September 19: Our Lady of La Salette
Remember, dear Lady of La Salette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to shield me from the justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much.
Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my infidelity and ingratitude.
Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life, in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven.
Litany of Our Lady of La Salette
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us,
Jesus hear us. Jesus, grant our petitions.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy, Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of La Salette, reconciler of sinners, Pray for us.
Our Lady of La Salette, help of the just,
Our Lady of La Salette, healer of the ill,
Our Lady of La Salette, consoler of the afflicted,
Our Lady of La Salette, who appeared to some poor children of the Alps to give us grave warnings,
Our Lady of La Salette, who wept tears on thinking of man’s sins,
Our Lady of La Salette, who gave us the Lord’s warnings so that we be converted,
Our Lady of La Salette, who by Thy supplications holds back the arm of the Lord, who is angry with us,
Our Lady of La Salette, who said: “If my people will not submit, I shall be forced to let go the arm of my Son”,
Our Lady of La Salette, who prays continually to Thy Divine Son that He be merciful to us,
Our Lady of La Salette, who feels such great sorrow because of our sins,
Our Lady of La Salette, who deserves all our gratitude,
Our Lady of La Salette, who, after giving Thy warnings to the children of the mountain, said: “Well, my children, you will pass it on to all my people.”,
Mary, thou who have announced to men terrible punishments if they are not converted,
Mary, thou who announces to them mercy and pardon, if they return to God,
Mary, thou who promises abundant graces if we do penance,
Mary, thou whose miraculous apparition has echoed throughout both worlds,
Mary, thou whose miracles extend to all countries,
Mary, thou whose cult grows each day,
Mary, thou whose good works delight all thy children,
Mary, thou who are not invoked in vain,
Mary, thou who made a miraculous spring flow forth at thy feet,
Mary, thou who, following the example of Jesus, gives sight to the blind, movement to the paralyzed, health to the ill,
Mary, thou who consoles all the unfortunate,
Mary, thou who appeared resplendent with light,
Mary, thou who wore on thy breast the Crucifix and the instruments of the Passion,
Mary, thou who has warned us to sanctify the Lord’s Day if we are to avoid the terrible punishments,
Mary, thou who said that work on Sundays and blasphemy especially excite the anger of God,
Mary, thou who has reproached us for not keeping the fasts and abstinences of the Church,
Mary, thou who has announced to us the plagues of God, if we continue to violate His commandments,
Mary, thou who has recommended morning and evening prayers,
By Thy powerful protection, deliver us from the evils which threaten us, O Mary!
Poor sinners that we are, convert us, O Mary!
In the accomplishment of our duty, help us O Mary!
In solid piety, strengthen us O Mary!
In the persevering practice of all the virtues, encourage us O Mary!
In our joys, be with us O Mary!
In all the events of life, obtain for us a perfect submission to the will of God, O Mary!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, pardon us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant our petitions!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
O God, Who does not cease showing us how agreeable to Thee is the devotion to the Most Holy Virgin, by the many miracles which her intercession obtains for us, grant us the grace to be always faithful to the teachings she gives us, that, after having observed Thy holy commandments in this life, we may have the joy of possessing Thee for all eternity.