Thursday, February 14, 2008

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

Immaculate Mary, our hearts are on fire!Immaculate Mary!
Our hearts are on fire,
That title so wondrous
Fills all our desire.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria! (2)
We pray for God's glory,
May His Kingdom come!
We pray for His Vicar,
Our Father, and Rome. Ave...

We pray for our Mother
The Church upon earth,
And bless, sweetest Lady,
The land of our birth. Ave...

For poor, sick, afflicted
thy mercy we crave;
and comfort the dying
thou light of the grave. Ave...

There is no need, Mary,
nor ever has been,
which thou canst not succour,
Immaculate Queen. Ave...

In grief and temptation,
in joy or in pain,
we'll ask thee, our Mother,
nor seek thee in vain. Ave...

O bless us, dear Lady,
With blessings from heaven.
And to our petitions
Let answer be given. Ave...

And crown thy sweet mercy
With this special grace,
To behold soon in heaven
God's ravishing face. Ave...

Now to God be all glory
And worship for aye,
And to God's virgin Mother
An endless Ave. Ave...

In death's solemn moment,
our Mother, be nigh;
as children of Mary
O teach us to die. Ave...

From: Catholic Church Conservation

Saturday, February 09, 2008

What is the Rosary?

What is the Rosary?
  1. A mandate from the Mother of God to this modern world
  2. Her peace plan which has never been tried.
  3. A radar screen against Satan's sneak attacks.
  4. An insurance policy against hellfire.
  5. A saving remedy for this sick world.
  6. A "Lazarus come forth!" for our dead and stinking civilization.
  7. A stumbling-block and scandal for the proud.
  8. A school of Mary Immaculate.
  9. The Queen of Heaven's earthly rose garden.
  10. A rich mineshaft of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
  11. A portable pocket-shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
  12. A net which never breaks although enclosing 153 great fish.
  13. A safeguard against abortions*.

* One who says the Rosary daily will never submit to an abortion. The same holds for a Catholic couple who devoutly say the Rosary together earch day. They will not practice birth control. They will give up either the family sin or the family prayer, for both cannot go together. ("Fatima Findings")

O Jesus, living in Mary

'БожиейO Jesus, living in Mary, come and live in Your servants
  • in the spirit of Your holiness,
  • in the fullness of Your power,
  • in the perfection of Your ways,
  • in the truth of Your mysteries!

Reign in us:

  • over all adverse power
  • by Your Holy Spirit
  • and for the glory of the Father.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

From the Akatist Hymn

We see the most learned orators like fishes, voiceless concerning you, O Bogoroditsa*, for they are at a loss to say how You were able to bear and to remain a virgin: And we, wondering at the mystery, faithfully exclaim:

Hail, holder of God's wisdom,
Hail, storehouse of His providence,
Hail, showing lovers-of-wisdom unwise,
Hail, proving artful reasoners devoid of reason,
Hail, for clever disputants have been made foolish,
Hail, for myth-makers have withered away,
Hail, tearing apart the Sophist's webs of deceit,
Hail, filling fisherman's nets,
Hail, drawing out of ignorance's depth,
Hail, enlightening many in knowledge,
Hail, lighter for those wishing to be saved,
Hail, harbour for life's seamen,
Hail, Maiden Bride!...
Hail, tabernacle of God and word,
Hail, holier than the Holies,
Hail, ark gilded by the Spirit,
Hail, inexhaustible treasure of life,
Hail, precious diadem of pious emperors,
Hail, august boast of saintly priests,
Hail, unshakable tower of the Church,
Hail, impregnable rampart of the state,
Hail, through whom trophies are set up,
Hail, through whom enemies fall down,
Hail, healing of my body,
Hail, my soul's salvation,
Hail, Virgin Bride!

*Bogoroditsa means Mother of God