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Office of the Immaculate Conception

Let us pray (on our knees):

O God, who willed that, by the embassy of the Angel, Thy Word became incarnate in the bosom of the Blessed Virgin Mary, aid our prayer and grant that, as we believe her to be true Mother of God, we may, through her intercession, be helped in your presence, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God save you, Virgin Daughter of God the Father!

God save you, Virgin, Mother of God the Son!

God save you, Virgin, Wife of the Holy Spirit!

God save you, Virgin, tabernacle of the Holy Trinity!

At Matins (standing)

Come, my lips, and wide proclaim,

The Blessed Virgin's spotless fame.

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, Queen of the Heavens

Hail, Mistress of earth!

Hail, Virgin most pure,

Of immaculate birth!

Clear star of the morning,

In beauty enshrined!

O Lady, make speed

To the help of mankind.

Thee God in the depth

Of eternity chose:

And formed thee all fair

As His glorious Spouse.

And called thee His Word's

Own Mother to be,

By whom he created

The earth, sky and sea.

God elected her, and pre-elected her.

He made her to dwell in His tabernacle.

O Lady, aid my prayer,

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end.

Amen.

At Prime

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, Virgin most wise!

Hail, Deity's shrine!

With seven fair pillars,

And Table Divine!

Preserved from the guilt

Which hath come on us all!

Exempt, in the womb,

From the taint of the fall

O new Star of Jacob!

Of Angels the Queen!

O Gate of the Saints,

O Mother of men!

To Zabulon fearful

The embattled array,

Be thou of the faithful

The refuge and stay.

The Lord Himself created her in the Holy Spirit.

And poured her out among all His works.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

At Tierce

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, Solomon's throne!

Pure Ark of the law!

Fair Rainbow! And bush

Which the Patriarch saw!

Hail, Gedeon's Fleece!

Hail, blossoming rod!

Samson's sweet Honeycomb

Portal of God!

Well-fitting it was

That a Son so Divine

Should preserve from a touch

Of original sin,

Nor suffer by smallest

Defect to be stained.

That Mother whom He

For Himself had ordained.

I will dwell in the highest.

And my throne is on the pillar of the clouds.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

At Sext

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, Virginal Mother!

Hail, purity's Cell!

Fair Shrine, where the Trinity

Loveth to dwell!

Hail, Garden of pleasure!

Celestial Balm!

Cedar of Chastity!

Martyrdom's Palm!

Thou Land set apart

From uses profane!

And free from the curse

Which in Adam began!

Thou City of God!

Thou Gate of the east,

In thee is all grace,

O joy of the blest!

As the lily among the thorns,

So is my beloved among the daughters of Adam.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

At None

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, City of refuge!

Hail, David's high Tower!

With battlements crowned

And girded with power!

Filled at thy Conception

With love and with light!

The dragon by thee

Was shorn of his might!

O Woman most valiant!

O Judith thrice blest!

As David was nursed

On fair Abisag's breast!

As the Saviour of Egypt

Upon Rachel's knee:

So the world's great Redeemer

Was cherished by thee:

Thou art all fair, my beloved,

And the original stain was never in thee.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end. Amen.

At Vespers

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, dial of Achaz!

On thee the true Sun

Told backward the course

Which from old he had run!

And that man might be raised

Submitting to shame,

A little more low

Than the Angels became.

Thou rapt in the blaze

Of His infinite light,

Dost shine as the morn

On the confines of night;

As the moon on the lost

Through obscurity dawns

The serpent's destroyer!

A lily 'mid thorns!

I made an unfailing light to arise in heaven.

And as a mist I overspread the whole earth.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end.

Amen.

At Compline

May Jesus Christ, thy Son, reconciled by thy prayers,

O Lady, convert our hearts.

And turn away His anger from us.

O Lady, make speed to befriend me.

From the hands of the enemy mightily defend me.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

Hail, Mother most pure!

Hail, Virgin renowned

Hail, Queen with the stars

As a diadem crowned!

Above all the Angels,

In glory untold.

Standing next to the King

In a vesture of gold!

O Mother of mercy!

O Star of the Wave!

O Hope of the guilty!

O Light of the grave!

Through thee may we come

To the haven of rest,

And see heaven's King

In the courts of the blest.

Thy name, O Mary, is as oil poured out.

Thy servants have loved thee exceedingly.

O Lady, aid my prayer.

And let my cry come unto thee.

Let Us Pray.

Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despisest no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that as I now celebrate with devout affection thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, so, hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him Whom thou, in virginity didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord: Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth in perfect Trinity, God, world without end.

Amen.

The Commendation

These praises and prayers

I lay at thy feet,

O Virgin of Virgins!

O Mary most sweet!

Be thou my true guide.

Through this pilgrimage here;

And stand by my side

When death draweth near.

Let Us Pray

Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we, Thy servants, may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body: and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Historic

Office of the Immaculate Conception

Written in Italy in the fifteenth century by the Franciscan Bernardino de Bustis and approved by Pope Innocent XI in 1678, the Office of Our Lady is an act of praise and thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, through her Immaculate Conception (dogma of the Church proclaimed on 12/08/1854 by Pope Pius IX). It can be sung or recited at one time or according to the Liturgy of the Hours, in order to protect the sanctity of the Immaculate Conception. There are reports saying that that when one prays the Office of the Immaculate Conception, she kneels in heaven interceding for those who pray it. In the reform of the Council Vatican II, the Pope Paul VI granted plenary indulgence to those who pray the Office of the Immaculate Conception in faith.

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