The Corona of Our Lady of Consolation
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Let us devoutly recite this corona for the good of the Church, imploring the aid of Our Lady of Consolation , Our Holy Father Augustine and all the saints.
Let us pray:
Direct, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our actions by Thy holy inspirations and carry them out by Thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours begin from Thee and by Thee be happily ended, through Christ our Lord.
1st Article: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.
Let us consider how Almighty God created from nothing heaven and earth and all things.
Most Holy Virgin, assist us to despise the vanities of earth, that we may obtain the everlasting rewards of heaven.
Our Father / Hail Mary / Glory Be.*
(*recite Our Father/Hail Mary/Glory Be after each of the following articles and the Finale.)
2nd Article: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
Let us consider that Jesus Christ our Lord is the true and only Son of the Eternal Father.
Most Holy Virgin, help us to believe and hope in Him, and to love Him with all our hearts, because He alone is the true Savior of the world.
3rd Article: Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary
Let us consider that Jesus is the true Son of Mary ever Virgin. She conceived Him in her most chaste womb by the operation of the Holy Spirit, and brought Him forth without injury to her immaculate purity.
Most glorious Virgin, help us to recover and preserve the divine grace, that, as you are the natural mother of Jesus, we may be the adopted children of God.
4th Article: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
Let us consider the passion, death and burial of our crucified Redeemer, tenderly consoling Him in our heart of hearts.
Most afflicted Mother of God, obtain for us, that the wounds of our Blessed Lord may be always deeply impressed on our hearts.
5th Article: He descended into hell; the third day He rose again.
Let us consider that soul of Jesus descended to the dead to liberate the holy Fathers, with whom He arose glorious the third day after His death.
O holy Virgin, consoled in seeing your Divine Son arisen, assist us to rise out from sin to a new life of grace and glory.
6th Article: He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.
Let us consider that Jesus, forty days after His resurrection, blessed His holy mother, the apostles and disciples, and the faithful who followed Him to Mount Olilvet, in whose presence He ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father.
O Blessed Virgin, assist us to humble ourselves and bear our cross here, that we may be afterwards exalted.
7th Article: From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
Let us consider that Jesus Christ will descend from heaven to judge the entire human race on the last day.
Holy Mary, advocate of sinners, assist us, that being faithful during life, we may be reign with the elect on that dreadful day.
8th: Article I believe in the Holy Spirit
Let us consider the profound mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and with a lively act of faith let us believe, that as the divine Son was generated from eternity by the Father, so the Holy Spirit proceeds from eternity, from the Father and the Son, and with them is one God.
Most pure Virgin, obtain for us, from your divine spouse, the Holy Spirit, an ardent charity, that our hearts, cleansed from all earthly affections, may burn with the fire of divine love.
9th Article: The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saint
Let us consider that God, in His infinite goodness, without any merit of ours, caused us to be born and brought up in the bosom of the Catholic Church. It is in the Church we participate in the infinite merits of the Christ and the Saints.
Most holy Virgin, assist us to thank Him for so great a favor, and to be ready, if necessary, to shed our blood to confess the truth of our holy Faith.
10th Article: The forgiveness of sins
Let us consider that Divine goodness is infinitely greater than our sinfulness, and that God can remit the faults we miserable sinners commit.
Most pure Virgin, obtain for us true contrition for our sins, both now and at the hour of our death, that, reconciled with God, we may afterward feel the happy effects of the divine mercy.
11th Article: The resurrection of the body
Let us consider that on the day of the general judgment we shall all rise again, each receiving his own body.
O immaculate Virgin Mary, may the Holy cincture of Consolation preserve us from carnal impurities that we may appear spotless and unsullied on that glorious day.
12th Article: Life everlasting
Let us consider the ultimate end of man, namely the everlasting life prepared by God for His faithful servants.
O most prudent Virgin, assist us to make good use of our time now, that we may obtain hereafter the eternal joys
Finale: Let us consider the Sacred humanity of our Divine Redeemer, who for love of us shed His most Precious Blood, and laid down His life amidst the cruel torments and mockery of His enemies.
Oh holy Mother of God, assist us to meditate with fruit on the Sacred Cincture we wear, as it is an emblem of your Divine Son, our Blessed Redeemer.
Prostrate at your feet, O most Holy Mary, Mother of Consolation, we recommend to you the preservation and protection of our Bishop N.. We ask you to protect the Holy Catholic Faith by your prayers, extirpating heresy, establishing peace among Christian rulers and all the faithful, and above all the conversion of poor sinners, and the relief of the suffer souls in Purgatory.
Hail holy queen, mother of mercy, 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. Pray for us O Holy Mother of Consolation,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Father Augustine,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.