Our Lady of Fatima Procession


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Immaculate Mary
Fr. Jean Gaignet
(1839 – 1914)

Lourdes Hymn
1. Immaculate Mary, thy
praises we sing: Who
reignest in splendor with
Jesus our King.
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!
2. In Heaven the blessed thy
glory proclaim; on
earth we thy children in-
voke thy sweet name.
Amen.

 

Introductory Prayers

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PARDON PRAYER

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love thee.

THE ANGEL’S PRAYER

With the Blessed Sacrament suspended in the air, the angel at Fatima prostrated himself, and recited the prayer:

O most Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore thee profoundly.

I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ—present in all the tabernacles of the world—in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended.

By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

This prayer stresses that most beautiful truth: that the all-powerful, all-loving God is upon the altar at every Catholic Mass.

Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

SACRIFICE PRAYER

Our Lady taught the children a prayer to be said when they would have something to offer up to God … such as some suffering, or an act contrary to what they wanted to do but which was necessary in order to please God.

O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.

DECADE PRAYER

Our Lady asked that the following prayer be inserted after each decade of the Rosary:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls into Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


Ave Maria de Fatima
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The thirteenth of May, in the Cova d’Ira
Appeared, oh so brilliant, the Virgin Maria.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

First Decade of the Rosary

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  1. The time for the Incarnation is at hand.
  2. Of all women, God prepared Mary, from her conception, to be the mother of the Incarnate Word.
  3. The Angel Gabriel announces: “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with thee.”
  4. Mary wonders at this salutation.
  5. The Angel assures her: “Fear not … thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and give birth to a Son.”
  6. Mary is troubled, for she has made a vow of virginity.
  7. The Angel answers, that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and her Son will be called, the Son of God.
  8. The Incarnation awaits Mary’s consent.
  9. Mary answers: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to thy word.”
  10. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
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  1. Jesus comes with His disciples to Gethsemani: “Stay here, while I go yonder and pray.”
  2. Entering the garden with Peter, James, and John, Jesus prays, “My soul is sorrowful unto death.”
  3. Jesus sees the sins of all mankind, whose guilt He has taken upon Himself.
  4. He sees the wrath of the Father, which His sufferings must appease.
  5. So great is Jesus’ anguish, that His sweat becomes as drops of blood, falling to the ground.
  6. An angel appears to Jesus from heaven, to strengthen Him.
  7. “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet, not My will, but Thine be done.”
  8. Finding the disciples asleep: “Could you not watch one hour with me?”
  9. Jesus is betrayed by Judas, cruelly bound and led away.
  10. Father, by the merits of the agony of Jesus in the Garden, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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  1. The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday.
  2. Jesus’ soul descends into the realm of the dead, to announce to the just, the tidings of their redemption.
  3. Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb.
  4. On the third day, Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal.
  5. The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror.
  6. The holy women, coming to anoint the body of Jesus, are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.
  7. An angel calms their fears: “He is not here. He has risen, as He said.”
  8. Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen and Peter, and to two disciples on the way to Emmaus.
  9. That evening, Jesus appears to the Apostles behind locked doors: “Peace be unto you … do not be afraid.”
  10. Jesus breathes on them, and gives them the power to forgive sin.

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The Virgin Maria, encircled with light;
Our own dearest Mother, and heaven’s delight.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Second Decade of the Rosary

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  1. Mary’s cousin Elizabeth conceived a son in her old age … for nothing is impossible with God.
  2. Charity prompts Mary to hasten to visit Elizabeth in the hour of her need.
  3. The journey to Elizabeth’s home is about eighty miles, requiring four or five days.
  4. Though long and arduous, the journey is joyous, for Mary bears with her, the Incarnate Word.
  5. At Mary’s salutation, John the Baptist is sanctified in his mother’s womb.
  6. Elizabeth exclaims: “Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!”
  7. “How have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”
  8. “Blessed is she who believed that the Lord’s words to her would be fulfilled!”
  9. Mary replies: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit exults in God, my Savior.”
  10. Mary serves her cousin in all humility for three months, until the birth of John the Baptist.
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  1. Jesus is taken before the High Priest, where He is falsely accused, insulted and buffeted.
  2. The Jewish leaders take Jesus before Pilate, for only he can impose the death penalty.
  3. The robber, Barabbas, is preferred to Jesus.
  4. Pilate “can find no cause in Him”, yet to appease the Jews, he orders Jesus to be scourged.
  5. The scourge is made of leather thongs, to which are attached small, sharp bones.
  6. Jesus is bound to a pillar and cruelly scourged, until His whole body is covered with deep wounds.
  7. The Lamb of God offers His suffering for the sins of mankind.
  8. Jesus suffers so much in His sacred flesh, to satisfy, especially, for sins of the flesh.
  9. The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: “He was wounded for our iniquities; He was bruised for our sins.”
  10. Father, by the merits of Jesus in this painful scourging, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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  1. Jesus remains on earth for forty days after His Resurrection, to prove He has truly risen from the dead.
  2. Jesus commissions the Apostles to preach the gospel to every creature, and promises to be with them forever.
  3. Jesus will not leave them orphans, but will send the Holy Ghost to enlighten and strengthen them.
  4. Jesus proceeds to Mt. Olivet, accompanied by His Mother, the Apostles, and the disciples.
  5. Extending His pierced hands over all in a last blessing, Jesus ascends into heaven.
  6. As Jesus ascends, a cloud takes Him from their sight.
  7. Jesus ascends to take His place, at the right hand of the Father.
  8. What jubilation there must be amid the angels of heaven, at the triumphant entry of Jesus.
  9. The wounds in Jesus’ glorified body, are an endless plea before the Father on our behalf.
  10. The disciples leave Mt. Olivet, and “return to Jerusalem with great joy.”

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To three little shepherds, Our Lady appeared,
The light of her grace, to her Son souls endeared.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Third Decade of the Rosary

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  1. Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem, to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus.
  2. The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there is no room in the inn.
  3. In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin.
  4. Mary wraps Jesus in swaddling clothes, and lays Him in a manger.
  5. In unspeakable joy, Mary gathers to her bosom, the Flower of her virginity.
  6. Jesus enters the world in poverty, to teach the lesson of detachment from earthly things.
  7. The angel announces to the shepherds: “Today there is born to you, in the town of David, a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.”
  8. The angelic chorus sing: “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to men of good will.”
  9. The shepherds come to the stable, to pay homage to the Infant Jesus.
  10. The Magi come to adore the Holy Child, and offer Him gifts.
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  1. Pilate asks, “Art Thou a king?” Jesus answers: “I am a King, but My kingdom is not of this world.”
  2. In the praetorium, the soldiers place an old purple robe on Jesus, in mockery of His claim to be a king.
  3. They fashion a crown out of thorns, and forcefully press it down upon Jesus’ head.
  4. In Jesus’ bound hands they place a reed, as a sceptre, in mockery of His kingship.
  5. Kneeling before Jesus in derision, they spit on Him, and cry out: “Hail, King of the Jews!”
  6. Taking the reed from Jesus’ hand, they strike Him on the head, driving the thorns more deeply into His scalp.
  7. Pilate brings Jesus before the people, hoping His pitiful sight will soften them: “Behold the man!”
  8. Their response: “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
  9. Our Blessed Lord submitted to this terrible humiliation, to make reparation for our pride.
  10. Father, by the merits of this painful humiliation, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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  1. The Apostles are gathered in the upper room, where Jesus had held the Last Supper.
  2. They are persevering in prayer, with Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
  3. A sound comes from heaven, like the rush of a mighty wind, and it fills the whole house.
  4. The Holy Ghost descends on each of them, in the form of tongues of fire.
  5. Filled with the Gifts of the Holy Ghost, they are enlightened and strengthened to spread the Gospel.
  6. Having lost all fear of the Jewish leaders, the Apostles boldly preach, Christ crucified.
  7. The multitudes are confounded, because every man hears them speak in his own tongue.
  8. The Holy Ghost comes upon the Infant Church, never to leave it.
  9. That first day, Peter goes forth to preach, and baptizes three thousand.
  10. The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, for on that day it begins to grow.

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With war and its evils, the whole world was seething,
And countless of thousands, with mourning and weeping.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Fourth Decade of the Rosary

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  1. Observing the law of Moses, they take Jesus to the Temple, to present Him to the Lord.
  2. According to the Law, the firstborn male child of every family should be consecrated to the Lord.
  3. Mary offers her Son to the Father, then ransoms Him back at the price paid by the poor.
  4. Jesus is not subject to the law of Moses, yet to teach obedience, He submits to it.
  5. Mary is not subject to the law of purification, yet in humility, she submits to it.
  6. God had revealed to Simeon, that he would not see death until he had seen the Messiah.
  7. Recognizing the Child, he prays: “Now Thou canst dismiss Thy servant in peace. Thou hast fulfilled Thy word.”
  8. “This Child is destined to be the downfall and resurrection of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed.”
  9. And to Mary, Simeon reveals: “And thy own soul, a sword shall pierce.”
  10. After they fulfill all the Law requires, they return to Nazareth.
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  1. One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry the cross to the place of execution.
  2. The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
  3. Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
  4. Jesus meets His afflicted Mother, causing untold anguish in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
  5. The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat, with dust and spittle.
  6. Veronica wipes the Face of Jesus, leaving on her towel the image of His Countenance.
  7. Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
  8. Jesus speaks to weeping women: “Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children.”
  9. “If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”
  10. Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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  1. After the Apostles have dispersed, the Blessed Mother goes to live with John, the beloved disciple.
  2. Mary lives many years on earth after the death of Christ.
  3. Mary is a source of comfort, consolation and strength to the Apostles.
  4. As Mary had nourished the infant Jesus, so she nourishes spiritually, the infant Church.
  5. Mary dies, not of bodily infirmity, but is wholly overcome in a rapture of Divine Love.
  6. Mary’s body as well as her soul are taken up into heaven.
  7. After Mary’s burial, the Apostles go to the tomb and find only fragrant lilies.
  8. Jesus does not permit the sinless body of His Mother to decay in the grave.
  9. Corruption of the body is an effect of original sin, from which Mary is totally exempted.
  10. The bodies of all mankind, at the last judgment, will be brought back and united again to the soul.

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To save all poor souls, who had wandered astray,
With sweet words of comfort, she asked us to pray.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Fifth Decade of the Rosary

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  1. When Jesus is twelve years old, He goes with His parents to Jerusalem for the feast of the
    Passover.
  2. After the feast of the Passover, Joseph and Mary unknowingly set out for Nazareth without Jesus.
  3. At the end of the first day’s journey, they discover that Jesus is missing.
  4. Jesus’ parents return immediately looking for Him.
  5. This loss causes grief and anxiety, beyond our understanding, to the hearts of Mary and Joseph.
  6. On the third day, they find Jesus in the Temple among the Doctors, who were astonished at His wisdom.
  7. Mary: “Son, why hast Thou done this to us? Thy father and I have been searching for Thee in sorrow.”
  8. Jesus: “Why did you search for Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
  9. Jesus goes down with them to Nazareth, and is subject to them.
  10. Mary keeps all these things in her heart.
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  1. The hands and feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross, in the presence of His afflicted Mother.
  2. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
  3. “This day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.”
  4. “Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy Mother.”
  5. “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
  6. “I thirst.”
  7. “It is finished.”
  8. “Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit.”
  9. The side of Jesus is pierced with a lance. His body is taken down and placed in the arms of His Mother.
  10. Father, by the merits of the crucifixion and death of Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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  1. As Mary enters heaven, the entire court of heaven greets with joy, this masterpiece of God’s creation.
  2. Mary is crowned by her Divine Son, as Queen of heaven and earth.
  3. More than we can ever know, the Hearts of Jesus and Mary overflow with joy at this reunion.
  4. Only in heaven will we know, the great majesty of that coronation, and the joy it gave to the angels and saints.
  5. Even the angels, who by nature are greater than humans, hail Mary as their Queen.
  6. Mary shares so fully in the glory of Christ, because she shared so fully in His suffering.
  7. Only in heaven will we see how central is the role of Mary, in the divine plan of redemption.
  8. The angels and saints longed for the coming of her, whose heel crushes the head of the serpent.
  9. Mary pleads our cause, as a most powerful Queen, and a most merciful and loving Mother.
  10. A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

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By honoring Mary, and loving her Son,
The peace of the world, will most surely be won.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Salve, Regína, Mater misericórdiæ,
vita, dulcédo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamámus exsúles filii Hevæ,
Ad te suspiramus, gémentes et flentes
in hac lacrimárum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocáta nostra, illos tuos
misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte;
Et Iesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsílium osténde.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thy Immaculate Heart.

We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are.

To thee we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls; to thee we give our homes, our families and our country.

We desire that all that is in us and around us may belong to thee and may share in the benefits of thy motherly blessing.

And that this act of consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thy feet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion.

We pledge ourselves to profess courageously and at all times the truths of our holy Faith, and to live as befits Catholics who are duly submissive to all the directions of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him.

We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Church, in particular to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consoling practices of the Christian religion, and above all, Holy Communion, an integral part of our lives, in so far as we shall be able so to do.

Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of men, to devote ourselves whole-heartedly to the spreading of devotion to thy Immaculate Heart, in order to hasten and assure, through the sovereignty of thy Immaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thy adorable Son, in our own hearts and in those of all men, in our country and in all the world, as in heaven, so on earth.

Amen.

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Hail, holy Queen
enthroned above,
O Maria!
Hail, Mother of Mercy
and of Love,
O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim,
Sing with us, ye seraphim!
Heav’n and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

Our life, our sweetness
here below,
O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow
and in woe,
O Maria!

Angels, all your praises bring;
Earth and heaven, with us sing;
All creation echoing:
Salve, Salve, Salve, Regína!

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