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It is for us to renounce ourselves and place our person under the yoke of His service and holy obedience as each of us has promised the Lord.  

The Stella Coeli Prayer

 

THE STAR OF HEAVEN that nourished the Lord drove away the plague of death which the first parents of man brought into the world. May this bright Star now vouchsafe to extinguish that foul constellation whose battles have slain the people with the wound of death. O most pious Star of the Sea, preserve us from pestilence; hear us, O Lady, for Thy Son honours Thee by denying Thee nothing. Save us, O Jesus, for whom Thy Virgin Mother supplicates Thee.

 

V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

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

 

LET US PRAY. O God of mercy, God of pity, God of benign clemency, Thou Who hast had compassion on the affliction of Thy people, and hast said to the angel striking them, “Stop thy hand;” for the love of this glorious Star, whose breasts Thou didst sweetly drink as antidote for our crimes, grant the assistance of Thy grace, that we may be safely freed from all pestilence, and from unprovided death; and mercifully save us from the gulf of eternal perdition: through Thee, Lord Jesus Christ, King of Glory, who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Stella caeli exstirpavit

Quae lactavit Dominum

Mortis pestem quam plantavit

Primus parens hominum.

 

Ipsa Stella nunc dignetur

Sidera compescere,

Quorum bella plebem caedunt

Dirae mortis ulcere.

 

O gloriosa Stella Maris

A peste succurre nobis;

Audi nos, nam te Filius

Nihil negans honorat.

 

Salva nos Jesu pro quibus

Virgo mater te orat!

Amen.

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