ANT. This is the
rod in which was neither knot of original sin,
nor rind of actual guilt.
V. In thy conception, O Virgin! Thou wast immaculate.
R. Pray for us to the Father, Whose Son thou didst bring forth.
Let us Pray
O GOD, Who, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, didst prepare a
worthy habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee, that as by the foreseen
death of that same Son, Thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou
wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto Thee.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady Immaculate
Most holy Virgin, who wast pleasing to the Lord and became His Mother,
immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly on the
wretched who implore thy powerful patronage. The wicked serpent, against
whom was hurled the first curse, continues fiercely to attack and ensnare
the unhappy children of Eve. Do thou, then, O Blessed Mother, our queen and
advocate, who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head
of the enemy, receive the prayers which, united with thee in our single
heart, we implore thee to present at the throne of God, that we may never
fall into the snares which are laid out for us, and may all arrive at the
port of salvation; and, in so many dangers, may the Church and Christian
society sing once again the hymn of deliverance and of victory and of peace.
In Thy conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast immaculate; pray for us to the
Father, Whose Son, Jesus Christ conceived of the Holy Ghost, thou didst