O God, I beseech You,
watch over those exposed to the horror of war,
and the spiritual dangers of a soldier's or sailor's life.
Give them such a strong faith
that no human respect may ever lead them to deny it,
nor fear ever to practice it.
By Your grace, O God,
fortify them against the contagion of bad example,
that being preserved from vice,
and serving You faithfully,
they may be ready to meet you face to face
when they are so called:
Inspire them with sorrow for sin,
and grant them pardon.
Mother of God!
Be with them on the battlefield during life
and at the hour of death,
and grant that they may live and die
in the grace
of thy Son.
Pray for them.
May their Guardian Angel
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Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near:
Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
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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