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clothes, laid in the manger, glorified by angels,
and visited by shepherds. Have mercy upon us.
V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
Hail Mary, &c.

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally

V. Christ is at hand.

R. O come, let us worship him.
Our Father, &c.

V. The Circumcision.

O most sweet infant Jesus, circumcised when eight days old, and called by the glorious name of Jesus, and proclaimed, both by Thy name and by Thy blood, to be the Saviour of the world. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.

R. Have mercy upon us.

Hail Mary, &c.

VI. The Adoration of the Kings.

O most sweet infant Jesus, manifested to the three 'kings, who worshipped Thee as Thou didst lie on Mary's breast, and offered to Thee the mysterious presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.

R. Have inercy upon us.

Hail Mary, &c.

VII. The Presentation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, presented in the temple by the Virgin Mary, embraced by the

holy old man Simeon, and revealed to the Jews Have mercy upon us.

by Anna the prophetess. Have

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
Hail Mary, &c.

VIII. The Flight into Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, whom Herod sought to slay, carried by St. Joseph with Thy Mother into Egypt, saved from death by flight, and glorified by the blood of the holy Innocents. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
Hail Mary, &c.

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

V. Christ is at hand.

R. O come, let us worship him.
Our Father, &c.

IX. The Sojourn in Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who didst dwell as an exile in Egypt for seven years, where Thou utteredst Thy first words, and, loosed from Thy swathing bands, didst first begin to walk upon this earth, and, in the destruction of the idols, didst work in a hidden manner Thy first miracles, Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.

Hail Mary &c.

X. The Return from Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who when Herod was dead wast recalled out of Egypt into the land of Israel, and didst in the journey suffer many fatigues and hardships, and wast carried back by Mary and Joseph to the city of Nazareth. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.

R. Have mercy upon us.

Hail Mary, &c.

XI. The Life in the Holy House.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who in the holy house of Nazareth didst dwell most holily, and didst pass Thy life in obedience, poverty, and toil, and as Thou increasedst in years didst manifest to God and men signs of wisdom and of grace. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.

R. Have mercy upon us.

Hail Mary, &c.

XII. The Disputing with the Doctors.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who wast taken to Jerusalem when twelve years old, wast lost by Thy parents, and sought for by them with sorrow, and after three days wast found, to their exceeding joy, with the doctors in the temple. Have mercy upon us.

V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.

Hail Mary, &c.

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Our Father, &c.

During the Year.

V. The Word was made flesh.

R. And dwelt amongst us.

At Christmas, and during the Octave, add Alleluia.

At the Epiphany and during the Octave.

V. Christ hath manifested himself unto us. Alleluia. R. O come, let us worship him. Alleluia.

Let us pray.

O almighty and everlasting God, Lord of heaven and earth, who didst reveal Thyself to little ones, grant, we beseech Thee, that while we duly celebrate and honor the most holy mysteries of Thy Son, the infant Jesus, and worthily strive to imitate them, we may arrive at that heavenly kingdom which Thou hast promised to little children, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

Say, "Eternal rest give to them," &c., three times for the souls in purgatory who were devout to the infant Jesus, and one Hail Mary for the intention of the promoter of this de votion.

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THE STATIONS, OR HOLY WAY OF THE CROSS.

(The same indulgences are gained by this devotion as by a visi to the holy places; many of these are plenary, and all are applica ble to the souls in purgatory. They may be gained by any one in a state of grace, and do not require confession and communion at the time. Pilgrimages have in all ages been a favorite mode of devotion, and many visited Palestine to pray on the spots hallowed by the sufferings and death of our Lord. To enable such as could not really make the pilgrimage, the devotion of the Way of the Cross was instituted by the Franciscan Fathers.)

This devotion represents, in fourteen parts, the painful journey of our Lord from the hall of Pilate to Cal

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