Sub tuum praesidium
We fly to thy patronage,
O holy Mother of God.
Despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Images: 1) Processional banner of the Lisbon Holy House of Mercy (painted by Bernardo Pereira Pegado, 1784), depicting Our Lady of Mercy. This banner was used in processions in which the Holy House of Mercy would take part. 2) Sub Tuum Praesidium chant. These images were found at Wikimedia Commons and are in the public domain. 3) Sub tuum praesidium: Earliest known manuscript in Greek, dated between 3rd to 4th centuries.
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