Litany in Honor of the Holy Infancy of The Blessed Virgin by St. John Eudes

Lord, have mercy on us,Christ, have mercy on us,

Lord, have mercy on us,

Infant Jesus, hear us,

Infant Jesus, graciously hear us,

God the Father of heaven,

God the Son, Redeemer of the World,

God the Holy Ghost,

Holy Infant Mary,

Infant Daughter of the Father,

Infant, Mother of the Son,

Infant, Spouse of the Holy Ghost,

Infant, fruit of the prayers of thy parents,

Infant, Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity,

Infant, riches of thy father,

Infant, delight of thy mother,

Infant, honor of thy father,

Infant, honor of thy mother,

Infant, miracle of nature,

Infant, prodigy of grace,

Immaculate in thy Conception,

Most holy in thy Nativity,

Most devout in thy Presentation,

Masterpiece of God’s grace,

Aurora of the Sun of Justice,

Beginning of our joy,

End of our evils,

Infant, joy of earth,

Pattern of our charity,

Model of our humility,

Infant, most powerful,

Infant, most mild,

Infant, most pure,

Infant, most obedient,

Infant, most poor,

Infant, most meek,

Infant, most amiable,

Infant, most admirable,

Infant, incomparable,

Infant, health of the sick,

Comfortess of the afflicted,

Refuge of Sinners,

Hope of Christians,

Lady of the Angels,

Daughter of the Patriarchs,

Desire of the Prophets,

Mistress of the Apostles,

Strength of Martyrs,

Glory of the Priesthood,

Joy of Confessors,

Purity of Virgins,

Queen of all Saints,

Infant, our Mother,

Infant, Queen of our hearts,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Infant Jesus,

Infant Jesus,

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Spare us, Infant Jesus.

Graciously hear us, Infant Jesus.

Have mercy on us, Infant Jesus.

Hear us.

Graciously hear us.

LET US PRAY

O almighty and merciful God, Who through the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, didst prepare the body and soul of the Immaculate Infant Mary that she might be the worthy Mother of Thy Son, and didst preserve her from all stain, grant that we who venerate with all our hearts her most holy childhood, may be freed, through her merits and intercession, from all uncleanness of mind and body, and be able to imitate her perfect humility, obedience and charity. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

ANGELUS

The AngelV. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary;

R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,

R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. And the Word was made flesh,

R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son has been made known by the message of an Angel, may, by His passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen

AngelusV. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae;

R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ecce Ancilla Domini,

R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Et Verbum caro factum est,

R. Et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix,

R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus

Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus, nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii Tui Incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen

 

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Novena Prayer to Maria Bambina (With Imprimatur)

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels,
Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during
all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion
to you, who are the first creature of God’s love.Hail Mary, full of grace…………….

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.

Hail Mary, full of grace…………….

Hail, lovely and holy Child, spiritual garden of delight, where,
on the day of the Incarnation, the tree of life was planted,
assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world.
Help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts, feelings,
and virtues of your divine Son.

Hail Mary, full of grace…………….

Hail, admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, closed garden,
open only to the heavenly Spouse. O Lily of paradise,
make me love the humble and hidden life;
let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open
to the loving calls of His graces and inspiration.

Hail Mary, full of grace…………….

Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn, gate of heaven,
you are my trust and hope.
O powerful advocate, from your cradle stretch out your hand,
support me on the path of life.
Make me serve God with ardor and
constancy until death and so reach an eternity with you.

Hail Mary, full of grace…………….

Prayer

Blessed Child Mary, destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother, by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us, mercifully listen to my supplications. In the needs which press upon me from every side and especially in my present tribulation, I place all my trust in you.

O holy Child, by the privileges granted to you alone and by the merits which you have acquired, show that the source of spiritual favors and the continuous benefits which you dispense are inexhaustible, because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.

Deign through the immense profusion of graces with which the Most High has enriched you from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception, grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition, and I shall eternally praise the goodness of your Immaculate Heart.

I M P R I M A T U R
In Curia Archiep. Mediolani
31 August 1931
Can. CAVEZZALI, Pro Vic. Gen
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Holy Infant Mary in Italy

Maria Bambina in Italy

Milan boasts a beautiful little image of the Infant Mary, often referred to as “Maria Bambina”.

A Franciscan nun made this statue of the little Virgin out of wax sometime before 1730. She later gave it to others, and after passing as a gift through various hands it was finally given to the Sisters of Charity in Lovere, Italy. In 1876 they brought it to their motherhouse in Milan (where it has stayed ever since). By this time, the statue had become worn and gray.

One of the nuns, Sister Josephine Woinovich, suffered from paralysis in her feet and arms. She could not get out of bed and was confined to the infirmary in great pain. In 1884, on the Feast of Mary’s Nativity, Sister Josephine convinced the Mother General to leave the statue of Maria Bambina in her room overnight. The next morning Mother decided to take the little statue on a “tour” of the infirmary, to visit all the ill sisters there.

It so happened that a very devout novice named Guilia Macaro was in the infirmary, suffering from a serious condition which restricted her movement. When the image of Maria Bambina was brought to her bed, Guilia took it in her arms and fervently pleaded with Mary to ask God to heal her. Miraculously, Guilia was healed immediately!

The image was also suddenly transformed; it lost its old gray color and took on the color of living flesh, which it still has to this day! Sister Josephine was also ultimately cured through her devotion to Maria Bambina.

Because of these and many other miracles God has worked for those who venerate the statue, the Sisters of Charity in Milan are commmonly called the “Sisters of Maria Bambina”

 

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