22 August 2013

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary




Today is the Feast of Mary's Immaculate Heart. It's also the commemoration of the feast of Saints Timotheus, Symphorian, and Hippolytus, all of whom were martyred under different Roman emperors.


Almighty and everlasting God, who didst prepare in the Heart of the blessed Virgin Mary a worthy dwelling-place for the Holy Ghost; mercifully grant that we who most devoutly contemplate the festívity of the same Immaculate Heart, may be enabled to live according to thy Heart.






OFFERING the Immaculate Lamb to Thy Majesty, O Lord, we beg that the divine fire which ineffably inflamed the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be lighted in our hearts. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.


REFRESHED by divine gifts we humbly beseech Thee, O Lord, that, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the solemnity of whose Immaculate Heart we have just venerated, we may be freed from present dangers and may attain to the joys of eternal life. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

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