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This is the first Sunday that we use the Ave Regina caelorum, the second Marian seasonal antiphon. Pope Pius V assigned its use from Compline of The Feast of the Presentation (Feb 2) to Compline of Wednesday in Holy Week. The closing collect, used at Compline, evinces a definite penitential nature. Grant unto us, O merciful God, a defense against our weakness, that we who remember the holy Mother of God, by the help of her intercession, may rise from our iniquities, through Christ our Lord.

Amen

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