For the Preservation of the Deposit of the Faith

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The particular goal of the Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God is the preservation of the Deposit of the Faith by religious teaching in all its forms. God has established it as “a rampart against the almost general apostasy” that has invaded Christianity and in particular the Roman Church.
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Our Lady of the Assumption

How merciful the Blessed Virgin Mary is.

A lawyer in the south of France had received a Christian education at first; but a godless and vicious teacher corrupted his mind and heart: the young man became an atheist. For seventeen years he abandoned himself to all his passions, and, furious at not finding happiness, he was for ten whole years pursued by the dreadful thought of suicide. At the age of thirty-two, an affair brought him to Paris, and there he saw himself humiliated in his two dearest passions, pride and libertinism. Out of himself, furious, desperate, he crossed the square of Notre-Dame des Victoires, not knowing where he was going. The door of the church is open; he throws himself there with all his fury. In his frenzy, he attacks God for his evils; he goes, the unhappy one, until threatening Him with his fist. “If it is true that You exist, he says, why am I so unhappy?” Here he sees the statue of Mary; he looks at Her with fury: “Relieve me, he says, if You can do anything.” O good Mary! She listens to this unworthy prayer: in that very hour the sinner’s agitation diminishes, and he calmly resumes, “O You, the consolation of the unfortunate, have mercy on me.” The Blessed Virgin indeed had compassion on this poor sinner: She inspired him to return many times to Her feet; She made him feel the emptiness of the passions and ungodly systems which he had blindly followed. The peace and happiness of his early years came back to his mind. He decided to go to confession, and soon he was able to receive Our Lord Jesus Christ by the Holy Communion. He was, for the rest of his life, a model of edification and the propagator of devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the refuge of sinners.

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Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.

My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.