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The Name of Mary – Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Mary, Memorial, Prayer

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O DULCIS VIRGO MARIA! Oh sweet Virgin Mary! How Sweet is the Name of Mary in Life and in Death* Optional Memorial of the Holy Name of Mary   THE great name of Mary…given to the divine mother, was not found on earth, neither was it invented by the mind or will of men, as were all other names in use among them; but, it came from heaven and was given to the Virgin by divine ordinance, as St.... Read More

On Confidence in the Patronage of Mary

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ON CONFIDENCE IN THE PATRONAGE OF MARY “He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.” Proverbs 8:35 “O, how great should be our thankfulness to the mercy of God, for having given us for our advocate Mary, who, by her prayers, can obtain for us all the graces we stand in need of” (St. Bonaventure in Salve Regina). Sinners, brethren, if we find... Read More

Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Presence of God – O Mary, Mother of God, deign to accept my humble homage and grant that I, too, may enjoy the blessed fruits of your maternity. MEDITATION The [Solemnity] we celebrate today honors Mary under her most beautiful title and in her most glorious prerogative: Mother of God. This title and... Read More

The Most Holy Name of Mary (Optional Memorial)

September 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Mary, Mary, Meditations

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The Most Holy Name of Mary O Dulcis Virgo Maria O Sweet Virgin Mary! How Sweet is the Name of Mary in Life and in Death “The great name of Mary, which was given to the divine mother, was not found on earth, neither was it invented by the mind or will of men, as were all other names that are in use among them; but it came from heaven, and was given to the Virgin by divine ordinance, as St. Jerome,... Read More

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