….by His Wounds we are healed
Volume XVIII, Number 7
Dear Donnes of Reparation, Family and Friends,
May is the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We honor her throughout the church year and remember her in a special way during this springtime of life! Additional joy comes when it includes the Easter Season for it was she who was chosen to bear our Redeemer. It was Mary who was conceived without original sin that she might participate in the redemption of all humankind.
We call upon her patronage in the Litany provided for us. As it is prayed, every conceivable petition and need may be included. Let’s take a moment to consider her attributes:
Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of divine grace, Mother most pure, Mother most chaste, Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Savior, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful, Mirror of justice, Seat of wisdom, Cause of our joy, Spiritual vessel, Vessel of honor, Singular vessel of devotion, Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory, House of gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning star, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of angels, Queen of patriarchs, Queen of prophets, Queen of apostles, Queen of martyrs, Queen of confessors, Queen of virgins, Queen of all saints, Queen conceived without Original Sin, Queen assumed into Heaven, Queen of the most holy Rosary, Queen of peace.
These words reflect Mary’s life, her acceptance of God’s Holy Will, her faithfulness, her endurance in trial and tribulation. She is s model of grace and humility. Mary is our Queen and our Mother. Even the Angelus that we pray at twelve and six o’clock each day springs forth in Alleluia by replacing it with the Regina Coeli or Queen of Heaven during this joyful Easter Season. Queen of heaven rejoice, Alleluia!
In a world so dense with sin and burdened by non-believers, the Mystical Body of Christ, our beloved Church, through its Mother, reminds us to rejoice and be hopeful for redemption is at hand!
We close our Marian Litany asking for the grace to hold fast to the joy and hope of eternity as we pray:
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy Servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Mother Mary of the Angels, S.R. May 2019
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