Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King

Octave of Christmas
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
and World Day of Peace
January 1
Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King,
who rules heaven and earth for ever.
(Entrance Antiphon, Today's Liturgy)
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"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

We have received this heavenly Sacrament with joy, O Lord:
grant, we pray, that it may lead us to eternal life,
for we rejoice to proclaim the Blessed ever-Virgin Mary
Mother of your Son and Mother of the Church, 
Through Christ our Lord.
(Prayer after Communion, Today's Liturgy)


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"

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“We serve a Mother who seems to grow more beautiful
as new generations call her blessed."  - GK Chesterton

"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much.
You can never love her more than Jesus did." - St Maximilian Kolbe

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

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