Petition to the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O August Queen of Victories, O Sovereign of Heaven and Earth, at whose name the heavens rejoice
and the abyss trembles. O Glorious Queen of the Rosary, we, your devoted children, assembled (on
this solemn day*) in your Temple of Pompeii, pour out the affection of our hearts and with filial
confidence express our miseries to You.
From the Throne of clemency on which You are seated as Queen, turn, O Mary, your merciful gaze
on us, on our families, on Italy, on Europe and on the whole world. Have compassion on the
worries and trials which embitter our lives. See, O Mother, how many physical and spiritual
dangers and how many calamities and afflictions press upon us.
O Mother, implore the mercy of your Divine Son for us and conquer the hearts of sinners with your
benevolence. They are our brothers and your children who cause the heart of our sweet Jesus to
bleed and sadden your sensitive Heart. Show us all what You are, the Queen of Peace and of
It is true that, although we are your children, with our sins we are the first to crucify Jesus again in
our hearts and pierce your heart anew.
We confess that we deserve the most severe punishments, but remember that on Golgotha You
received, with the Divine Blood, the testament of the dying Saviour, who declared You our Mother,
the Mother of sinners. You then, as our Mother, are our Advocate, our Hope. And we raise our
pleading hands to You with sighs crying, "Mercy!".
O good Mother, have pity on us, on our souls, on our families, on our relatives, on our friends, on
our deceased, especially on our enemies, and on so many who call themselves Christian and yet
offend the Heart of your loving Son. We implore mercy for today's misguided Nations, for all
Europe, for the whole world, so that, repentant, they may return to your Heart.
Have mercy on us all, O Mother of Mercy!
Deign kindly to hear us, O Mary! Jesus has placed in your hands all the treasures of His Grace and
You are seated crowned Queen at the right hand of your Son, resplendent with immortal glory
above all Choirs of Angels. You extend your dominion throughout heavens, and earth and all
creatures are subject to You.
You are omnipotent by grace and therefore You can help us. Were You not willing to help us
because we are ungrateful children and undeserving of your protection, we would not know to
whom to turn.
Your Mother’s heart would not allow seeing us, your children, lost. The Infant whom You hold on
your lap and the mystical Rosary which we gaze at your hand, inspire confidence in us that You
shall hear us. We confide totally in You and abandon ourselves to You, like helpless children into
the arms of the tenderest of mothers, and on this very day, we expect from You the longed-for
One last favour we ask of You, O Queen, which You cannot deny us (on this very solemn day*).
Grant us all your steadfast love and in a special way your maternal blessing.
We shall not leave You until You have blessed us. Bless, O Mary, at this moment, our Holy Father.
To the ancient splendours of your Crown, to the triumphs of your Rosary, whence You are called
Queen of Victories, add also this, O Mother: grant the victory of the Faith and give Peace to human
Society. Bless our Bishops, Priests and particularly those who work zealously to give honour to
your Shrine. Finally, bless all those who are associated with your Temple of Pompeii and all those
who cultivate and promote the devotion of the Holy Rosary.
O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet Chain which binds us to God, Bond of love which unites us to the
Angels, Tower of salvation against the assaults of hell, safe Haven in the universal shipwreck, we
shall never abandon You.
You will be our comfort in the hour of agony. For You is the last kiss of our dying life.
And the last word on our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompeii, O
Dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted.
May You be blessed everywhere, on Earth and in Heaven, today and forever. Amen.
Hail, Holy Queen…
(*) Only on the 8