Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten, to our help
and deliver us from the deceits of Satan.
Intercede for us with Jesus that we may always accept God’s graces
and be found faithful to Him in our particular states of life.
- taken from the prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor -
"O God, by foreseen merits of the death of Christ, You shielded Mary from all stain of sin and preserved the Virgin Mother immaculate at her conception so that she might be a fitting dwelling place for Your Son. Cleanse us from sin through her intercession so that we also may come to You untainted by sin."
- Collect for the Immaculate Conception -
"We sit at the School of Mary as she teaches us in the Rosary to contemplate
the beauty of the face of Christ, to experience the depths of His love,
and to draw down the specific graces of each mystery here and now
upon Christ’s living members, most especially our Holy Father."
- MSSR Constitutions
Suffering and sorrow is our lot here upon this sinful earth. Far from abandoning us to our self-imposed misery, Our Lord enters into our sorrows in His Incarnation, and particularly in His Passion and Death, in order to redeem us by setting us free from our sins. His Mother joins Him in her role as co-redemptrix, sharing His and our suffering as the most tender of mothers. Let us join with Our Sorrowful Mother and St. Louis Marie de Montfort in meditating on the great love of Our Lord in the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
Joy is the special kind of happiness that comes from being in the presence of one we love. The rosary, and the Joyful Mysteries in particular, allow us to experience the greatest of joys, that of being with Our Lord Who loves us above all things, Who longs to shower us with graces as we pray. Let us join with Our Blessed Mother and St. Louis Marie de Montfort to find this blessed fruit in the five Joyful Mysteries.
"Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace,
and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works."
Communion Antiphon (Eccus. 39:19)