Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of the mother of our Blessed Lord and Saviour during the war by consecrating it to the Immaculate Heart. In 1944 he decreed that we should celebrate this feast on the octave day of the Assumption.

Introit: Hebr. 4. 16. Let us come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and may find grace for a timely help. Ps. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King.

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, who in the heart of the blessed Virgin Mary didst prepare a dwelling worthy of the Holy Ghost; grant in Thy mercy, that we who with devout minds celebrate the festival of that immaculate heart, may be able to live according to Thine own Heart.

Offertory: My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour; because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name.

1 comment:

aaron said...

I know I said I wouldn't be, but I got home late a realised the feast.