Pray

the Step-by-Step Rosary

for Ukraine


Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for Ukraine.


Pray for ending the war!


St. George, Patron Saint of Ukraine, ora pro nobis! 

Maria with StGeorge and saints, Paul Pontius, 1703.

The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00062. Used with Permission.

A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN,  "HELP OF CHRISTIANS."



Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Mary,

thou seest how, from every quarter, the devil and the world are assailing the Catholic faith,

in which we purpose, by God's mercy, to live and to die, that we may gain eternal glory.


O Help of Christians,

renew thy former victories for the safety of thy children.

They intrust to thy care their firm purpose never to belong to any gathering of heretics or sectaries;

O thou who art all holy, offer up our resolutions to thy divine Son,

and obtain from him the graces necessary to keep us true to them unto the end.

Console the visible Head of the Church,

help the Catholic Episcopate,

protect the clergy and the faithful who hail thee as Queen,

hasten, by the power of thy intercession,

the day which shall see all nations gathered together about the Supreme Pastor.

Amen.


Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis.

 


The Raccolta, ed. 1902. #75. p. 354.

His Holiness, Leo XIII., by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, December 20, 1890.

PRAYER FOR PROTECTION


We always commence our Rosary prayers with a prayer for protection of our Rosary prayer and intentions:

the Archangel St. Michael ,  the Miraculous Medal, and to St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal Church.


+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen


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Prayer to Archangel S.t Michael



Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen


Prayer Against the Persecutors of the Holy Mother Church

Raccolta #718



Graciously hear the prayers of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord

that her enemies and all heresies may be brought to naught,

and that she may serve Thee in perfect security and freedom.

Through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

We ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin

Memorare, The Raccolta, ed. 1910, #197.  Coeleste Palmetum 1866.


Let us pray:

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy, help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,

I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;

to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions;

but in thy clemency hear and answer me. 

Amen.



Miraculous Medal Prayer

Medal of Our Lady of Graces, The Raccolta, ed. 1910, #255

 

O MARIA sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis, qui ad te confúgimus.



The Immaculata prayer

by St. Maximilian Kolbe


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God

that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth,

I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always,

so that you might use me

for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world.

To this end I offer you

all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

Amen

Prayers to St. Joseph

Original prayer: Leo XIII, Quamquam Pluries. 15 aug. 1889    

Patron Saint of Universal Church. 

Patron Saint of Fathers, -Families and Married People. 

Head of the Holy Family and Terror of Demons.

Defend O most watchful guardian of the Holy family,

The chosen offspring of Jesus Christ.

Keep from us, O most loving Father,

all blight of error and corruption.

Aid us from on high, most valiant defender,

In this conflict with the powers of darkness,

and even as of old, You did rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life,

So now defend God's Holy Church

from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.

Shield us ever under your patronage,

that, following your example and strengthened by your help,

we may live a holy life, die a happy death,

and attain everlasting bliss in Heaven.

Amen.

NOW THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES COMMENCE

Traditionally prayed on Tuesday and Friday


(Normally prayed daily from Lent to Easter Saturday)


We are in sorrowful times so we will pray the Sorrowful until the war is over.

On the Crucifix of Rosary:

One begins by holding the Crucifix of the Holy Rosary, kiss it,

do the sign of the Cross and pray:

+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen


CREDO.


Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,

Creatorem coeli et terrae.

Et in Jesum Christum,

Filium ejus unicum, Dominum nostrum,

Flectámus génua

qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,

natus ex Maria virgine,

Leváte

passus sub Pontio Pilato,

crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,

descendit ad infernos,

tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,

ascendit ad coelos,

sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis,

inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos.

 

Credo

in Spiritum Sanctum,

sanctam ecclesiam catholicam,

sanctorum communionem,

remissionem peccatorum,

carnis resurrectionem

et vitam aeternam.              

Amen

Pater Noster    (First Pearl after the Cross)

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

Hail Mary     (at the Three Cluster Pearls)   (Pearl 2-4)

which stands for the Divine Virtues


Faith, Hope and Love

or


Fides, Spes et Caritas


Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Doxology     (on the single Pearl right before the Connecting Medallion) (Pearl 5) 

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

Next Step is the Connecting Centerpiece (Medallion)


Pater noster 

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

10 Ave Maria

Madonna with Vetch Flower.

Meister Wilhelm of Cologne, copy.

Art of Christianity Collection. AP00013.

Used with Permission.

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

Gloria Patri  

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell,

and lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

Amen


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