O Jesus, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
well-beloved Son of the Blessed Virgin
and foster Child of St. Joseph,
we most fervently implore Thee,
Thine ever-blessed Mother
and St. Joseph
Thy foster father,
take our children
under Thy special charge
and enclose them in the love of Thy Sacred Heart.
They are the children
of Thy Father in Heaven,
created after His own image;
they are Thy possession,
for Thou hast purchased them with Thy Precious Blood;
they are temples of the Holy Ghost,
who sanctified them in Baptism
and implanted in their hearts the virtues of faith, hope
O most loving Jesus,
rule and guide them,
that they may live according to the holy Catholic
that they may not waver in their confidence in Thee
and that they may ever remain faithful to Thy love.
O Mary, Blessed Mother
grant to our children
a place in thy pure maternal heart!
Spread over them thy protecting mantle
when danger threatens their innocence;
keep them firm when they are about to stray from the path of virtue;
and should they have the misfortune of falling into mortal sin,
oh, then raise them up again,
reconcile them with thy Divine Son
and restore them to Sanctifying Grace.
And thou, O holy foster father St. Joseph,
do not abandon our children!
Protect them from the assaults of the wicked enemy
and deliver them from all dangers of soul
O dear parents
of the holy Child Jesus!
Intercede for us parents
that we may bring up our children
in the love and fear of God
and one day attain with them the Beatific Vision.
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Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
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