13th July Our Lady of Rosa Mystica

PRAYER TO THE ROSA MYSTICA
Rosa Mystica, Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Grace, in honor of thy Divine Son, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet to implore God’s mercy. We beg for help and grace, not relying on any merit of ours, but on the kindness of thy motherly heart, and confident that thou will grant our urgent requests.

Hail Mary . . .

Rosa Mystica, Mother of Jesus, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Mother of the Church, of the Mystical Body of Christ, we implore the gifts of unity and peace for the anxious world, and those graces so able to convert the souls of thy erring children.

Hail Mary . . .

Rosa Mystica, Queen of the Apostles, pray that many men and women may hear Christ’s call to priestly and religious vocations, and help them spread the Kingdom of Jesus Christ throughout the world by the holiness of their lives and their burning zeal for the salvation of souls. Pour out thy Heavenly grace upon us!

Hail Mary . . .

Prayer to Our Lady, Mystical Rose

Maria Rosa Mystica, Mystical Rose, Immaculate Conception. Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, Mother of Grace, Mother of the Mystical Body, Mother of the Church, thou camest down on earth to call upon us children of this earth to love each other, to unite and live in peace.. Thy requests of us  the practice of charity, prayer, and penance. We thank God with all our hearts that He has given thee to us as our Mother and Mediatrix in all our needs. Mary, full of grace, please help me, I beseech thee and grant me my special intention. [Mention your intentions.]

Thou hast promised us thy motherly protection, full of graces: “I am always very close to thee, with My motherly love.”

Rosa Mystica, Immaculata, Mater Dolorosa, please show me that thou art my Mother, Bride of the Holy Spirit and Queen of Heaven and Earth. Amen.

NOVENA TO ROSA MYSTICA

Maria, Rosa Mystica, fragrant rose of mysticism, wonderful flower of divine knowledge, of purity and blinding beauty, of brilliant, shining glory, of power and overwhelmingly blessing love: we kneel before you to pray, to look, to listen; to look at you and to inhale your heavenly perfume until we have, above all, taken something of your immaculate, pure, and perfect being into our inner selves; to pray that we should no longer, or above all, ask only for your gifts, for the salvation of, and help for, our body and soul; but to pray that we may become like you; that we may listen attentively and closely to every single word of yours which you have spoken not only in the past but even more so in the present, more frequently and more imploringly.

We do not always want to talk and beg but to listen and heed what you say, what your picture is already saying to us and asking us to do.  We want to listen to your quiet motherly voice when it speaks to us so tenderly and consolingly with motherly understanding and warning.  We want to open our hearts to you when He is looking into the bottom of our soul, to remain steadfast, to force ourselves not to say again we have no time; instead to endure your sad glance even if we should blush and have to cast down our eyes…

Mary, fragrant Rose of Mysticism, please help us to take a look inside ourselves and to examine ourselves, how we shall be able to bear your glance and stand firm before you; help us to know ourselves better, especially in those areas of thought and deed which displease you; help us to become more like you.  We promise that we shall try.  We also promise to imitate you.  Please help us to work on ourselves, to let your love shine wherever we are able to work, but especially for the priests and religious.

3 Hail Mary…

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who take refuge in you.

First Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, please protect us from all shamelessness and degeneration, preserve in us the sense for good and evil; prepare us to do battle in defense for all that is pure.  Maria, Rosa Mystica, graciously hear us and pray for us.

3 Hail Mary…

Second Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, grant that you will give us the true spirit of atonement, to fight the current of evil, to accept more often and voluntarily all the unpleasant things the more others fail you.  Maria, Rosa Mystica, graciously hear us and pray for us.

3 Hail Mary…

St. Paul: “I make up in my own body what is still missing in the sufferings of Christ!”

And Padre Pio: “I should like to take up a hundredfold the sufferings which others deserve for their sins!”

Third Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, grant that we do not forget true penance and reparation with all our prayers, at home and on journeys!  Please grant us the right spirit when we come to you.  Maria, Rosa Mystica, graciously hear us and pray for us.

3 Hail Mary…

Fourth Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, grant that you may help us and lead us in our efforts.  Maria, Rosa Mystica, graciously hear us and pray for us.

3 Hail Mary…

Fifth Day

Let us dare to say this prayer with its full weight and accept its possible consequences as Brother St. Klaus, the patron saint of Switzerland, once prayed: “My Lord and my God, take everything from me, everything that may prevent me from coming to you.  Give me everything that brings me close to you.  Take me and do with me as you please!”

3 Hail Mary…

Sixth Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, help us to get to know you more and more, lead us and guide us that we may be able to find the path to your mysticism.  Amen.

3 Hail Mary…

Seventh Day

Maria, Rosa Mystica, grant that mankind may find its way to the most beautiful things, to the glories of the supernatural that surpass nature itself.  Please give us the fervour to seek this wonderful Divinity and to lead others to it so that they may learn to recognize how poor the delights and desires of this world are compared with Mary, the “Rosa Mystica”.

3 Hail Mary…

Eighth Day

O God, whose only begotten Son has prepared for us the treasures of eternal salvation through His Life, His Death and Resurrection, grant we beseech You that when we meditate on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and imitate what they contain, we shall receive what they promise through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

3 Hail Mary… 

Ninth Day

Even if every christian is called to holiness and mysticism, it is of even greater meaning and importance for the priests and religious.  They should venerate and imitate their ideal, Mary, the Rosa Mystica, in a special way; and this is something that is missing quite often, most of all in our seminaries, monasteries and convents.  It ought, therefore, to be a special apostolate to spread the purpose and meaning of this devotion in those houses, for nowhere more saints and mystics are needed than there.  The task of the laity will be to replace what is missing, through their own apostolate and a more zealous imitation of the Rosa Mystica!

3 Our Father…

3 Hail Mary…

3 Glory be…

for the sanctification of priests, bishops, and religious; for special guidance and strength for the Holy Father.

Final Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you have sent us Your Mother as a wonderful example of holiness and mysticism and especially as an ideal and patroness for the priests and religious.  We ask you, grant us Your help to imitate Your Most Holy Mother more and more, to become souls of expiation and victim souls for those priests and religious, who fail you:  You who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen.

Litany of Maria Rosa Mystica

Lord, have mercy on us,

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, hear us,

Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father in Heaven,

Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us

Mystical Rose

Virgin Mother of Christ

Spouse of the Holy Spirit

Mother of Divine Grace

Mother of Precious Life

Mother of Lost Children

Mother of Exiles

Mother of Sweet Mercy

Mother of Sorrow

Mother of our Soul and Mind

Mother of the Aging

Mother of the Dying

Virgin most chaste

Virgin most humble

Virgin most persevering

Rose of the Heavenly Garden

Fragrance of the Morning Sun

Altar of Peace Offerings

Crystal of Light

Pearl of the Sea

Shield of Courage

Gate of the Enclosed Yard

Glass of Time

Flame of Clinging Love

Wind of Gentleness

Fountain of Divine Grace,

Blessed Vessel of Love,

Blessed Mother of Christ.

Lake of Inner Joy

Mountain of Steadfastness

Thunder of Resolution

Depth of Commitment

Guidepost of Eternity

Queen of Angels

Queen of Flowers

Queen of Arts

Queen of the Holy Church

Queen of the Holy Eucharist

Queen of the Immaculate Heart

Queen of the Word

Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, Immaculate from Thy creation, pierced with pain, kindled with love, pray for our clergy and all the religious,     Save them.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who are walking on the wrong path,          Save them.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not show any more the necessary respect that is due to God,      Save them.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not possess any more the courage to profess their faith,          Save them.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who show no respect for the Most Holy Eucharist,       Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have succumbed to the allurements of a deceitful world, and do not seek God any more,         Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pierced with pain, kindled with love, pray for all those priests and religious who have given up the Holy Sacrament of Confession, and tolerate sinful deeds,          Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have no more love for you and thus have become cold in heart so quickly,            Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not obey the Holy Father any longer,       Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who are walking on wrong paths and corrupt the mind of the people,        Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have left the church,    Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your Immaculate Heart,        Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your tears,  Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your Son who, on the Cross, gave you His priests as your sons,       Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your motherhood, which embraces all the people on earth,         Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your humility as a handmaid of God by which you shine as an example to all the servants of Jesus Christ,         Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, Pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of the swords in your heart, which is also pierced by the sword of sorrow which you are suffering for priests and religious,     Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your loneliness and desolation, which you bore in total obedience,      Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your invincible power of intercession for us,           Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of you being the all powerful Mediatrix of all graces,    Save them,

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your sorrows and your tears of blood,     Save them,

Let us pray

O Almighty and merciful God, Who for the triumph of Thy mercy and the salvation of souls hast granted to the Immaculate Virgin Mary boundless powers over the Heart of Jesus, grant, we beseech Thee that by Her prayers and intercession we may avoid the contagion of sin and serve Thee with a pure heart, and that we may live and die in Thy holy love.

O Lord Jesus Christ, our Mediator with the Father, Who hast deigned to appoint the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mystical Rose, Thy Mother and the Mother of Thy Church, to be our Mother also and our Mediatrix with Thee, graciously grant that whosoever goes to Thee in quest of blessings may be gladdened by obtaining them all through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Thou Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

O Mother, you are leading the way for us in your love for your Son, Jesus Christ.  Together with you, let us help the afflicted religious but especially our priests.  They have the most sacred power and authority to transform wine and bread into the Body of Your Son; they are the intermediaries between God and us; they bear the great responsibility for our souls.  But we are also responsible for the Holy Church to produce holy priests.  Help us through Your Immaculate Heart, o sorrowful Mother, who is burning with love for us.  Amen.

Maria, Rosa Mystica, our soul becomes joyful as we behold this flower; these green leaves are a sign of our eternal youth;

Maria, Rosa Mystica, Mother of the Infant Christ, Our Lord, and all the souls entrusted to Your maternal care; pierce our flesh in sorrow by Your thorns.  On this wood repair us and the world for scores of dubious wrongs.  Amen