Kino Prayers

Hail Mary

Ave Maria, shuudeks
Hegoe glacia,
Hegoe gueëchik oem
Woehematch, uuk ap am
Hashaagit
Hoek uuf, chyep si gueetch
Hegoem mat, Jesus.
Santa Maria, jietch hegoe
Jyosh, hoiegetahon
Am t'voehejit
Chuejikhabowahadam
hoemotch, chyep t'muukik
Ola oet
Amen.

Notes:
The Hail Mary in O'odham
The prayer Kino taught to his spiritual children for his last 24 years..

Kino's Prayer For Vocations

O, Sovereign Creator of heaven and earth,
Who with Your infinite and divine love,
Grant that Your evangelical workers may come,

And that with Your celestial favors
And with their apostolic toil,
All people may be brought to holy knowledge of You
And Your most divine love,
In order that they may praise You
And Your chosen ones,
The saints of the celestial court throughout eternity.

Let thanks, then, be given, to the Most Holy Trinity,
Thanks to Jesus and the Most Holy Mary,
Thanks to the most glorious Apostle of the Indies, St. Francis Xavier,
And to all the celestial court,
For all the celestial favors that we have received
And are receiving
And that we hope to receive in the future.

Amen.

Notes:
Prayer from excerpts from Prologue by Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J. to "Kino's Historical Memoirs" Volume 1 pages 101 and 102.  Translated by Herbert Bolton 1919.  Full text set out below.

Now, O Sovereign Creator of heaven and earth, who, with Thy infinite and most divine love, and with Thy most high celestial providence, ever surest, sweetest, and gentlest disposition, hast permitted or caused these human obstacles and contradictions, ludens in orbe terarum, (83) and with equally loving, pious, and fatherly affection hast protected and dost protect us with so many celestial favors, permit not in the future that there should be so great forgetfulness of Thy most divine and most holy name in these extensive unknown lands, Nunquid cognosentur in tenebris, mirabilia tua aut justisia tua in terra oblivionis? (Ps. 87). (84) Grant that Thy evangelical workers may come, and that, with Thy celestial favors and with their apostolic toil, all these tribes, especially the many neighboring ones of this North America, may be brought to holy knowledge of Thee and of Thy most divine love, in order that they may praise Thee with Thy chosen ones, the saints of the celestial court throughout all eternity, Vt cognoscamus in terra viam tuam, in omnibus gentibus salutare tuum, confiteantur tibi populi, Deus confiteantur tibi, populi omnis benedicatnos Deus Deus noster benedicatnos Deus et metuant (et diligant) te omnes finis terrce (Ps. 66). (85) And may these benedictions please my charitable reader, as is my wish. Amen. Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, December 3, day of the glorious apostle of the Indies, San Francisco Xavier, 1699.

Footnotes: (83) "Playing in the world" (Prov., viii, 31. Ludens in orbe terrarum et elicia mea esse cum filiis hominum). The scriptural reference is to wisdom, but in Catholic liturgy the whole passage is applied sometimes to the Word of God, the "Verbum," and sometimes to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who has been called Seat of Wisdom. (84) "Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark, and Thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?" {Psalm lxxxvii, 13). The aut for et indicates again a quotation from memory. We should now write cognoscentur and justitia. (85) "That we may know thy way upon earth, thy salvation in all nations. Let the peoples confess to Thee, O God; let all the peoples confess to Thee. May God, our own God, bless us, may God bless us. And may all the ends of the earth fear (and love) Thee" (Psalm, Ixvi, 3, 4, 8). Populi omnis for populi omnes, as now written, and omnes fines for omnes finis. The metuant te for metuant eum, and the insertion of et diligant, show intentional freedom in quoting. 

Kino's Prayer Before Traveling

May God grant
that all that happens
may be for His Greater Honor and Glory and
for the Eternal Salvation of many souls
who will praise Him through all Eternity.

Notes:
Mission Señora de los Dolores
September 16, 1698
From Kino's "Report from Nuestra Senora de los Remedios on its New Chapel ...."
"Father Kino in Arizona" pg. 52
Prayer Before Kino's Expedition in the Fall of 1698

Kino's Prayer Of Thanksgiving On Return From Traveling

Let us give thanks

             to the Most Holy Trinity,
             to Most Holy Mary,
             to San Francisco Xavier, and
             to the Blessed Souls in Purgatory,

Since this expedition has been one of particular consolation and comfort to us:

first:      for having been able to say Mass every day.

second: for the many baptisms of so many little ones, and
              the great affability of the Natives who accompanied us on the roads
              from one rancheria to another and
              who came out to receive us with refreshments of
              many tinajas of water and pitahayas and
              with fiestas and dancing and singing by day and by night.

 third:     for the very good pack animals which never became tired or
              footsore or abused or lagged behind,
              although in the space of 25 days of going and returning,
              we traveled more than 300 leagues.

 fourth:   for the very good roads, waterholes, firewood, good pasturage and
              more than sufficient provisions.

 fifth:      for the uniformly good health and cheerfulness of everybody,
              with good hopes for others and
              even better successes in the future for the Californias
              as well as for us and for these coasts.

May the Lord grant them in the course of this life and
              in the Glorious Eternity of the Celestial Fatherland.

Amen.

Notes:
Feast Day of St, Luke, the Evangelist
Mission Señora de los Dolores
October 18, 1698

From Kino's "Relacíon Diaria""
Kino's Daily Account of Kino's 1698 Expedition
South down the Santa Cruz River to Gila River north of Casa Grande;
Across O'odham desert lands to Sonoyta and the Pinacate Volcanic Fields
To first view the Gulf of California and the Delta of the Colorado River.
Kino's discovery that "California is not an island."

September 22, 1698 to October 18,1698.
"Father Kino in Arizona" pg. 29

To see route,
click Kino Travels 1698

Signing of Laurentian Litanies on 1701 Expedition 

"Various parts of this road were made so pleasant and beautiful by roses and flowers of different colors, that it seemed as if nature had place them there to weclome Our Lady of Loretto. Almost all day we were saying and chanting various prayers and praises of Our Lady in different languages - in Castilian, in Latin, in Italian and also in the Californian tougue; for the six natives of California ... sang the prayers .. in pretty couplets."
Eusebio Franciso Kino
March 1701
"Favores Celestiales"
Part 2, Book 2, Chapter 6

Notes: On Third Colorado River Exploration made in March 1701, Kino was joined by Padre Salvatierra who sailed across the Gulf to join the unsucessful expedition to discover whether the Gulf of California ended at the Colorado River Delta. The expedition members carried the banner of Our Lady of Loretto painted by aritst Juan Correa. They traveled the Gran Desierto along waterless Gulf coast but had to turn back. On their return trip Kino and Salvatierra climbed Pinacate Peak and clearly saw the head of the Gulf of California discovering contrary to the commonly held belief that California was not an island but there was a land route. Padre Kino writes "With this view of the strait we sang the Laurentanian Litanies to Our Lady as a sign of thanksgiving."

Litany of Loretto in Music

Mozart's Litaniae Lauretanae

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Litaniae Lauretanae in D major, KV 195
To listen, click Litany 

Litany of Loretto

Lord, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy. Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, [etc.]
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good Counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
The versicle and prayer after the litany may be varied by season. Thus, during Advent (from the fourth Sunday before Christmas to Christmas Eve):
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray. O God, who hast willed that by the message of an Angel, thy Word should receive flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary: grant unto thy suppliants, that we who believe that she is truly the Mother of God, may be assisted by her intercession before Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

From Christmas to Candlemass (the Feast of the Presentation), that is through February 1:
Thou gavest birth without loss of thy virginity.
Intercede for us, O holy Mother of God.
Let us pray. O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast offered unto the human race the rewards of eternal salvation, grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the effects of her intercession, through whom we have deserved to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son. R. Amen.
From Candlemass to Easter (through Holy Week), AND from the day after Pentecost (or from Trinity Sunday, if Pentecost is celebrated with octave) to the beginning of Advent:
"Pray for us" and prayer "Grant unto thy servants," as above:
During Eastertide (from Easter day through Pentecost, and throughout the octave of Pentecost if it is celebrated):
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord is truely risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, Who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life, through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

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 Seasonal Prayer After The Litany varied by season.

Advent
From Advent to Christmas Eve

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast willed that by the message of an Angel,
Thy Word should receive flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary
Grant unto thy suppliants,
That we who believe that she is truly the Mother of God,
May be assisted by her intercession before Thee.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Christmas to the Candlemass (Feast of the Presentation)  (February 1:)

Thou gavest birth without loss of thy virginity.
Intercede for us
O Holy Mother of God.
Let us pray.
O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary
Hast offered unto the human race the rewards of eternal salvation,
Grant, we beseech Thee,
That we may know the effects of her intercession,
through whom we have deserved to receive the author of life,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son.
Amen.

From Presentation to Easter season:

Pray for us.

And above prayer "Grant unto thy servants"

From Easter through Pentecost to Advent

Rejoice and be glad,
O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
For the Lord is truely risen, Alleluia.

Let us pray.
O God, Who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world,
Grant, we beseech Thee,
That through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His mother,
We may attain the joys of eternal life,
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer of Generosity
St. Ignatius of Loyola 

Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God,
Teach me true generosity.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give without counting the cost,
To fight heedless of wounds,
To labor without seeking rest,
To sacrifice myself without thought of any reward
Save the knowledge that I have done your will.
Amen

Suscipe
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.

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