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What is the Marian Psalter?

What is the Marian Psalter?


Prayers. The Angelus is a traditional prayer used to commemorate the Annunciation of the angel Gabriel to Mary.

 The Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary is essentially a contemplative prayer. The Litany of Loreto is the most well-known Marian litany.

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 


PSALM 1

Blessed is the man, O Virgin Mary, who loves thy name; thy grace will 
comfort his soul.

He will be refreshed as by fountains of water; thou wilt produce in him the 
fruit of justice.

Blessed art thou among women; by the faith of thy holy heart.

By the beauty of thy body thou surpassest all women; by the excellence of 
thy sanctity thou surpassest all angels and archangels

Thy mercy and thy grace are preached everywhere; God has blessed the works 
of thy hands.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 2

Why have our enemies raged and our adversaries devised vain things?

May thy right hand protect us, O Mother of God: as a line of battle 
terrible in aspect, confounding and destroying them.

Come ye to her, all who labor and are in trouble: and she will give 
refreshment to your souls.

Draw nigh to her in your temptations: and the serenity of her countenance 
will bring you peace and confidence.

Bless her with your whole heart: for the earth is full of her mercy.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 3

O Lady, why are they multiplied who afflict me? By thy might thou shalt 
follow them and scatter them.

Loose the bands of our impiety: take away the burden of our sins. Have 
mercy on me, O Lady, and heal my sickness: take away the grief and anguish 
of my heart.

Deliver me not into the hands of my enemies: and in the day of my death 
strengthen thou my soul.

Lead me into the harbor of salvation: and give up for me my spirit to my 
Maker and Creator.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 4

When I called upon thee, thou didst hear me, O Lady: and from thy throne on 
high thou hast deigned to be mindful of me.

From the roaring of the wild beasts prepared to devour me: and from the 
hands of them that sought me, thy grace will deliver me.

For thy mercy is kind and thy heart loving: towards all who invoke thy holy 
name.

Blessed art thou, O Lady, forever: and thy majesty for evermore.

Glorify her, all ye nations in your strength: and all ye peoples of the 
earth, extol her magnificence.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 5

Incline thine ear, O Lady, to hear my prayers: and turn not away from me 
the beauty of thy face.

Turn our mourning into rejoicing: and our tribulation into joy. May our 
enemies fall down at our feet: by thy power may their heads be crushed.

Let every tongue praise thee: and let all flesh bless thy holy name.

For thy spirit is sweet above honey: and thy inheritance above the honey 
and the honeycomb.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 6

Lady, let me not be corrected in the wrath of God: nor be judged by Him in 
His anger.

For the honor of thy name, O Lady: may the Fruit of thy glorious womb be 
propitious to us.

From the gate of hell and from the depths of the abyss: by thy holy prayers 
deliver us.

May the eternal gates be opened unto us: that we may declare forever thy 
wondrous works.

For it is not the dead, nor those in hell, who will praise thee, O Lady: 
but those who by thy grace will obtain eternal life.

Glory be to the Father etc.


PSALM 7

O my Lady, in thee have I hoped: from my enemies deliver me.

Shut thou the mouth of the lion and his teeth: restrain the lips of those 
that persecute me.

For thy name's sake delay not to accomplish thy mercy in us.

May the brightness of thy countenance shine upon us: that the Most High may 
keep remembrance of us.

If the enemy should persecute my soul, O Lady, may I be strengthened by thy 
help: lest his sword should strike me.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 8

O Lady, Our Lord has become our brother and our Savior.

Like the flame in the burning bush, and the dew in the fleece: the Word of 
God descends into thee forever.

The Holy Spirit hath made thee fruitful: the power of the Most High hath 
overshadowed thee.

Blessed be thy most pure conception: blessed be thy virginal bringing 
forth.

Blessed be the purity of thy body: blessed be the sweetness of the mercy of 
thy heart.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 9

I will praise thee, O Lady, with my whole heart: and I will declare among 
the nations thy praise and glory.

For to thee is due glory, and thanksgiving, and the voice of praise.

May sinners find grace with God by thee, the finder of grace and salvation.

May the humble penitents hope for pardon: heal thou the bruises of their 
hearts.

In the beauty of peace and wealth rest: thou shalt feed us after the toil 
of our pilgrimage.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 10

I trust in our Lady; because of the sweetness of the mercy of her name.

Her eyes look upon the poor: and her hands are stretched out to the orphan 
and the widow.

Seek after her from your youth: she will glorify you before the face of the 
peoples.

Her mercy will deliver us from the multitude of our sins: and will bestow 
on us fruitfulness of merits.

Stretch out to us thy arm, O glorious Virgin: and do not turn away from us 
thy glorious face.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 11

Save me, O Mother of fair love: fount of clemency and sweetness of piety.

Thou alone makest the circuit of the earth: that thou mayst help those that 
call upon thee.

Beautiful are thy ways: and thy paths are peaceful.

In thee shine forth the beauty of chastity, the light of justice, and the 
splendor of truth.

Thou art clothed with the sunrays as with a vesture: resplendent with a 
shining twelve-starred crown.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

PSALM 12

How long, O Lady, wilt thou forget me and not deliver me in the day of 
tribulation ?

How long will my enemy be exalted above me? By the might of thy strength do 
thou crush him.

Open the eyes of thy mercy: lest our enemy prevail against us.

We magnify thee, the finder of grace, by whom the ages of the world are 
restored.

Thou art exalted above the choirs of angels: pray for us before the throne 
of God.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 13

Our foolish enemy hath said in his heart: I will follow after and take him, 
and my hand shall slay him.

Arise, O Lady, and prevent him, and supplant him: destroy all his 
machinations.

Thy beauty astonishes the sun and the moon; the angelic powers serve and 
obey thee.

By thy gentle touch the sick are healed: by thy rose-sweet fragrance the 
dead revive.

Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain was enclosed 
within thee, being made Man.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 14

O Lady, who shall dwell in the tabernacle of God ? or who shall rest with 
the leaders of the people?

The poor in spirit, and the pure of heart, the meek, the peaceful, and the 
mourners.

Be mindful, O Lady, that thou speak for us good things: and that thou 
mayest turn away the indignation of thy Son from us.

O sinners, let us embrace the footprints of Mary, and cast ourselves at her 
blessed feet.

Let us hold her fast, nor let her go: until we deserve to be blessed by 
her.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 15

Preserve me, O Lady, for I have hoped in thee: do thou bestow on me the dew 
of thy grace.

Thy virginal womb has begotten the Son of the Most High.

Blessed be thy breasts, by which thou hast nourished the Savior with deific 
milk.

Let us give praise to the glorious Virgin: whosoever ye be that have found 
grace and mercy through her.

Give glory to her name: and praise forever her conception and her birth.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 16

Hear, O Lady, my justice and my love: remove from me my tribulations.

I will give praise to thee in the voice of rejoicing: when thou shalt 
magnify thy mercy in me.

Imitate her, ye holy virgins of God: as Agnes, Barbara, Dorothy, and 
Catherine have done.

Give honor to her by the voice of your lips: thus have Agatha, Lucy, 
Margaret, and Cecilia received her grace.

She will give you as your Spouse the Son of the Father: and a crown 
incomparably radiant with the lilies of Paradise.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 17

I will love thee, O Lady of heaven and earth: and I will call upon thy name 
in the nations.

Give praise to her, ye who are troubled in heart: and she will strengthen 
you against your enemies.

Give to us, O Lady, the grace of thy breasts: from the dropping milk of thy 
sweetness refresh the inmost souls of thy children.

Honor her, O all ye religious: for she is your helper and your special 
advocate.

Be thou our refreshment, glorious Mother of Christ: for thou art the 
admirable foundation of the religious life.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 18

The heavens declare thy glory: and the fragrance of thine unguents is 
spread abroad among the nations.

Sigh ye unto her, ye lost sinners: and she will lead you to the harbor of 
pardon.

In hymns and canticles knock at her heart: and she will rain down upon you 
the grace of her sweetness.

Glorify her, ye just, before the throne of God: for by the fruit of her 
womb you have worked justice.

Praise ye her, ye heaven of heavens: and the whole earth will glorify her 
name.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 19

Thou shalt hear us, O Lady, in the day of tribulation: and by our prayers 
turn to us thy merciful countenance.

Cast us not off in the time of our death: but help the soul, when it shall 
have left the body.

Send an angel to meet it: by whom it may be defended from the enemy.

Show unto it the most serene Judge of ages: who for thy grace will bestow 
pardon.

Let it feel thy refreshment in its torments: and grant to it a place among 
the elect of God.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 20

O Lady, in thy strength our heart shall rejoice: and in the sweetness of 
thy name our soul shall be consoled.

From thy throne send us wisdom: by which we shall be sweetly enlightened in 
all truth.

Give us grace to abstain from carnal desires: that the light of thy grace 
may arise in our hearts.

How sweet are thy words, O Lady, to them that love thee: how sweet is the 
shower of thy graces.

I will sing unto thy glory and honor: and in thy name I will glory forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 21

O God, my God: let Him look at thy merits in me, ever Virgin Mary.

O my Lady, I have cried to thee by day and by night: and thou hast done 
mercy with thy servant.

Because I have hoped in thy mercy: thou hast taken away from me everlasting 
reproach.

Mine enemies have mocked me on every side: but thou under the shadow of thy 
hand hast bestowed good refreshment on me.

Let all the families of the peoples adore thee: and let all the orders of 
the angels glorify thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 22

The Lord rules me, O Virgin Mother of God: because thou hast turned on me 
thy gracious countenance.

Blessed are thy most resplendent eyes: which thou deignest to turn on 
sinners.

Blessed is the light and the splendor of thy countenance: blessed is the 
grace of thy face.

Blessed be the mercy of thy hands: blessed be the stream of thy virginal 
milk.

Let the prophets and apostles of God bless thee: let martyrs, confessors, 
and virgins sing praise to thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 23

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof: but thou, O most holy 
Mother, reignest with Him forever.

Thou art clothed with glory and beauty: every precious stone is thy 
covering and thy clothing.

The brightness of the sun is upon thy head: the beauty of the moon is 
beneath thy feet.

Shining orbs adorn thy throne: the morning stars glorify thee forever.

Be mindful of us, O Lady, in thy good pleasure: and make us worthy to 
glorify thy name.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 24

To thee, O Lady, have I lifted up my soul: in the judgment of God, by the 
help of thy prayers, I shall not be ashamed.

Let not my adversaries make game of me: for those who trust in thee are 
strengthened.

Let not the snares of death prevail against me: and the camps of the 
malignant not hinder my steps.

Crush their violence in thy might: and with mildness meet my soul.

Be my guide unto my fatherland: and deign to join me to thy angelic hosts.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 25

Judge me, O Lady, for I have departed from my innocence: but because I have 
hoped in thee I shall not become weak.

Enkindle my heart with the fire of thy love: and with the girdle of 
chastity bind my reins.

For thy mercy and thy clemency are before my eyes: and I was delighted in 
the voice of thy praise.

O Lady, I have loved the beauty of thy face: and I have revered thy sacred 
majesty.

Praise ye her name, for she is holy: let her wonders be declared forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 26

O Lady, may thy light be the splendor of my countenance: and let the 
serenity of thy grace shine upon my mind.

Raise up my head: and I will sing a psalm to thy name.

Turn not away thy face from me: for from my youth up I have greatly desired 
thy beauty and thy grace.

I have loved thee and sought after thee, O Queen of Heaven: withdraw not 
thy mercy and thy grace from thy servant.

I will give praise to thee in the nations: and I will honor the throne of 
thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 27

To thee, O Lady, will I cry, and thou shalt hear me: in the voice of thy 
praise thou wilt make me glad.

Have mercy on me in the day of my trouble: and in the light of thy truth 
deliver me.

Blessed be thou, O Lady: to the uttermost ends of the earth.

The sanctuary which thy hands have established: is the holy temple of thy 
body.

Thy conscience is pure and undefiled: a place of propitiation and the holy 
dwelling of God.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 28

Bring to Our Lady, O ye sons of God: bring to Our Lady praise and 
reverence.

Give strength to thy saints, O holy Mother: and thy blessing to those who 
praise and glorify thee.

Hear the groans of those who sigh to thee: and despise not the prayers of 
those who invoke thy name.

Let thy hand be ready to help me: and thy ear inclined to my prayer.

Let the heavens and the earth bless thee: the sea and the world.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 29

I will exalt thee, O Lady, for thou hast taken me up: thou wilt deliver me 
from the wicked enemy.

Turn to me and quicken me, from the gates of death lead me back: and from 
the rivers of tribulation which have surrounded me.

For the sake of thy empire and the magnificence of thy right hand: break 
and scatter all my enemies.

And I will offer thee a sacrifice of praise: and I will most devoutly exalt 
thy glory.

Rejoice, ye Heavens, and be glad, O Earth: because Mary will console her 
servants and will have mercy on her poor.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALm 30

In thee, O Lady, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: receive me in 
thy grace.

Thou art my strength and my refuge: my consolation and my protection.

To thee, O Lady, have I cried, when my heart was in anguish: and thou hast 
heard me from the heights of the eternal hills.

Thou shalt draw me out of the snares which they hid for me: for thou art my 
helper.

Into thy hands, O Lady, I commend my spirit: my whole life and my last day.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 31

Blessed are they whose hearts love thee, O Virgin Mary: their sins will be 
mercifully washed away by thee.

Holy, chaste, and flowering are thy breasts: which blossomed into the 
flower of eternal greenness.

The beauty of thy grace will never see corruption: and the grace of thy 
countenance will never fade.

Blessed art thou, O sublime Rod of Jesse: for thou hast raised thyself unto 
Him who sits in the highest.

O Virgin Queen, thou thyself art the way by which salvation from on high 
hath visited us.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 32

Rejoice, ye just, in the Virgin Mary: and in uprightness of heart praise ye 
her together.

Draw near unto her with reverence and devotion: and let your heart be 
delighted in her salutation.

Give unto her the sacrifice of praise: and be ye inebriated from the 
breasts of her sweetness.

For she sheds upon you the rays of her loving kindness: and she will 
enlighten you with the splendors of her mercy.

Her fruit is most sweet: it grows ever sweeter in the mouth and the heart 
of the wise.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 33

I will bless Our Lady at all times: and her praise shall never fail in my 
mouth.

Magnify her with me: all ye who are nourished with the milk and honey of 
her refreshment.

In dangers and doubts invoke her: and in necessities you will find sweet 
help and refreshment.

Take example from her conversation: and be zealous to imitate her charity 
and humility.

Because thou wast most humble, O Lady: thou hast induced the Uncreated Word 
to take flesh from thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALM 34

Judge, O Lady, them that harm me: arise against them and avenge my cause.

My soul will rejoice in thee: and I will devoutly exult in thy benefits.

The heavens and the earth are full of thy grace and sweetness: from every 
side thy kindness surrounds us.

For wherever we may walk: the fruit of thy virginal womb meets us.

Let us run, therefore, dearly beloved, and salute the noble Virgin 
overflowing with sweetness: that we may rest in the bosom of her sweetness.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 35

The unjust man said that he would sin in secret: by thee let him depart 
from his impious purpose, O Mother of God.

Incline towards us the countenance of God: impel Him to have mercy.

O Lady, in heaven is thy mercy: and thy grace is spread abroad in the 
earth.

Power and strength are in thy arm: vigor and fortitude in thy right hand.

Blessed be thy empire over the heavens: blessed be thy magnificence upon 
the earth

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 36

Be not angry with the wicked, O Lady: sweeten their fury by thy grace.

O ye religious and cloistered souls, hope in her: confide in her, ye 
priests and seculars.

Take delight in her praises: and she will grant the petitions of your 
heart.

Better is a little with her grace: than treasures of silver and precious 
stones.

Glory be to thee forever, O Queen of Heaven: and never forget us at any 
time.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALM 37

O Lady, let not the Lord rebuke me in His anger: obtain for us pardon for 
our sins.

Let all our desire be in thy sight: our hope and our confidence.

My heart is troubled within me: light departs from my interior,

Enlighten with thy brightness my blindness: sweeten with thy sweetness my 
contrite heart.

Forsake us not, O Lady, Mother of God: let thy grace and thy power be at my 
right hand.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 38

I said: I will keep my ways, O Lady: when by thee the grace of Christ was 
given to me.

By thy sweetness my soul was melted: my bowels are inflamed by thy love.

Hear my prayer, O Lady, and my supplication: and let mine enemies pine 
away.

Have mercy on me from Heaven and from the height of thy throne: and permit 
me not to be troubled in the valley of misery.

Keep my foot, lest it should be injured: and may thy grace be with my end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALm 39

Expecting, I have expected thy grace: and thou hast done with me according 
to the multitude of the mercies of thy name.

Thou hast heard my prayers: and thou hast led me out of the den of misery, 
and from the pit of the enemy.

Manifold and wonderful are thy gifts, O Lady: incomparable are the gifts of 
thy graces.

Let all those exult and rejoice in thee who love thee: let them who have 
hated thy name, fall into hell.

Blessed be thou forever, O Lady: forever, world without end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 40

Blessed Mary understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: who remains 
faithful in her praises.

Lady of the angels, Queen of the world: purify my heart with the fire of 
love and of thy charity.

Thou art the mother of the illumination of my heart: thou art the nurse who 
refreshes my mind.

My mouth longs to praise thee: my mind devoutly aspires to venerate thee 
with ardent affection.

My soul longs to pray to thee: because the whole of my being commends 
itself to thy guidance and teaching.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 41

As the hart longs for the water-brooks, so doth my soul pine for thy love.

For thou art the mother of my life: and the sublime repairer of my flesh.

For thou art the feeder of the Savior of my soul: the beginning and the end 
of all my salvation.

Hear me, O Lady, let my stains be cleansed: enlighten me, O Lady, that my 
darkness may be illuminated.

Let my tepidity be enkindled by thy love: let my torpor be expelled by thy 
grace.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 42

Judge me, O Lady, and discern my cause from the perverse nation: from the 
malignant serpent and the pestiferous dragon deliver me.

Let thy holy fecundity scatter him: let thy blessed virginity bruise his 
head.

Let thy holy prayers strengthen us against him: let thy merits put to 
nought his strength.

Send the persecutor of my soul into the abyss: let the infernal pit swallow 
him alive.

But I and my soul will bless thy name in the land of my captivity: and I 
will glorify thee forever and ever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 43

O Lady, we have heard with our ears: and our fathers have told it unto us.

For thy merits are ineffable: and thy wonders exceedingly stupendous.

O Lady, innumerable are thy virtues: and inestimable are thy mercies.

Exult, O my soul, and rejoice in her: for many good things are prepared for 
those who praise her.

Blessed be thou, O Queen of the Heavens and the angels: and let those who 
praise thy magnificence be blessed by God.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 44

My heart hath uttered a good word, Lady: it is sweetened with honey-flowing 
dew.

By thy sanctity let my sins be purged: by thy integrity may incorruption be 
bestowed upon me.

By thy virginity may my soul be loved by Christ: and joined to him by the 
bond of love.

By thy fecundity I, a captive, am redeemed: by thy virginal bringing forth 
I am delivered from eternal death.

By thy most worthy Son I, a lost one, am restored: and from the exile of 
misery I am led back to the homeland of beatitude.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 45

O Lady, thou art our refuge in all our needs: and a most powerful force 
bruising and crushing our enemy.

The world is full of thy benefits: they surpass the heavens and penetrate 
the depths.

By the fullness of thy grace those who were in the abyss rejoice to find 
themselves liberated.

By the power of thy virginal fecundity, those who were above this world: 
rejoice to find themselves freed.

By the glorious Son of thy most holy virginity: men are made companions and 
fellow-citizens of the angels.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 46

All ye nations, clap your hands: sing in jubilee to the glorious Virgin.

For she is the gate of life, the door of salvation, and the way of our 
reconciliation.

The hope of the penitent: the comfort of those that weep: the blessed peace 
of hearts, and their salvation.

Have mercy on me, O Lady, have mercy on me: for thou art the light and the 
hope of all who trust in thee.

By thy salutary fecundity let it please thee: that pardon of my sins may be 
granted unto me.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 47

Great art thou, O Lady, and exceedingly to be praised: in the city of the 
God of Heaven: in the entire Church of His elect.

Thou hast ascended, hymned by the angelic choirs: buoyed by the archangels, 
crowned with lilies and roses.

Meet her, ye Powers and Principalities: go to welcome her, ye Virtues and 
Dominations.

Cherubim, and Thrones, and Seraphim, exalt her: and place her at the right 
hand of the Spouse, her most loving Son.

Oh, with how joyful a soul, with how serene an aspect hast thou received 
her, O God of angels and men: and given her the principality over every 
place of thy domination.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 48

Hear ye these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye who desire to enter 
the kingdom of God.

Honor the Virgin Mary: and ye will find life and perpetual salvation.

Keep thy poor servants, O Lady: join them with a happy union to Christ.

By the fruit of thy womb, refresh and sustain the hunger of thy little 
ones.

For after thy bringing forth thou hast remained incorrupt: and after thy 
Son, inviolate.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 49

The God of gods hath spoken to Mary: by Gabriel, his messenger, saying:

Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: by thee the salvation of the 
world is repaired.

The Son of the Most High hath greatly desired thy beauty and thy 
comeliness.

Adorn thy bridal chamber, O Daughter of Sion: prepare to meet thy God.

Thou shalt conceive by the Holy Ghost: who will make thy delivery virginal 
and joyful.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 50

Have mercy on me, O Lady: for thou art called the Mother of Mercy.

And according to thy mercy: cleanse me from all my iniquities.

Pour forth thy grace upon me: and withdraw not from me thine accustomed 
clemency.

For I will confess my sins to thee: and I will accuse myself of all my 
crimes before thee.

Reconcile me to the Fruit of thy womb: and make peace for me with Him who 
has created me.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 51

Why dost thou glory in malice: O malignant serpent and infernal dragon?

Submit thy head to the Woman: by whose power thou art plunged into hell.

Crush him, O Lady, with the foot of thy power: arise and scatter his 
malice.

Extinguish his might: and reduce his strength to ashes,

That living, we may exult in thy name: and with joyful soul we may give 
praise to thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 52

The foolish enemy hath said in his soul: I will cast men out from the 
tabernacle of the sons of God.

I will go forth, and I will be a Iying spirit in the mouth of the serpent: 
and by the woman I will cast out the man, her husband.

O wretched one, as the heavens are exalted above the earth: so are the 
thoughts of God above thy thoughts.

Be not lifted up because of the woman's fall: for it is a woman who shall 
crush thy head.

Thou hast prepared a pit for her: and in her snare thou shalt be caught.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALM 53

O Lady, save me in thy name: and deliver me from my injustices.

That the craft of the enemy may not hurt me: hide me under the shadow of 
thy wings.

O my Lady, help me ! bestow thy grace upon my soul !

Willingly I will offer thee a sacrifice of praise: and I will give praise 
to thy name, for it is good.

For thou shalt deliver me from all tribulation: and my eye shall despise 
mine enemies.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 54

Hear my prayer, O Lady: and do not despise my supplications.

I am become sad in my thoughts: because the judgments of God have terrified 
me.

The darkness of death has overtaken me: and the fear of hell has invaded 
me.

But in solitude I will expect thy consolation: and in my chamber I will 
wait for thy mercy.

Glorify thy arm and thy right hand: that our enemies may be prostrated by 
us.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


pSALm 55

Have mercy on me, O Lady, for my enemies have trodden upon me every day: 
all their thoughts are turned to evil against me.

Stir up fury, and be mindful of war: and pour out thy anger upon them.

Renew wonders and change marvelous things: let us feel the help of thine 
arm.

Glorify thy name upon us: that we may know that thy mercy is forever.

Distill upon us the drops of thy sweetness: for thou art the cupbearer of 
the sweetness of grace.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 56

Have mercy on me, O Lady, have mercy on me: for my heart is prepared to 
seek out thy will.

And I will rest in the shelter of thine arms: for sweet to me is thy 
refreshment.

Thy hands have distilled the first myrrh: and thy fingers the unguents of 
graces.

And a fragment of pomegranate is thy throat: and thy breath is sweet as an 
amalgam of choice smelling herbs.

For thou art the mother of fair love and the anchor of hope: the harbor of 
safety, indulgence or pardon, and the gate of salvation.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 57

If indeed you will truly speak justice: honor the Queen of justice and 
mercy.

For this belongs to the praise and the glory of the Savior: whatever of 
honor is bestowed upon the Mother.

The roses of martyrs surround thee, O Queen: and the lilies of virgins 
encompass thy throne.

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

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 58

Deliver me from mine enemies, O Lady of the world: arise to meet me, O 
Queen of piety.

The purest gold is thy ornament: the sardine stone and the topaz are thy 
diadem.

The jasper and the amethyst are in thy right hand: the beryl and the 
chrysolite in thy left.

The hyacinths are on thy breast: shining carbuncles are the jewels of thy 
bracelets.

Myrrh, frankincense, and balsam are on thy hands: the sapphire and the 
emerald on thy fingers.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


pSALm 59

O God, thou hast cast us off because of our sins: thou hast had mercy on us 
by the Virgin Mary.

Intercede for us, O saving Mother of God: who hast brought forth salvation 
for men and angels.

For thou infusest joy into the sad: and joy and sweetness into the 
mourners.

Rejoice us by the sweet sounds of thy speech: and pour thy balm of roses 
forth into our hearts.

Thunder, ye heavens, from above, and give praise to her: glorify her, ye 
earth, with all the dwellers therein.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 60

Hear my prayer, O Lady: upon a firm rock establish my mind.

Be thou to me a tower of strength: protect me from the face of the cruel 
destroyer.

Be thou to him terrible as an army in battle array: and may he fall living 
into the depths of hell.

For thou art shining and terrible: a cloud full of dew, and the rising 
dawn.

Thou art beautiful and bright as the full moon: thy sacred aspect is as 
when the sun shines in its strength.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 61

O Lady, shall not my soul be subject to thee: who hast brought forth the 
Savior of all ?

Be mindful of us, O savior of the lost: hear thou the weeping of our 
hearts.

Pour forth graces from thy treasury: and with thine unguents soothe our 
grief.

Give us joy and peace: that thou mayest confound the enemies of the good.

Wash away all our sins: heal all our infirmities.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 62

O God, my God: I will glorify thee by Thy Mother.

For she hath conceived thee in virginity: and without travail she hath 
brought Thee forth.

Blessed be thou, O Lady: stand for us before the throne of God.

Beauty and brightness are in thy sight.

Keep my soul, O Lady: that it may never fall into sin.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 63

Hear my prayer, O Lady, when I beseech thee: from the fear of the cruel one 
deliver my soul.

Obtain for us peace and salvation: in the last day.

Blessed be thou above all women: and blessed be the fruit of thy womb.

Enlighten, O Lady, mine eyes: and illumine my blindness.

Give me firm confidence in thee: in my life and in mine end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 64

A hymn becometh thee, O Lady, in Sion: praise and jubilation in Jerusalem.

The Lord hath given thee the blessing of all nations: praise and glory in 
the sight of all peoples.

The Lord hath blessed thee in His mercy: and hath set thy throne above all 
the orders of angels.

He hath placed grace and beauty in thy lips: and with a mantle of glory he 
hath clothed thy body.

He hath set a resplendent crown upon thy head: and hath adorned thee with 
the jewels of virtues.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


pSALM 65

Shout with joy to Our Lady, all the earth: sing ye a psalm to her name: 
give honor to her majesty.

Blessed be thy heart, O Lady: with which thou hast ardently and sincerely 
loved the Son of God.

Look upon my poverty, O glorious Virgin: delay not to remove my misery and 
my difficulties.

Take away my tribulations: sweeten my weariness.

Let all flesh bless thee: let every tongue glorify thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 66

May God have mercy on us and bless us: by her who brought Him forth.

Have mercy on us, O Lady, and pray for us: turn our sadness into joy.

Enlighten me, O Star of the sea: shed thy brightness upon me, O resplendent 
Virgin.

Extinguish the burning of my heart: refresh me with thy grace.

Let thy grace ever protect me: let thy presence give light to my end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 67

Let Mary arise, and let her enemies be scattered: let them all be crushed 
beneath her feet.

Break thou the attack of our enemies: destroy all their iniquity.

To thee, O Lady, have I cried in my tribulation: and thou hast given 
serenity to my conscience.

Let not thy praise fail in our mouths: nor thy love in our hearts.

There is much peace to them that love thee, O Lady: their souls shall not 
see death forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 68

Save me, O Lady: for the waters of concupiscence have entered into my very 
soul.

I am stuck fast in the mire of sin: and the waters of pleasure have 
encompassed me.

Weeping, I have wept in the night: and the day of joy has arisen for me.

Save my soul, O Mother of the Savior: for by thee true salvation was given 
to the world.

While thou wast overshadowed when the Angel spoke to thee: and becamest 
pregnant with the Wisdom of the Father.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 69

O Lady, come to my assistance: and by the light of thy mercy enlighten me.

Teach us to seek thy goodness: that we may declare thy wonders.

Show forth thy power against our enemies: that thou mayest be praised among 
the distant nations.

In the flames of thy wrath let them be plunged into hell: and may they who 
trouble thy servants find perdition.

Have mercy on thy servants, upon whom thy name is invoked ! and do not 
permit them to be straitened in their temptations.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 70

In thee, O Lady, have I hoped: let me never be confounded: in thy mercy 
deliver me and free me.

Because of the multitude of my iniquities: I am vehemently oppressed.

Mine enemies have acted above my head: they have mocked me and derided me 
day by day.

See, O Lady, how I am troubled: stretch forth thy hands, and succor him who 
perishes.

Delay not, for the sake of the grace of thy name: and thou shalt become 
unto me joy and salvation.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 71

Give to the King thy judgment, O God: and thy mercy to the Queen, His 
Mother.

In thy hand are life and salvation: perpetual joy and glorious eternity.

Sprinkle my heart with thy sweetness: make me forget the miseries of this 
life.

Draw me after thee by the bands of thy mercy: and with the bandages of thy 
grace and loving kindness heal my pain.

Stir up in me a desire for Heaven: and inebriate my soul with the joy of 
Paradise.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 72

How good is God to Israel: to those who pay homage to His Mother and 
venerate her.

For she is our comfort: she is the most excellent of help in labor.

The enemy hath overspread my soul with darkness: O Lady, make light arise 
within me.

Let the wrath of God be turned away from me by thee: placate him by thy 
merits and thy prayers.

Stand for me in the day of judgment: in His presence take up my cause, and 
be my advocate.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALm 73

O Lady, why hast thou cast us off? and why wilt thou not help us in the day 
of tribulation?

Let my prayer come into thy sight: and despise not the voices of those who 
groan.

The enemy hath stretched his bow against us: he has strengthened his right 
hand, and there is no consoler.

Break for us the bonds of his malicious doings: and deliver us by thy right 
hand.

Drive him back into the place of perdition: let eternal damnation possess 
him.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALM 74

We will praise thee, O Lady: and we will praise thy name: make us to 
delight in thy praises.

Sing ye to her, ye dwellers upon earth: and announce her praise to the 
peoples.

Praise and magnificence are before her: fortitude and exultation are in her 
throne.

Adore ye her in her beauty: glorify the Maker of her beauty.

Be mindful in eternity of her mercy: keep in mind her virtues and her 
wonders.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 75

In Judea God is known: in Israel the honor of His Mother.

Sweet is the memory of her above honey and the honeycomb: and her love is 
above all aromatic perfumes.

Health and life are in her house: and in her dwelling are peace and eternal 
glory.

Honor her, ye heavens and earth: because the supreme artificer has 
wonderfully honored her.

Give to her praise, all ye creatures: and joyfully celebrate her 
astonishing mercy.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 76

With my voice I cried to the Lady: and by her grace she bowed down to me.

She hath taken sorrow and grief from my heart: and she hath soothed my 
heart by her sweetness.

She hath turned my fear into a sweet confidence: and by her honey-flowing 
aspect she hath calmed my mind.

By her holy help I have avoided the dangers of death: and I have escaped 
the cruel hand.

Thanks be to God and to thee, O loving Mother, for all things which I have 
obtained: for thy piety and thy mercy.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 77

Attend, O people of God, to His commandments: and forget not the Queen of 
grace.

Open your heart to search her out: and your lips to glorify her.

Let her love come down into your hearts: long to please her.

Her beauty outshines the sun and the moon: she is adorned with the 
ornaments of virtues.

Have mercy on me, O Queen of glory and honor: and keep my soul from all 
danger.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 78

O Lady, the heathen have come into the inheritance of God: which thou hast 
established in Christ by thy merits.

Let thy speech be sweet before Him: and unite me to Him who hath redeemed 
me.

Stretch forth thine arm against the cruel enemy: and unfold to me his 
craft.

Thy voice is sweet above every melody: the angelic harmony cannot be 
compared with it.

Drop down on me the sweetness of thy graces: and the fragrance of thy 
heavenly gifts.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 79

Give ear to me, thou who rulest Israel: praise thy Mother with me.

Arise and shake thyself from the dust, O my soul: go forth to meet the 
Queen of Heaven.

Loose the bands of thy neck, O poor little soul of mine: and welcome her 
with glorious praises.

The odor of life comes forth from her: and all salvation springs out of her 
heart.

By the sweet fragrance of her spiritual gifts: dead souls are raised to 
life.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 80

Rejoice to the Lady, our helper: sing aloud in the joy of your heart.

Let your affections be enkindled in her: and she will overwhelm your 
enemies with confusion.

Let us imitate her humility: her obedience and her meekness.

All graces shine forth in her: for her capacity was immense.

Run ye to her with holy devotion: and she will share her good things with 
you.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 81

God is in the congregation of Jews: from whom, as a rose, has come forth 
the Mother of God.

Wipe away my stains, O Lady: thou who art ever resplendent in purity.

Make the fountain of life flow into my mouth: whence the living waters take 
their rise and flow forth.

All ye who thirst, come to her: she will willingly give you to drink from 
her fountain.

He who drinketh from her, will spring forth unto life everlasting: and he 
will never thirst.

Glory be to the Father etc.


PSALM 82

O my Lady, who shall be like unto thee ? In grace and glory thou surpassest 
all.

As the heavens are above the earth: so art thou high above all, and 
exceedingly exalted.

Wound my heart with thy charity: make me worthy of thy grace and thy gifts.

May my heart melt in thy fear: and may the desire of thee enkindle my soul.

Make me desire thy honor and thy glory: that I may be received by thee into 
the peace of Jesus Christ.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 83

How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lady of hosts: how delightful are the 
tents of thy redemption.

Honor her, O ye sinners: and she will obtain grace and salvation for you.

Her prayer is incense above frank-incense and balsam: her supplications 
will not return to her bare, void, or empty.

Intercede for me, O Lady, with thy Christ: neither do thou forsake me in 
death or in life.

For thy spirit is kind: thy grace fills the whole world.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 84

O Lady, thou hast blessed thy house: thou hast consecrated thy dwelling.

This one is fair among the daughters of Jerusalem: whose memory is in 
blessing.

The holy angels have proclaimed her blessed: glorify her, ye Virtues and 
Dominations.

Ye peoples and nations, seek out her prudence: and search out the treasures 
of her mercy.

Think of her in goodness: and seek her in simplicity of heart.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 85

Incline thine ear, O Lady, and hear me: turn thy face to me, and have mercy 
on me.

May the inflowing of thy sweetness delight the souls of the saints: and the 
infusion of thy charity be sweet above the sweetest honey.

The resplendence of thy glory enlightens the mind: and the light of thy 
mercies leads to salvation.

The fountain of thy goodness inebriates the thirsty: and the aspect of thy 
countenance draws men away from sin.

To know thee and to learn thee is the root of immortality: and to declare 
thy virtues is the way of salvation.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 86

The foundations of life in the soul of the just: are to persevere in 
charity unto the end.

Thy grace raises up the poor man in adversity: and the invocation of thy 
name inspires him with confidence.

Paradise is filled with thy tender mercies: and by the fear of thee the 
infernal enemy is confounded.

He who hopes in thee, will find treasures of peace: and he who invokes thee 
not in this life, will not attain to the kingdom of God.

Grant, O Lady, that we may live in the grace of the Holy Ghost: and lead 
our souls to a holy end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 87

Lady, thou art the helper of my salvation: by day and by night I have cried 
to thee.

Let my prayer enter into thy sight: console my sadness with the sight of 
thee.

Evils are multiplied in my soul: cleanse it from filth and sin.

May thy power overcome our enemies: lest they hinder our salvation.

Bestow on us thy grace to resist them: strengthen our hearts against the 
concupiscence of the flesh.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 88

Thy mercies, O Lady, I will sing forever.

With the ointment of thy tender mercy heal the broken in heart: and with 
the oil of thy mercy console our griefs.

May thy gracious countenance appear to me in my end: may the beauty of thy 
face rejoice my spirit in its going forth.

Stir up my spirit to love thy goodness: excite my mind to extol thy 
nobility and worth.

Deliver me from evil and tribulation: and from all sin keep thou my soul.

Glory be to the Father, etc


PSALM 89

O Lady, thou art made unto us refreshment: in all our needs.

The diffusion of thy grace produces thy holy operations in us: and the 
gentle dropping of thy sweetness maketh holy affections.

I will be mindful, O Lady, of thy tender mercies: I will sing unto thee a 
sacrifice of praise and a song of joy.

They who honor thee will obtain a perennial crown for ashes: and the mantle 
of praise for the spirit of mourning.

They who hope in thee will be clothed with light: joy and perpetual 
rejoicing will be their lot.

Glory be to the Father. etc.


PSALM 90

He that dwelleth in the help of the Mother of God: will abide under her 
protection.

The concourse of enemies will not harm him: the flying arrow will not touch 
him.

For she will deliver him from the snare of the hunter: and under her wings 
she will protect him.

Cry out to her in your dangers: and the scourge will not come nigh your 
dwelling.

He who has placed his hope in her, will find the fruit of grace: the gate 
of paradise will be opened to him.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 91

It is good to give praise to the Virgin Mary: and to sing glory to her is 
the prosperity of the mind.

To declare her merits rejoices the mind: and to imitate her works makes 
glad the angels of God.

He who obtains her favor: is recognized by the dwellers in Paradise.

And he who shall bear the character of her name, shall be written in the 
book of life.

Arise, O Lady, and judge our cause: and deliver us from those who rise up 
against us.

Withdraw not thy right hand from the sinner: and meet with thy sword the 
darts of the destroyer.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 92

The Lord hath reigned, He is clothed with beauty: He hath crowned His 
Mother with the ornaments of virtues.

May the Mother of peace fulfill in us his propitiation: and may she teach 
her servants the way of equity.

Ye who desire the wisdom of Christ: serve His Mother with a reverent soul.

Who will suffice to relate thy works, O Lady? and who shall search out the 
treasures of thy mercy?

Do thou uphold those who are fainting away in their temptations: and 
appoint them a lot in truth.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 93

The Lord is a God to whom revenge belongeth: but thou, O Mother of mercy, 
inclinest Him to mercy.

Thy magnificence, O Lady, is preached forever: and they who venerate thee 
shall find the way of peace.

Serve her reverently with rejoicing: and the Most Blessed Fruit of her womb 
shall heal you.

Look, O Lady, upon the humility of thy servants: and they shall praise thee 
in the generations of ages.

Magnify thy name in the multiplication of thy graces: and permit not thy 
servants to be subject to perils.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 94

Come, let us rejoice to Our Lady: let us joyfully sing to the saving Mary, 
our Queen.

Let us come before her presence with joy: and in canticles let us all 
praise her together.

Come, let us adore, and fall down before her: let us confess our sins to 
her with tears.

Obtain for us a full pardon, stand for us before the tribunal of God.

Receive our souls at our end: and lead us into eternal rest.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 95

Sing a new song to her who is full of grace: sing to Mary all ye of the 
earthly world.

For she excels in sanctity all the angels: and those born of women in her 
wonders and miracles.

Beauty and glory are in her countenance: and grace is in her eyes.

Bring ye to her glory, ye fathers o$ the peoples: rejoice in her, all ye 
creatures of God.

You have an admirable exchange worked by her means: by reason of which you 
are called the sons of the Most High God.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 96

The Lord hath reigned, let Mary rejoice: in all the empire under her rule.

Adore her, all ye citizens of the heavenly commonwealth: exalt her, ye fair 
virgins, her daughters.

For she is raised above principalities and dominations: she is exalted 
above angels and the embassies of archangels.

Patriarchs and prophets, break forth in her praise: make a harmony, 
Apostles and martyrs of Christ.

Confessors and virgins, sing canticles to her from the songs of Sion: and 
congratulate her, holy monks, for the triumphs she has won.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 97

Sing to Our Lady a new song: for she hath done wonderful things.

In the sight of nations she hath revealed her mercy: her name is heard even 
to the ends of the earth.

Be mindful, O Lady, of the poor and the wretched: and support them by the 
help of thy holy refreshment.

For thou, O Lady, art sweet and true: exceedingly patient and full of 
compassion.

Tread upon the enemies of our souls: and crush with thy holy arm their 
contumacy.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 98

The Lord hath reigned, let the people be angry: Mary sits at the right hand 
under the Cherubim.

Great in Sion is thy glory, O Lady: and in Jerusalem thy magnificence.

Sing before her, ye virginal choirs: and adore her throne, for it is holy.

In her right hand is the fiery law: and round about her are millions of 
saints.

Her commands are before his eyes: and the rule of justice is in her heart.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 99

Sing with joy to Our Lady, ye men of the earth: serve her in joy and 
pleasantness.

With all your soul draw nigh unto her: and in all your strength keep her 
ways.

Search her out, and she will be manifested to you: be clean of heart, and 
you will take hold of her.

To them whom thou shalt help, O Lady, will be the refreshment of peace: and 
they from whom thou turnest away thy face shall have no hope of salvation.

Be mindful of us, O Lady, and let evil not take hold of us: help us in the 
end, and we shall find eternal life.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 100

To thee, O Lady, will I sing mercy and judgment: I will sing to thee in joy 
of heart, when thou shalt have made my soul glad.

I will praise thee and thy glory: and thou shalt bestow refreshment upon my 
soul.

I have been zealous for thy love and thy honor: therefore wilt thou defend 
my cause before the judge of ages.

I am drawn by thy goodness and grace: I pray thee, let me not be defrauded 
of my hope and good confidence.

Strengthen thou my soul in my last days: and in this my flesh make me to 
behold my Savior.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 101

O Lady, hear my prayer: and let my cry come unto thee.

Turn not thy sacred countenance away from me: nor hate me because of my 
uncleanness.

Forsake me not in the thought and counsel of mine enemies: and permit me 
not to fall in their wicked attacks.

Those who trust in thee, will not fear the tortuous snake: and those who 
exalt thee in praises will escape the hand of Acheron.

By thy virginal conception give me a good confidence in thee: and by thy 
admirable delivery rejoice my soul.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 102

Bless, O my soul, the Mother of Jesus Christ: and all that is within me, 
glorify her name.

Forget not her benefits: nor her grace and consolation.

By her grace sins are forgiven: and by her mercy maladies are healed.

Bless her, all ye powers of Heaven: glorify her, ye choirs of the Apostles 
and Prophets.

Bless her, O ye sea, and the islands of the nations: sing a hymn to her, 
all ye heavens and the dwellers therein.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 103

Bless, O my soul, the Virgin Mary: her honor and her magnificence forever.

Thou hast clothed thyself with beauty and comeliness: thou art clad, O 
Lady, with a shining garment.

From thee proceeds the healing of sins: and the discipline of peace, and 
the fervor of charity.

Fill us, thy servants, with holy virtues: and let the wrath of God not come 
nigh unto us.

Give eternal joy to thy servants: and forget them not in the death 
struggle.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 104

Give praise to Our Lady and call upon her name: sing gloriously unto her, 
declaring her virtues.

Praise and exalt her, O Virgins, daughters of Sion: because she will 
espouse to you the King of Angels.

Honor ye the Queen full of all grace: and contemplate with reverence her 
most holy countenance.

Eternal salvation is in thy hand, O Lady: those who honor thee worthily 
will receive it.

Thy clemency will not fail in the eternal years: and thy mercy is from 
generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 105

Give praise to Our Lady, for she is good: in all the tribes of the earth 
relate her mercies.

Far from the impious is her conversation: her foot has not declined from 
the way of the Most High.

A fountain of fertilizing grace comes forth from her mouth: and a virginal 
emanation sanctifying chaste souls.

The hope of the glory of Paradise is in her heart: for the devout soul who 
shall have honored her.

Have mercy on us, O resplendent Queen of Heaven: and give consolation from 
thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 106

Give praise to the Lord, for He is good: give praise to His Mother, for her 
mercy endureth for ever.

Show us, O Lady, the innocence and the way of prudence: and point out the 
way of understanding to thy servants.

The fear of God enlightens the mind: and thy love rejoices it.

Blessed is the man whose speech is pleasing to thee: his bones shall be 
fattened with marrow and fatness.

Thy word shall uphold the feeble soul: and thy lips shall refresh the 
thirsty soul.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 107

My heart is ready, O Lady, my heart is ready: to sing praises to thee and 
to chant.

Greater is thy love than all riches: and thy grace is above gold and 
precious stones.

Beatitude and justice are given by God: for those who turn away from their 
sins to thee shall obtain the remedy of penance.

Thy fruits are grace and peace: and those who please thee shall be far from 
perdition.

Be to us a shade of protection in our temptations: let the spreading of thy 
wings defend us from him who devours.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 108

O Lady, despise not my praise: and deign to accept this Psalter dedicated 
to thee.

Look upon the will of my heart: and make my affection well-pleasing to 
thee.

Hasten to visit thy servants: under the protection of thy hand may they be 
preserved unhurt.

May they receive through thee the illumination of the Holy Spirit: and 
refreshment against the heat of cupidity.

Heal, O Lady, the contrite of heart: and revive them by the ointment of 
piety.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 109

The Lord said to Our Lady: Sit at my right hand, O my Mother!

Goodness and sanctity have pleased thee: therefore thou shalt reign with me 
forever.

The crown of immortality is on thy holy head: whose brightness and glory 
shall not be extinguished.

Have mercy on us, O Lady, mother of light and splendor: enlighten us, O 
Lady of truth and virtue.

From thy treasures pour into us the wisdom of God: and the understanding of 
prudence, and the model of discipline.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 110

I will give praise to thee, O Lady, with my whole soul: I will glorify thee 
with my whole mind.

The works of thy grace will remain: and the testament of thy mercy before 
the throne of God.

By thee redemption has been sent from God: the repentant people shall have 
the hope of salvation.

A good understanding to all who honor thee: and their lot is among the 
angels of peace.

Glorious and admirable is thy name: those who keep it will not fear in the 
moment of death.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 111

Blessed is the man who feareth the Lady: and blessed is the heart that 
loves her.

Happy the man who is never satiated with thy praise: and grows not weary of 
the narration of thy virtues.

In his heart has arisen the light of God: the Holy Spirit enlightens his 
understanding.

Bestow, O Lady, thy grace upon thy poor: revive the hungry and the needy.

By thee names shall be in eternal remembrance: our heart shall not fear the 
evil hearing.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 112

Praise, ye children, the Mother of God: ye old men, glorify her name.

Blessed be Mary, the Mother of Christ: for she is the way to the homeland 
of sanctity.

Her throne is high above the Cherubim: her throne is above the hinges of 
heaven.

Her countenance is upon the humble: and her looks upon those who trust in 
her.

Her mercy is over all flesh: and her almsgiving until the ends of the 
earth.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 113

In the going forth of my soul from this world: meet it, O Lady, and receive 
it.

Console it with thy holy countenance: let not the sight of the demons 
terrify it.

Be to it a ladder to Heaven: and a straight way to the Paradise of God.

Obtain for it from the Father the pardon of peace: and a throne of light 
among the servants of God.

Uphold the devout before the tribunal of Christ: take their cause into thy 
hands.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 114

I have loved the Mother of the Lord my God: and the light of her 
compassions she hath shined upon me.

The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the visitation of Mary hath 
rejoiced me.

I have incurred grief and danger: and I have been recreated by her grace.

Let her name and her memory be in the midst of our heart: and the blow of 
the malignant will not injure us.

Be converted, my soul, unto her praise: and thou shalt find refreshment in 
thy last end.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 115

I believed, therefore I have spoken: thy glory, O Lady, to the whole world.

Have compassion on my soul, and guide it: deign in thy good pleasure to 
take possession of it.

Assign to it the testament of thy peace and thy love: give to it the memory 
of thy name.

Of the blessing of thy womb give me support: and from the fatness of thy 
grace sweeten my soul. Break thou the bonds of my sins: and with thy 
virtues adorn the face of my soul.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 116

Praise ye our Lady, all ye nations: glorify her, all ye peoples.

For her grace and her mercy are confirmed upon us: and her truth remaineth 
forever.

He who shall worthily have venerated her, will be justified: but he who 
shall have neglected her, will die in his sins.

The lips of angels shall relate her wisdom: and all the citizens of 
Paradise will sing her praises.

Those who approach her with a good soul: will not be seized by the 
devastating angel.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 117

Give praise to the Lord, for He is good: give praise to His Mother, for her 
mercy endureth forever.

The love of her driveth out sin from the heart: and her grace purifieth the 
conscience of the sinner.

The way to come to Christ is to approach her: he who shall fly her shall 
not find the way of Peace.

Let him who is hardened in sins, often call upon her: and light shall arise 
in his darkness.

He who is sad in his heart, let him cry out to her: and he will be 
inebriated with a sweet-flowing dew.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118

Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who imitate the Mother of God.

Blessed are the imitators of her humility: blessed are the sharers in her 
charity.

Blessed are the searchers into her virtues: blessed are they who are 
conformed to her image.

Blessed are they who venerate her conception and her birth: blessed are 
they who devoutly serve her.

Blessed are they who have hope and confidence in her: blessed are they who 
receive through her eternal happiness.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118A

Give bountifully to thy servant, O Lady: enliven me, and I shall do thy 
will.

I am a sojourner on the earth: hide nothing of thy love from me.

My soul hath longed to desire thy praise: at all times.

For thou art my salvation in the Lord: who hast delivered me, one condemned 
to death.

What shall I give back for these things, except my whole self ? O Lady 
receive me.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118B

Set before me for a law, O Lady, the holy of holies of thy will: and I 
shall always seek after it.

Lead me into the path of thy tender mercies, O most beautiful of women: for 
this same have I desired.

Incline my soul to the love of those above, O Lady: and not to 
unchasteness.

Behold I have coveted thy chastity from my youth up: in thy mercy 
strengthen me.

And I will keep the way of thy testimonies forever: and I will search out 
the commandments of thy Son, which I have loved.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118C

Be mindful of thy word, O Princess of all ladies: in which thou hast given 
me hope.

In the stormy waves of tempests it hath powerfully held me: for thy word 
hath quickened me.

Lying men have surrounded me, and scourges are gathered together upon me: 
and behold thy hand hath delivered me.

I have communicated all good things to them that fear thee: and to those 
who earnestly kept thy commandments.

The earth is full of thy tender mercies: therefore, have I sought out the 
way of thy justifications.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118D

Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lady: and because of this the 
angels rejoice.

Teach me the discipline of thy manners and thy equity: because I have 
believed in thy words above all others.

It is good for me that with thy burden thou hast humbled me: that I may 
follow thy conversation.

Those who love thy servants, shall be venerated: but he who shall hate 
them, will fall in eternity.

Let the drops of thy clemency ever fall upon me from above, and I shall 
live: for thy holy law is my meditation.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118E

My soul hath fainted in thy ways, O Lady: and unless thou didst have the 
greatest compassion on me, I should indeed have perished in my weakness.

My eyes have failed in thy contemplation: like a bottle in the frost my 
soul has been before thee.

According to thy goodness quicken thou me: and I shall not forget thy 
words, because to cling to thee is good.

By thy ruling the world goes on: which thou together with God hast founded 
from the beginning.

I am all thine, o Lady; save me: for thy praises were desirable to me in 
the time of my pilgrimage.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118F

How have I loved thy law, O Lady: it is forever in my sight.

The abundance of thy sweetnesses has drawn my heart out of me: and my flesh 
hath wonderfully rejoiced in thee.

How sweet to sinners are thy words, O Lady: above all melody thy refection 
is sweet to my mouth.

Thy word is a light to my steps: and an ineffable illumination to my paths.

How often have sinners of hell exasperated me, because I would not stray 
from thy charity: but in thee, O Lady have I hoped.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118G

I have hated the unjust: and I have loved thy way, O gracious Lady.

Help me, O Lady of the world, and I shall be saved: and I shall meditate 
the honor of thy commandments.

Make me always stand in thy fear: and deliver me not up, O Virgin, to those 
who calumniate me.

I am of thy own tongue: I am the least in thy family.

Keep me, O Lady, from those who neglect the judgments of thy justice.

Thou despisest all who depart from thy service: because their thought is 
unjust.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118H

Wonderful are thy testimonies, O kind Mother: and by thy words my heart is 
enlightened.

All the rich of the people shall entreat thy countenance: and the daughters 
of kings shall praise thy face.

The word of thy lips is burning exceedingly: He who shall make haste to 
come to thee, shall share in it.

I am as a trembling reed before thee: hold me, Lady, under thy yoke, and I 
shall not be confounded.

The dragons of hell attack thy servants above all others: but do thou, O 
Lady, defend us.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118 I

I have cried out to thee with my whole heart, O Lady: mercifully deliver me 
from my necessities.

Hear the voice of my groaning, O my Lady: teach me what is acceptable to 
thee at all times.

Salvation is far from those who know thee not: but he who perseveres in thy 
service is far from perdition.

Thy mercy rules all things: O Lady, in thy salvation quicken me.

The beginning of thy words is truth at all times: and I have not forgotten 
thine immaculate law.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 118J

Princes have persecuted me without cause: and the wicked spirit fears the 
invocation of thy name.

There is much peace to them that keep thy name, O Mother of God: and to 
them there is no stumbling-block.

At the seven hours I have sung praises to thee, O Lady: according to thy 
word give me understanding.

Let my prayer come into thy sight, that I may not forsake thee, O Lady, all 
the days of my life: for thy ways are mercy and truth.

I will long forever to praise thee, O Lady: when thou shalt have taught me 
thy justifications.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 119

I cried to Our Lady when I was in trouble: and she heard me.

Lady, deliver us from all evil: all the days of our life.

Crush the head of our enemies: with the insuperable power of thy foot.

As thy spirit hath rejoiced in God thy Savior: so do thou deign to pour 
true joy into my heart.

Approach to Our Lord to pray for us: that by thee our sins may be blotted 
out.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 120

To thee I have raised mine eyes, O Mother of Christ: by whom comfort cometh 
to all flesh.

Bestow on us thy help and thy grace: in all our tribulations.

Keep us, O Lady: lest we be caught in the snare of sinners.

The pupil of thine eye neither slumbers nor sleeps: that we may always be 
kept under thy protection.

The tongues of men and angels praise thee: and before thee every knee shall 
bow.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 121

I rejoiced in thee, O Queen of Heaven: because under thy leadership we 
shall go into the house of the Lord.

Jerusalem the heavenly city: may we attain to the rewards of Mary.

Obtain for us, O Lady, peace and pardon: and the victory over our enemies, 
and triumph.,

Strengthen and console our hearts: by the sweetness of thy piety.

So, Lady, pour into us thy mercy: that we may devoutly die in the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 122

To thee have I raised up mine eyes, O Queen: who reignest in Heaven.

Let our help be in the power of thy name: let all our works be directed by 
thee.

Blessed be thou in Heaven and on earth: in the sea and in all abysses.

Blessed be thy fecundity: blessed be thy virginity and purity.

Blessed be thy holy body: blessed be thy most holy soul.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 123

Unless our Lady was in us: many dangers would have overtaken us.

O Virgin, be our defender: and a propitious advocate before God.

Show us, O Lady, thy mercy: and strengthen us in thy holy service.

Let the holy angels bless thee in Heaven: let all men bless thee upon 
earth.

Give not up to the beasts the souls of them that trust in thee: let not the 
mouths of them that sing to thee be closed.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 124

Those who trust in thee, O Mother of God: shall not fear at the face of the 
enemy.

Rejoice and exult, all ye who love her: because she will help you in the 
day of your trouble.

Be mindful of thy tender mercies, O Lady: and relieve us in the pilgrimage 
of our sojourning.

Turn thine amiable countenance towards us: confound and destroy all our 
enemies.

Blessed be all the works of thy hands, O Lady: blessed be all thy holy 
miracles.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 125

When thou shalt turn thy most serene countenance upon us: thou shalt 
rejoice us, O virginal Mother of God.

Blessed be thou, O treasury of Christ: above all women upon earth.

Blessed be thy glorious name: which the mouth of the Lord hath wonderfully 
named.

Let not thy praise fail from our lips: nor thy charity from our hearts.

Those who love thee will be blessed by God: and those who wish to love 
thee, will not be defrauded of their confidence.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 126

Unless, O Lady, thou shalt build the house of our heart: its edifice shall 
not remain.

Build us up by thy grace and thy power: that we may remain firm forever.

Blessed be thy word: and blessed be all the words of thy lips.

Let them be blessed by God, who shall bless thee: and let them be reckoned 
in the number of the just. Bless, O Lady, them that bless thee: and never 
turn thy gracious countenance away from them.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 127

Blessed are all they who fear our Lady: and blessed are all they who know 
how to do thy will and thy good pleasure.

Blessed are the father and mother who have begotten thee: whose memory 
shall abide forever.

Blessed is the womb that bore thee: and blessed are the breasts that 
nourished thee.

Turn thou thy mercy toward us: and be gracious to thy servants.

Look upon us and behold our shame: take away from us all our iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 128

My enemies have often troubled me from my youth up: deliver me, O Lady, and 
vindicate my cause from them.

Give them not power over my soul: keep my interior and my exterior.

Obtain for us pardon for our sins: let it be given to us by the grace of 
the Holy Spirit.

Make us do penance worthily and praiseworthily: that we may come to God by 
a blessed end.

Show us then with a gracious and serene countenance: the glorious fruit of 
thy womb.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 129

Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lady: Lady, hear my prayer.

Let thine ears be attentive: to the voice of praise and of thy 
glorification.

Deliver me from the hand of my adversaries: confound their plans and their 
attempts against me.

Deliver me in the evil day: and in the day of death forget not my soul.

Lead me unto the harbor of salvation: may my name be written among the 
just.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 130

Lady, my heart hath not been exalted: nor have mine eyes been lifted up.

The Lord hath blessed thee in His power: who by thee hath reduced to naught 
our enemies.

Blessed be He who hath sanctified thee: and who hath brought thee forth 
pure from thy mother's womb.

Blessed be He who hath overshadowed thee: and by His grace hath given thee 
fecundity.

Bless us, O Lady, and strengthen us in thy grace: that by thee we may be 
presented before the sight of the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 131

Be mindful, O Lady, of David: and of all who invoke thy name.

Give us confidence in thy name: and let our adversaries be confounded.

Console us in the land of our pilgrimage: and relieve our poverty.

Give us, O holy Virgin, the bread of tears: and sorrow for our sins in the 
land of our sojourning.

Make the Blessed Fruit of thy womb propitious to us: that we may be filled 
with the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 132

Behold how good and how pleasant, O Mary, it is: to love thy name.

Thy name is as oil poured out, and as an aromatic fragrance: to those who 
love it.

How great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lady: which thou hast 
prepared for those who love and hope in thee.

Be a refuge to the poor in tribulation: because thou art a staff to the 
poor and wretched.

Let them, I beseech thee, find grace with God: who invoke thy help in their 
needs.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 133

Behold now, bless ye the Lady: all ye who hope in her holy name.

Rejoice with a great joy, you who exalt and glorify her: because you will 
be rejoiced by the plentifulness of her consolations.

Behold now with an overflowing bounty she will come down upon you: to 
console and to make glad your hearts.

Bless her, all her servants: and let her memory be the desire of your soul.

Bless her, all ye angels and saints of God: praise her wonders forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 134

Praise the name of the Lord: bless the name of Mary, His Mother.

Be diligent in prayer to Mary: and she will raise up for you eternal 
delights.

Let us come to her in a contrite soul: and sinful cupidity will not besiege 
us.

He who thinks of her in tranquillity of mind: shall find sweetness and the 
rest of peace.

Let us breathe forth our souls to her in our end: and she will lay open to 
us the courts of them that triumph.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 135

Give praise to the Lord, for He is good: because by His most sweet Mother, 
the Virgin Mary, mercy is given to us.

Obtain for us, O Lady, the friendship of Jesus Christ: and keep us lest we 
should lose our innocence.

Repress our enemy by thy command: lest he should destroy in us the virtue 
of charity.

Illumine our ways and our paths: that we may know what is pleasing to God.

Preserve in us what is naturally good: and may good graces be multiplied in 
us.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 136

On the rivers of Babylon the Hebrews wept: but let us weep over our sins.

Let us cry out humbly to the Virgin and Mother: let us offer her our 
plaints and our sighs.

There is no propitiation to be found without her: nor salvation apart from 
her fruit.

By her, sins are purged away: and by her fruit, souls are made white.

By her is made satisfaction for sins; by her fruit health is bestowed.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 137

I will praise thee, O Lady, with my whole heart: because by thee I have 
experienced the clemency of Jesus Christ.

Hear, O Lady, my words and prayers: and in the sight of angels I will sing 
praise to thee.

In whatever day thou shalt invoke me, hear me: and multiply thy power in my 
soul.

Let all tribes and tongues praise thee: because by thee salvation is 
restored to us.

From all trouble save thy servants: and make them live under thy protection 
and peace.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 138

O Lady, thou hast tried me and known me: my ruin and my transgression.

Thy mercy is plentiful above me: and thy clemency is great to me.

Thine eye hath beheld mine imperfect being: and thine eyebrows have known 
my ways.

We have from the Holy Spirit an abundance of holy desires: and the stain of 
sin does not trouble our conscience.

The light of thy mercy makes serene our heart: and the sweetness of thy 
peace recreates us.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 139

Deliver me, O Lady, from all evil: and from the infernal enemy defend me.

Against me he hath drawn his bow: and in his craftiness he hath laid snares 
for me.

Restrain his evil power: and powerfully crush his craft.

Turn back his iniquity on his own head: and let him speedily fall into the 
pit which he hath made.

But we will rejoice in thy service: and we will glory in thy praise.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 140

O Lady, I have cried to thee, hear me: incline unto my prayer and to my 
supplication.

Let my supplication be directed as incense before thy face: both in the 
time of the evening sacrifice and in the morning.

Let not my heart turn aside into spiteful words: and let not the thought of 
wickedness upset my mind.

Make me submissive to the good pleasure of thy heart: and let me be 
conformed to thy actions.

With the sword of understanding pierce my heart: and with the dart of 
charity inflame my mind.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 141

With my voice I have cried to Our Lady: I have humbly entreated her.

I have poured out my tears in her sight: and I have set before her my 
grief.

The enemy lieth in wait for my heel: he has spread his net before me.

Help me, O Lady, lest I fall before him: let-him be crushed beneath my 
feet.

Lead my soul out of prison: that it may praise thee and sing to the mighty 
God forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 142

O Lady, hear my prayer: incline thine ear to my supplication.

The spiteful enemy hath persecuted my life: he hath cast on to the ground 
my ways.

He hath blackened me with his darkness: and my spirit is exceedingly 
troubled.

Turn not thy face away from me: that I may not fall together with them that 
tumble into the abyss.

Send forth thy light and thy grace: and repair anew my life and my 
conscience.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 143

Blessed be thou, O Lady, who teachest thy servants to fight: and 
strengthenest them against the enemy.

With thy lightnings and thy brightness scatter him: send forth thy darts, 
that thou mayest confound him.

Glorify from on high thy hand: and let thy servants sing thy praise and thy 
glory.

Raise up from earthly things our affection: from these eternal delights 
refresh our interior.

Kindle in our hearts the longing for heavenly things: and deign to refresh 
us with the joys of Paradise.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 144

I will exalt thee, O Mother of the Son of God: and every day I will sing 
thy praises.

Generations and peoples will praise thy works: and the islands shall expect 
thy mercy.

The angels will utter the abundance of thy sweetness: and the saints will 
pronounce thy sweetness.

Our eyes hope in thee, O Lady: send us food and delightful nourishment.

My tongue shall speak thy praise: and I will bless thee for ever and ever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PsALM 145

My soul, praise Our Lady: I will glorify her as long as I live.

Never cease from her praises: and think of her every moment.

When my spirit shall go forth, Lady, let it be commended to thee: and in 
the unknown land be thou its guide.

Let not past sins trouble it: nor let it be disturbed by the meeting with 
the malignant one.

Lead it to the harbor of salvation: there let it await securely the coming 
of the Redeemer.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 146

Praise the Lady, for a psalm is good: let the praise of her be pleasant and 
beautiful.

For she heals the broken-hearted: and she refreshes them with the ointment 
of piety.

Great is her power: and her clemency has no end.

Sing to her in jubilation: and in her praise sing a psalm to her.

Those who hope in the Lord are a good pleasure to her: and those who hope 
in her mercy.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 147

Praise, O Jerusalem, Our Lady: glorify her also, O Sion.

For she buildeth up thy walls: and blesseth thy sons.

Let her grace nourish thee: let her give peace to thy borders.

The Most High hath sent forth His Word: and His power hath overshadowed 
her.

Let us raise our hearts and hands up to her: that we may feel her 
influence.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 148

Let us praise Our Lady in the heavens: glorify her in the highest.

Praise her, all ye men and beasts: birds of the air, and fishes of the sea.

Praise her, sun and moon: stars, and the orbs of the planets.

Praise her, Cherubim and Seraphim: thrones and dominations and powers.

Praise her, all ye legions of angels: praise her all order of heavenly 
dwellers.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 149

Sing a new song to Our Lady: her praise in the congregation of the just.

Let the heavens rejoice in her glory: the isles of the sea and the whole 
world.

Fire and water praise her: cold and heat, splendor and light.

Let her praises be in the mouth of the just: and her glory in the band of 
the triumphant.

City of God, be joyful in her: and for thy dwellers sing her a constant 
song.

Glory be to the Father, etc.


PSALM 150

Praise Our Lady in her saints: praise her in her virtues and miracles.

Praise her, ye bands of Apostles: praise her, ye choirs and patriarchs and 
prophets.

Praise her, ye army of martyrs; praise her, ye bands of doctors and 
confessors.

Praise her in the college of virgins and the chaste: praise her, ye orders 
of monks and holy anchorites.

Praise her, ye monasteries of all religious: praise her, all the souls of 
all heavenly dwellers. Let every spirit praise Our Lady I

Glory be to the Father, etc.



CANTICLES IN HONOR OF MARY 



A CANTICLE ON THE MODEL OF ISAIAS (XII)

I will praise thee, O Lady, because by thee the Lord has been rendered 
favorable unto me: and has consoled me.

Behold, Lady, thou art my savior: I will deal confidently in thee, and will 
not be confounded.

For thou art my strength and my praise in the Lord: and thou hast become 
salvation unto me.

I will draw waters in joy from the rivulet: and I will always invoke thy 
name.

Make known among the peoples the virtues of Our Lady: for her name is 
exceedingly sublime.

Exalt her and praise her, all the human race: because the Lord my God has 
given to thee such a mediatrix.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF EZECHIAS (IS. XXXVIII)

I have said in the midst of my days: I will go to Mary, that she may 
reconcile me to Christ.

I have sought the residue of my years: in the bitterness of my soul.

My generation is taken away: because my father and mother and all have 
forsaken me: but Mary hath taken me up.

I hoped in her in the morning, in the evening, and at midday: as a lion she 
hath broken all the bones of my sins.

And thou, O Lady, hast delivered my soul, that it should not be lost: and 
my only one from the hand of the dog.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF ANNA

My heart has rejoiced in the Lord: and my heart has exalted in my Lady.

For He who is mighty has done great things to me: by Mary His Mother.

There is no one holy as is Our Lady: who alone hath surpassed all.

Let the old things depart from our mouth: and let us speak with new 
tongues.

Exalt and praise Mary, O Sion and Jerusalem: for she is great amongst the 
ladies of Israel.

She makes poor and she enriches: she humbles and she exalts.

She is higher than the heavens: she is wider than the earth: is this Lady 
of ours.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF MARY (EXOD. XV)

Let us sing to Our Lady, the glorious Virgin Mary: let us bless her in 
hymns and praises.

The name of Our Lady is omnipotent after that of God: she hath cast the 
chariot of Pharaoh and his army into the sea.

Thy right hand, O Lady, is magnified in strength: because in the multitude 
of thy mercies thou hast prostrated mine adversaries.

Thou hast delivered me, O Lady, from the mouth of the lion: and as the 
mother her new-born infant hast thou received me.

O my most dear Lady: like the hen, cover me with thy wonderful protection.

I am all thine: and all my things are thine, Virgin blessed above all.

I will place thee as a seal upon my heart: because thy love is strong as 
death.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE HABACUC'S (III)

O Lady, I have heard thy hearing: and I was astonished: I have considered 
thy works, and I have feared.

Lady, thy work: in the midst of the years thou hast quickened it.

I will praise thee, O Lady: for thou hast hidden these things from the 
wise, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Thy glory hath covered the heavens: and the earth is full of thy mercy.

Thou hast gone forth, O Virgin, in the salvation of thy people: to their 
salvation with Christ.

O blessed one, in thy hands is laid up our salvation: be mindful, O loving 
one, of our poverty.

He whom thou wilt save, will be saved: and he from whom thou shalt turn 
away thy face, will go down to destruction.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF MOSES (DEUT. XXXII)

Hear, ye heavens, what I shall speak of Mary: let the earth hear the words 
of my mouth.

Magnify her together with me: and let us exalt her name forever and ever.

O wicked and perverse generation: acknowledge our Lady for thy salvatrix.

Is she not thy mother, who hath possessed thee: and generated thee in 
faith?

If thou leavest her, thou art not the friend of the supreme Caesar: for 
without her He will not save thee.

Would that thou couldst understand, and be wise: and provide for thy last 
end!

As an infant without a nurse cannot live: so thou canst not have salvation 
without Our Lady.

Let thy soul thirst for her, hold her, and do not let her go: until she has 
blessed thee.

Let thy mouth be filled with her praises: sing her magnificence the whole 
day long.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF THE THREE CHILDREN

Bless, all works, our glorious Lady: praise and superexalt her forever.

Bless our Lady, ye Angels: ye heavens, bless our Lady.

Let every creature bless our Lady: whom the King wishes thus to be blessed.

Blessed be thou, O daughter of the most High King: who by thy fragrance 
surpassest all lilies.

Blessed be thou, crown of all ladies: blessed be thou, glory of Jerusalem.

Thy odor is like a full field which the Lord hath blessed: which overflows 
on those who bless thee, watering their whole souls and minds.

Whosoever shall bless thee, O Blessed Virgin: let him be blessed forever.

He who shall curse thee, O most white rose: let him be accursed.

Let not the abundance of wine and oil: depart from the house of thy 
servants.

In thy name let every knee bow: in Heaven, on earth, and in hell.

Let us bless God, who hath created thee: blessed be both thy parents who 
have begotten thee.

Blessed be thou, O Lady, in Heaven and on earth: worthy of praise, and 
glorious and superexalted forever.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



A CANTICLE LIKE THAT OF ZACHARIAS (LUKE I)

Blessed be thou, O Lady and Mother of my God of Israel: who by thee hath 
quickened and hath wrought the redemption of His people.

And hath raised up a horn of salvation of thy chastity: in the house of 
David, His servant.

As he spoke by the mouth of Isaias: and others of his holy prophets.

Give us salvation from our enemies, O Virgin of virgins: from the hand of 
those who hate us, give us peace.

And do thy mercy for us and our relations: that thou mayest be mindful of 
the testament of the Almighty God,

Which he hath sworn to our fathers: to Abraham and his seed forever;

That thus, being delivered from the hand of our enemies: we may serve Him 
in peace.

In sanctity and justice before thee: all our days.

And thou, O Mary, shalt be called the Prophet of God: for thou hast known 
that He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid.

By whom He hath given the knowledge of salvation to His people: in the 
remission of their sins.

By the bowels of the multitude of thy mercies: visit us, O Morning Star, 
the Orient from on high.

Enlighten the darknesses of those who sit in the shadow of death, and deign 
to instill into them the light of thy most Beloved Son.

Have mercy, O Mother of Mercies, on us miserable sinners, who neglect to do 
penance for our past sins: and daily commit so much that deserves penance.

Glory be to the Father, etc.



HYMN AFTER THE MODEL OF THE "TE DEUM"

We praise thee, O Mother of God: we confess thee, Mary, ever Virgin.

Thou art the Spouse of the Eternal Father: the whole earth venerates thee.

Thee all angels and archangels, thrones and principalities serve.

Thee all powers and all virtues of Heaven: and all dominations obey.

Before thee all the angelic choirs: the Cherubim and Seraphim exulting 
stand.
With unceasing voice every angelic creature proclaims thee:

Holy, holy, holy: Mary, Mother of God and Virgin !

Full are the heavens and the earth: of the majesty and glory of the fruit 
of thy womb.

Thee the glorious choir of Apostles: praise as the Mother of their Creator.

Thee the white-robed multitude of blessed martyrs: glorify as the Mother of 
Christ.

Thee the glorious army of Confessors: style the Temple of the Trinity.

Thee the amiable choir of holy virgins: preaches as the example of 
virginity and humility.

Thee the whole heavenly court: honoureth as Queen.

The Church, invoking thee, calls thee throughout the whole world: Mother of 
the Divine Majesty.

Venerating thee as the true Mother of the heavenly King: holy, sweet, and 
loving.

Thou art the Lady of Angels: thou art the gate of Paradise.

Thou art the ladder of glory: and of the heavenly kingdom.

Thou art the bridal chamber: thou art the ark of piety and grace.

Thou art the vein of mercy: thou art the Spouse and the Mother of the 
Eternal King.

Thou art the temple of the treasury of the Holy Ghost: thou art the noble 
throne of the whole blessed Trinity.

Thou art the Mediatrix of God, and the lover of men: the heavenly 
Illuminatrix of mortal men.

Thou art the inspirer of the warriors, the advocate of the poor: the 
compassionate refuge of sinners.

Thou art the distributrix of gifts: the barrier against demons and the 
proud, and their fear.

Thou art the Lady of the world, the Queen of Heaven: after God our only 
hope.

Thou art the salvation of them that call upon thee: the harbor of the 
shipwrecked, the solace of the wretched, the refuge of those who perish.

Thou art the Mother of all the blessed, full of joy after God: the comfort 
of all the dwellers in Heaven.

Thou art the promotrix of the just, the one who gathers together those who 
stray: the promise of the patriarchs.

Thou art the truth of the prophets, the herald and teacher of the Apostles: 
the Mistress of the Evangelists.

Thou art the strength of martyrs, the example of confessors: the honor and 
the festivity of virgins.

Thou hast received into thy womb the Son of God: to deliver exiled man.

By thee is driven out the ancient enemy: and the kingdoms of Heaven are 
opened to believers.

Thou sittest together with thy Son: at the right hand of the Father.

Do thou intercede for us, O Virgin Mary: with Him who we believe will come 
to judge us.

We beseech thee, therefore, help us, thy servants: who have been redeemed 
with the Precious Blood of Thy Son.

Save thy people, O Lady: that we may be partakers of the inheritance of Thy 
Son.

And rule us: and keep us forever.

Day by day, O loving one: we salute thee.

And we desire to praise thee forever: with both mind and voice.

Deign, O sweet Mary, now and forever: to keep us without sin.

Have mercy on us, O loving one: have mercy on us.

Let thy great mercy be upon us: because we trust in thee, O Virgin Mary.

In thee, O sweet Mary, we hope: do thou defend us forever.

Praise becometh thee; empire is thine: to thee be power and glory forever. 
Amen.



A MARIAN CREED AFTER THE MANNER OF THAT OF ST. ATHANASIUS

Whoever wishes to be saved, before all must hold a firm faith as to Mary.

Which unless anyone shall keep whole and inviolate: without doubt he shall 
perish forever.

For she alone, remaining a virgin, hath brought forth: she alone hath 
destroyed all heresies.

Let the Jew be confounded and ashamed: who says that Christ was born from 
the seed of Joseph.

Let the Manichean be confounded who says: that Christ has an unreal body.

Let all be ashamed who say: that He derives His Body from any other source 
than Mary.

For the very same Son, who is the only-begotten of the Father in the 
Godhead: is the true and only begotten Son of the Virgin Mary.

In Heaven without a mother: on earth without a father.

For as the rational soul and the flesh because of the union in man is truly 
born from man: so Christ, both God and Man, is truly begotten by Mary, the 
Virgin.

Clothing Himself with flesh from the flesh of the Virgin: because so it 
behooved the human race to be redeemed.

Who according to the Divinity is equal to the Father: but according to His 
Humanity is less than the Father.

Conceived of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and announced 
by the Angel: but nevertheless the Holy Spirit is not His Father.

Begotten in the world of the Virgin Mary without pain of the flesh: because 
He was conceived without carnal delight.

Whom the Mother hath fed with her milk: her breast full of heaven.

Whom the Angels surrounded as attendants at birth: announcing great joy to 
the shepherds.

He it is who was adored by the Magi with gifts, who fled from Herod into 
Egypt, who was baptized by John in the Jordan: was betrayed, seized, 
scourged, crucified, dead, and buried.

Who rose again with glory: and ascended into Heaven.

Who sent the Holy Spirit upon His disciples: and upon His Mother.

Whom He in the end took up into Heaven: where she sitteth at the right hand 
of her Son, never ceasing to make intercession for us.

This is the faith of the Virgin Mary: which, unless anyone faithfully and 
firmly believes, he cannot be saved.
The Greatest Miracle Ever in the Bible- See Why?

The Greatest Miracle Ever in the Bible- See Why?

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The God we serve is a God of supernatural miracles. Jesus promised to us before leaving earth that by His name and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we would do acts of wonders that would surpass even what He had done.

God has been in the business of making miracles happen from day one. Because we serve a God that exists beyond the natural, He has the ability to make things happen that supersede human understanding. From miraculous healing, provision, demon liberation and other signs and wonders, God moves in many ways.

But what is the greatest miracle that the Bible ever speaks of? Is it supernatural healing or supernatural provision? Looking at Acts 16:25-40, we see an account of what the most powerful miraculous move of God looks like during the time Paul and Silas are put in prison. No I am not referring to how God made the ground shake and the captives of the prison go free, but what happens in Acts 16:25:

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.”

The greatest miracle that happens in this account is not that God shook the earth, but that God shook two hearts of imprisoned apostles causing them to pray to and worship God even in the direst circumstances. The greatest miracle that God can and will ever do is the transformation of a heart, and no miracle will ever compare to that.

The people who heard the first evangelistic message in Acts 2:37 reacted like this, “Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?'”

The greatest supernatural sign that God ever performs is the turning of the heart to Him in reconciliation, redemption and salvation. That’s why God’s greatest miracle happened on a cross when the Son exchanged our sinfulness with His righteousness so that we would be liberated from all transgressions and commune with God forever starting in this life.

So often many Christians ask God for greater signs and wonders not realising that God has already caused the greatest miracle to happen in our life already when He took our hearts of stone and made them hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26), when Jesus came down as man to give us eternal life. Every other miracle today comes only as a result of Christ’s finished work on the cross and the miracle of salvation He has already performed in our lives.  It’s especially important to remember this perspective when we are praying or launching out in faith on a new endeavour.

John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” The great love of Jesus for all mankind which resulted in His miraculous finished work of saving us by grace is the greatest and will forever be the greatest miracle

Do you know God loves you even when you forgets him?

Do you know God loves you even when you forgets him?

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Jan. 16, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez.
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From Vatican City

God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness.

“God is looking for you, even if you do not seek Him. God loves you, even if you forget Him. God sees beauty in you, even if you think you have squandered all your talents in vain,” Pope Francis said in his general audience Jan. 16.

The pope reflected on the first two words of the “Our Father,” focusing on the depth of personal love for each person found within God’s fatherhood.

“It may be that we too happen to walk on paths far from God, as happened to the prodigal son; or fall into a loneliness that makes us feel abandoned in the world; or, again, do wrong and are paralyzed by a sense of guilt,” Pope Francis explained.

In those moments, one’s prayer should simply start by saying the word, “Father,” with the tenderness of a child who calls out “Papa” or “Abbà,” in the original Aramaic, Francis said.

“You have a father who loves you!” Pope Francis said enthusiastically. Call out to God as “Father,” and God will answer you, he said.

If you respond to God by saying, “But, Father, I have done this …” God will answer, “I never lost sight of you. I saw everything. But I was always there, close to you, faithful to my love for you,” Pope Francis said.

To call God “Father,” the pope explained, is to have  “the whole world of Jesus poured into one’s heart.”

Pope Francis described the intimacy of the Aramaic expression “Abbà” used twice in the letters of St. Paul. In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul wrote, “As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!'”

Francis repeated the words that Italian children use, “Papa” and “Babbo” – which are roughly equivalent to saying “Daddy” in English – to exemplify the depth and closeness found in the word “Abba.”

“We continue to say ‘Our Father,’ but with the heart we are invited to say ‘Papa,’ to have a relationship with God like that of a child with his father, who says ‘Papa, Babbo,’” he said.

“These expressions evoke love, evoke warmth, something that projects us into the context of childhood: the image of a child completely enveloped by the embrace of a father who feels infinite tenderness for him,” he said.

Pope Francis continued, “dear brothers and sisters, to pray well, we must get to have a child’s heart … like a child in the arms of his father.”

Eucharist; the greatest form prayer – Pope explains why

Eucharist; the greatest form prayer – Pope explains why

Pope Benedict XVI. Credit: Mazur
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Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News)

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on prayer at his Jan. 11 general audience by explaining why the Eucharist stands at “the apex” of all Christian prayers.

“By participating in the Eucharist we have an extraordinary experience of the prayer which Jesus made, and continues to make for us all,” he said to the 7,000 pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

Jesus offers us this prayer, he taught, so that “the evil we encounter in our lives may not triumph, and that the transforming power of Christ’s death and resurrection may act within each of us.”

The Pope’s reflections today were part of his ongoing set of discourses on prayer. He devoted his Jan. 11 words to explaining the deep significance of the Last Supper in salvation history, with “its overtones of the Passover and the commemoration of Israel’s liberation.”
 
This connection is why the prayer of Jesus “echoes the Hebrew berakah, which includes both thanksgiving and the gift of a blessing.” Christ’s act of “breaking the bread and offering the cup on the night before he died” thereby becomes “the sign of his redemptive self-oblation in obedience to the Father’s will,” the Pope said.

In doing so, Pope Benedict taught, Jesus revealed himself as “the true paschal lamb” which brings the ancient worship of the Jewish people to fulfillment.

It was also Christ’s wish that the supper be “something special, different from other gatherings,” and so he “gave something completely new: Himself,” in anticipation of his cross and resurrection.

“He offered in advance the life that would shortly be taken from him, thus transforming his violent death into a free act of the giving of self, for others and to others. The violence he suffered became an active, free and redemptive sacrifice.”
 
The Pope said that in contemplating the words and gestures of Jesus “we can clearly see that it was in his intimate and constant relationship with the Father that he accomplished the gesture of leaving to his followers, and to all of us, the sacrament of love.”

He also gave support to his disciples, knowing the difficulty they had “in understanding that the way of God had to pass through the Paschal mystery of death and resurrection, which was anticipated in the offer of bread and wine.”

Pope Benedict noted that even today the Eucharist is “the food of pilgrims” as well as “a source of strength” for those who are “tired, weary and disoriented.”

He concluded his reflection by praying that the Eucharist “always remain the apex of all our prayers,” especially through proper preparation for it, including receiving the Sacrament of Penance.
 
Among the more noticeable guests at this morning’s general audience was a live Cuban crocodile brought to the Vatican by the staff of Rome’s zoo, the “Bioparco,” which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The Cuban crocodile is an endangered species and can only be found in a small part of Cuba. Today’s specimen will be returned to the country in March which, by coincidence, is also when Pope Benedict visits the Caribbean island