Monday, May 29, 2023

Mary, we have recourse to thee...

 The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Instituted in 2018 for celebration on Pentecost Monday
"The veneration of the Virgin Mary has accompanied the path of the
Church from the beginning; Marian feast days began to appear
already in the fourth century: in some the role of the Virgin
in the history of salvation is exalted; in others
the principal moments of her earthly life are celebrated." 
Pope Benedict XVI

Prayer After Communion (Today's Liturgy)
Having received the pledge of redemption and of life, 
we humbly pray, O Lord, 
that, with the  Blessed Virgin's motherly help,
your Church may teach all nations
by proclaiming the Gospel
and, through the grace of the outpouring of the Spirit, 
fill the whole earth.
Through Christ our Lord. 
"May the mother of Jesus and our mother, 
always smile on your spirit, 
obtaining for it, 
from her most holy son, 
every heavenly blessing."
St Padre Pio

“In an instant the Holy Spirit overshadows her, 
making her a living ciborium privileged 
to bear within herself for nine months 
the Guest who is the Host of the world.” 
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 MEMORIAL DAY - 29 May 2023
Eternal remembrance and gratitude for the innumerable, generous, 
courageous, self-sacrificing and heroic acts of service – seen and unseen.
We don't know them all, but we owe them all.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all of the faithful departed 
through the mercy of God rest in peace. AMEN

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