THE HOLY CHILDHOOD OF OUR DIVINE REDEEMER

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    THE HOLY CHILDHOOD OF OUR LORD

                            JESUS CHRIST

   MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD

V. Incline unto my aid, O God.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

THE MYSTERIES

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, who, coming down from the bosom of the Father for our salvation, didst not disdain the womb of the Virgin, where, conceived by the Holy Ghost, thou, the Word incarnate, didst take upon thee the form of a servant: have mercy on us. 

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

 Jesus, sweetest child, who, in thy virgin mother’s womb, didst visit St. Elizabeth, and fill thy Precursor, John the Baptist, with the Holy Ghost, sanctifying him from his mother’s womb: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

 Jesus, sweetest child, who, for nine months hidden in’ thy mother’s womb, and awaited with eager expectation by the Virgin Mary and by St. Joseph, wast by them offered to God the Father for the salvation of the world: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, wrapped in swaddling- clothes, laid in the manger, heralded by angels, visited by shepherds: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

O Jesus, born of virgin bright, Infinite glory be to thee; Praise to the Father infinite, And Holy Ghost eternally.

V. Christ is at hand.

R. Come, let us adore him.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 Jesus, sweetest child, wounded in the circumcision on the eighth day, called by the glorious name of Jesus, and, by thy name and by thy blood, foreshown as the Saviour of the world: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

 Jesus, sweetest child, made known to the three Magi by a star, adored on Mary’s bosom, honored with the mystical gifts of gold, frank incense, and myrrh: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, presented in the temple by thy virgin mother: Jesus, whom Simeon took into his arms and embraced, and Anna the prophetess made known to Israel: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, whom Herod sought to slay, whom 8. Joseph carried with Mary into Egypt, who wast saved by flight from a cruel death, and glorified by the praises of the holy Innocents: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

O Jesus, born of virgin bright, Infinite glory be to thee; Praise to the Father infinite, And Holy Ghost eternally.

V. Christ is at hand.

R. Come, let us adore him.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 Jesus, sweetest child, who, with Mary most holy, and the patriarch St. Joseph, didst dwell in Egypt until the death of Herod: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, who didst return with thy parents from Egypt into the land of Israel, who didst suffer many toils by the way, and enter the city of Nazareth: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, who didst live most holily in the blessed house of Nazareth, subject to thy parents, spending thy parents, spending thy life in poverty and toil, and growing in wisdom, in age, and in grace: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Jesus, sweetest child, brought to Jerusalem when twelve years old, sought by thy parents with much sorrow, and, after three days, found, to their great joy, among the doctors: have mercy on us.

R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

O Jesus, born of virgin bright, Infinite glory be to thee; Praise to the Father infinite, And Holy Ghost eternally.

V. Christ is at hand.

R. Come, let us adore him.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

In order that Christians might meditate more frequently on the Incarnation, Birth, and all the other mysteries relating to the holy Childhood of our Divine Saviour Jesus Christ, and might render Him meet and worthy thanks, as well as imitate, those virtues which He in His Childhood has taught us by His example, Pope Pius VII., of holy memory, by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, dated Nov. 23, 1819, granted— I. The Plenary Indulgence, on the 25th of every month, to all those who being penitent, having Confessed and Communicated, should be present at any church or public oratory in which is used the following pious exercise, revised and approved by the S. Congr. of Rites, in honour of the Child Jesus, to venerate thereby the twelve mysteries of His Holy Childhood; provided also they pray according to the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff (the Church).

II. Indulgence of 300 days, once a day, to those who, in private, with a contrite heart, devoutly use this pious exercise.

 

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