The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Matins


Come, O my voice, and let us raise
To heaven's bright Queen a song of praise.

Propitious thought, O Mother, send us.
And from the dreadful foe defend us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Hail, mistress of earth; hail, heavenly queen!
Hail, Virgin of virgins, all chaste and serene!
Bright star of the morning, the light of whose face,
Reflects His effulgence, who filled you with grace.
O sovereign of angels, come quickly, we pray,
And drive every ill, that besets us away.
You from eternity God did ordain,
Over His household As mistress to reign;
You He predestined The mother to be
Of Him who created Earth, heaven and sea;
You He elected The spouse of His Heart.
Because in our sin You never had part.

God elected and prepared Her;
And gave His own tabernacle for a dwelling.

O Holy Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the world, who never forsakes nor despises anyone, look upon us with an eye of pity and beg of your beloved Son the pardon of all our sins that we who now devoutly celebrate your Immaculate Conception may receive the reward of eternal joy through the mercy of Jesus Christ our Lord, whom you, pure Virgin, did bring into the world, and who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit in perfect Trinity, lives and reigns one God, world without end. Amen.

O Mother, turn a mother's ear.
And kindly our petitions hear.

Blessed be the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


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