O JESUS, Immortal King of Ages, Sovereign of Nations, Who envelopeth all mankind in the Love of Thy Divine Heart. Humbly prostrate before Thee, we present in our hearts, England, the land which Thou hast so much loved, and which we love, and we adore Thee as her Divine Redeemer. We remember all the graces Thou hast lavished upon this Island, Thy Mother’s Dowry, and we unite our thanksgivings to all those offered to Thee in past ages, and which will be eternally addressed to Thee in Heaven by the Blessed Martyrs and all the other Saints of this Country.

The cruel ravisher of souls has tried to draw from Thee this nation for ever! How many tabernacles are empty ! How many souls have strayed away! Thy Heart has been wounded ! We will labour to repair the offences done to Thee.

Thou hast ever so loved this land ! . . .

Thou ceasest not to call her with an infinite love. May she return at Thy merciful calling, may she come back to the source of life, may she be Thy beloved daughter, faithful and devoted ! Full of power, she will repair her errors by making known the love of Thy Divine Heart wherever her vast empire extends !

O Jesus, we desire to hasten that happy day by prayer, adoration, penance and zeal.

This Convent of Tyburn, devoted to the great ends of our religious family, has received as its own and most special mission that of representing England unceasingly before Thy Adorable Heart, and the Community has vowed itself to offer its adorations and prayers by night and day, in a special manner for England, and particularly for the return to the Holy Church of the children of this great nation, who are yet separated from the One True Fold. Lord Jesus, we renew to-day this Vow and this Offering, and we present them to Thy Sacred Heart through the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Holy Father St. Benedict, whose children brought the Faith to this Country and the glorious Martyrs who shed their blood at Tyburn.

O Jesus, may the day soon come when all England shall sing : “Praise be to the Divine Heart through which salvation has come to us ! To Him be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Transcribed from The One Hundred and Five Martyrs of Tyburn by the Nuns of Tyburn Convent Printed in England by the Westminster Press, London (1917)


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