Ant: We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.

V: Lord, have mercy on us.

R: Christ, have mercy on us.

V: Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.

R: Christ, graciously hear us.

V: God, the Father of heaven,

R: Have mercy on us.

V: God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,

R: Have mercy on us.

V: God, the Holy Spirit,

R: Have mercy on us.

V: Holy Trinity one God,

R: Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of divine grace,

Mother most pure,

Mother most chaste,

Mother undefiled,

Mother inviolate,

Mother most amiable,

Mother most admirable,

R: Pray for us.

Mother of good counsel,

Mother of our Creator,

Mother of our Redeemer,

Virgin most prudent,

Virgin most venerable,

Virgin most powerful,

Virgin most merciful,

Virgin most faithful,

Mirror of justice,

Seat of wisdom,

Cause of our joy,

Spiritual vessel,

Vessel of honor,

Vessel of singular devotion,

Mystical rose,

Tower of David,

Tower of ivory,

House of gold,

Ark of the Covenant,

Gate of heaven,

Morning star,

Health of the weak,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted,

Help of Christians,

Queen of angels,

Queen of patriarchs,

Queen of prophets,

R: Pray for us.

Queen of martyrs,

Queen of confessors,

Queen of virgins,

Queen of all saints,

Queen conceived without sin,

Queen assumed into heaven,

Queen of the most holy Rosary,

Queen of peace,

V: Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,

R: Spare us, O Lord.

V: Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,

R: Graciously hear us, O Lord.

V: Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,

R: Have mercy on us.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Grant us, Your servants, we beseech You, O Lord, continual health of body and soul, and through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever virgin, may we be delivered from present sorrow and be given eternal happiness. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.



V: The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

V: Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R: Be it done unto me according to your word. Hail Mary, etc.

V: And the Word was made flesh.

R: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.



Pour forth, we beseech you O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.




Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, And in our hearts take up Thy rest; Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.



If the priest suggests that you be anointed, welcome the opportunity. This sacrament is for the sick. It is helpful to soul and to body—to heal both, the former of its sins and effects and the latter of its illness if that is God's will. God never ceases to show his love for ali of us, but Christ in the Gospel showed it especially for those who are ill. We need faith to understand that our sufferings are not meaningless, that if we unite them with Christ's own passion, we can use them to bring ourselves and others closer to God our Father. As we gradually realize this, the sacrament also increases our faith that one day we will rejoice with God and enjoy the peace of his presence forever.



The priest lays hands on the head of the sick person in silence. He blesses the oil if it is not already blessed.



The priest anoints the sick person on the forehead and hands, saying:

Through this holy anointing may the Lord in His love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. Amen.



P: Lord Jesus Christ, mercifully listen to our prayers for our sick brother (sister) whom we have anointed in your name. By the power of the Holy Spirit ease his (her) sufferings and make him (her) well again in mind and body. In your loving kindness forgive his (her) sins, restore him (her) to full health, and be with him (her) to comfort him (her). Give us all the peace and happiness of your kingdom where you live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. C: Amen.




May God protect you from harm, and grant health to your soul. May He shine on your heart, and lead you to eternal Life. Amen. And may the blessing of almighty God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you always. Amen. Let us go in the peace and the joy of the Lord. Thanks be to God.




When the priest gives this blessing, he imparts a plenary indulgence to the sick person, for the hour of death. The following prayer is said by the priest:

May our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who gave to Peter his apostle the power to bind and to set free, in his most loving mercy receive your confession and give back to you that robe of grace which was first given to you in baptism. And I, by the power given to me by the Apostolic See, grant you a full pardon and the "emission of all your sins. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Through the most sacred mysteries of man's redemption, may almighty God remit all the punishments due to you in this life and in the life to come; may He open to you the gates of heaven, and lead you into everlasting joy. Amen.



To the faithful in danger of death who cannot be assisted by a priest to bring them the sacraments and impart the apostolic blessing with its attendant plenary indulgence, Holy Mother Church nevertheless grants a plenary indulgence to be acquired at the point of death, provided that they are properly disposed and have been in the habit of reciting some prayers during their lifetime. To use a crucifix or cross in connection with the acquisition of this plenary indulgence is a laudable practice.

This plenary indulgence at the point of death can be acquired by the faithful even if they have already obtained another plenary indulgence on the same day.

(From the apostolic constitution of Pope Paul VI, promulgating the revision of sacred indulgences, Jan. 1, 1967.)




St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficult and desperate cases. Pray for me who am so miserable. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly —(here make your request)—and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity.

I promise you, O blessed JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will honor you as my special and powerful patron and encourage devotion to you. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us and for all who honor you and invoke your aid.

(Say the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father, etc., 3 times.)




Oh, my Lord and Saviour, support me in that hour in the strong arms of Your Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance of Your consolations. Let the absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me, and Your own Body be my food, and Your Blood my sprinkling; and let my sweet Mother Mary breathe on me, and my Angel whisper peace to me, and my glorious Saints . . . smile upon me; that in them all and through them all, I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die as I desire to live, in Your faith, in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love. Amen.

—Cardinal Newman



May he support us all day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in his mercy may He give us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last!

- Cardinal Newman






Many people request the legal title of the "Western Dominican Preaching," so that they may have a memorial for the education of students both for the priesthood and brotherhood in the Dominican order.


The legal title is:


Western Dominican Province

c/o Western Dominican Preaching Dominican Fathers

2510 Pine Street

San Francisco, CA 94115-3186


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