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After Mass:
The Leonine Prayers

 

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1884, Pope Leo XIII prescribed the recitation of several prayers after Low Mass. In 1934, Pope Pius XI ordered that these same prayers be offered for the conversion of Russia. The prayers were meant to be said publicly by a priest after the Traditional Latin Low Mass; but now anyone can say the prayers privately after any Mass.

So think about it. Why rush off after Mass just to chat with someone, to dump coffee (or tea) and junk food onto the Blessed Sacrament in you, or to be the first out of the parking lot? Why not say these prayers—and other prayers of thanksgiving—privately and voluntarily? Of course, if you are in a parish that has Masses back to back and everyone stayed to pray after Mass, then—O Lord!—the Mass schedule might have to be adjusted to suit the needs of prayer rather than human convenience.

Anyway, here are the Leonine Prayers, the prayers prescibed by Pope Leo XIII.
 

The Hail Mary, said three times

 

 

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.
 

AVE María, grátia plena!
Dóminus tecum;
benedícta tu in muliéribus,
et benedíctus fructus ventris tui, Iesus!
Sancta María, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatóribus
nunc et in hora mortis nostræ.
Amen.
  
 

The Hail Holy Queen

 

 

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!
 
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises
     of Christ.
 
 

SALVE Regína,
mater misericórdiæ;
vita, dulcédo,
et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamámus,
éxsules fílii Hevæ;
Ad te suspirámus,
geméntes et flentes
in hac lacrymárum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocáta nostra,
illos tuos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte:
Et Iesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsílium osténde.
 
 
O clemens, O pia,
O dulcis Virgo María.
 
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Génitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Christi.
 
 

A collect

 

 

 

Let us pray. O God, our refuge and our strength, look down in mercy on Thy people who cry to Thee, and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of St. Joseph her Spouse, of Thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exultation of our holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.
 
 

The prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

 
 

 

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 evil spirits
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
 
R. Amen.

SANCTE Michaël Archángele,
defénde nos in praélio,
contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto
   præsídium.
Impéret illi Deus,
súpplices deprecámur:
tuque, Princeps milítiæ cœléstis,
Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in
   mundo,
divína virtúte,
in inférnum detrúde.
 
R. Amen.
 
 

Read an excerpt from a homily about angels
by Saint Gregory the Great

Conclusion, said three times

 

 

V. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Have mercy upon us.
 

V. Cor Iesu sacratíssimum
R. Miserére nobis.
 

 

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