Saturday, February 25, 2017
February - Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Almighty and beneficent God! who didst impose upon our mother Eve, in punishment for her sin, that she should give birth to her children in pain:
I offer to Thee all the pains which I have thus suffered in atonement for my sins, and thank Thee, that I have safely brought a child into the world, whom I now offer to Thee, according to the example of the Mother of Thine only-begotten Son, for Thy holy service, whom I shall zealously endeavor to educate for Thy honor.
Give me but this grace through the intercession and merits of this most blessed Mother.
Bless me and my child, and grant, that we may here live in accordance with Thy divine will, and receive eternal salvation.
Through Christ, our Lord.