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DIVINE PRAISES

A series of praises, recited for generations after the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. They are thought to have been originally compiled in 1797 in reparation for blasphemy and profane language, Praise of the Immaculate Conception, her bodily Assumption into heaven, the Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, and the Precious Blood have been added since the middle of the nineteenth century. The present text reads:

Blessed by God.

Blessed be his holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.

Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be his most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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