the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
O August Queen of Victories, o Sovereign of Heaven and Earth,
at whose name the heavens rejoice and the abyss trembles, o
glorious Queen of the Rosary, we your devoted children, assembled
in your temple of Pompeii, (on this solemn day), pour out the
affection of our heart and with filial confidence expresse our
miseries to you.
From the throne of clemency, where you are seated as Queen,
turn, o Mary, your merciful gaze on us, on our families, on
Italy, on Europe, on the world. Have compassion on the sorrows
and cares which embitter our lives. See, o Mother, how many
dangers of body and soul, how many calamities and afflictions
press upon us.
O Mother, implore for us the mercy of your divine Son and conquer
with clemency the heart of sinners. They are our brothers and
your children who cause the heart of our sweet Jesus to bleed
and who sadden your most sensitive heart. Show all thar you
are the Queen of Peace and of Pardon.
It is true that although we are your children we are the first
to crucify Jesus by our sins and to pierce anew your heart.
We confess that we are deserving of severe punishment, but
remember that, on Golgotha, you received with the divine blood,
the testament of the dying Savior, who declared you to be our
Mother, the Mother of sinners.
You then, as our Mother, are our Advocate, our Hope. And we
raise our suppliant hands to you with sighs crying "Mercy!".
O good Mother, have pity on us, on our souls, on our families,
our relatives, our friends, our deceased, especially our enemies,
and on so many who call themselves Christian and yet offend
the heart of your loving Son. Today we implore pity for the
misguided nations throughout all Europe, throughout the world,
so that they may return repentant to your heart.
Kindly deign to hear us. O Mary! Jesus has placed in your hands
all the treasures of his graces and mercies. You are seated
a crowned Queen at the right hand of your Son, resplendent with
immortal glory above the choirs of angels. Your dominion extends
throughout heaven and earth and all creatures are subject to
You are omnipotens by grace and therefore you can help us.
Where you not willing to help us, since we are ungrateful children
and undeserving of your protection, we would not know to whom
to turn. Your motherly heart would not permit you see us, your
children, lost. The Infant whom we see on your knees and the
blessed rosary which we see in your hand, inspire confidence
in us that we shall be heard. We confide fully in you, we abandon
ourselves as helpless children into the arms of the most tender
of mothers, and on this day, we expect from you the graces we
so long for.
One last favour we now ask of you, o Queen, which you cannot
refuse us (on this most solemn day): Grant to all of us your
steadfast love and in a special manner your maternal blessing.
We shall not leave you until you have blessed us. Bless, o Mary,
at this moment, our Holy Father. To the ancient splendors of
your crown, to the triumphs of your Rosary, whence you are called
the Queen of Victories, add this one also, o Mother: grant the
triumph of religion and peace to human society. Bless our bishops,
priests and particularly all those who are zealous for the honor
of your sanctuary. Bless finally all those who are associated
with your temple of Pompeii and all those who cultivate and
promote devotion to your Holy Rosary.
O blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God,
bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation
against the assaults of hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck,
we shall never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour
of agony: to you the last kiss of our dying life. And the last
word from our lips will be your sweet name, o Queen of the Rosary
of Pompeii, o dearest Mother, o Refuge of Sinners, o Sovereign
Consoler of the Afflicted. Be blessed everywhere, today and
always, on earth and in Heaven. Amen.
Hail, Holy Queen.