A Bernardine Sister was shown in spirit
the vast desolation caused by the devil
throughout the world, and at the same time
she heard the Blessed Virgin telling her that it was true, hell
had been let loose upon the earth; and that the time
had come to pray to her as Queen of the Angels
and to ask of her the assistance of the heavenly legions to fight against these deadly foes of God
and of men.
"But my good
Mother," she replied, "you who are so kind, could you not send them without our asking?" "No," Our Lady answered, "because prayer
is one of the conditions required by God
Himself in obtaining favors." Then the Blessed Virgin communicated the following prayer, bidding the Sister to have it printed and distributed:
August Queen of Heaven! Sovereign Mistress of the angels! Thou who from the beginning hast received from God
the power and mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, that, under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil
spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss
of eternal woe. Amen.
May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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