Songs and Prayers for the 13th

Around noon on the 13th, the traditional singing of The Fatima Song begins a prayer service that includes three mysteries of the Rosary. The prayers are repeated slowly and spoken from the heart. After the Rosary, the Consecrations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary take place. Pilgrims are then encouraged to say a 4th mystery of the Rosary on their return home.

The Fatima Song

Our Lady of Fatima sent from above, appeared to three children to tell of God’s love.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
In Fatima’s Cove on the thirteenth of May, the Virgin Maria appeared at midday.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
The Virgin Maria surrounded by light, God’s Mother is ours, for she gives us this sight.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
The world was then suffering from war, plague, and strife, and Portugal mourned for her great loss of live.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
To three shepherd children the Virgin then spoke a message so hopeful, with peace for all folk.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
With sweet Mother’s pleading, she asked us to pray, do penance, be modest, the Rosary each day.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
All Portugal heard what God’s Mother did say, converted it sings of that Queen to this day.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
We all must remember Our Lady’s request, do all that she asks for; obey her requests.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
She warned of behavior from which we must turn, of thoughts, words, and actions, which Christians must spurn.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
She told us that Jesus is so much offended, and asked that our living be firmly amended.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
To her sad, sweet pleading our promise is made, that God’s Law in all things be strongly obeyed.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
From nation to nation her fair name is praised, as souls from sin’s bondage are contritely raised.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
Our thanks to the Godhead, whose ways are so sure, for giving us Mary, our Mother Most Pure.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
Our hearts, overflowing with kindness and love, thank her for God’s graces bestowed from above.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
Hail, Refuge of sinners! Hail, Star of the Sea! Hail, Queen of Creation! Our hope is in thee.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)
All hail, Virgin Mary! This Star guides our way, our country’s Protectress, America’s Way!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! (x2)

The Mysteries of the Rosary

As we pray the Rosary from our hearts, lets us mediate upon the Mysteries and the virtue and grace that each Mystery represents.

The Joyful Mysteries

1st The Annunciation to Mary–Humility
2nd The Visitation of Mary–Charity
3rd The Nativity of Our Lord–Love of God
4th The Presentation of Jesus–Sacrifice
5th The Finding of Jesus in the Temple–Zeal for God

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1st The Agony in the Garden–Repentance
2nd The Scouring at the Pillar–Mortification
3rd The Crowning with Thorns–Courage
4th The Carrying of the Cross–Patience
5th The Crucifixion & Death–Perseverance

The Luminous Mysteries

1st The Baptism of Our Lord–Submission to the Will of the Father
2nd The Wedding at Cana–Virtue of Faith
3rd The Proclamation of the Kingdom–Sincere Repentance
4th The Transfiguration–Virtue of Hope
5th The Institution of the Eucharist–Intimate Communion with God

The Glorious Mysteries

1st The Resurrection of Our Lord–Faith
2nd The Ascension of Our Lord–Hope
3rd The Descent of the Holy Spirit–Zeal
4th The Assumption of the Virgin Mary–Grace of a Holy Death
5th The Coronation of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven–Greater Love for Mary

The Apostle’s Creed

†: I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.R: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

†: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.R: Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

†: Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.R: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

†: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.R: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

R: O, my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy.

Prayer for Priests

R: God, our Father, please send us holy priests, all for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, all for the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with Saint Joseph.

Ave Maria Song

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria, Ave Ave Maria

Hail Holy Queen

R: Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus! O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!†: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R: that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer After the Rosary

R: O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.†: May the divine assistance remain always with us.

R: And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael

R: 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 power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer for the Holy Father

†: Let us pray for his Holiness, our Pope Francis.R: The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. *Say one (1) Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

R: Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd Pope Benedict XVI a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and the vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love and peace for all the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Angel of Peace Prayer from Fatima

R: 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 indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Pardon Prayer from Fatima

R: 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.

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

R: Adorable Heart of Jesus, the tenderest, the most amiable, the most generous of all hearts, penetrated with gratitude at the sight of Thy benefits, I come to consecrate myself wholly and unreservedly to Thee! I wish to devote all my energies to propagating Thy worship and winning, if possible, all hearts to Thee. Receive my heart this day, O Jesus! Or rather take it, change it, purify it, to render it worthy of Thee; Make it humble, gentle, patient, faithful and generous like Thine, by inflaming it with the fire of Thy love. Hide it in Thy Divine Heart with all hearts that love Thee and are consecrated to Thee; never permit me to take my heart from Thee again. Let me rather die than grieve Thy Adorable Heart. Thou knowest O Heart of Jesus, that the desire of my heart is to love Thee always, to be wholly Thine in life and in death, in time and eternity. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love thee. Amen.

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

R: I, (… name …), a miserable sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my baptism; I renounce Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
In the presence of all the Heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as a slave of thy Divine Son, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.†: Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary R: Pray for us!
†: Mary, Queen of Peace, R: Pray for us!
†: Mary, Our Loving Mother, R: Pray for us!
†: St. Joseph, R: Pray for us!
R: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Litany Of the Blessed Mother

Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.Holy Mary, pray for us * Virgin most renowned,* Health of the sick,* Holy Mother of God,* Virgin most powerful,* Refuge of sinners,* Holy Virgin of virgins,* Virgin most merciful,* Comforter of the afflicted,* Mother of Christ,* Virgin most faithful,* Help of Christians.* Mother of the Church,* Mirror of justice,* Queen of angels,* Mother of Divine grace,* Seat of wisdom,* Queen of patriarchs,* Mother most pure,* Cause of our joy,* Queen of prophets,* Mother most chaste,* Spiritual vessel,* Queen of apostles,* Mother inviolate,* Vessel of honor,* Queen of martyrs,* Mother most undefiled,* Singular vessel of devotion,* Queen of confessors,* Mother most amiable,* Mystical rose,* Queen of virgins,* Mother most admirable,* Tower of David,* Queen of all Saints,* Mother of good counsel,* Tower of ivory,* Queen conceived without original sin,* Mother of our Creator,* House of gold,*  Mother of our Savior,* Ark of the covenant,* Queen assumed into heaven,* Virgin most prudent,* Gate of heaven,* Queen of the most holy Rosary,* Virgin most venerable,* Morning star,* Queen of peace,*

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beg You, O Lord God, that we Your servants may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of Our Loving Mother, and with great confidence, we come before your Holy Image O Mother, to be inspired by the example of your life. One day, in Nazareth filled with faith and courage, you accepted the plan of God to be the Mother of His Son; help us, the children of God and your children, to accept with joy, our own vocation in life. When you knew that your cousin, Elizabeth needed your help you went immediately to her aid, grant us the grace to unselfishly serve others as you did. At the foot of the Cross you lived the agony of your Son and three days later you shared with Him the joy of His victory over sin and death; help us, O Mother, to accept with courage the difficulties and inevitable pains of life and to fight tirelessly to obtain the joy of triumph over evil and conquer the challenges of life. Amen.