Taken from the Booklet,
Welcome to Notre Dame
by Thomas F. Murphy
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1963

Favors and Prayers


You will notice in the church that there are votive tablets on the walls and crutches hanging in clusters around the walls. These are the testimony of those who were recipients of temporal favours. But suppose all those who had received spiritual favours were to leave votive tablets, the walls would never even hold a fraction of them. The spiritually sick and those who received spiritual favours have left no visible tokens. Yet their presence can be felt because they have left their tears and prayers, their contrition and happiness at the shrine. They have left their love, their gratitude and their yearnings. They have left an atmosphere of pilgrimage and hope.

But as you leave on your journey homewards, you will recall these things and your heart will sing with love for Our Lady and you will resolve to return again to the Cape and say to Her in person:

"Mother, at thy feet is kneeling,
One who loves thee ------'tis thy child".

These devotions are on the Children's version page, but we have placed them here for your convenience.

Chaplet of Notre Dame du Cap

This is actually two devotions in one. If you omit the series of 10 prayers at the conclusion, you have the traditional novena to Our Lady of the Cape.

O Holy Virgin Mary,
our most merciful Mother and powerful Queen,
we thy children humbly prostrate before thee,
implore thy grace and help.
With confidence we come to thee,
O Queen of the Holy Rosary;
to thee do we turn our eyes.
Bestow on us, we beg thee,
this special favor which we ask . . .

Grant us health of body and purity of soul:
increase our faith and love so that
we may know thy Divine Son
better and serve Him ever faithfully.
O tender and merciful Mother, intercede for those
who are dear to us. Heal the sick,
comfort the dying, and have pity on the
faithful departed. Protect our families;
guard our country; and keep holy Mother
Church safe from all evil.

Our Lady of the Cape, may we love thee
more and more, so that one day
united with thee in Heaven,
we may praise thy Son eternally. Amen.

10 Our Fathers
10 Hail Marys
10 Glorias



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