The Joyful mysteries, Mysteria Gaudiósa,
are traditionally prayed on Monday and Thursday.
It is normally prayed daily from Epiphany to Lent – and Sundays during Advent.
The Sorrowful mysteries, Mysteria Dolorósa,
are traditionally prayed on Tuesday and Friday.
It is normally prayeddaily from Lent to Easter Saturday.
The Glorious mysteries, Mysteria Gloriósa,
are traditionally prayed on: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
It is normally prayed daily from Easter to Pentecost. (exeption Sundays of Christmas season).
A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN,
"HELP OF CHRISTIANS."
Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Mary,
thou seest how, from every quarter, the devil and the world are assailing the Catholic faith,
in which we purpose, by God's mercy, to live and to die, that we may gain eternal glory.
O Help of Christians,
renew thy former victories for the safety of thy children.
They intrust to thy care their firm purpose never to belong to any gathering of heretics or sectaries;
O thou who art all holy, offer up our resolutions to thy divine Son,
and obtain from him the graces necessary to keep us true to them unto the end.
Console the visible Head of the Church,
help the Catholic Episcopate,
protect the clergy and the faithful who hail thee as Queen,
hasten, by the power of thy intercession,
the day which shall see all nations gathered together about the Supreme Pastor.
Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis.
The Raccolta, ed. 1902. #75. p. 354.
His Holiness, Leo XIII., by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, December 20, 1890.
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