Since Wednesday is the memorial for Pope Saint Pius X, I thought I would share with you a Marian prayer that he wrote. This prayer was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the definition and declaration of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which was celebrated on September 8, 1903.
The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception is the understanding that Our Lady was conceived without sin in her mother’s womb. It is often misunderstood and thought to be the conception of Our Lord, however, this is not the case. To learn more about this important dogma, I would encourage you to read this post. You can also search the term, “immaculate conception” on this website and many other articles will appear.
Most holy Virgin, who pleased our Lord and became his mother, Virgin Immaculate in your body and soul, in your body and soul, in your faith and love, at this solemn jubilee of the promulgation of the dogma which proclaimed you to the entire world as conceived without sin, look kindly on us unfortunate ones who implore your powerful protection. The infernal serpent, upon whom the primeval curse was laid, continues, alas, to attack and tempt the hapless children of Eve. Ah! Do you, our blessed Mother, our Queen and Advocate, who at the first moment of your conception did crush the enemy’s head, do you gather together our prayers and we beseech you (our hearts one with yours) present them before God’s throne, that we may never allow ourselves to be caught in the snares laid for us, but that we may reach the portal of salvation, and that the Church and Christian society may once more chant the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen.
Our Lady – the Immaculate Conception…Pray for Us