Our Lady of Lourdes
Apocalypse 21:2; Ps. 44:2
I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Ps. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. Glory be to the Father.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst prepare a worthy habitation for Thy Son; we humbly beseech Thee, that we who celebrate the feast of the Apparition of the same holy Virgin, may obtain health both of soul and body. Through our Lord.
Apocalypse 11:19; 12:1, 10
And the temple of God was opened in heaven; and the ark of His testament was seen in His temple, and there were lightnings and voices, and an earthquake and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the Kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ.
Canticles 2:12, 10, 14
The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come, the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come; my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall.
Alleluia, alleluia. Show Me thy face, let thy voice sound in Mine ears, for thy voice is sweet and thy face comely. Alleluia.
Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honour of our people. Thou art all fair, O Mary, and the original stain is not in thee. Truly happy art thou, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise; for with thy virginal foot thou hast crushed the serpent’s head.
In those days, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou has found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a Son: and thou shalt call His name Jesus.
Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women.
May the sacrifice of praise, which we offer Thee, O Lord, by the merits of the glorious and Immaculate Virgin, rise up to heaven as a sweet savour: and may it obtain for us that physical and moral health which we desire. Through our Lord.
Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast in many ways enriched it.
O Lord, may the right hand of Thine Immaculate Mother uplift us whom Thou hast satisfied with this heavenly food: that by her help we may deserve to come to our eternal fatherland: Who livest and reignest.