Taken from the Booklet,
Welcome to Notre Dame
by Thomas F. Murphy
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1963
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
These devotions are on the
Children's version page, but we have placed
them here for your convenience.
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
we thy children humbly prostrate
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
increase our faith and love so
we may know thy Divine Son
better and serve Him ever
O tender and merciful Mother,
intercede for those
who are dear to us. Heal the sick,
comfort the dying, and have pity
faithful departed. Protect our
guard our country; and keep holy
Church safe from all evil.
Our Lady of the Cape, may we love
more and more, so that one day
united with thee in Heaven,
we may praise thy Son eternally.
IMAGE, PLAIN LARGE