FOR THE TWELVE GREATEST SOLEMNITIES IN THE
YEAR, SEVEN OF OUR LORD AND FIVE OF THE
BLESSED VIRGIN, WHICH MAY BE USED AT ANY
OTHER TIME AND ON ANY DAY, ACCORDING TO
EACH ONE'S DEVOTION.
1. For the Holy Nativity of our Lord.
Come, my Jesus, and be born in my heart!
2. For the Circumcision of our Lord.
May Your name, O Jesus, be my joy!
3. For the Epiphany.
With Your Magi, O Jesus, I adore You, and love You.
4. For Easter.
My Jesus, let me first suffer, and then rejoice with You.
5. For the Ascension of our Lord.
Take my heart also with You into heaven.
6. For Pentecost.
Holy Spirit, Light, Fervor, and Perseverance.
7. For the Feast of Corpus Christi.
Jesus, our food ! Jesus, our sweetness! Jesus. our joy!
1. For the Immaculate Conception.
Most holy Virgin, free from sin, and full of grace, at the first moment of Your existence may I be free from sin, and in the grace of God, at the last moment of my life
2. For the Nativity of the Ever-blessed Virgin.
Your birth, O Blessed Virgin, was holy; may my death be holy!
3. For the Annunciation.
O Virgin ever blessed, you art raised to the sublime dignity of Mother of God; may I remain always faithful in his service.
4. For the Purification.
Most holy Virgin, purer than the angels after you had brought forth your Son, may I be purified at least after I have sinned.
5. For the Assumption.
Most holy Virgin, who died out of pure love, may I at least die with contrition.
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, The Incarnation Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ, Rev Eugene Grimm Trans., Redemptorist Fathers Brooklyn Publishers (1927) pp. 446-447. Imprimatur +Patrick Cardinal Hayes, 1927.
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Infancy of Jesus Christ except to replace archaic words.