quod dicitur totum secreto.

PATER noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum. Advéniat regnum tuum. Fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie. Et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.

CONFÍTEOR Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo, beáto Joánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo, et ómnibus Sanctis, quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo et ópere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum Joánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum, et omnes Sanctos, oráre pro me ad Dóminum, Deum nostrum.

Deinde dicitur:

MISEREÁTUR nostri omnípotens Deus, et, dimíssis peccátis nostris, perdúcat nos ad vitam ætérnam. Amen.

+ INDULGÉNTIAM, absolutiónem, et remissiónem peccatórum nostrórum tríbuat nobis omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. Amen.

Facta Absolutione, dicitur:

V. Convérte nos, Deus, salutáris noster. R. Et avérte iram tuam a nobis.

V. Deus, in adjutórium meum inténde. R. Dómine, ad adjuvándum me festína.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen. Allelúia.

Sic dicitur Allelúja ad omnes Horas, per totum annum, præterquam a Completorio Sabbati ante Septuagesimam usque ad Completorium Feriæ IV Majoris Hebdomadæ inclusive; tunc enim dicitur:

Laus tibi, Dómine, Rex ætérnæ glóriæ.

Ant. Voce mea. +

Psalmus 76, i

VOCE mea + ad Dóminum clamávi: voce mea ad Deum, et inténdit mihi.

In die tribulatiónis meæ Deum exquisívi, mánibus meis nocte contra eum: et non sum decéptus.

Rénuit consolári ánima mea, memor fui Dei, et delectátus sum, et exercitátus sum: et defécit spíritus meus.

Anticipavérunt vigílias óculi mei: turbátus sum, et non sum locútus.

Cogitávi dies antíquos: et annos ætérnos in mente hábui.

Et meditátus sum nocte cum corde meo, et exercitábar, et scopébam spíritum meum.

Numquid in ætérnum projíciet Deus: aut non appónet ut complacítior sit adhuc?

Aut in finem misericórdiam suam abscíndet, a generatióne in generatiónem?

Aut obliviscétur miseréri Deus? aut continébit in ira sua misericórdias suas?

Et dixi: Nunc cúpi: hæc mutátio déxteræ Excélsi.

Memor fui óperum Dómini: quia memor ero ab inítio mirabílium tuórum.

Et meditábor in ómnibus opéribus tuis: et in adinventiónibus tuis exercébor.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Psalmus 76, ii

DEUS, in sancto via tua: quis Deus magnus sicut Deus noster? tu es Deus qui facis mirabília.

Notam fecísti in pópulis virtútem tuam: redemísti in bráchio tuo pópulum tuum, fílios Jacob et Joseph.

Vidérunt te aquæ, Deus, vidérunt te aquæ: et timuérunt, et turbátæ sunt abýssi.

Multitúdo sónitus aquárum: vocem dedérunt nubes.

Etenim sagíttæ tuæ tránseunt: vox tonítrui tui in rota.

Illuxérunt coruscatiónes tuæ orbi terræ: commóta est, et contrémuit terra.

In mari via tua, et sémitæ tuæ in aquis multis: et vestígia tua non cognoscéntur.

Deduxísti sicut oves pópulum tuum, in manu Móysi et Aaron.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Psalmus 85

INCLÍNA, Dómine, aurem tuam, et exáudi me: quóniam inops, et pauper sum ego.

Custódi ánimam meam, quóniam sanctus sum: salvum fac servum tuum, Deus meus, sperántem in te.

Miserére mei, Dómine, quóniam ad te clamávi tota die: lætífica ánimam servi tui, quóniam ad te, Dómine, ánimam meam levávi.

Quóniam tu, Dómine, suávis, et mitis: et multæ misericórdiæ ómnibus invocántibus te.

Auribus pércipe, Dómine, oratiónem meam: et inténde voci deprecatiónis meæ.

In die tribulatiónis meæ clamávi ad te: quia exaudísti me.

Non est símilis tui in diis, Dómine: et non est secúndum ópera tua.

Omnes gentes quascúmque fecísti, vénient, et adorábunt coram te, Dómine: et glorificábunt nomen tuum.

Quóniam magnus es tu, et fáciens mirabília: tu es Deus solus.

Deduc me, Dómine, in via tua, et ingrédiar in veritáte tua: lætétur cor meum ut tímeat nomen tuum.

Confitébor tibi, Dómine, Deus meus, in toto corde meo, et glorificábo nomen tuum in ætérnum:

Quia misericórdia tua magna est super me: et eruísti ánimam meam ex inférno inferióri.

Deus, iníqui insurrexérunt super me, et synagóga poténtium quæsiérunt ánimam meam: et non proposuérunt te in conspéctu suo.

Et tu, Dómine, Deus miserátor et miséricors, pátiens, et multæ misericórdiæ, et verax,

Réspice in me, et miserére mei, da impérium tuum púero tuo: et salvum fac fílium ancíllæ tuæ.

Fac mecum signum in bonum, ut vídeant qui odérunt me, et confundántur: quóniam tu, Dómine, adjuvísti me, et consolátus es me.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Voce mea ad Dóminum clamávi: neque obliviscétur miseréri Deus.

Hymnus

TE lucis ante términum,

Rerum Creátor, póscimus,

Ut pro tua cleméntia

Sis præsul et custódia.

Procul recédant sómnia,

Et nóctium phantásmata;

Hostémque nostrum cómprime,

Ne polluántur córpora.

Præsta, Pater piíssime,

Patríque compar Unice,

Cum Spíritu Paráclito

Regnans per omne sæculum.

Amen.

Capitulum, Jer. 14, 9

TU autem in nobis es, Dómine, et nomen sanctum tuum invocátum est super nos: ne derelínquas nos, Dómine, Deus noster. R. Deo grátias.

Responsorium breve: In manus tuas, Dómine, comméndo spíritum meum. In manus tuas, Dómine, comméndo spíritum meum. R. Redemísti nos, Dómine, Deus veritátis. Comméndo spíritum meum. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. In manus tuas, Dómine, comméndo spíritum meum.

V. Custódi nos, Dómine, ut pupíllam óculi.

R. Sub umbra alárum tuárum prótege nos.

Ant. Salva nos.

Canticum Simeonis

Luc. 2, 29-32

+ NUNC dimíttis servum tuum, Dómine, secúndum verbum tuum in pace:

Quia vidérunt óculi mei salutáre tuum,

Quod parásti ante fáciem ómnium populórum,

Lumen ad revelatiónem géntium, et glóriam plebis tuæ Israel.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Ant. Salva nos, Dómine, vigilántes, custódi nos dormiéntes; ut vigilémus cum Christo, et requiescámus in pace.

Preces

(quando dicendæ sunt)

KÝRIE, eléison. Christe, eléison. Kýrie, eléison.

PATER noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum. Advéniat regnum tuum. Fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie. Et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris.

V. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem.

R. Sed líbera nos a malo.

CREDO in Deum, Patrem onnipoténtem Creatórem cæli et terræ. Et in Jesum Christum, Fílium ejus únicum, Dóminum nostrum: qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex María Vírgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifíxus, mórtuus, et sepúltus: descéndit ad ínferos; tértia die resurréxit a mórtuis; ascéndit ad cælos; sedet ad déxteram Dei Patris omnipoténtis: inde ventúrus est judicáre vivos et mórtuos. Credo in Spíritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclésiam cathólicam, Sanctórum communiónem, remissiónem peccatórum.

V. Carnis resurrectiónem.

R. Vitam ætérnam. Amen.

V. Benedíctus es, Dómine, Deus patrum nostrórum. R. Et laudábilis et gloriósus in sæcula.

V. Benedicámus Patrem et Fílium cum Sancto Spíritu. R. Laudémus, et superexaltémus eum in sæcula.

V. Benedíctus es, Dómine, in firmaménto cæli. R. Et laudábilis, et gloriósus, et superexaltátus in sæcula.

V. Benedícat et custódiat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus. R. Amen.

V. Dignáre, Dómine, nocte ista. R. Sine peccáto nos custodíre.

V. Miserére nostri, Dómine. R. Miserére nostri.

V. Fiat misericórdia tua, Dómine, super nos. R. Quemádmodum sperávimus in te.

V. Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam. R. Et clamor meus ad te véniat.

V. Dóminus vobíscum. R. Et cum spíritu tuo. Orémus.

Oratio

VÍSITA, quæsumus, Dómine, habitatiónem istam, et omnes insídias inimíci ab ea longe repélle: Angeli tui sancti hábitent in ea, qui nos in pace custódiant; et benedíctio tua sit super nos semper. Per Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sæcula sæculórum. R. Amen.

V. Dóminus vobíscum. R. Et cum spíritu tuo.

V. Benedicámus Dómino. R. Deo grátias.

Benedictio: Benedícat et custódiat nos omnípotens et miséricors Dóminus, Pater, et Fílius, et Spíritus Sanctus. R. Amen.

Antíphona finális beatæ Maríæ Vírginis

SALVE, Regína, mater misericórdiæ; vita, dulcédo et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamámus éxsules fílii Hevæ. Ad te suspirámus geméntes et flentes in hac lacrimárum valle. Eja ergo, advocáta nostra, illos tuos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte. Et Jesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsílium osténde. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo María.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Génitrix. R. Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Christi.

Orémus.

Oratio

OMNÍPOTENS sempitérne Deus, qui gloriósæ Vírginis Matris Maríæ corpus et ánimam, ut dignum Fílii tui habitáculum éffici mererétur, Spíritu Sancto cooperánte, præparásti: da, ut, cujus commemoratióne lætámur; ejus pia intercessióne, ab instántibus malis, et a morte perpétua liberémur. Per eúndem Christum, Dóminum nostrum.

R. Amen.

V. Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum. R. Amen.

Cum expletum fuerit Officium, laudabiliter dicitur sequens Oratio; pro qua Summus Pontifex Pius Papa XI sub die 1 Dec. 1933 Indulgentiam 3 annorum concessit. Præterea Clericis in sacris constitutis et Sacerdotibus eam devote post Officium recitantibus Summus Pontifex Leo X defectus et culpas in eo persolvendo ex humana fragilitate contractas, indulsit. Dicitur autem flexis semper genibus in privata etiam recitatione, præter quam ab iis, qui ob certam infirmitatem vel gravioris impedimenti causam nequeant genuflectere.

Post Divínum Offícium

SACROSÁNCTÆ et indivíduæ Trinitáti, crucifíxi Dómini nostri Jesu Christi humanitáti, beatíssimæ et gloriosíssimæ sempérque Vírginis Maríæ fúcúndæ integritáti, et ómnium Sanctórum universitáti sit sempitérna laus, honor, virtus et glória ab omni creatúra, nobísque remíssio ómnium peccatórum, per infiníta sæcula sæculórum. R. Amen.

V. Beáta víscera Maríæ Vírginis, quæ portavérunt ætérni Patris Fílium. R. Et beáta úbera, quæ lactavérunt Christum Dóminum.

Et dicitur secreto

PATER noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum. Advéniat regnum tuum. Fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidiánum da nobis hódie. Et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem: sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.

AVE, María, grátia plena; Dóminus tecum: benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.

 

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Friday Compline

Before the Office is begun, it is commendable to say the following Prayer, the singular number being used throughout; for which Pope Pius XI granted an indulgence of 3 years (S. Ap., November 17, 1933).

Prayer

OPEN my mouth, O Lord, to bless thy holy name: cleanse also my heart from all vain, evil and distracting thoughts; enlighten my understanding, inflame my will, that I may worthily recite this Office with attention and devotion, and deserve to be heard in the presence of thy divine Majesty. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

O Lord, in union with that divine intention with which thou didst praise God on earth, I offer to thee this Hour.

V. Pray, Lord, a blessing.

Blessing: May the Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. R. Amen.

Short Lesson, 1 Peter 5, 8-9

BRETHREN: Be sober, be watchful! For your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy on us. R. Thanks be to God.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who hath made heaven and earth.

Our Father, the whole of which is said silently.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.

I CONFESS to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed: through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, to pray to our Lord our God for me.

Then there is said:

MAY almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

MAY the almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, + absolution and remission of our sins. Amen.

Then there is said:

V. Convert us, O God our salvation. R. And turn away thy anger from us.

V. O God, come to my assistance. R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

∂ Alleluia is thus said at all the Hours, except from Compline of the Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday until Compline of Wednesday in Holy Week inclusive; for then there is said:

Praise be to Thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.

Ant. I cried to the Lord.

Psalm 76, i

The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind,

with confidence in his mercy and power.

I CRIED to the Lord with my voice; to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.

In the day of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived.

My soul refused to be comforted: I remembered God, and was delighted, and was exercised, and my spirit swooned away.

My eyes prevented the watches: I was troubled, and I spoke not.

I thought upon the days of old: and I had in my mind the eternal years.

And I meditated in the night with my own heart: and I was exercised and I swept my spirit.

Will God then cast off for ever? or will he never be more favourable again?

Or will he cut off his mercy for ever, from generation to generation?

Or will God forget to shew mercy? or will he in his anger shut up his mercies?

And I said, Now have I begun: this is the change of the right hand of the most High.

I remembered the works of the Lord: for I will be mindful of thy wonders from the beginning.

And I will meditate on all thy works: and will be employed in thy inventions.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 76, ii

The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind,

with confidence in his mercy and power.

THY way, O God, is in the holy place: who is the great God like our God? Thou art the God that dost wonders.

Thou hast made thy power known among the nations: with thy arm thou hast redeemed thy people the children of Jacob and of Joseph.

The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee: and they were afraid, and the depths were troubled.

Great was the noise of the waters: the clouds sent out a sound.

For thy arrows pass: the voice of thy thunder in a wheel.

Thy lightnings enlightened the world: the earth shook and trembled.

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy footsteps shall not be known.

Thou hast conducted thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 85

A prayer for Godís grace to assist us to the end.

INCLINE thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor.

Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day. Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul.

For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: and attend to the voice of my petition.

I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble: because thou hast heard me.

There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord: and there is none according to thy works.

All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord: and they shall glorify thy name.

For thou art great and dost wonderful things: thou art God alone.

Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name.

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever:

For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.

O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes.

And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true.

O look upon me, and have mercy on me: give thy command to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.

Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. I cried to the Lord with my voice: and God will not forget to show mercy.

Hymn: Te lucis

BEFORE the ending of the day,

Creator of the world, we pray

That, with thy wonted favor, thou

Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our eyes,

From nightly fears and fantasies;

Tread under foot our ghostly foe,

That no pollution we may know.

O Father, that we ask be done,

Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,

Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,

Doth live and reign eternally.

Amen.

Little Chapter, Jeremias 14, 9

BUT thou, O Lord, art among us, and thy name is called upon by us: forsake us not, O Lord our God.

R. Thanks be to God.

Short responsory: Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. V. For Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, God of truth. I commend my spirit. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of Thy eye.

R. Protect us under the shadow of Thy wings.

Ant. Save us.

Canticle of Simeon

Luke 2, 29-32

+ NOW Thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace;

Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:

A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Ant. Save us, O Lord, while we are awake, and guard us when we sleep: that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace.

Prayers

(if they are said)

LORD, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

V. And lead us not into temptation.

R. But deliver us from evil.

I BELIEVE in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in JESUS CHRIST, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried: he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty: from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins.

V. The resurrection of the body.

R. And life everlasting. Amen.

V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, God of our fathers, R. And to be praised and glorified above all forever.

V. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, with the Holy Ghost. R. Let us praise and exalt him above all forever. V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven. R. And to be praised and glorified, and exalted above all forever.

V. May the Lord, the almighty and merciful, bless and keep us. R. Amen.

V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night. R. To keep us without sin.

V. Have mercy on us, O Lord. R. Have mercy on us.

V. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. R. As we have hoped in thee.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto thee.

V. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. Let us pray.

Prayer

VISIT, we beseech thee, O Lord, this house, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy: let thy holy Angels dwell herein, who may keep us in peace; and let thy blessing be always upon us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.

V. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit.

V. Let us bless the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

Blessing: May the almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us. R. Amen.

Final Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary

HAIL, holy Queen, mother of mercy! Hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Prayer

ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, who, by the co-operation of the Holy Ghost, didst so make ready the body andsoul of the glorious Virgin Mother, Mary, that she deserved to become a meet dwelling for thy Son: grant that we, who rejoice in her memory, may by her loving intercession be delivered from the evils that hang over us, and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

V. May the divine assistance remain always with us. R. Amen.

To those who devoutly say, kneeling, the following prayer, Pope Leo X granted the remission of the defects and faults in its recital arising from human frailty. But it is always to be said kneeling, even at private recitation, except in the case of those who by reason of infirmity or of a definite physical impediment are unable to kneel.

Besides, there is granted an indulgence of three years (S. Pen. Ap., Dec. 1, 1933).

After the Divine Office

TO the most holy and undivided Trinity, to the manhood of our crucified Lord Jesus Christ, to the fruitful virginity of the most blessed and glorious Mary, ever virgin, to the entire assembly of the saints, be ascribed everlasting praise, honor, power, and glory, by every creature; and to us be granted the remission of all our sins, world without end. R. Amen.

V. Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

R. And blessed are the breasts which nourished Christ the Lord.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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