Prayer for the Evening
Let us hope in the Lord now and for evermore!
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!
From clear high mansions of the shining palace
Where you enjoy the light of God’s dear presence,
And plead our causes, mindful of your promise
Show’r down your roses.
Roses of faith to shed its light supernal,
Roses of hope when obstacles surround us,
And for our strengthening in daily living
Roses of pure love.
Through your own childlike confidence and candor
Send us the rose of quietly discerning
Love of a Father, shining in each happening
Both sweet and bitter.
Let all think humbly of others as superior to themselves, each of you looking to others’ interests rather than his own. (cf. Phil 2:3-4)
Saint Thérèse recognized unerringly the weakness of pride and the strength of humility. Her way of spiritual childhood is the high road that leads in the footsteps of Christ crucified to the home he has prepared for all who love him and their neighbor as themselves.
O Lord, my heart is not proud
nor haughty my eyes.
I have not gone after things too great
nor marvels beyond me.
Truly I have set my soul
in silence and peace.
As a child has rest in its mother’s arms,
even so my soul.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
both now and for ever.
Glory to the Father….
Word of God (Romans 12:3, 16)
For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.
Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation.
By this shall all know that you are my disciples,
says the Lord. (cf. Jn 13:35)
CANTICLE OF MARY
With the humble is wisdom. (Prv 11:2)
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Glory to the Father…
O Lord, you have guided your Church through the mind and heart of your holy Doctor Saint Thérèse. Through her intercession, we pray:
R/Make known your ways; teach me your paths.
O Lord, you filled Saint Thérèse with the spirit of wisdom and understanding:
– pour out your gift of wisdom on all those you have called to spiritual leadership. R/
O Lord, you drew Saint Thérèse to ponder your hidden mysteries in her heart:
– deepen in all your people the desire to pray. R/
O Lord, you inspired Saint Thérèse to teach the wisdom she had learned through prayer and
– teach us by her writings and example. R/
O Lord, you brought Saint Thérèse at last to contemplate you in your glory at the right hand of the
– gather into your presence all our dead. R/
May the Lord guard us from all evil./ May he guard our lives. Amen. (cf. Ps 121:7)
Antiphon for the Memorial of
Our Lady of the Rosary,
The daughters of Zion saw her flourishing
in blossoms of roses,
and pronounced her most blessed.
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, O most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.