Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1st half of 17th century

Prayer of Saint Jerome
for Christ’s Mercy

O Lord, show Your mercy to me
and gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan,
come to my aid.
I am like the sheep that went astray.
O Good Shepherd,
seek me out and bring me home
in accord with Your will.
Let me dwell in Your house
all the days of my life
and praise You for ever and ever
with those who are there.
Amen.

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The Most Holy Name of Mary

[public domain]

Immaculate Conception, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1628

Canticle Of Mary

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour
for He has looked with favour on His lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His Name.

He has mercy on those who fear Him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit. 

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly. 

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of His servant Israel
for He has remembered His promise of mercy,
the promise He made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever. 

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning.
is now, and will be forever.
Amen.

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