08 September 2014

Feast of the Nativity of Mary

From The Liturgical Year:

"Queen of angels, thou art our Queen also; accept us as thy liegemen. On this day, when the first movement of they holy soul was towards God, and the first smile of they lovely eyes was for thy happy parents, may holy Anne allow us to kneel and kiss thy little hand, already filled with the divine bounties of which thou art the predestined dispenser. And now, grow up, sweet little one! Let thy feet be strengthened to crush the serpent, and thy arms to carry the treasure of the world! Angels and men, the whole of nature, God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, all are awaiting the solemn moment, when Gabriel may fly down from heaven to hail thee full of grace, and bring thee the message of eternal love."

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