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Novena to Our Lady of the Assumption
The novena begins on August 6.
Let us ask especially for the virtue of the General Detachment with the intention of preparing ourselves for death.
Recite 9 Hail Marys and the following prayer each day:
O sweetest Sovereign, beloved Mother, You have left the earth! You have entered Your kingdom, where You rule as Queen over all the choirs of angels. We know very well that miserable sinners such as ourselves were not worthy to possess You in this valley of darkness; but we also know that Your greatness has not made You forget our misery, and that in the midst of so much glory, Your compassion, far from diminishing, has increased for us, poor children of Adam. From the height of this sublime throne where You reign, turn Your merciful eyes towards us, O Mary, and have pity on us; remember that when You left this world, You promised to remember us. Ah, look upon us and come to our aid: see how many storms and perils we shall be constantly exposed to until the end of our lives. By the merits of your blessed death, obtain for us holy perseverance in the friendship of God, so that we may one day go to kiss your feet in paradise, and unite our voices with those of the heavenly spirits to praise You, and to sing Your glories as You deserve.