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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Buona Festa di La Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei

Today is the feast of La Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. This year the feast falls on the 1st Sunday in October. At the Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei (Pontificio Santuario della Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei) the 1st Sunday in October is one of the 2 days that the Petition to theVirgin of the Rosary of Pompeii (La Supplica alla Regina del Santo Rosario di Pompei) is formally prayed at noon. (here for other languages)
This prayer was written in 1883 by Blessed Bartolo Longo who started the Shrine. (You can read his story in a previous post) While the prayer is primarrily for those praying at the Shrine, it can be prayed by anyone throughout the world on this day. In doing so, join yourself spiritually to those who are assembled in Pompei. Praying a Rosary with it is acceptable. As is adding the October Prayer to San Giuseppe at the end of the Rosary.
Also, here in the USA it is Respect Life Sunday, so offering up "the end of abortion" & the restoration of a "Culture of Life" as 1 of your intentions is a definite must.
Additionally, with the religious freedom of the Catholics (& all Christians) under attack in the USA, we have another good reason to ask Mary's intercession.
This feast day was originally the feast of Our Lady of Victory after the victory won in 1571 by the combined Christian fleets under Don John of Austria. They achieved a significant naval victory over the Turks in the Straits of Lepanto through the intercession of Our Lady asked by those praying the Rosary in a procession in Rome.
God worked through Mary then & He will work through her now, if we ask Him. So, please pray this prayer today, trusting in God to act to once more bring us victory over the enemies of the Catholic Church, including the "culture of death".

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
Hail Mary…
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!
Hail Mary…
Deign kindly to hear us, O Mary! Jesus has placed in your hands all the treasures of His Grace and
His Mercy.
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
Hail Mary…

Let us ask for Mary's blessing

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
th of May and the first Sunday of October.

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