Our Lady of La Naval de Manila
THE CENTURY-OLD AND MIRACULOUS IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY,LA NAVAL DE MANILA: IT WAS CANONICALLY CROWNED ON THE ORDER OF SAINT PIUS X SINCE 1907,AND STILL VENERATED IN MANY GENERATIONS PASSED BY. THIS IMAGE WAS SPARED FROM BOMBINGS AND TRANSFERRED AT THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH IN QUEZON CITY SINCE 1950s,ALONG WITH THE IMAGES OF SAN VICENTE FERRER,AND SANTO DOMINGO DE GUZMAN WHICH THIS IMAGES WERE USED ANNUALLY AT THE LA NAVAL PROCESSIONS EVERY 2ND SUNDAY OF OCTOBER.
We come at thy call
And low at thy altar
Before thee we fall
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria (2x)
In grief and temptation
In joy and in pain
We’ll seek thee, our Mother
Nor seek thee in vain
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria (2x)
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
Most Loving God,I come to offer you my prayers. I have made my pleas to you again and again and every moment my faith grows more steadfast; my hope more sure; my love more fervent; and my life more complete in your presence.
However, there had been a number of times that I fail to call on you; that I fail to love my neighbors, to keep my promises, to ask for pardon and to give pardon to others, and to give thanks for all the blessings that come my way. Yet, in all these moments, you are ever present, O Lord, to take me back if I will but come to you.
By meditating on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, lead me to find your presence in my life as Mother Mary found You. In every mystery of my joy, in every mystery of my sorrow, in every mystery of my glory, may I recognize you, the Emmanuel – the God who is with us now and forever, Amen.
THE HOLY ROSARY
Leader: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
People: Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Leader: Lord, open my lips (make a sign of the cross on the lips)
People: And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Leader: God, come to my assistance (make a sign of the cross the usual way)
People: Lord, make haste to help me.
Leader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
People: As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever, Amen.
THE MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
3.The Birth of Our Lord
5.The finding of child Jesus at the temple
1.The Agony in the garden
3.The Crowning with thorns
4.The carrying of the cross
5.The death of Jesus on the Cross
3.The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4.The Dormition and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
5.The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1.The Baptism of Our Lord
2.The Miracle at the Wedding at Cana
3.The Ministry of Jesus
5.The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
People: We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God, despise not our prayers in our necessities but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.
Leader: Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us
People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant we beseech You, that through the meditation of these mysteries of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise through Christ our Lord, Amen.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
Leader: Behold the faithful and prudent steward…
People: Whom the Master has placed over his household.
Leader: The Lord has shown him his love and covered him with glory.
People: He has clothed him in splendid garment.
Let us pray.
Almighty God. at the beginning of our salvation when Mary conceived your Son and brought him forth into the world, you placed him under Joseph’s watchful care. May his prayers still help your Church to be an equally faithful guardian of your mysteries and a sign of Christ to mankind. We make our prayers through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, LA NAVAL DE MANILA
Holy Mary, at the sound of your voice, Elizabeth, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and the baby in her womb leapt for joy. Visit us as you visited the home of Elizabeth. During our earthly pilgrimage towards God’s kingdom, may we magnify the Lord whose greatness endures from age to age, who lifts up the lowly, fills the starving with good things, and comes to the help of His servants.
Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, Our Mother, first disciple of your Son Jesus, intercede for us in our most earnest request (pause for a moment and offer your petition).
May we, in turn heed your unceasing call to do whatever your Son tells us to do. With your powerful intercession, we believe that what is most difficult can be done, what we have overlooked, you cannot miss, what is meaningless, bitter or painful can be transformed into fulfillment, gratitude and joy. Amen.
PETITIONS TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, LA NAVAL DE MANILA
For every petition, we shall say:
THAT WE MAY FOLLOW WHATEVER YOUR SON TELLS US TO DO.
You accepted the message of the angel. May each member of our family recognize his personal annunciation and be given the grace to fulfill his life’s vocation.
You presented your newborn Son to the shepherds and the wise men. May the birth of your Son in every person’s heart enhance our dignity and perfect us with his grace.
You found Jesus in the temple sitting among the teachers. May the youthful Christ become our model in childlikeness, inspiration in honest work, and the end of all our searching.
By the agony of Christ in the garden, may we find in prayer and in one another, a reliable source of strength and support especially in our moments of crisis and despair.
By the crowning of thorns of your Son, may we overcome the sins of vanity, the false crown of pride, the thorns of impurity, and the wounds of injustice.
By the crucifixion of your Son, may we obtain the grace of forgiveness at the hour of our death and the consolation of your promise to the repentant thief: “Truly, I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise”
By the resurrection of your Son, may we turn our weakness into strength, indifference into involvement, oppression into freedom, defeat into victory.
By the Spirit’s descent on the Apostles, may we put our personal gift and resources at the service of church and society. (Response)
Queen of the Holy Rosary, Mother of God, through your motherly care for all mankind, help us to be caring stewards of the beauty and bounty of the earth.
FINAL PRAYER (Act of Consecration)
Queen of the Holy Rosary, Our Lady of La Naval,
We gather as one people in celebration of a battle fought and won; a vow made and fulfilled; a time remembered and held dear; a miracle experienced and kept alive; love received and returned; your patronage sought and thanked for; God praised, God adored.
Mahal Naming Ina,
As our lips move in whispered prayers, our hands over beads, our knees bend, our eyes look up to you, we plead for your mercy, your grace, your love.
O Mother of Peace,
Give birth to God in our hearts. Give birth to Peace in our world. Give birth to the Word who heals all strife, conquers sin with love, overcomes death, brings us life. As once you interceded for the victory of faith in these islands, pray for us, now in our struggle for truth and justice, for peace and love in Christ.
O Queen of the Philippines,
In your loving hands, you hold Jesus, our God, our King, our Savior. You hold Him for us to adore and serve, to love and find salvation in. O Mother and Queen, our hearts may be small, but our love is enormous. And we ask you to come and take your place in us, in the company of your beloved Son; to bless us with your abiding presence; to fill us and keep us in your love and protection; to lead us in the eternal Fiat and Magnificat to God, in whose name we gather. AMEN.
In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.