31 May 2011

Feast of the Queenship of Mary

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, fittingly timed with the coming end of Eastertide, the Feast of the Ascension, Pentecost, and the approach of the great feasts of our Lord-- Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart.

May Mary continue to watch over, guide, correct, pray for, and protect us!

O Most Holy Virgin who wast pleasing to God and didst become His Mother. Immaculate in your body, in your soul, in your faith and in your love, we beseech thee to look graciously upon the wretched who implore thy powerful protection. The wicked serpent, against whom the primal curse was hurled, continues nonetheless to wage war and to lay snares for the unhappy children of Eve. Ah, do thou, our blessed Mother, our Queen and Advocate, who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of our enemy, receive the prayers that we unite single-heartedly to thine and conjure thee to offer at the throne of God, that we may never fall into the snares that are laid for us, in such wise that we may all come to the haven of salvation; and in the midst of so many dangers may holy Church and the fellowship of Christians everywhere sing once more the hymn of deliverance, victory and peace. Amen.

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