Thursday, January 01, 2009
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
(Holy Day of Obligation)
(Pavarotti - Schubert)
O Dearest, Mother Mary, Mother of God, we beg of you - your intercession for each of us - your small unworthy children.
We ask with child-like confidence that you please assist us in all our needs.
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
May we all resolve to spend time with our Mother in daily prayer - the rosary. What graces abound and await us in those moments spent with HIS Mother - praying & living through HIS life and Hers.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.