Thursday, July 14, 2016

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Sinking we strive and call to you for aid ...

Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
O Queen of all the virgin choir,
Enthroned above the starry sky,
Who with your bosoms milk did feed
Your own Creator, Lord most high.
What man had lost in hapless Eve
Your sacred womb to man restores;
You to the wretched here beneath
Hast opened Heaven's eternal doors.
Hail, O refulgent Hall of light,
Hail, Gate august of Heaven's high King,
Through you redeemed to endless life,
Your praises let all the nations sing.
O Jesu, born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to You,
Praise to the Father Infinite,
And Holy Spirit eternally. Amen.
Vouchsafe that I may praise you , O sacred Virgin.
Give me strength against your enemies.

Thanks be to God.

Mother of Christ! Hear your people's cry,
Star of deep, and portal of the Sky!
Mother of Him who you from nothing made,
Sinking we strive and call to you for aid;
Oh, by that joy which Gabriel brought to you ,
You Virgin first and last, let us your mercy see.

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