Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God
and World Day of Peace
Brothers and Sisters: When the fullness of time had come,
God sent his Son, born of a woman... Galatians 4:4
Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King,
who rules heaven and earth for ever (Entrance Antiphon).
"Let us invite the Blessed Virgin to preside maternally over the Eucharistic life of the entire Church. May she, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, implore from Him the attainment of that Life which Christ offers to all through the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, celebrated and received in the power of the Spirit of Life and Love."
Pope Blessed John Paul II
Virgin Immaculate, you are the perfect model of adorers of the Blessed Sacrament. You adored Jesus in the little white Host with the same faith, reverence and wonder with which you adored Him on the first Christmas night and during all the years you lived with Him. Teach us not to forget that the small white Host is truly our God, infinite, eternal and omnipotent. Help us to conduct ourselves at all times in His presence with the modesty and reverence we owe to our God...
Virgin Immaculate, perfect lover of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, we ask you to obtain for us the graces we need to become true adorers of our Eucharistic God. Grant us, we beg of you, to know Him better, to love Him more, and to center our lives around the Eucharist, that is, to make our whole life a constant prayer of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation, and petition to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Amen.
V. Pray for us, O Virgin Immaculate, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
R. That the Eucharistic Kingdom of Jesus Christ may come among us!
~ From "Treasury of Prayer: Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament"
“We serve a Mother who seems to grow more beautiful
as new generations call her blessed." ~ GK Chesterton
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!