St. Albert the Great, follower of St. Dominic and teacher and friend of St. Thomas Aquinas, intercede for me at the throne of God that I may be granted the light of truth, the gift of wisdom and a heart full of love for your people. May my love for Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother Mary grow within me each passing day as I seek to do God's will and look forward to joining the company of saints in Heaven.
VOCATION PRAYER TO ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
PRAYER FOR DOMINICAN VOCATIONS
Blessed Father Dominic, preacher of God's grace, you promised to assist us even after your death. Intercede for us before God to help us encourage more men and women to follow your way of life, the way of a preacher. Bless all Dominicans in their common life, study, prayer, and ministry, that their lives together may be a joyful witness creating a desire in other to join the Sacred Preaching.
FAMILY PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Loving and Merciful Father,
You entrusted care of Your Son
to the Holy Family in Nazareth.
Under the loving care of Mary and Joseph,
Jesus grew in knowledge and love.
You have designed the family to be the
Domestic church, a setting in which faith
is fostered, love is nurtured,
and justice and mercy are learned.
Help our family to fully live out our faith.
Open our hearts to Your will for our children,
whether You are calling them into a life of
marriage and family, religious life, diocesan
priesthood, or a single life of service.
Allow our love for our children to provide
fertile soil in which their vocations may
May Mary and Joseph intercede for us,
that our family may be a witness to Your
goodness in the world.
We ask this in he name of Jesus Christ,
Your Son, our Lord. Amen!
FOR PARENTS OF PRIESTS & RELIGIOUS
Generous and loving Father,
You have given us the Holy Spirit,
the gifts of Your love poured into our hearts.
This love unites us to Your Son and to each other, forming one Body of Christ.
You have so designed these bonds of love that when one part of the body suffers, all members suffer with it; when one part is honored, all members share its joy.
Strengthen all parents of priests, brothers, sisters, and nuns through these bonds of love.
Support and comfort them as they share in the burden of their child's sacrifice.
Give them eyes to see their child's joy and hearts of gratitude and rejoicing as they share in that joy.
May these parents come to know You and love You more deeply through the love of their child.
Through Jesus Christ, You Son, Our Lord.
+ Make the Sign of the Cross
V: Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee.
R: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
V: O Lord, open my lips.
R: And my mouth shall declare Your praise.
V: O God, come to my assistance.
R: O Lord, make haste to help me.
“Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and will be forever.” Amen.
Announce the First Mystery
Say the “Our Father”:
V. Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. - R. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Say 10 “Hail Mary’s” while meditating on the mystery:
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus - R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Say the “Glory to the Father…” (see above)
Announce the Second Mystery and Repeat Previous Steps
Joyful Mysteries: Monday & Saturday
(Sundays of Christmas Season)
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Sorrowful - Tuesday & Friday
(Sundays of Lent)
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar
The Crowning of Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
Luminous - Thursday
The Baptism of Jesus
The Wedding Feast of Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration of Jesus
The Establishing of the Holy Eucharist
Glorious - Wednesday & Sunday
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Coronation of the Virgin Mary
After the five decades of the Rosary:
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V. Let us pray.
R. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
V. May the Divine assistance remain always with us.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
V. And may the blessings of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit descend upon us and remain with us forever.
+ Make the sign of the cross
INTERCESSION OF ST. DOMINIC
O LUMEN ECCLESIAE
O light of the church, teacher of truth, rose of patience, ivory of chastity, you freely poured forth the waters of wisdom, preacher of grace unite us with the blessed.
O SPEM MIRIAM
O wonderful hope, which you gave to those who wept for you at the hour of your death, promising after your departure to be helpful to your brethren!
- Fulfill, O Father, what you have promised, and help us by your prayers.
You shine illustrious by so many miracles worked on the bodies of the sick; bring us the help of Christ to heal our sick souls.
-Fulfill, O Father, what you have promised, and help us by your prayers.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
-Fulfill, O Father, what you have promised, and help us by your prayers.
Pray for us, holy father Saint Dominic!
-That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
DEDICATION TO MARY
PRAYER DEDICATING THE ORDER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Virgin Mother Mary, with trust we approach you. We, your preachers, fly to you who believed in the words sent from heaven and pondered them in your heart. We stand close around you, who are always present to the gathering of apostles.
In you the Word was made flesh, that same Word which we receive, contemplate, praise together and preach. Therefore, under your guidance we today devote ourselves anew to the ministry of the Word.
Furthermore, we declare to you that, hearing with you the Word within ourselves and anointed by the Spirit whose sacred vessel you pre-eminently are, we are consecrated in the name of Jesus Christ to the evangelization of the world.
With the eyes of your heart enlightened, you understood the mystery of the Word. Through you we, too, are able to perceive the presence of that same Word in the history of our time, so that we may finally contemplate him face to face.
Through you the Father sent his Son into that world that he might save it. Through you we will be powerful in the sight of your people, becoming witnesses of that truth which frees and of that love that unites.
To this place we have brought our needs and here we ponder them. Mother, give us strength and perserve the harmony of our family, so that what was begun by our profession may be brought to completion by our love for one another, for the salvation of the world and to the praise and glory of God.