A Bernardine Sister was shown in spirit
the vast desolation caused by the devil
throughout the world, and at the same time
she heard the Blessed Virgin telling her that it was true, hell
had been let loose upon the earth; and that the time
had come to pray to her as Queen of the Angels
and to ask of her the assistance of the heavenly legions to fight against these deadly foes of God
and of men.
"But my good
Mother," she replied, "you who are so kind, could you not send them without our asking?" "No," Our Lady answered, "because prayer
is one of the conditions required by God
Himself in obtaining favors." Then the Blessed Virgin communicated the following prayer, bidding the Sister to have it printed and distributed:
August Queen of Heaven! Sovereign Mistress of the angels! Thou who from the beginning hast received from God
the power and mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, that, under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil
spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss
of eternal woe. Amen.
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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,
Her days and even nights are closed. ... continue reading
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