An Act of Reparation for Blasphemies
Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother,
Saint Joseph, her most Chaste Spouse, and Infant Jesus,
turn thine eyes of pity upon us, miserable sinners;
we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life,
but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults
and blasphemies uttered against Thee, O Virgin Immaculate and Queen of the Clergy,
Saint Joseph, ever chaste and patron of the Church and dearest Sweet Savior,
O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God
and Thee, His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ!
How they provoke His indignation
and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance!
Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail
to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies;
were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire,
O most holy Mother, holy foster-father of Jesus and Divine Infant,
to love Thee and to honor Thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God.
And just because we love Thee,
we will do all that is in our power to make Thee honored and loved by all men.
In the meantime do Thou, our merciful Holy Family,
the supreme comforter of the afflicted,
accept this our act of reparation which we offer Thee for ourselves and for all our
as well as for all who impiously blaspheme Thee,
not knowing what they say.
Do Thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion,
and thus render more manifest and more glorious Thy kindness,
Thy power and Thy great mercy and tenderness for sinners who cry out to Thee.
May they join with us in proclaiming Thee blessed among women,
the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God,
thy Purity and Chastity, O Blessed Saint Joseph, and
Thy reign over men, O Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Savior and King!
Say the Hail Mary three times.
Source: Based on Prayers from The Raccolta, 1950