Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day everyone, especially to all you Mothers out there. Here's the Salve Regina, addressed to Mary, the great Mother of God and the the new Eve, who brought life into the world.

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 to 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.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.



Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, Who by the working of the Holy Spirit didst prepare both body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother, Mary, that she might deserve to be made a worthy dwelling for Thy Son, grant that we who rejoice in her memory, may, by her loving intercession, be delivered from present evils and from lasting death, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

God bless, and don't forget to love and respect your Mothers.

LSP

8 comments:

Michael Peterson said...

Ave Maria. Ore nobis.
Nice way to observe Mum's Day, Parson.
Blessings,
MP

jenny said...

I'm very partial to that prayer, especially sung in Latin.

O clemens! O pia! O dulcis Virgo Maria!

LSP said...

Thanks, Padre.

Hope all's well.

Jenny said...

I'm very partial to that prayer, especially sung in Latin.

O clemens! O pia! O dulcis Virgo Maria!

LSP said...

I love the Latin too!

Julie Culshaw said...

You sure you're not a Catholic?

LSP said...

I am a catholic, Julie, an "Anglo-Catholic" -- not that there's much of that around at the moment...

If you could please send a message to Pope Francis and get some kind of communion agreement sorted out, I'd be grateful.

God bless.

Julie Culshaw said...

We have an Anglo-Catholic church in our city. They have been waiting for communion with the church of Rome but have not met with success yet. I heard that it is the Cardinal in Toronto who is holding things up.