Day One – Our Lady of Lourdes
O Holy Immaculate Virgin, you came to Lourdes and told St. Bernadette that the important thing is to be happy in the next life. To attain this, we must accept the cross in this life. You are called the Comforter of the Afflicted, have pity of me, all of my loved ones as well as all those that I pray for and most especially for Cardinal Burke. I beg you for the graces that we need to carry our crosses daily.
The young Bernadette that you appeared to, exalted in the virtues of Christian poverty and humility, teach us dear Mother to follow her example, to rid us of our pride and to stop following the ways of this world, which is becoming more corrupt every day. Lead us to a closer walk with your Son, Jesus, so that we may live a virtuous life.
Immaculate Mother, so full of grace, goodness and love, you are the Mother of Mercy, who shields us from the darts of the evil one, you have dispensed so many graces to those who have invoked you, under the title of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is through your intercession that many thousands have been healed. I approach you now, Queen of Heaven, to take my most urgent petitions to Jesus, your Son, who will not refuse anything that you will ask of Him. (Mention all of your intentions, especially for many graces to be bestowed upon Cardinal Burke and in thanksgiving for his continued good health.)
O Mary, Health of the Sick, I am forever grateful for all the graces that you have granted me and my loved ones. May I always endeavor to imitate your virtues, so that I may be with you, forever in heaven. AMEN.
Litany to Our Lady of Lourdes
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Exalted model of all mothers, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.
Mother who did suffer so much, Pray for us.
Mother poor and without shelter, Pray for us.
Mother who did bear along forgotten roads the fruit of thy womb, Pray for us.
Who did find no other shelter for thy Son and our God than a wild cave, and no other cradle than a manger, Pray for us.
Who did declare, "I am the Immaculate Conception," Pray for us.
Who did appear to a humble peasant girl in order to teach us humility, Pray for us.
Who was clad in a white robe to remind us of purity, Pray for us.
Who did wear a girdle of blue to remind us of Heaven, Pray for us.
Who did tread on a rosebush to remind us of the sufferings we must endure in order to merit Heaven, Pray for us.
Who did carry the rosary to induce us to pray, Pray for us.
Who had thy hands joined and thy eyes raised to Heaven to draw us to penance, Pray for us.
Who is the Star of Hope, Pray for us.
Who prays to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for us, Pray for us.
Who gives strength to the clergy, Pray for us.
Who heals the sick, Pray for us.
Who is the health of the weak, Refuge of sinners, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: Our Lady of Lourdes, so fruitful in miracles, protect, with that hand which nothing can resist, our Holy Father the Pope. Infuse into us the spirit of faith, hope and charity. We all believe the truth of thy apparitions, and the unlimited power with which thy Divine Son has armed thee. Hence it is that we have recourse to thee. AMEN.