Friday, January 1, 2021

De Maria numquam satis ...

 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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Our Lady Divine Providence Mother

“And is not the enraptured gaze of Mary
as she contemplated the face of the newborn Christ
and cradled Him in her arms that unparalleled
model of love which should inspire us
every time we receive Eucharistic communion?"

St John Paul II

Jesus' Mother, Our Mother

The purity of our Lord Jesus' 
first perfect food of human need
comes forth in streams of gold.
Hail Mary, full of grace!

The queenly milk of sweetness, 
sorrow and suffering
flows with unremitting love.
The sanctified milk of comfort, 
consolation and cure
brings us to the Son of God.
Holy Mary, Mother of God!

The banishment of doubt and weakness 
with a drop of this heavenly milk
satisfies our every need.
We sit on Mary's lap as weaned children
in calm expectation of Our Father's Love.
Weaned through the glorious and gracious gift
of Christ's true food and true drink;
His precious Body and Blood.
Mary places us in the presence of
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Terri Gaffney
Stillwater, MN

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"

Giovanni Battista Salvi de Sassoferrato (1600s)

"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

De Maria numquam satis ...
"Concerning Mary there is never enough"

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

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