Please read the Section on our Blessed Lady's August Feasts in the Notes.
OUR LADY, ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN: PRAY FOR US!
OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS: DEFEND US FROM THE HERETICS!
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: BE OUR SALVATION!
The Lesson from the Book of Wisdom
He created me from the beginning, before the world, and I shall never fail.
In the holy tabernacle I served before Him. And so was I established in Sion.
Likewise in the beloved city He gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power.
And I took root in an honourable people, even in the portion of the Lord's inheritance.
And my abode is in the full assembly of the saints.
Vouchsafe, O Sacred Virgin: that we might ever praise thee!
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary: thou alone all heresy didst slay!
Thou the Archangel Gabriel's message didst believe!
While yet a Virgin, bearing God and man:
Thou, after childbirth, a Virgin inviolate didst remain!
Mother of God: intercede for us always!
Let us pray: Through Thy mercy, O Lord, and the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, our Lady of the Snows, may our humble devotions obtain for our prosperity and peace, both now and for evermore.
Through Jesus Christ, our most holy Redeemer. Amen.
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD: MAKE US PARTAKERS OF THY HEAVENLY GLORY!