O God, who hast given
the mother of thy beloved Son to be likewise unto us a mother and hast made
famous this her beauteous picture by causing it to appear miraculously in our
midst, grant unto us, we beseech Thee, never to depart from her counsels, and by
this means ordering our lives after thine own heart, one day happily to reach
our heavenly fatherland. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
(Collect from Mass of Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel, Feast day April 26)
Most Glorious Virgin, chosen by the eternal
Counsel to be the Mother of the eternal word made flesh, thou who art the
treasurer of divine graces and the advocate of sinners, I who am thy most
unworthy servant have recourse to thee; be thou pleased to be my guide and
counsellor in this vale of tears. Obtain for me through the Most Precious Blood
of thy divine Son, the forgiveness of my sins, the salvation of my soul and the
means necessary to obtain it. In like manner obtain for Holy Church victory over
her enemies and the spread of the kingdom of Jesus Christ upon the whole
Raccolta (Indulgence, 500 days)
Mater boni consilii, Ora pro nobis.
Mother of Good Counsel, Pray for Us.
Litany of Loreto
We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Thou art the Help of Christians, the Seat of Wisdom and the Mother of Good Counsel. Vouchsafe to shed upon us the light of thy countenance and direct and sanctify all our undertakings.
Thou knowest, Most Holy Virgin, how much we need thy all powerful aid. Put an end, Sweet Mother, to the evils that afflict us, heal up our wounds and relieve our wants and miseries.
Obtain for us strength and courage to struggle against the assaults of the enemy and to detect his snares and, through thy intercession, to persevere until death in the holy fear and love of God. Amen.
(The Key of Heaven – A manual of prayer for the use of the faithful. Burns, Oates and Washbourne Ltd, London, c1924)